- $10 for one ticket to ComedySportz (up to $17 value)
- When: Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through October 6
- Where: Michigan Actors Studio
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- View the show page to see the schedule.
Unlike the premium-cable version of Curious George, ComedySportz shows eschew racy material, going so far as to place a brown paper bag over the head of any performer who crosses the boundaries of good taste. The game-based comedy format pits two refereed teams of improvisers against each other, drawing from a repertoire of more than 100 improv scenes for their battleground. Over the course of 7–12 games, the red- and blue-clad teams may perform in Shakespearean verse or rapidly fast-forward and reverse a scene at the referee’s whim. The audience, meanwhile, is tasked with generating suggestions, choosing the winners at evening’s end, and gently consoling the losing team with made-up aspirational quotes.