INDIANAPOLIS – ComedySportz Indianapolis is set to host the 27th Annual ComedySportz World Championship July 20-23, 2011. This marks the first time the tournament has come to the Circle City. All of the matches will be held at The Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan Street. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Indiana State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets for matches range from $15 to $20, with nightly ticket packages available for $25 to a SUPER FAN PASS for ALL matches only $99. Tickets and more information are available by calling The ComedySportz Theatre at (317) 951-8499 or visit www.indycomedysportz.com/tournament
ComedySportz is a fun, fast-paced, improvisational comedy show that is geared to all ages. In the vein of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport. ComedySportz is an international organization with over 20 cities, with teams in the U.S., as well as a team in Manchester, UK., and Berlin, Germany. During each match, two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. The audience votes for the winners and a referee calls the fouls, including a groaner foul for bad puns.
The tournament will feature four nights of competition among national and international ComedySportz cities. Each show leading up to the championship match will feature four different teams from four different cities. The two teams that emerge victorious in those early rounds will compete in the late show on Saturday for the World Championship, with one city emerging as the world champ.
“ComedySportz Indianapolis has always sent a team to the World Championship and it has been a dream of ours to host it in our home town. I think all of the ComedySportz cities will really enjoy what Indianapolis has to offer.” said ComedySportz Indianapolis Executive Director, Mia Lee Bauman. “We can’t wait for the shows. They’ll be a good introduction to ComedySportz for people who don’t know us yet, but for our current fan-base there is nothing that matches the positive excitement and comic variety that a championship show offers. Personally, I’ve been doing this for eighteen years and have been in over 800 shows, but I still get swept up in the energy that comes out of any of the championship matches.”
ComedySportz World Tournament Schedule
- Wednesday, July 20 2011 7:00pm ($15 a ticket)
- Thursday, July 21 2011 7:00pm and 9:30pm ($15 a ticket per match)
- Friday, July 22 2011 7:00pm and 9:30pm ($20 a ticket per match)
- Saturday, July 23 2011 4:00pm and 7:00pm ($20 a ticket per match)
- World Championship Final Saturday, July 23 2011 10:00pm ($20 a ticket)
Want to see every match of the championship? Buy a Super Fan pass for $99.00 a person and have exclusive tickets to all 8 Matches, a savings of $45.00. The Super Fan Pass will also get you some of the best seats for every match guaranteed!
Nightly Packages also available:
- Thursday, 7/21 – two matches, normally $30, pay only $25 for a nightly pass
- Friday, 7/22 – two matches, normally $40, pay only $35 for a nightly pass
- Saturday, 7/23 – three matches, normally $60, pay only $55 for a nightly pass