Wednesday, December 30, 2009

People in Tuscaloosa, Alabama LOVE ComedySportz?

Look out!

The Crimson Tide are coming to Pasadena for the BCS Championship Game. (That's college football.)

...And The Tuscaloosa News recommends Alabama folks come check out ComedySportz Los Angeles.

Many thanks to The Tuscaloosa News!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Year's Eve with ComedySportz!

Need New Years Plans?
Want to spend LESS than $28?

Join us for our New Year's Eve tradition--the annual improvised variety show! It features music, variety acts, and of course, great improv comedy.

We have two shows on New Year's Eve--one at 7:30 pm and one at 10:00 pm. The later show includes a dessert buffet and champagne toast at midnight. (We have Sparkling Apple Cider too!)

As Always, The Show is Rated E for Everyone.

Here's some pics from our last ComedySportz New Year's Eve Midnight Toast...

New Year's Eve with ComedySportz - 7:30 pm
Includes music, variety acts, and of course, great improv comedy.
Only $20.

New Year's Eve with ComedySportz - 10:00 pm
Includes music, variety acts, great improv comedy...PLUS a dessert buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Only $27

Tickets sell fast, so buy early! Both shows are suitable for the whole family. Tickets are available at (323) 871-1183.

Gift Card Sale for the Holidays. For every $20 you spend, we'll throw in $5 for free!

Okay, last-minute can still get ComedySportz Gift Cards for your loved ones and give 'em the gift of laughter.

Here's the best part--for every $20 you spend, we'll throw in $5 for free!

That means a $20 purchase becomes a $25 card. A $40 purchase becomes a $50 cardHere's how you can take advantage of this special offer:

On Monday December 14th and Tuesday December 15th only, call (323) 871-1193 between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm to make your purchase.

This offer is not available in our webstore, nor through our ticket line. You must speak to our office to get the special price.

We'll send that gift card wherever you want. There's no limit, so get that holiday shopping done this week!

Our price: you name it!

We're doing a Toy Drive for Kids 12/17

The ComedySportz College Team is pleased to present their annual Toy Drive for Kids show on Thursday, December 17th at 8 pm.

Bring an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to donate to our toy drive, and you'll get in to the Comedy show free!

What Comedy show? The ComedySportz College Team improv show.

We donate all the toys to "Spark of Love," the Los Angeles Fire Department's holiday toy program for needy children. Please help us with this wonderful cause.

You can learn more about Spark of Love here

Morrie & Myra Bernstein Present: Christmas! (Featuring Hanukkah)

A holiday show guaranteed to make anyone happy.

Suitable for the entire family!

Perennial variety show hosts Morrie and Myra Bernstein are back, despite their recent divorce, to host our holiday follies. Music, comedy and guest stars in a celebration of the holidays...all of 'em.

Late nights Dec 12 & time Dec 23-26!

For more Tickets, click here. Morrie & Myra Bernstein Present: Christmas! (Featuring Hanukkah)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Show! "Charlie Presto!"

Our newest show debuted last week. It's entitled, Charlie Presto and the Magical Academy of Mystery and Sorcery. For those of you who were fans of The High, Charlie Presto is helmed by the same director, Matthew Stephen Young.

This hilarious new show is, of course, a spoof of the famous boy wizard series that shall remain unmentioned. If you haven't gotten your tickets, you should, because it only runs until December 11th!

Tickets and info on the ComedySportz website.

CSz Alumns Win the Emmy

Two of our ComedySportz alumns recently won Emmy Awards for writing the opening to the 81st Academy Awards. Congratulations to Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon! Both guys were long time players with our Milwaukee team.

Rob is currently at the helm of The Sarah Silverman Program and Dan is the writer/creator of the new NBC show Community.

Congrats to these two funny guys on their Emmys!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Viva Luis!

One of our players, sassy Luis Cortes, recently went through a little health scare that resulted in a brief stay in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Luis recovered just fine, but thanks to our dandy health care system, racked up a bill in the tens of thousands.

We're hosting a benefit to raise some money to help knock down the bill. Join us for a one-night only show:


This show will feature improv, music and a reunion of Ninja Vanish, a long-form group of which Luis was a part. And yes, Luis will be performing.

DATE: Friday night, September 4, 10:30 pm
TICKETS: $25 by phone at 323-856-4796 or online at

And yes, we need to reform our health care system.

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CSz Summer Camps Rousing Success

Bennett and Jeff, two happy campers in their new ComedySportz shirts.

Every summer we offer summer impov camps for kids, ages 8 - 18. This year we ran five marvelous camps: one kids' camp, one middle school and three high school. Over two hundred kids participated and our staff had a marvelous time.

Here are some campers comments from their experience:

"Great! Every year gets better and better!"
"Amazing! This camp has changed my life for the better."
"It was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had. Honestly. Unbelievable."
"These were the best five days of my life. This experience was so indescribable."
"The experience was fantastic. Thank you for giving me the tools to succeed."
"I had one of the best camp times of my life. I learned to be comfortable in my skin."
"This camp was fantastic. I learned a lot and had a really great time doing it."
"I had a blast and learned so many things I didn't know."
"Possibly the best week of my life."

If you went to the high school camps, remember Sessions A and B are having a reunion on Saturday, September 5. Session C reunion is on September 29.

If you're interested in improv or stand-up classes, we've got them for all ages. Find out more at

Thanks to all of our amazing teachers who made a life time of memories.

--James Thomas Bailey

James Thomas Bailey Teaches for US Embassy in Cyprus

We had a very busy summer, so I'm very behind on the updates, so I'm going to do several in a row.

I was asked to return to Cyprus in May by United States Department of State and the embassy in Cyprus to work as a Cultural Specialist. For those of you in California, this is not the city of Cypress near Orange County! This is the island nation of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean. It is a mix of cultures with Greek Cypriots in the South and Turkish Cypriots in the North--a complicated, diverse place.

Last October, I taught improvisational theatre to 600 teachers throughout the country and was invited back this time to be a special guest for the Cypriot Games. The Cypriot Games are a nationwide high school theatre competition sponsored by THOC (Theatre of Cyprus), the state theatre. I was lucky enough to teach students and teachers this time and work with some marvelous theatre professionals. It was a tremendous experience.

Many thanks to the folks at the US Embassy and THOC, especially Marina Maleni, Theatre Development Director. I hope to return again next year for some projects that are in the works.

-- James Thomas Bailey

Thursday, March 19, 2009

James Thomas Bailey Re-elected as President of World Comedy League

James Thomas Bailey, Artistic Director of ComedySportz LA, just returned from New Orleans where he met with the other managers of ComedySportz teams. Together, they comprise the World Comedy League, for which James serves as President. In attendance were 21 managers and producers from such cities as New York, Chicago, Houston, Portland and Milwaukee, among others.