Thinking about auditioning for ComedySportz! We’d love to have you come and give it a try. Many of our players have been involved in and performing improvisation for years, but they didn’t start knowing how to be a great improviser. Many of us just tried out because we thought the it would be fun. And it was! So much so that we made the team, and have been experience oodles, and oodles of fun performing and being a part of the ComedySportz
Here are a few tips that can assist in your efforts when auditioning!
1) Be present! Think of improv auditions like a musical jam session and just go with the flow. When you try to force the music it never sounds right, but when you just let it happen, it’s pure nirvana! Well do that. Let it happen by being present!
2) Don’t force the funny! Please, please, please, don’t try to be funny! It’s never funny when you try to force the funny. It comes across as “LOOK AT ME I’M FUNNY!! NOW LAUGH!” If that happened in a ComedySportz show, the audience (“Loyal Fans”) would cross their arms and become defensive or defiant. The funniest things happen, when you are not “forcing” the funny. Stay out of your mind. Thinking of the next thing to say while in a show, instead of simply responding, is writing script. And in going to your mind, you often do not hear what is actually happening and by the time you add the your line of thought, the line you just scripted in your head, the moment has passed, and it’s no longer going to be funny.
3) Support the players with whom you are working. Make them shine more than you want to shine. Make ‘em look marvelous! The auditioners always notice team work.
4) Fail! Don’t be afraid to fail. If you do, enjoy the moment. Generally, when a mistake happens in the show, the audience laughs. It tends to be comedy gold. So, accept it, embrace it, let it happen, and continue. If you act like it was a mistake, if you have that look of “failure” or “sorry” on your face shake it off, otherwise, it comes across as “I’m not good enough” and of course, you are.
5) HAVE FUN!!!!
|Hi Loyal Fans,
We’ve been busy loyal fans, that’s for sure. We’re looking at new locations and places for the new and improved improv theatre and would love your input. We have a survey we’ll be sending out to you in a couple weeks, and your feedback of where we’ll be and what we’ll offer is very important to us. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to fill out our survey and help us help you.
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In the mean time, here is a brief update from us, and a reminder to think about booking your corporate training, programs, and holiday entertainment with us. It might sound like it’s a bit too early to think of those December parties, but believe you me, it will be here before you know it!
Read on, and enjoy!
|Lessons Of Laughter
Who doesn’t like to laugh? Did you know we retain more information when humor is injected into educational programs?
Not only that, but we are more creative when we play; when we stop focusing on the matter at hand, step away, and engage is playful activities.
Isn’t it funny that it was Shakespeare that wrote “The play’s the thing”, meaning the performance, and yet what a wonderful double entendre. It might seem trivial, but the art of play really is the thing!
Improvisers know this all to well. Improv isn’t the art of being silly, but the art of play, communication, teamwork, and creativity. Over the years we’ve worked with 100′s of companies providing creative and innovative programs that focus on their needs.
Lessons Of Laughter and ComedySportz offers corporate programs, training, keynote presentations, and presentation coaching.
Book Entertainment for that Holiday Party!
One year, during a party for one particular company, the president of the company volunteered to perform in one of the improv games we play. Everyone, including the president, thought he was going to be toast and that the improvisers would make him the laughing stock of the show. Oh contraire!
Improvisation focuses on making the other person, our partners, look good, and THAT is EXACTLY what happened! The show was a great success, the president and all the employees enjoyed a memorable night of laughter, and, although we can not confirm this, we think the person that hired us got a huge raise. We’re just sayin’.
Our ComedySportz show or Christmas Carol Show is available this holiday season. Contact us at 804.266.9377 for more information.
Still not sure about our show for your party? Watch this!!
Christmas Carol for Holiday Parties!
Every year we see it on TV! In one version or another Charles Dicken’s classic Christmas Carol is there to remind us how important it is to live in the attitude of gratitude!
This year, instead of watching some bizarre version on TV staring some D list celebrity, hire us and let us bring your team up and into the show.
This interactive program gets your staff involved as either street vendors, ghosts of Christmas past or present, Tiny Tim, nad even Scrooge!
Don’t worry, with every show we do, our number one focus is to make our audience look good! So who ever comes up and participates in the show, will definitely be the star!
Call us at 804.266.9377 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Thanks again Loyal Fans for your support! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our new location. If you want to make a crazy huge, say $10,000, contribution, we’ll be more than happy to let you see our shows for free for a week or two.
All kidding aside, if you do wish to make a contribution, be involved as volunteers, or contribute information that can help us improve our next theatre, we will gladly appreciate your support.
Howie The Ref