Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Each participant pays $18 and there is a $1600 team fee. First year teams receive a discount so that you can get your program up and running. Many schools make thousands of dollars per year.
What if my school can’t afford the fee?
If you don’t have the money in your drama budget. Or find a local business to sponsor you like a Little League team—it’s not much money to get started, they get some good promotion and your students get sponsored for the year. Remember, when your team performs at your school, you keep the money. Many schools make the team fee back in their first few performances and use the rest of their shows to raise funds. You can also pay in two installments. Or see our fundraising page for more options.
How do the workshops work and who teaches them?
Twice a year we hold large group workshops called Gamecon at one of the League schools where all of the students will work together. In addition, we send a coach to your school for private workshops five times during the year. The coaches are ComedySportz professional team members who are skilled in their craft and bring with them a tremendous amount of talent, experience and enthusiasm.
How do performances work?
We train your students to run their own show. You can have two teams from your school play each other or invite other schools to come and play like any other varsity sport. All performances are played as “home” and “away” games in the schools. Use ComedySportz as a production itself, or add it to your existing production schedule. It can be as big or small as you want.
How many students can participate?
You will need at least 8, but your team can have as many members as it can handle. We recommend 18-20, but many teams are larger.
I’m not sure I have time to run it.
You don’t have to. Each team elects (or the advisor selects) a team managerwho coordinates everything from workshops to shows. We provide leadership training and a manager’s handbook to help your student along. Many teams also recruit a Team Parent to help with organization.
How can I see a show?
Our professional team plays every weekend in EaDo (East Downtown), and at several theatre festivals throughout the year. We offer a summer camps for students, and adult workshops all year. You can train at the same time as your students and have the time of your life!