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ComedySportz High School League®

The ComedySportz High School League® is the largest, most successful teen improv theatre program in the United States.

We play improvisation as a team sport, with two teams “competing” for audience laughs. The stage is covered in turf, there’s a referee and the players are in uniform. It’s not comedy about sports; it’s comedy played as a sport. Because everyone knows what a sport is, there is immediated buy-in from the audience. People who have never been to the theatre before walk through the door because they’re not intimidated. Because it’s improvisational, it’s always different, and you will have fans that come to every performance.

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High School League
 

The High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances. It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship. The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. And the students just think they're having fun!

 
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Raising the Funds

CSz Houston has established teams in schools across four districts and multiple private schools  in The Greater Houston Area, where “winning” is the least important part of the game.  The High School League is low-cost, terrific theatrical training and a great way to fundraise.

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Trained Professionals

All our High School League Coaches are trained ComedySportz professional team members who are skilled in their craft and bring with them a tremendous amount of talent, experience and enthusiasm.

You'll be getting the same quality of training and coaches that we send to our corporate workshops for Shell, Exxon, and Google.

 

The ComedySportz Houston High School League is currently in # Houston area schools.

Westside High School

High School League Tournament

Held yearly, the ComedySportz High School League Tournament features teams from all over the Houston area going head to head until one team reigns victorious.

This year Westside High School came out ahead and won the coveted, yet meaningless, "Golden Cafeteria Tray" for the second year in a row.

The Benefits

  • Gamecon I & Gamecon II
    Two massive conventions where all schools come and learn ComedySportz games as well as watch a full Pro-Match.
  • 5 Professional Lead Workshops
    We send a professional CSz Houston Coach to your school to lead workshops approximately once a month.
  • Team-Leadership Workshop
    A seperate workshop dedicated to training you team captains in various leadership skills and drills. This is the same training that we offer our corporate clients.
  • Unlimited Performance Rights for the Academic Year
    You have the right to perform ComedySportz High School League matches any time at your school, or any other ComedySportz High School League school.
  • Discounted Tickets
    All High School League Students and Sponsors receive $9 tickets to any regularly scheduled ComedySportz Match.
  • Your right to keep 100% of box office
    Any ticket sales are your school go right back towards the program. Many schools are known for making profit after the 2nd or 3rd match.

A special thanks to all of our High School League sponsors:

Kathy G, Eric O, Rachel S, Rebecca F, Jane B, Amber S, Bobby L, Tywilla W, Kelly B, Kelley H, Nicole M, Jewell H, Michael S, Chocs L, Felicia C, Joshua H, Christine C, Terry H, Betsy B, Christian H, Julie W, Maggie R, Daniel B, Kasey W & Tony W

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!