"ComedySportz Indianapolis, the city’s only professional improvisational comedy theater, is celebrating its 14th anniversary. Special matches will be held Feb. 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 7:30 and 10 p.m., and will include special anniversary games, plus drawings for prizes.
ComedySportz Indianapolis played its very first improvisational comedy match on Feb. 12, 1993, at Theatre On The Square, which was at that time still located in Fountain Square. In the winter of 1994, ComedySportz Indianapolis moved to its own theater at 30th Street and Kessler Boulevard. There, the ComedySportz troupe developed its core performers and fans. In the spring of 1999, ComedySportz, on the vanguard of the development of the Massachusetts Avenue Arts and Theatre District, moved into its current home at 721 Massachusetts Ave.
ComedySportz is comedy played as a sport. After a rousing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” two teams of comedy performers (called actletes) play improvisational games for points in order to win The Meaningless Trophy. ComedySportz games emphasize action, wordplay, music and imagination. All the games are based on audience suggestions and performed on the spot without any preparation. A referee keeps all of this madcap hilarity from turning into chaos.
Shows are all-ages, and more info is available at www.indycomedysportz.com. For reservations, call 317-951-8499. Tickets are $14, $12 for students and seniors, $6 for kids 5-11 (4 and under free).