An improv comedy  show unlike anything you've ever seen:  two teams of improvisers, The Philadelphia Fighting Amish and The New Jersey Turnpikes battle each other for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans. This is ComedySportz!

Laughter Rules

The Ref explains the rules during a ComedySportz match

ComedySportz is a comedy sporting event featuring some of the funniest improvisers in Philadelphia. Each round, the Players take audience suggestions to create comedic scenes and songs using a wide variety of official ComedySportz improv games. A Referee acts as Host, timing the games, calling the fouls and keeping things moving while an Announcer provides scoring updates and color commentary. 

The Comedy Show Where You Get To Yell Things

ComedySportz is an interactive comedy event, appropriate for EVERYONE. And because it is interactive, the audience gets in on the fun by cheering their favorite teams, awarding points, shouting out suggestions and choosing the WINNER!

Small Costs, Big Fun

Unlike comedy clubs, we have no food or drink minimums at our venue. We do have a concessions stand offering snacks and we are BYOB so feel free to bring along your favorite adult beverage (of course all PA liquor laws apply and visibly drunk/disruptive fans will be asked to leave). 

Bring a group of friends, your family or that special someone and enjoy a night of fast, smart comedy: ComedySportz!

Looking for a show on Sunday? Try the Minor League Matinee!

Mass hilarity!
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
I have never been disappointed by a ComedySportz show. It was a great outing for my boyfriend’s birthday. Absolutely incredible.
— Loyal Fan
You guys left me with a kink in my side due to the amount I was laughing. Brilliant crew with quick minds, it was my first live improv and it was great. I plan to be back many times!
— Loyal Fan

What is ComedySportz?

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ComedySportz is Philadelphia’s longest running comedy show. For over 25 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improv comedy.

ComedySportz® is the only world-recognized sport of competitive improvisation, founded by Richard Gerald Chudnow in 1984. In arenas throughout the world, teams of players do comedy battles based on suggestions of the Loyal Fans. 

Players take the field at a ComedySportz match

What the Loyal Fans say about ComedySportz Philadelphia:

Definitely will be coming again... and again!
— Loyal Fan
We had a blast! The show was fun, upbeat, and nothing we have experienced before.
— Loyal Fan
Just wanted to say thanks so much for welcoming AATH members to the club Saturday night. The show was great and everyone had such a good time. I laughed so hard I stayed for both shows! It really was the perfect ending to our conference. 
— Maia Aziz P.S.W., C.L.Y.L.   Marketing Chair-Board of Directors Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor

ComedySportz Shield

Match Info

Match Times:
Every Saturday night at 7:30PM (BYOB)
Check out our late match @ 10PM

CSz Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom Street (between Walnut & Chestnut and 20th & 21st)

Running Time:
Matches run 1 hour, 30 minutes with a short halftime (aka intermission).

$20 Adults / $15 for Students, Seniors and Military (with valid ID).
ComedySportz accepts cash and credit cards at the Box Office. Sorry, we no longer accept pelts.

Want your own private ComedySportz match? 

We can do private shows for Birthday parties, day-camps and grade schools just about any day/afternoon of the week in our 100-seat arena.
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