ComedySportz Detroit and Open Book Theatre in Trenton recently announced a partnership to bring the ComedySportz brand of high energy, family friendly, improv comedy to The Open Book space in Trenton, starting June 16.
“We’re so excited to bring a national sensation like ComedySportz to Open Book,” said Krista Schafer Ewbank, Open Book’s artistic director. “My daughter went to see ComedySportz on her eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. She couldn’t stop talking about it. It’s fun and great for the whole family.”
In a ComedySportz match, two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. A referee calls fouls and there is even a half time and plenty of opportunities for (willing) audience volunteers to participate in games AND vote for the winners.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘a show for everyone’ to the Downriver area,” said Rachel Bellack, producer of ComedySportz Detroit. “Open Book Theatre is known for their excellent professional theatre productions which made them a natural partner for ComedySportz Detroit. We can’t wait to start performing in their beautiful space!”
The first ComedySportz match at Open Book Theatre was Friday, June 16, with matches to follow on Friday, July 14, Friday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Oct. 6, all at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students, and are available at the door or at www.comedy-sportzdetroit.com Open Book is located at 1621 West Road.
ComedySportz has been around since 1984 and has locations in over 28 cities worldwide. They have been bringing the funny in the Detroit area since 2013.
For more information about on their international brand, go to www.cszworldwide.com.