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After Dinner Speaker | Entertainment | Humor | Teamwork
ComedySportz has been a nationally acclaimed leader in both teambuilding and entertainment since 1984. They have provided dynamic interactive workshops and performances for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, United Way, Club Med, Cisco Systems, Stanford University, the YMCA, the American Red Cross and Kaiser Permanente. With 22 locations across the United States, ComedySportz has developed a national reputation with thousands of performances and millions of fans.
The unique combination of clean, creative comedy in an interactive format makes ComedySportz an ideal choice for any event. ComedySportz will custom-tailor their show to the client's event. Their performers are so talented that they don't need to rely on offensive humor, so whether their client is sitting next to their kids, their CEO or their grandmother, they know everyone is going to have a great time. ComedySportz has entertained at an array of companies, large and small. ComedySportz is both flexible and scalable, from a 15-minute United Way Kickoff to a fully produced World Tour, in spaces from living rooms to outdoor festivals, and everything in between. They can put their teams at simultaneous events all over the country.
WITS (Workplace Interactive Teambuilding Seminars) are an innovative way to enable individuals and groups to achieve personal and team goals, and have fun in the process. It was developed by ComedySportz, and has been entertaining corporations for the last decade. WITS is a unique hands-on approach that will motivate any group to heights on productivity they never thought possible.
In a matter of minutes, ComedySportz create a low-stress atmosphere where people can relax and learn together. Whether it is a group of individuals who never met before, or a team that shares the same cubicle every day, the WITS process unites and inspires participants to interact more efficiently. Through a unique combination of exercises, drills and activities, WITS helps groups unleash the energy that makes teamwork a success.
Unlike "Standup Comedy" in which one performer tells pre-planned jokes to the audience, improvisational comedy involves a whole group of performers making up scenes and playing games on the spot based on audience suggestions.
A ComedySportz match features two teams of comedy "actletes" competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. In "Shakespeare" a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearian style. In "Elimination Rap" players will create a rap on the spot, trading off each other's phrases, getting thrown out if they fall off the meter, fail to rhyme or get too def. In "Forward/Reverse" the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a scene in a VCR, sending the actletes into a frenzy.