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We wrote a book on Improv and Business
Check out Jill & Patrick's Small Book of Improv for Business. All of the info is right here.
ComedySportz is Recycle at Work Certified
Thanks to the hard work of both our staff and our fans, ComedySportz has been Recycle at Work Certified by the City of Portland. We're pleased that our comedy has the lowest possible impact on our environment. ComedySportz ... where everything is recycled ... except the comedy. :)
We're on MapClicks
Visit their web site to learn more about stuff to do in Portland.
Thinking People's Theatre's Jordan's Quest: A Sustainable Adventure
Our play for 3rd through 5th graders is touring schools! Starring a rotating cast of Alex Falcone,
Donna Yarborough, Nicole Barrett, Manuel Hall, Ralyn Miller and Amy Gray, and
sponsored by Metro, Jordan teaches about consumerism and sustainability. Oh, and it's funny. Find out more here, and find out why elementary students all through the Portland Metro area know more than you do about advertising's effects.
The play debuted in March, 2011 and continues through the 2013-2014 school year.
ComedySportz on Oregon Art Beat
Oregon Art Beat featured ComedySportz Portland on November 1, 2007! View the episode online here!
We're Totally Fake!
ComedySportz' Andrew Berkowitz and Herb Spice appeared as fake guests on KATU's AM Northwest show on November 8, 2007. Check out the links!
ComedySportz Loyal Fan Cards
Earn points that you can redeem on gifts, snacks and shows. Get our best rate to every show. And more! Check it out!
ComedySportz Gift Cards
ComedySportz Portland brings out another option for our fans - the ComedySportz Gift Card! Call us or order online and we'll send you or your giftee a card charged with CSz money to spend on shows, concessions, workshops, pretty much anything we offer. They don't expire, and with registration, you're protected against pesky loss and theft.
Hey! We're 19 Years Old! Now in our 20th Season!
We turned 19 in 2012, and we're still kicking.
ComedySportz Portland kicked off on April 2, 1993 with a private
show for the Oregon State Thespian Conference, then opened for real on
April 16, 1993, with our first public show. The opening night
lineup? Patrick Short, ref; Ruth Jenkins, Angela Schrock, Amy
Gray, John Dieffenderfer, John Breen, Dave Levesque, Carl Shoemaker and
Denise Howard. Jason Henderson was the sound tech and Mike Short was
our guest on keyboard. Kent McCarty, Ed Ferrero and Charles Brod
played in the second show. What might amaze you? Kent, Amy, Ruth, Angela,
John D and Patrick are still with our organization.
How cool is that?
Thinking People's Theatre now available for bookings
In addition to improv, ComedySportz also offers terrific scripted
shows for the K-8 crew and their handlers.
The plays, developed in partnership with Oregon Food Bank and Metro,are
bite-sized musicals of 32 minutes that entertain and teach. Check out thinkingtheatre.com.
Contact us at 503.236.8888 for more information and to schedule a tour date at your school.
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Shakes in the Park
Our side group ShakesProv,
in partnership with Burgerville and Creature/Seattle, created a series
of faux "Shakespeare in the Parks" events in the Portland/Vancouver
area during September, 2005. The hour long "plays" were
accompanied by samples of Burgerville's Huckleberry Milkshakes, and the
crowds were entertained by all of the elements of the bard's work, plus
amusing product placements, like an "Alas, Poor Yorick" speech to a
consumed shake. We hope to see this project return to area parks soon. Best of all, it was FREE!