Photo Flash: First Look at the Team of ComedySportzBoston
ComedySportzBoston (CSz), the fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy played as a sport, that's a hit in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Portland, - it is coming to Greater Boston. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays beginning October 18 and running through December 20, 2013 (November 9 (6pm) & 10 (5pm) are during the Boston Comedy Festival)are during the Boston Comedy Festival) at Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm Street, Somerville. Doors open at 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Tickets only $18 - Group rates and special shows available. For tickets and information call (617) 426-1999 or visit http://mysterycafe.com/shows/comedysportz-boston/. Check out a first look below!
Audiences who like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love ComedySportzBoston's fast paced action which incorporates audience's suggestions in every show. CSz's match features two teams of 'actletes' competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Like all good sporting events, the National Anthem starts things off. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show offers different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. On occasion a ComedySportz team asks "willing volunteers" to join in the fun.
ComedySportz Boston (CSzBos) Team: Matt Bistany, Ben Moser, Todd Page, Beth Kaufman, Francesca Villa, Danny Balel, Andrew Barlow, Jonathan Barron, Matt Aromando, Sam McCarty, Ethan Selby, Daniel Houbrick, Ben Lewis and Jason Burke (Director/Performer/Referee).
Comedy Sportz Boston is the newest venture for entrepreneur David Goldstein, who launched and managed the very successful Mystery Cafe (1988), Boston Chocolate Tours (1998), and TeamBonding (2002). "I knew I wanted to open ComedySportz in Boston because it promotes a family friendly atmosphere along with top-notch improv comedy." ComedySportz is part of the World Comedy League, which consists of twenty-four ComedySportz venues around the world. ComedySportzBoston is an independently owned business licensed by World Comedy League, Inc. The Players are paid professionals who trained in our workshops and classes. Many have years of experience; some have played since the founding in 1984.
Photo Credit: JBPR
Ethan Selby, Jonathan Barron, Matt Bistany, Ben Lewis, Andrew Barlow, Todd Page, Jason Burke (Referee/Director), Daniel Houbrick,Sam McCarty, Francesca Villa and Matt Aromando.
Andrew Barlow, Jonathan Barron, Todd Page, Francesca Villa, Sam McCarty, Daniel Houlbrick, Ben Lewis, Matt Arromando, and Jason Burke (Referee)
Andrew Barlow, Jonathan Barron, Todd Page, Francesca Villa, Daniel Houlbrick, Sam McCarty and and Ben Lewis
Francesca Villa, Sam McCarty, Daniel Houbrick, Matt Aromando, and Ben Lewis
Andrew Barlow, Jonathan Barron, Ethan Selby, and Todd Page
Jonathan Barron, Matt Bistany, Ethan Selby, Todd Pag, Andrew Barlow (foreground), Matt Aromando (foreground), Sam McCarty and Francesca Villa, Daniel Houlbrick, and Ben Lewis
Jonathan Barron, Matt Bistany, Ethan Selby, Todd Page, Andrew Barlow (foreground), Matt Aromando (foreground), Sam McCarty and Francesca Villa
Referee/Director (Jason Burke)