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We are excited to announce that The Comedy Arena will be bringing Live Comedy online! That's right! Our performers will be playing ComedySportz safely from their homes and bringing the show you know and love into an online format. What's even more exciting is we will be inviting ComedySportz players from around the world to join us in head to head battles for your laughs! Thanks internet! If you would like to join in the fun, you can get a pay what you can ticket from our website now! Donations are encouraged and appreciated!
Due to Covid-19, The Comedy Arena has canceled all live events for the foreseeable future to limit the spread of the virus and to stay in line with Collin County City ordinances. Like all theatres our revenue is mostly made up of ticket sales and classes, so without being able to congregate we have effectively seen our income drop to $0.
During this time we would greatly appreciate your support. We have updated our Flex Pass offerings to include anything from a single ticket to class pricing - all available to be used on a future date of your choosing and no expiration dates! Thank you for support!
Your safety is our top priority.
MARCH 17, 2020: It's Time for a Halftime.
To our Patrons, Students, Performers and Guest,
As requested by Health Care Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Comedy Arena is dark until further notice. All shows, classes and events have been postponed.
You all are the reason we do what we do. And if your health is at risk, and we're unable to deliver our vision of creating a safe space where audiences can enjoy themselves, free of worries, then we just need to raincheck things for a while.
We know this has been a trying time for you, and it's people like you that make The Comedy Arena what it is. We're in this together, and we will get through this together.
We are thinking about you, wishing you the best, and are looking forward to making you laugh again soon, and we will make you laugh again. In fact, when we come back from halftime, we look forward to bringing you a bigger and better comedy experience!
If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you bought tickets from us for an upcoming event, we'll be in touch (but not too close) shortly.
We look forward to making you laugh again and thank you for your support,
-Your Comedy Arena Team
MARCH 12, 2020: The Comedy Arena Team is working with our partners at the City of McKinney to closely monitor protocols regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and security of our patrons, performers and students is our highest priority.
So What Is The Comedy Arena Doing?
We are following the lead of the city and state regarding recommended strategies for venues like ours.
We have preventive protocols in place that are being executed on a very frequent basis and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the club to our patrons.
We are prepared to make decisions based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions. After all, we're improvisers.
We are practicing social distancing. Meaning, our shows will not be sold to capacity in order to give our audiences a little more room from one another and the stage.
At this time, we will be presenting all shows, classes and programs as scheduled.
If you have tickets to a show and aren't feeling your best come show time, call the box office at 214-769-0645. We'll be happy to exchange your tickets to a future show and time. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We understand that in times like these, sometimes audiences and their friends and families need comedic relief and as long as the city allows it and our staff is able to provide it, The Comedy Arena will provide that comedic relief to our audiences in the safest conditions possible.
We look forward to making you laugh and thank you for your support,
-Your Comedy Arena Community
The City of McKinney is monitoring the potential impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will keep this page updated to provide any new information as it becomes available. Below is key information on COVID-19 as well as some measures that can be taken to decrease and prevent the spread of this virus based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
What is the City of McKinney doing to prepare for COVID-19?
The city is participating on daily conference calls with the Texas Department of State Health Services, disseminating current information and guidance to internal and external stakeholders, and communicating with local partners including Collin County Health Care Services and McKinney ISD. City departments are proactively reviewing protocols and personnel are participating in webcasts conducted by health experts and attending regional meetings and trainings regarding COVID-19. McKinney Fire/EMS is coordinating EMS efforts with Medical Control and local healthcare facilities. The City is analyzing and modeling various scenarios with internal departments and partner agencies fostering proactive discussions and strengthening response plans.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure, range from mild to severe, and include:
Shortness of Breath
How does COVID-19 spread?
Current understanding about how COVID-19 spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. COVID-19 can spread:
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs).
A person may get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. Surface or object exposure is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How can I help protect myself?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, so the best way to protect yourself from illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventative actions can help mitigate the spread of respiratory viruses including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, etc. daily using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Community-based interventions such as social distancing and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Should I wear a face mask?
Not everyone needs to wear a face mask, but there are some individuals that should. Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask:
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
What should I do If I get sick with COVID-19?
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus, follow the steps below to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
Stay home except to get medical care.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
Wear a face mask when you are around other people or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid sharing personal household items.
Clean all ‘high-touch’ surfaces daily.
Monitor your symptoms and if placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring, follow instructions provided by the local health department.
If a person has recently traveled to a country with a sustained outbreak and has developed symptoms, they should call their doctor. Traveler information including returning from travel, canceling or postponing travel, air or cruise travel, and business travel can be found on the CDC website.
More about COVID-19
COVID-19 is a ‘novel’ or new coronavirus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats.
Additional COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
For more information about frequently asked questions and answers, visit the CDC website.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering released an interactive map that provides situational updates on COVID-19 throughout the world.
DSHS COVID-19 Call Center
The Department of State Health Services established a COVID-19 Call Center and set up an email box to receive incoming questions from the general public.
DSHS COVID-19 Call Center: 877-570-9779
Hours: Monday - Friday. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Additional information on how to prepare at specific settings
Additional information and materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.
Additional information and materials from the Texas Department of State Health Services