PRESS RELEASE: New Comedy Theater opening in McKinney, TX Spring 2017
ComedySportz DFW Announces its New Theater. An all things Comedy Theater concept sets up shop in the North Dallas area with grand opening scheduled for Spring 2017 in McKinney.
McKinney,TX – ComedySportz, the legendary Improv Comedy Troupe that specializes in short-form head-to-head comedic shows that are performed similar to the style of a sports match with a Referee and Players, announced that they will be opening up a theater in McKinney, TX. This means for the first time in this comedy Troupe’s 10+ year history, they will have a brand new building and theater to call their own.
Soon, The Comedy Arena will open in McKinney, TX where house troupe ComedySportz will perform completely improvised shows for all audiences. Located at 305 E. Virginia St, near the heart of downtown McKinney, TX, the Comedy Arena will feature live comedy entertainment that will be available for other comedy troupes, standups and showcases/sketches and productions.
The thriving city McKinney will have a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, great for business entertainment and great for groups of all types. It's ComedySportz®, improvisational comedy played as a sport in many cities nationwide, and in the UK, by member companies of CSz Worldwide who have been bringing the funny since 1984.
A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. In "Shakespeare" a team will improvise a scene inspired by an audience suggestion in Shakespearian style. In "Forward/Reverse" the referee sends the scene back and forth at will, as though scanning a scene in a DVD, sending the improvisers into a frenzy. And this Dallas troupe has played both those games before at the same time! Every show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. ComedySportz® also asks “willing volunteers” to join us for a game or two each match, and they make them look great!
The Comedy Arena is also set to produce other productions including The Humor Games, a completely improvised elimination-style show down where multiple improvisers enter the stage, but only one improviser makes it to the end of the show. A show like this could certainly have some appeal to the more mature audiences who prefer comedy with some edge to it. ComedySportz will also be teaching improv classes, the next slated to start on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 7pm.
“It just felt like now was the time. Many of us have been doing this for so long and we love what we do and we love the effect we have on the audience. If we could make a positive difference and change the world at the same time, then this leap seems worth it,” said Von Daniel, one of the company’s Owners and Managing Directors. “We’re really excited that McKinney will be our new home. The city and community are really doing a lot of great things, and we can’t wait to be a part and add to the culture.”
ComedySportz DFW is part of a global network of companies that transform the world using improvisation, through their unique ability to foster collaboration, inspiration, gratitude and fun. These values enrich the lives of individuals, families, friends, and organizations alike.
Be sure to catch them in their new theater where they offer shows, classes and are available for corporate training and private events. For more information visit cszdfw.com