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Improv group keeps Milwaukee laughing for 30 years

Milwaukee is known for creating some world famous exports. Beer, motorcycles and..comedy? 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of Comedy Sportz. If you've never been lucky enough to see a show, (they were staples at Summerfest for a few decades) it's like watching a sport, if that sport was comedy. The concept is simple: two teams battling head to head, playing a series of long form improv games. There's a ref. They rack up points. At the end....a winner is declared. Red team or Blue team.


Since it's inception in Milwaukee in 1984, Comedy Sportz has seen franchises open in 24 cities worldwide. In Milwaukee, Comedy Sportz is more than just a live, improv show. They offer workshopsfor adults, offering the fundamentals of improv and stage-work, focusing on the art of speaking freely and clearly and thinking quickly. Got a budding comedian in your family? Comedy Sportz also offers a kids camp for kids 8-15, and workshops for High School students too.


Throughout the years, Comedy Sportz alum have gone on to lead very successful careers in the entertainment industry. Click the stories section above to learn more. Which CSz alum is said to direct the Lego Movie sequel? Click here to find out.

Director of Digital Content | Radio Milwaukee