About ComedySportz Indianapolis
IMPROV COMEDY SINCE 1993
We’ve been bringing quality improv and entertainment to the Circle City since 1993. It’s kinda crazy, right? But it’s true! Now in our 26th year in business, ComedySportz is the longest-running show in Indianapolis. Let’s bring you back to the magical time of the early ‘90s. Grunge fashion was all the rage and Tom Hanks was adorably Sleepless in Seattle. And we were already underway, cutting our comedy chops. The sketch and improv group Below the Belt included members Ed Trout, Mia Lee Roberts, Lynn Burger, and Dave Ruark. Things were chugging right along when Randy Smock introduced us to an amazing show format in Chicago. The group traveled north to the wilds of Chicago to see a competitive, all-ages, improvised comedy event called ComedySportz.
Fast forward to February of 1993. We were up and open for business in the late hours of the night at Theatre on the Square in Fountain Square. We were a success! ComedySportz has been continuously running in Indianapolis ever since. Though our locations have changed a few times we’re now home on Mass Ave. We’re proud to add to the vibrant Mass Ave Cultural District in the downtown area.
BUT WHAT’S ALL THIS CSz STUFF? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND COMEDYSPORTZ?
Glad you asked! Think of CSz Indianapolis as the production company for all of our original shows. That includes ComedySportz, but that’s not all. We also have Late Nite (adults-only) shows, improv classes, corporate training, summer camps, and lots more. So, CSz covers basically everything we do. ComedySportz is our specialty – comedy played as a sport.
YOU MENTIONED COMEDYSPORTZ BEING IN CHICAGO. ARE THERE ANY OTHER CITIES THAT DO COMEDYSPORTZ?
Yes! Gold star for you! CSz Indianapolis is just one branch of an even bigger group of awesome people with CSz Worldwide. There are currently over 25 cities across the US, plus one in Manchester, UK! That’s a lot of funny people. Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to have players visit from other cities and play with us in Indy!
So, come check us out! See a ComedySportz match or take a class with us! Whatever it is, we’re looking forward to seeing you.
And soon. Seriously.
We’ll make popcorn.
A MASS AVE INSTITUTION
We’ve taken up residence at 721 Massachusetts Avenue since 1999. That’s right. We were on Mass Ave before it was cool. Now we’re the old dinosaurs on the block. You can find us nestled between Chatham Tap and Mesh. Right across the street from Decorate and the Indianapolis Fire Fighters Museum.
We can seat a total of 80 patrons in our cabaret-style theatre. It’s our historic home base for performances, camps, group trainings, and more!
Parking on Mass Ave can be tricky. Give yourself a little extra time to find a parking space when visiting on the weekends. Meter parking is available along Mass Ave. for just $1.50/hour until 11pm. (Free Meter Parking on Sundays and select holidays) There are also several free parking spaces a little further away in our neck of the woods. Do keep an eye open for “Residents Only” parking signs and other parking restrictions.
The CSz Indianapolis Theatre offers a menu of ballpark-style food, Coca-Cola products, and hot beverages. In addition, we carry a rotating selection of domestic and craft beer, cider, and wine. There are no minimum food or beverage purchases required at our theatre. We don’t like it when people do it to us, so we won’t do that to you, either.
MEET OUR STAFF
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF FAN SERVICES
HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE DIRECTOR
CHIEF ARTISTIC OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER