Improv Comedy Open Auditions
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., NOLA Comedy Theater will hold open auditions for its short-form improvisational comedy show, Tropical Punch.
Tropical Punch is game-based, short-form improvisational comedy, played between two teams that compete for points. The format is similar to the television show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” An average of 7 to 12 games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over 100 improv games. NOLA Comedy Theater will be putting on a Tropical Punch show every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. with the new cast.
NO IMPROV EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. We teach you how to play. What you do need is the commitment to come to rehearsal twice a week for 6 weeks, until you are ready to get on stage.
Our players are not paid for performing. What you receive is a free education in short-form improv, and the chance to perform onstage in a show that is extremely fun. Our performers from New Orleans have gone on to professional gigs or schools (e.g., Second City) in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
No Registration Necessary: Just Show Up at 6:30 p.m. on the 17th.
Please check this web site for the status of the auditions. See also the Craigslist ad.
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Improv Comedy in a New Orleans Theater
ComedySportz is an improv show that is game-based, like the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? There are 23 ComedySportz theaters in the U.S.A., and NOLA Comedy Theater is the sole ComedySportz theater in Louisiana.
This is where thousands have come to see the best comedy in New Orleans, probably because we have cheap tickets and a bar next door.
For 10 YEARS,
the comedians at CSz New Orleans has delivered the ComedySportz brand of competitive improvisational humor that is enjoyed all over the United States and all over the world.
Clean Comedy, Live Comedy
Performed at the NOLA Comedy Theater (“La Nuit Comedy theater”) on Freret Street (corner of Soniat), our comedians improvise a brand new game-based live comedy show every Saturday, based upon suggestions taken from the audience.
What’s a ComedySportz match like?
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 repetoire 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 actletes into a frenzy. 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.
Whom should I bring to ComedySportz?
Unlike most other forms of performance comedy, ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a typical ComedySportz match contains everyone from kids to college students to parents to grandparents. Everyone has a good time and no one gets offended, and if an actlete steps beyond the boundaries of good taste, the “brown bag foul” (a brown paper sack placed over the offending player’s head) will be called to set things straight. If you think “clean” is boring, you owe it to yourself to check us out. this style is also perfect for business groups.
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