Now in its seventh season in Napa, ComedySportz High School League returns to the Siena Hall stage on Jan. 18-21. This competitive improv comedy, brought to Justin-Siena by theater director James Bailey, is not comedy about sports; it’s comedy played as a sport.
Two teams of improvisers compete for laughs and points in this comedy competition, complete with a referee, uniforms, artificial turf, pennants, an organist, and even the national anthem. There are fouls in ComedySportz to keep the show from being boring or in poor taste; there’s even one to make a player apologize for telling a lame joke.
Because everything is improvised, no two matches are alike. Fans never see the same thing twice, and they return again and again to cheer on their favorite players. The audience helps pick what games the teams will play, yells suggestions and decides which team is the evening’s winner.
Performances are on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and Jan. 20 and 21 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $20 for adults and can be purchased at www.justin-siena.org/tickets.