I am not exaggerating when I say that ComedySportz changed my life! Flashback ten years ago: I was living in Buffalo, NY, recently divorced and...let's just say feeling a bit low. My friend told me about ComedySportz. “If you want to feel good and have a some laughs, go see ComedySportz”, she said. “Oh and you can take the kids, it’s an all ages show!” I rounded up my 14 year old twins (a boy and a girl - people always ask) and we went.
From the minute we walked in, we were hooked! The prices were reasonable, there was popcorn and great snacks and, most memorably, the performers and audience-members. They were immediately welcoming, friendly and engaged us in the pre-show excitement. The show itself was fantastic. Very interactive, fast paced and FUNNY! We couldn’t get enough. We became Loyal Fans and attended as many shows as we could. When they announced new classes, I signed up...nervously.
It would truly take too many words to describe everything I have learned since that first class. Not only did ComedySportz heighten my love of improv (first discovered when seeing The Second City at the Flamingo in Las Vegas), it taught me some valuable tools for my everyday life. It taught me to listen, to accept and to lead with love. It took a few years, but after classes and training in the ComedySportz Minor League, I finally made it to the Pro roster. I became a full-fledged member of the ComedySportz Buffalo family.
In 2011 I had the privilege of attending The ComedySportz Worldwide Championships. There I met over 200 other ComedySportz players from over 20 other cities. It was the most electrifying moment for me. I knew right then and there that one day I would have my own ComedySportz.
It has taken over 10 years of dreams, plans and hard work, but here we are Las Vegas!
ComedySportz is more than just a show. It’s a community. A community of like minded individuals that live to bring joy to others. It gives you the freedom of acceptance and helps you find your own voice. With the “yes, and...” philosophy, ComedySportz builds self confidence and helps acceptance of others. Knowing I have a worldwide family that have my back is the best in human connection and, BONUS: ComedySportz is FUNNY!
Trust me, you need it in your life!
-written by Co-Owner of CSz Las Vegas, Lana Green
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