HSL_Emblem_COLORThe ComedySportz High School League® is the largest, most successful improv training program for high school students in the country.  The High School League® empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances.  It encourages their individuality and provides the forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship and sportsmanship.  The League provides an extracurricular activity that goes beyond stage work into everyday situations.  And the students just think they’re having fun!

ComedySportz Los Angeles has established varsity teams in schools across five counties in Southern California, where “winning” is the least important part of the game.  The High School League is low-cost, terrific theatrical training and a great way to fundraise.



Comments from Educational Press:

In the ComedySportz High School League™, it’s lightning wit, inspired improvisation and unfaltering showmanship that wins.”
Orange Coast Magazine

“The fast-growing intramural and inter-school phenomenon is known as ComedySportz, a hard-fought, competitive team game that brings theatre into the forefront of kid cooldom.”
Creative Drama Magazine

“In ComedySportz, unlike many sports, the fun and personal growth gained from improvisational techniques are more important than cutthroat competition.”
Orange County Register

“Ask any high school student who’s experienced ComedySportz, and you’re likely to get the same answer: ‘Yeah, that is really cool.’”
Dramatics Magazine

“One great aspect of the organization is its insistence on clean and kind humor.”
California Educational Theatre Association News


Comments from Educators:

“You are not teaching improvisation as much as you’re teaching the skills of thinking, trusting and caring, all of which build self-esteem. It is the best investment in dramatic education that I have ever made for my students.”
Barbara Goodwin, Eagle Rock High School

“I could go on for hours telling you all the things these students learned. Of course, if they had known they were going to learn all this, they never would have signed up for the team.”
Kaye Cox, Upland High School

“The best by-product of our participation was the students’ recognition of and appreciation for teamwork. When the audience applauded the whole team felt like winners! My students came home from every match feeling like stars.”
C.J. Foss, Birmingham High School

“In our journey toward a more multicultural arts program, ComedySportz was one of the cornerstones of our department.”
Robin Share, Van Nuys High School

“It is a fun way to learn and terrific for the students.”
Gai Jones, Educational Theatre Association

“I hope you know how much you are appreciated and your talents applauded. Thank you again for sharing your special talents with all our students.”
Cindy Little, California Educational Theatre Association