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Family-friendly improv shows, Somerville, ongoing through Dec. 20

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  October 31, 2013 09:33 AM

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ComedySportzBoston (CSz), a fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy played as a sport, is performing now through December at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville. Presented in a style similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, ComedySportzBoston’s fast paced action incorporates audience’s suggestions in every show. CSz’s match features two teams of "actletes" competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving and calling fouls. Like all good sporting events, the National Anthem starts things off. An average of seven to twelve games are played during a match, drawn from a repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every show offers different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winners and losers. On occasion a ComedySportz team asks “willing volunteers” to join in the fun. ComedySportz is suitable for all ages, from young kids to grandparents. 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. Fridays and Saturdays through December 20. All ages. $18. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. www.comedysportzboston.com

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