Do you want to be part of one of the Top 5 Improv Comedy organizations in North America?
ComedySportz Detroit is back and holding Auditions for our Main Stage shows.
It has been a long couple of years – we have a beautiful new location in Royal Oak and are excited to add to our cast and start presenting live shows again.
Our goal is to find diverse, talented, performers with unique experiences and points of view that accurately reflect our equally diverse community. Women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.
Auditions are being held on:
Thursday February 2, 2023 at 7pm
Saturday February 4, 2023 at 3:30pm
Where: 1527 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
You must reserve your spot to attend
ComedySportz Detroit Audition FAQ.
What is ComedySportz®?
ComedySportz® Detroit is a part of a global network (Csz Worldwide) that aims to transform the world through laughter. Csz Worldwide has 25 ComedySportz locations around the USA and Europe and is one of the top 5 professional Improv groups and training programs in the North America. For more information on CSz Worldwide, its cities and 35-year history, visit cszworldwide.com.
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 repertoire of over a hundred improv games. Every match is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes and games and ultimately decide the winner of the match. ComedySportz is an all-ages show.
Who is ComedySportz Detroit?
ComedySportz Detroit has been operating in the Metro Detroit area since 2013. Our mission is to bring lightness and laughter to our diverse communities in Metro Detroit while aligning with the CSz Worldwide culture, and values of Inspiration, Collaboration, Gratitude and Fun. We have recently enhanced our management team and are excited for our new beginning.
ComedySportz Detroit is a Women-Owned and Managed Business with a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to foster an environment where all people can feel a sense of belonging and laugh together.
Who can attend Auditions?
Auditions are open to energetic, team-oriented people with a great attitude age 18 and older. If you have experience/training in live performance, acting, improv or interactive theatre (murder mysteries etc) that can be helpful. No specific experience is required to audition. We are also looking to expand our team building and corporate entertainment division so experience in either of these areas is also helpful but not required.
Note: If you have auditioned before or been a part of our Minor league in the past we welcome you to come back and try out for our new Professional Roster.
How long should I expect to be at the Audition?
The Audition itself will be 1.5 - 2 hours and is a workshop format so be ready to have fun with fellow auditioners. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior, to check in and get warmed up.
What should I wear at the Audition?
We recommend business casual, and close-toed shoes.
What should I expect to do at the Audition?
Be prepared to play! You will be improvising in a variety of short form scenes and games guided by our producers and assisted by current players.
What should I bring?
Headshot or photo of yourself, and your resume if you have one. Your calendar to list your availability. An open mind and a willingness to play full out.
What happens if I get cast?
We are adding to our new roster and are looking to cast people that we believe will be ready to perform after 6 weeks of training in ComedySportz games and formats. Training begins Thursday March 2 from 7pm - 9pm and runs for 6 weeks.
After the training period, weekly practices are held Thursdays at 7pm and regular attendance is important.
How do I sign up for an audition spot?
Click the "Reserve your spot" button to sign up for a time slot. You will receive an email confirmation upon registering. Tryout spots are limited and first come first serve.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
What Are The Benefits?
Some benefits of being a ComedySportz player are:
Opportunity to play weekly
Free training and coaching
Opportunity to play (and get paid) at fun remote shows and corporate events
Opportunity to play in other ComedySportz cities (25 so far)
Attend ComedySportz World Wide Championship
Perform for an internationally recognized brand and make connections outside the community
Bring joy to real life fans
Want to learn more about ComedySportz? Check out the videos below
We look forward to meeting you!