ComedySportz is back and ready for laughs 

Comedysportz finds a way to have a game during distance learning 

Angie Bleau, Guest Writer

ComedySportz is back. The first game of the 2020-21 school year is set for Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Due to distance learning and guidelines set forth by the state of  California, games have been moved to an online “Zoom” format. 

The ComedySportz team has been holding weekly practices with the goal of finding new ideas for improv games that can be used. Using Zoom has opened the door to many new opportunities for the team. 

“We’ve even been able to add a few more games to our list, as Zoom allows for some cool new features such as our virtual background, webcam usage, etc. It was surely difficult at first, especially with our camera angles and entrances/exits within scenes, but we are quickly getting the hang of it all,” sophomore and ComedySportz assistant manager Jack Gilbert said.

The team was able to attend the ComedySportz Los Angeles’s “GameCon” seminar over a Zoom call. According to senior and manager Karen Dotan, the team was able to learn more about improvisation over zoom. 

The first game on Nov. 6 will be run through the ComedySportz LA program. 

“Just as a normal game plays out, there will be two teams, a red and blue team, but unlike normal games, this Zoom game will be only an hour long instead of the usual 2 hours,” Gilbert said. 

The Comedy Sportz LA website is where students, parents and staff are able to purchase their tickets. 

“From there, you will watch the game play out just like any other normal ComedySportz game. Sit back, relax, and enjoy with your family and friends!” Gilbert said.

As the new season of ComedySportz begins, the team has been preparing and ready for people to come laugh with them.

“It’s going to be a ton of fun, and I hope people will come laugh with us,” Dotan said.