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ComedySportz plays first game of the season

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Students compete in first ComedySportz game

Students compete in first ComedySportz game

Amanda Lurey

Amanda Lurey

Students compete in first ComedySportz game

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Games were played, puns were shared and apologies were accepted in the pavilion on Friday Aug. 17 at the first ComedySportz game of the year.

This match was finalized with a game of Dance Freeze and a score of 37-36, with a red team victory.

During the first half, both teams played the game Garth. In this game, both teams are given a person, typically a celebrity, and, in the allotted time, each team has to make as many puns as they can with the name given. This continues until the referee decides to get a new suggestion from the audience or the game ends.

In this game, Junior Gavin Cornick made a pun regarding the actor Ryan Reynolds. He stated that anyone over the age of 30 was Ryan Reynold, with a stress on “old.”

The referee told him that at halftime he needed to stand on top of the stairs and apologize to every person that he deemed over the age of 30, and he did.

“I just wanted people to laugh, because that’s the nature of the game,” Cornick said. “I didn’t mean to offend anyone, but I actually think it was funny. Honestly, I’m an old soul.”

In regards to understanding if ComedySportz is an actual sport, according to junior and ComedySportz Assistant Manager Johnny Neville, it is an understanding that it is not a sport, but an improvisational show with a sport theme.

“I feel like a lot of people miss out on ComedySportz because they don’t entirely understand what it is,” sophomore Karen Dotan said. “I think it’s really important that we get our message out there and have people come and be a community and come laugh with us.”

Throughout the show, senior and ComedySportz Manager Jeremy Orriss spoke about their upcoming tryouts, which are on Sept. 4.

“I wish people knew that anyone could be able to do it, just get up and improv,” senior Danielle Gould said.

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Amanda Lurey, Club Director
Amanda is a senior at Oak Park High School. She served as news editor for the 2017-18 school year and is currently the 2018-19 Talon club director.
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