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ON THE FLOOR:
Junior Austin Audia performs during a ComedySportz match after school. Members often incorporate unique styles of humor to win ComedySportz
matches.

Emily Carlisle

January 23, 2020

Although the date is undecided, theatre students will soon host a Stand-Up Comedy Night. The lineup is not set for the show yet; however, it will feature a few different students. Sarah Warf, ComedySportz member and sophomore, plans to participate in the Stand-Up Comedy Night. Warf said teenagers t...

Comedysportz team to compete in final matches

ComedySportz members laugh during rehearsal. The team had just finished a round of a comedic improv game.

Jessica Konrad

April 24, 2019

On April 25 and 26, the ComedySportz team will compete in its final home matches of the season. The matches will take place in the Studio Theater and start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door or online at ticketracker.com To celebrate the end of the season, Piper Dafforn, ComedySp...

ComedySportz prepare for final home games

Members of ComedySportz act out comedy scenes to entertain the crowd in the Studio Theater on March 18. This group practiced their acts since September, and still have two more games to perform at.

Aniket Biswal

April 18, 2019

The ComedySportz team is preparing for their final performances at home basketball games for the school year. The dates for these games are April 25 to 26 at 7 p.m. for each game and each ticket costs $5. ComedySportz is a pregame show in which students perform comedy acts to entertain the crowd. Previ...

ComedySportz team prepares for April 25, 26 home matches

ComedySportz players get ready to play an improv game. The goal of this game was to improve comedic rhyming skills.

Jessica Konrad

March 27, 2019

The ComedySportz team will play in its final home matches of the season on April 25 and 26. The matches will take place in the Studio Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and are available online at ticketracker.com or at the door. Piper Dafforn, ComedySportz captain and senior, said she hopes there will be an enthusiastic audience for the team’s last matches. Dafforn said, “Currently, we’re just trying to get the word out (about the matches) so we have a bi...

I Don’t Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

I Don't Get It!: In honor of National Humor Month in April, people express ideas regarding generational differences in humor

Karen Zhang

March 22, 2019

As Kyle Fleckenstein, ComedySportz member and junior, stands on stage during a ComedySportz match, he draws inspiration for his jokes from popular and well-known events occurring in society. For example, Fleckenstein said he plans to reference “memes,” which are virally transmitted cultural symbols or s...

ComedySportz to compete in home matches on March 21 and 22

ComedySportz members warm up playing a game called

Jessica Konrad

March 20, 2019

The ComedySportz team will compete in its third and fourth home matches of the season on March 21 and 22. The matches will take place in the Studio Theater. Tickets cost $5 and are available online at ticketracker.com or at the door. In order to prepare for these matches, the team has been participating in regular practice. Piper Dafforn, ComedySportz captain and senior, said practices have gone well so far and said she is pleased with the team’s progress. “I lo...

ComedySportz to compete in first matches of the season

Jessica Konrad

February 20, 2019

The ComedySportz team recently kicked off its season at an away match at North Central High School on Jan. 18. The team’s first home match will take place on Feb. 21 in the Studio Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and are available for purchase online at ticketracker.com or at the door. In terms of p...

ComedySportz to compete in first home matches Feb. 21 and 22

ComedySportz members prepare to play an improv game. This game focused on musical improvisation.

Jessica Konrad

February 15, 2019

The ComedySportz team is to compete in its first home matches of the season on Feb. 21 and 22. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and take place in the Studio Theater. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door or online at ticketracker.com ComedySportz sponsor Jim Peterson said he is confident the t...

Go With the Flow: With ComedySportz competition season beginning, members, sponsor reflect on lessons, benefits of comedy

Piper Dafforn, Comedy Sportz team captain and senior, and Comedy Sportz member and senior Austin Roberts make silly faces during an improv game. Both Dafforn and Roberts said Comedy Sportz has benefitted them in many ways.

Marvin Fan

January 24, 2019

Every week, Piper Dafforn, team captain of ComedySportz and senior, and other ComedySportz members can be found practicing improvisation in preparation for upcoming competitions. In these competitions, the team members compete with other high schools using audience suggestions and improvisation ...