– Sue Arndt, Director of the High Country Festival, Mansfield
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A Sydney Comedy institution, the Theatresports® Cranston Cup season is an annual Theatresports® competition between top-level teams, where Impro Australia’s top and celebrity performers come together with the freshest new talent in a hilarious night of improvised comedy.
With heats beginning in September of each year, the Cranston Cup has its ‘mega’ Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre at the beginning of December. It’s a quest the win the biggest – and possibly the ugliest – trophy in existence, the esteemed Cranston Cup.
Born of humble beginnings in 1985, this wildly popular ‘cult’ impro-comedy show now attracts performers from around the nation.
It has helped launch the careers of a multitude of well-known actors, comics and comedy writers.
Heats start from Sunday September 4th at the King St Theatre (Cnr King and Bray Sts Newtown) with the Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre on Sunday 27th November.
Be there to find out who will take the Cranston Cup in 2016!
Celebrity Theatresports® is the night the stars come out to play – and the funniest fundraiser of the year! Celebrities and improvisers take to the Enmore Theatre stage without a script to make up comedy scenes on the spot from your ideas. A cast of some of Australia’s best known performers face crazy comedy challenges and ad-lib their way to glory – all for a great cause!
In previous years, Celebrity Theatresports has helped raise money for The Starlight Foundation, Canteen and an Indigenous Youth Fund amongst others.
Guest have included Jay Laga’aia, Darren Gilshenan, Deborah Cheetham AO, Matthew Mitcham, Angela Bishop, Wil Anderson, Cam Knight, Julia Zemiro, Leah Purcell, Benita Collings, Toby Truslove, Bonnie Sveen, Andrew O’Keefe, Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Adam Spencer, Tara Moss, Andrew Denton, The Umbilical Brothers, Craig Reucassel, Dan Ilic, Rob Carlton, and many many more!
This is improvised comedy at its biggest and best.
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The ‘State of Origin’ of improvised comedy is part of the annual Sydney Comedy Festival, and has the best Theatresports® players in the country doing battle for the honour of being crowned National Champions. State Representatives from NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT and W.A have all competed in this highly popular, hilarious night of entertainment.
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For over 10 years, Impro Australia has produced one of the State’s premier inter-school competitions- The Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC).
The TSC brings together over 100 independent and government schools from high schools across Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and as far out as Bowral and Nowra to take part to perform together and enjoy themselves in the joyful spirit of improvisation.
After rounds of heats and semi-finals, the top teams from across the State compete in the TSC Grand Final, to audiences of up to 1500 people.
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Impro Australia holds various shows throughout the year at different venues throughout Sydney, including the Harold Park Hotel and The Factory Theatre.
Where our newest players perform alongside some of our veteran performers in a fun night of fresh impro comedy at the Harold Park.
Graduates of I.A’s courses perform a Theatresports show for family and friends.
They’re young, they’re hot and they’re very, very funny. Now in it’s 4th big year at the Sydney Comedy Festival, the Golden Goose Award honours the BEST NEW IMPRO COMEDY SHOWS OF THE YEAR by young comics, aged 18-25 years. Many super-talented comedians of the future enter the competition but only two finalists will go head-to-head in this hilarious comedy showdown, presenting their new comedy creations in the hope of winning the coveted Golden Goose statuette, and a fabulous cash prize!