Culture

We went to the opening round of the ComedySportz World Championship tonight; it was the first time we’d been in the Montgomery Theatre since San Jose Rep moved into their own building. I’d forgotten how small the place was, but it was the right size for this event.

Parking was a challenge, because something was happening in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez — I don’t know what it was, but there was music and beer, so it was popular. And it was all gone by the time we were on our way home.

The Championship itself started with the procession of the teams and the arrival of the torch — just like the Olympics, but on a one-millionth scale budget.

There were two matches tonight: the Washington Monuments vs. the Hollywood Endorphins and the Minneapolis Ice vs. the Spokane Openers. Hollywood and Minneapolis won, although I’m not sure that matters, since it’s not an elimination tournament. And Jeff got a chance to talk with some of his teachers from CSz Summer Camp, which was nice.

There are two shows tomorrow night, and another two on Saturday night, with the last one on Saturday being the championship match. Rumor has it that San Jose is likely to have a slot in the final.

We probably won’t make it to tomorrow’s shows, though I’d like to see the final match of the evening, Richmond vs. San Jose. But maybe Saturday….

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