As you may (or may not) know, Funnyball brings comedians together to play softball for free in Central Park! Comedians of various experience levels play softball (at various experience levels) alongside each other in an effort to maximize fun. Mistakes, bad calls, and errors are just as welcome as late inning lead changes, highlight catches, and home runs. After all, in comedy, mistakes are treated as gifts!
To create an open atmosphere that celebrates what is great about softball that would be both appealling to an experienced player and encouraging to a first-timer.
- No one strikes out the first time through the line-up
- No first-timers strikes out the entire day
- No walks. Each batter gets three swings or 10 pitches
- No intentional bunts.
- No disputing the bad calls. Sorry, in advance.
- No leading off. Baserunners can run on contact.
- No doubling off inexperienced players.
- ‘Yes, and’ the fun!
It’s the final Funnyball!
If you haven’t come yet, come today at 2pm to Central Park’s Great Lawn Field #3 and stay for the scrimmage and post-game drinks. All are welcome. No experience or equipment required.
Second to last chance to be a part of Funnyball 2016. Come one, come all. No skill or equipment necessary.
warm-ups start at 1:30pm, batting practice at 2pm, and scrimmage at 2:30pm…
then it’s off to the Gin Mill for post-game drinks!
hope to see you there!
2-4pm @the Great Lawn Field #3
Hats the way we like it!
Excessive Hat warning! All Funnyballers are encouraged to stay well hatdrated.
Warm-ups start at 1:30pm in Central Park’s Great Lawn Field #3
2pm – batting practice
2:30pm – scrimmage (with hydration breaks)
4pm – postgame drinks @the Gin Mill
Saturday, August 6th from 2-4pm we’ll meet at Central Park’s Great Lawn, Field #3 to play softball in our new hats. There is a suggested-but-n0t-required donation of $5 – all proceeds go to offsetting the price of the permits.
Hope you can make it!
Beautiful day for softball in central park. Interested? Join me and some fellow NYC area comedians in the Great Lawn (Field #3) at 2pm. It’s fun, free, and no experience or equipment necessary!
Today’s game (Saturday, July 9th, 2016) is the only with a slightly later start time and on a different field. The field is located just north of 97th Street Traverse, just east of the middle of the park. Note that we have a permit from 3pm – 6pm (3 hours) today and the weather is cloudy enough for pale people like me to play all day!
Hope to see you there!
Full 2016 Funnyball Schedule
(Saturdays 2-4pm on Central Park’s Great Lawn #3)
July 2nd – OPENING DAY
*July 9th (3-6pm North Meadow #12)
Hard to believe it’s already coming to an end.
1:30pm – warm-up
2:00pm – batting practice
2:30ish – scrimmage
4ish – photograph then bar
RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/926008907444670/