A BATTLE of wits and words will take place this week.

Two comedy teams will compete for laughs with gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions while the referee ensures everything stays family-friendly.

“It’s comedy as a sport, not comedy about sports, but we hope our gags will have you rolling in the aisles like Neymar,” says ComedySportz player Sean Mason.

The group have recently returned from the ComedySportz World Championships in LA where they represented the UK and were triumphant against a team from Houston.

ComedySportz return to Ramsbottom Civic Hall on Saturday at 6.30pm. Tickets are available on the door and are £7 or £5 for concessions.