Player Spotlight: Omar “Kareem” Abdullah

Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Omar grew up in Calcutta, India and moved to California in January 2006. During his time at Irvington High School, Omar was introduced to ComedySportz San Jose through his friend who needed help on a school project. They put together an improv show with the training of CSz veteran Scott Schroder. After graduating high school he travelled as a full-time tennis coach in Florida and India. Upon returning to the Bay Area he took more improv workshops and ended up being cast in the ComedySportz San Jose professional company.

Omar is currently a full-time student at Ohlone Collge and plans to major in Sports Management. When Omar first moved to California he had an Indian accent so in order to get rid of it he watched Scrubs and imitated Zach Braff.

Fun facts:

  • At the age of 10, Omar appeared on national television in a Discovery Channel awareness commercial – he played the role of the Earth that was being polluted.
  • His mother was a former fashion designer and he used to model for her shows at the age of 6
  • Omar along and his mother started the ASMA foundation, an organization to help underprivileged children play tennis at their tennis academy.
  • Omar’s uncle is Bollywood actor Nassar Abdullah.
  • His favorite TV shows are Dexter, The Office, Archer and How I Met Your Mother

Player since: July 2010

Favorite Game(s): Date Gripe, Subtext

Favorite CSz Moment: “Being the last person in Replay at Bernie’s and moving Jimmy Snell with a mimed dolly.”

“Trying to get Kevin O Shea to guess Lobster in 5 things but incorrectly giving the clue that lobsters can only move sideways.” (We later realized he was confusing a lobster with a crab)

Insider Statz: “I call my mom in India before every show.”


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