I was born in Missouri during a record breaking heat wave in August of 1980, 21 days late mind you, in a hospital without air conditioning. It was a very rough start for me as a person.
When I first heard of ComedySportz at Washington High School in Fremont, I didn’t think it would be my cup of tea. “I’m not a big sports fan, so I probably wouldn’t get the jokes.” Boy, was I mistaken!
I was hooked after the first show. I spent the next two years in high school learning about improv and becoming smarter than any adult I should encounter. After graduating, (and by the way, did you know that when you get out of high school it turns out you didn’t know everything? Weird huh?) I started taking workshops at ComedySportz, and expected to make the team within months. Almost two years later, I played my first show. It couldn’t have been any sweeter, except for my best friend leading the audience in my very first “Boo-ing” after making a very poorly thought out Wolverine joke (X-men had just come out). The next 10 years were just a blur of good times, great memories and lots of laughs.
Outside of ComedySportz, I run an indoor swim school in Fremont called the Happy Fish Swim School . If there is one thing I enjoy as much as ComedySportz, it is spending time in the gravity-free environment of water and teaching kids that I love to love swimming. I also teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, and Water Safety Instructor courses. So if you see me doing CPR on stage, it is accurate.
With the immense amount of help from some of the other players (Brandon, Courtney, Michael, Cole and Omar), we have been able to finish another great year of the ComedySportz High School League and host an awesome end-of-the-year tournament.
Oh yeah, and I’m married with two kids. That’s why you don’t see me very much anymore. But I’ll be back.
Player Since: August 2000
Favorite Game(s): Two-Team Memento, Sir Mix-A-Lines, and The Marshmallow Game.
Favorite CSz Moment: “When my wife surprised me on my 30th birthday, and 10th anniversary at ComedySportz, by inviting my friends and family to watch me perform (along with 60 other strangers) and not blowing it. She even put a slide show together for the audience to watch me get 10 years older in a matter of 4 minutes. Thanks, sweetie.”
Insider Statz: “I helped build that freaking stage.”