Player Spotlight: Chayton “shot of” Whiskey

Posted on 27. Dec, 2013 by in Blog, CSz Culture, Improv

One day while wondering through a forest, Chayton found the trees slowly being replaced with fur coats. Eventually he discovered that he had, in fact, walked in to a wardrobe. Upon exiting the wardrobe he found himself in a magical land known as San Jose, California. However, when he tried to return back to his […]

Player Spotlight: Taylor “XTREME” Sternberg

Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Taylor never wanted to do ComedySportz. He was forced into it in High School when the president of the Theater Arts Club removed the historic “Improv Night” and replaced it with ComedySportz. After his reluctance, Taylor fell in love with the show, and has been making audiences groan at his puns ever since. Originally from […]

Player Spotlight: Jimmy “Hero in a Half” Snell

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jimmy became interested in improv after graduating from UCSC with a BA in Theatre Arts. Convinced to take workshops by his childhood friend, Jimmy joined the CSz San Jose team in 2009, and has been performing regularly ever since. Apart from his interests in improv and theatre, Jimmy […]

Player Spotlight: Jeff “Non-Dairy” Kramer

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Jeff was born in NYC and grew up in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He got his BFA in theatre performance at Penn State and then went on to Wisconsin where he graduated with an MFA degree. It was while he was in Madison that he met Dick Chudnow, the founder of ComedySportz. Dick was in […]

Player Spotlight: Scott “Milk?” Schroder

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

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 […]

Player Spotlight: Tom “Whooping” Gough

Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Because of being weaned on massive doses on Monty Python as a youth, thank goodness improv came into my life giving me a channeled outlet for my bountiful inherent silliness.  If I didn’t get into improvisation in my early 20′s, I probably would have had to do some regrettably spectacle-like things in malls or other […]

Player Spotlight: Brandon “Hey” Arnold

Posted on 17. Jun, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

In little over a decade Brandon Arnold has pretty much done it all at ComedySportz San Jose. At any given moment in that 10+ years you could find him as a Loyal Fan, a High School League member, a workshopper, an usher, Mr. Voice, a Player, a Referee, a High School League coach, an Adult […]

Player Spotlight: Derek “The Real” McCaw

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Derek McCaw hung out with all the founding ComedySportz players but couldn’t join because he still had a year left of UCLA. Upon his return, he cleverly tricked CSz San Jose owner Jeff Kramer into letting him take workshops by asking, “Hey, could I take workshops?” Later, Jeff counter-tricked Derek into becoming a player by […]

Player Spotlight: Brianne “Abbott and” Kostielney

Posted on 03. Jun, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Brianne associates performing improv with throwing up. Let’s explain: She had serious stage fright for the first two years as a professional improviser, and would be nauseous just before shows. She would also consider escape plans on show days (“I wonder how much tickets to Hawaii are for tonight. This mosquito bite on my arm […]

Player Spotlight: Andy “Perspirant” Alder

Posted on 27. May, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Andy grew up in a tiny town in South Central Kansas, which you may also know as the middle of nowhere. He’s fluent in redneck and can drive a combine.** He attended college in Tulsa, OK and spent 12 years there before relocating to the Bay Area six years ago following grad school to work […]

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