Try That On For Size: Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Improv

Posted on 13. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, Improv

When clicking through my digital copy of the San Jose Merc (a fave), the most arresting headline caught my eye that Saturday – I had to read it twice: “Stuck in a routine and a little bored? Try improv.”  ComedySportz (among many other organizations in the Bay) has been using improv as a foundation tool […]

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 […]

Mr.Voice Spotlight: David “Phillp Michael Thomas” Scott

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

David “Philip Michael Thomas” Scott is a full-time announcer, score keeper, and operator of the lights, videos screens, and music at ComedySportz (a.k.a. “Sound Dude” or “Mr. Voice”), where he is finally able to put his knowledge of PowerPoint and iTunes to good use.  He was first exposed to improvisational theater in college when one […]

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 […]

ComedySportz San Jose Player Laura Lineback Becomes Free Agent

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture, News

On May 20, 2011, Laura Lineback “To the Future” became a free agent.  The heart-wrenching decision was made in order to accommodate her impending relocation to Los Angeles, Calif., which is following her graduation from San Francisco State University as an art major. The 29-year-old painter and Fremont native will be touring Europe on a two month […]

This week, on a very special episode of ComedySportz…

Posted on 01. May, 2011 by in Blog

This past weekend, the San Jose team had the pleasure of welcoming a guest to their home field, all the way from ComedySportz Los Angeles: Rick Steadman.  Since there are currently over 20 ComedySportz teams in the world, it’s not uncommon to have visiting playerz from cities as close as ComedySportz Sacramento, to as far […]

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