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 […]

Player Spotlight: Kevin “Shaquille” O’Shea

Posted on 11. Mar, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Kevin Patrick Francis O’Shea is a NorCal native, born & raised in San Francisco. He holds both American & Irish citizenship, which means he has two passports and has a hidden pot of gold. He’s also a colossal ‘tech geek’ and is over 40 years old, which means he understands Twitter but doesn’t see the point […]

Player Spotlight: Kim “She’ll Be Here All” Weeks

Posted on 04. Mar, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Kim “She’ll Be Here All” Weeks began her improv career back in 2003 when she moved to Chicago to study at The Second City and iO theaters. However, it wasn’t until 2006 when she moved to New York City that she joined the ComedySportz family.  After relocating to the Bay Area just a few months […]

Player Spotlight: Chris “Don’t Squeeze the” Scharmen

Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

As a San Jose native, Chris has probably lived in San Jose longer than any other CSz player. During his college years, he stumbled across (what was then) a brand new San Jose show called ComedySportz. “It was love at first sight!” He returned to the shows again and again, each time bringing more people […]

Player Spotlight Friday: Cole “Too Big For His” Bridges

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

Cole Bridges started ComedySportz through the ComedySportz High School League in 2005.  He lives in San Jose and is a Senior at San Jose State University studying history.  Other hobbies include preaching useless historical factoids and hanging out with his two dogs, a beagle and a Labrador, when they are in town.  Cole hopes to […]

Player Spotlight Friday: Courtney “Let Me See That” Pong

Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Courtney Pong started doing improv when her junior college theatre professor told her “…this might be more your speed” after seeing her suffer through her 3rd, class required monologue – She never went back to theatre. You’re welcome. She auditioned for ComedySportz at a sister location in Modesto, CA and was cast in the main […]

Player Spotlight Friday: Laura Lineback “To the Future”

Posted on 04. Feb, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Laura Lineback was introduced to improv in 9th grade when she signed up for the lovely school elective of “German.” After 30 minutes in class, not understanding a word, she excused herself to the office where she accepted the only elective class that still had open spaces in it: drama. Her drama teacher Kristen Porter, […]

Player Spotlight Friday: Michael “Yes He” Wilcoxen

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

Michael Wilcoxen started ComedySportz when he moved to San Jose with his beautiful wife and 2 Great Danes.  Since coming to California, he has enjoyed many adventures, including working on the Semester at Sea ship, where he sailed around the world and visited 16 different countries, with his favorites being India and South Africa. He […]

Player Spotlight Friday: Drew “A Complete Blank” Simchik

Posted on 21. Jan, 2011 by in Blog, CSz Culture

Drew Simchik grew up on the East Coast and moved to California in 2000, just in time for the end of the dotcom years. He started taking ComedySportz workshops when a theater friend from college told him there was a way to do comedy scenes onstage without having to memorize any lines. In case it’s […]

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