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THE PLAYERS

WHO WE ARE

ComedySportz® New York has a diverse, talented cast who bring fun, fast-paced comedy every Saturday in NYC and in private events in the tri-state area.

 

Attention Directors, Producers and Casting Directors!  Think a certain cast member could be perfect for your next project?  Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with them.  Our players are professional, talented, and super-nice actors, improvisers and comedians.

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Amelia Fowler

is thrilled to have the opportunity to make funny happen with the fabulous CSzNYC folks and to be part of the management team. If you would like to check out what Amelia is up to when she is performing elsewhere go check her out at: AmeliaFowler.com.

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James Rana

joined CSz NYC in 2012. He's been away from the team due to other commitments - mainly acting in the Tony-award winning musical The Band's Visit both on Broadway and the National Tour. He looks forward to returning to the playing field. 

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Brian Tyler

Brian is elated to be with CSz NYC. He received improv training from SAK Comedy Lab, Peoples Improv Theatre, and UCB. Performing highlights include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Nickelodeon, his improv group Bodega Daddy, and many regional theatres across the U.S. 

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Jamie Rosler

Jamie Rosler is a New Yorker currently living in Austin, TX (where she's also a ComedySportz team member). She's done improv for over a decade and has been performing since before she mastered bladder control. As co-owner of Broadly Entertaining she's an event planner, wedding officiant, and podcaster. You may have seen her on some trivia game shows or loudly sharing her political opinions in a bar. Please do not feed her beets.

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Billy Soco

Billy Soco, #55, is a first-generation actor and VO artist of Filipino and Chilean descent based in NYC. He's studied and performed at UCB, Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, is a proud Story Pirate, and currently teaches and performs improvisation at Magnet Theater and with premier Hip Hop comedy collective North Coast. Follow him on IG @bsoco and learn more at www.billysoco.com

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Jason Scott Quinn

# 51 (JSQ) began doing improv in 2001, making his CSZ-North Carolina debut in 2005, prior to joining CSZ-NY in 2014. JSQ has been on house teams at DSI, Magnet Theater, The PIT, and The Armory.  He has taught improv for CSZ-NY & NC, The PIT, Bucks County Community College, and for corporate & private clients.   JSQ is a AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor and a professional speaker who has over 130 college campus appearances nationwide

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Brook Turner

Brooke Turner is an actor and comedienne, in New York. She is classically trained with an MFA and BFA in Theatre and has performed Off-Broadway, on TV, and film. Brooke plays a lead role in the indie film, "Pamela," currently streaming on Amazon. In addition to improvising with Comedy Sportz, she performs sketch comedy regularly at the PIT, Improv Asylum, and The Armory.  Keep up with her work at: Brookeqturner.com.

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David Armstrong

David Armstrong, originally from San Diego, is a New York City-based comedian (Saint York, X-Plus-One, National Comedy Theatre) and playwright (Behind the Ides) as well as podcaster (OmniBilateral Panic) and tabletop nerd (mostly D&D). Basically, a nerd. Thank you.

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Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is a professional improv comedienne who performs all over Long Island and New York City.  She can be seen with troupes ComedySportz NYC, SEE Saw Comedy, Murder For You, and Now Thatz Funny!  Jamie is a member of the longest running improv show on Long Island, Friday Night Face Off, featured on the cover of Newsday.  She has studied improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade as well as ComedySportz and Magnet Theatre. 

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Rachel Kaufman

Rachel Kaufman (Music Director/Pianist) is an established multi-instrumentalist who has music directed and/or played for well over 300 musicals and cabaret shows world-wide. She first started playing for improv right after graduating from the University of Chicago, starting with the university’s group at the Edinburgh Festival. Over the years she has played piano, guitar, accordion and mandolin for many groups, including ComedySportz NYC, Chicago City Limits, X Plus One, Sequel: The Musical, TYFCO, Freeze Frame, ArtProv, Tom Soter’s Improv Jam, Vern, Elevator Talk, Vern, The Improvoholics, Burn Manhattan, 8 Bar Cut, Atomic Pile, The Polyannas, The Brothers Grinn, Hi Robot, Slick Zombie, Hemlock, et al. She has also played for various groups at the Funny Women Fest in Chicago, Carolines, Improv Asylum, The Magnet, Ha! Comedy Club, Comix, Homegrown Thtr., Stand Up NY, West End Gate, the Toyota Comedy Festival, Gotham City Improv, the PIT, the Sage Thtr., as well as for numerous private improv teachers. IG: rkaufman.md 

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Chris Pearson

started his improv journey performing in coffee shops and bookstores around Mesa, Arizona. Later he joined indie troupe Id Vicious in Los Angeles which lead him to the Rec League at LA's branch of ComedySportz. He is proud and honored to be apart of New York's Main Stage team! Other roles include a line in a movie called Koreatown, background in the movie Holes, and almost being in the movie The Room.

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Samual Van Wyk

Billy Soco, #55, is a first-generation actor and VO artist of Filipino and Chilean descent based in NYC. He's studied and performed at UCB, Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, is a proud Story Pirate, and currently teaches and performs improvisation at Magnet Theater and with premier Hip Hop comedy collective North Coast. Follow him on IG @bsoco and learn more at www.billysoco.com

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Jason Scott Quinn

Neil is very excited to be working with Comedy Sportz New York. He is excited to be living in NYC in a space the 

size of a closet but paying more in rent than a monthly lease for a Cadillac Escalade.

With over 25 years of experience in theater, and Improvisation as a performer, teacher, coach, and trainer in Chicago, NYC, and Amsterdam NL. He has worked with such Theatres as IO, The Second City, UCB NY, PIT and Boom Chicago to name a few. The list of shows, teams, and Theaters is lengthy, if you would like to know more, just ask him. Currently Neil can be seen waiting for the C train..

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Callie Raynor

Bio: Callie Raynor (she/her) is a New York-based Tex-pat improviser, performer, and baseball fanatic. She has bachelors degrees in Theatre and Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, a post-grad conservatory certificate from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and a podcast called TV Matchmakers that allows her to use all three.

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Lee Alan Barrett

Lee Alan Barrett - MAGICIAN, COMEDIAN, IMPROVISER 

Lee , a member of Comedy Sportz NYC since 2005, also trained actor and magician. He's performed for such organizations as Hole in the Wall Gang, Wounded Warrior Project, and FAO Schwartz.With his background, Lee always leaves his audience in amazement and laughter

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Don Waisanen

Don Waisanen has enjoyed performing with Comedysportz across different cities over the last two decades. Passionate about the uses of improv for professionals and social development, he's also the author of Improv for Democracy: How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs.