Home of ComedySportz New York City
CSz New York transforms the world through improvisation’s unique ability to foster collaboration, inspiration, gratitude and fun. These values touch the lives of individuals, families, friends and organizations alike.
We offer an incredible range of creative solutions, from events and entertainment to education and business training. Whether you need entertainment for a group, want to take a class in comedy or public speaking, or need custom-designed training for your companybased on applied improvisational techniques, we’ve got you covered. You may know us from our flagship ComedySportz® Match. but we are so much more!
Since 2004, ComedySportz® New York has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy in the Big Apple.
Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what yo may have seen on TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Because everything is improvised, it’s never the same show twice. And it’s clean–appropriate for all ages. Every ComedySportz® match is a unique and unforgettable event–laughs guaranteed! Come see why so many people come back to see us again and again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Robert Price is a casual fruit juggler, a Tommy Tune Award Winner, and a four-string banjoist. Sometimes he writes plays for The Drunk Texts. Sometimes he improvises with Comedysportz New York, sometimes with The Armory Comedy NYC or The Cheep Show (on Youtube) or The Rust Brothers (@sociallydistantimprov).
Sonia Nam is a performer from Queens, NY and has a beautiful pup son named Donatello! He's the bestest boy!
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.
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
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.
Samual Van Wyk
Samuel Van Wyk #81 is an actor/improvisor originally from Iowa. As an improvisor, Samuel has performed for thousands of students and adults. He has also lead Improvisational workshops for all ages from kindergarten students to senior executives. As an actor, Samuel works in TV, Film, and Theatre. Samuel has appeared in such TV shows as Evil Talks, Diabolical, and Mysteries at the Museum. Favorite stage roles include Malcolm (The Full Monty), Hal (Proof), and Snoopy (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown!). www.samuelvanwyk.com
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..
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.
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
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.
is an actor, director, improviser, and photographer living in Connecticut but commuting all the time to NYC. He graduated with a BFA in Theatre Education from Central Connecticut State University. After college his town's mayor appointed him to the Town of Stratford's Arts Commission and he served for 5 years. Kevin has spent time on multiple theater boards in Connecticut often looking over all tech requirements. He has directed many plays including a touring production of "The Twelfth Day in Paris". Kevin is a former improv house team member of The PIT (Lettermen!) and The Armory (Strawberry Daniels). Kevin studied improv with UCB, The PIT, and Magnet Theater. He taught at the PIT and coaches indie teams in NYC. When Kevin is not performing or working in theatre he runs his own photography business: @theatrephotoguy
Sarah Morgan Ashley