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Brian Kapell

Brian KapellExecutive Director/ Big Cheese Brian has been performing improvisational comedy since 1985, as one of the founding members of ComedySportz in Madison Wisconsin, led by Dick Chudnow. After founding ComedySportz- Washintgton D.C in 1988, he built the Laughing Lizard Lounge Comedy Club there in 1989. 'Dedicated to Weird Fun,' he offered 13 shows a week of alternative comedy and live music. He founded 'CSz Berlin' in 2004, when it was originally called Laugh Olympics up until 2009. Brian trains the Acting Company, and runs the CSz General Operations. Brian is also the CEO/ Fou

Noah Telson

Noah TelsonNoah has been improvising since 6th grade, when he forgot all about his science fair project and made it up on the spot.  He studied drama at Purchase College and has performed on stage and in front of the camera.  He can be seen around Berlin performing regularly with ComedySportz and long-form with the Good Luck! Barbara! Him and his brother also have a monthly radio show: piffle! It's a hoot. Noah is the artistic associate for ComedySportz Berlin. Email him at Visit his page. Follow him on Twitter (@Telsonia)

Reinaldo Pinto-Almeida

Reinaldo Pinto-AlmeidaBorn and raised in Lisbon the Indo-Portuguese director, writer and editor studied Philosophy in Lisbon and later in Paris. He then moved to Mumbai, India where he stayed before moving to Berlin where he is currently residing. He works as a freelance filmmaker in various departments and studies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Along with his fellow Producer Urs Kind he formed the Almeida/Kind Gbr Production for his web series Das Apartment in which many CSZ players have starred and/ or appeared. In his “spare” time he performs improvised theatre with CSZ Berl

Josh Telson

Josh TelsonJosh was born on January 26th, 1925. He served three years in the Navy during WWII. After moving to New York, he began a long and distinguished career in the theater and films as an actor. A passionate race car driver, Josh also started his own organic food company in 1982. Wait, no, I'm thinking of Paul Newman.

Mathieu Pelletier

Mathieu PelletierMathieu Pelletier is the name Mathieu Pelletier was given when he was born in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. In 26 years of life, he managed to equip himself with 1,85 meters of height, 70kg of weight and even two eyes of the same color. Looking for a place to develop all this physical potential through drama, he tried living in Paris, Barcelona and then arrived in Berlin, where all lost artists mysteriously end up. There, he re-discovered improv and the tragedy of being a francophone in an English-speaking show and  being funny only  when he didn’t really want t

Edoardo Binda

Edoardo BindaDespite being Italian, Edoardo speaks English understandably and is able to behave in public occasions. After leaving Milan he spent two years in Rotterdam and later found his way to Berlin, where everyday he wakes up convinced that sooner or later clean energy will take over the planet. Loud talker, aspiring pianist, keen traveller, avid smiler, Edoardo loves music and disapproves of bureaucracy. Some say he invented November.

Paul Schmidt

Paul SchmidtPaul was born.

Nicole Ratjen

Nicole RatjenNicole grew and grew until she was so tall she soon realized that dimensions and size of the island that she knew as home in Canada were too small. So, she swam, surfed, sailed and flew to a bigger land mass with more people. Fascinated by the world around her she studied people and there odd behavorial traits in Toronto and Paris by devising, acting, clowning, playing and recreating all this inspiration on stage. Nicole's love for Improv started back when a visitor came to her island, telling stories of how theatre could be a sport. In seek of this so called sport, Nicole decked out in h

Nacho Sanguinetti

Nacho SanguinettiNacho is our own Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He is a scientist by day and actor/monster by night, and who knows what else after midnight! He was born in the small piece of South American farmland called Uruguay. In his homeland he studied Science and Theatre and has enjoyed both facets of his life ever since. He is trained in theater, improv, musical theater and clowning. In 2014 he moved to Berlin to conduct his PhD in Neuroscience. Currently, he is improvising in English with Comedy Sportz and in Spanish with Berlin ES Impro. He has recently lost 30kg. He's generous enough that if you find

Mathieu Pelletier

Mathieu Pelletier After starting to improvise with 13 years old in Trois-Rivières, Qc, Mathieu Pelletier got slowly dragged by the mysterious berliner magnet passing through Montreal, Paris, Barcelona and Brussels. In Berlin, he performs in ATZE Musiktheater, the webserie "Das Apartment" on Youtube and Comedy Sportz, experiencing the drama of being mostly funny when that actually wasn't a joke... 

Edvard Lammervo

Edvard LammervoEdvard “Edvard Lammervo” Lammervo is a Finnish man from Finland. He got into acting already as a teenager to get some attention, and carried on as an adult too to avoid real jobs. Edvard even studied performing arts in Helsinki. During those five years he learned that body hair is contagious. Edvard escaped his student loan debt to Berlin in August 2013. He got to join ComedySportz soon after and has been seen acting to sweat on the stage regularly ever since. Edvard is very good at acting to sweat. Sometimes Edvard is also acting to be a writer, director, dancing bear or a postman

Blake Worrell

Blake Worrell From working on movies in the late 90's with the renowned Roger Corman, in Los Angeles, to coming to Europe and playing over 10 years with his internationally acclaimed puppet hip-hop group "The Puppetmastaz", aquiring over 18 different character voices on his own.  Blake Worrell, has prooved himself influential in the music arena, as well as the cinematic realm.  Now, he's mixing up the elements and having lots of fun doing it with his peers!  You never know which versions of him you'll catch at a show.

Jessica Rohmann

Jessica Rohmann Clinical epidemiologist researching neurovascular diseases by day, wannabe-comedian by night, Jess returns to the stage in Berlin after a few years’ hiatus. As a true public health advocate, Jess’ ultimate goal in joining the Berlin CSz team was to make you laugh, because research shows it’s good for your vascular health (seriously… see here and here. She also joined in an attempt to maintain her (in)sanity while working toward her PhD and to prove that nerdy scientists can be funny, too. Jess grew up in Wisconsin, home to ‘That 70’s Show’, one of th

Matilde Keizer

Matilde Keizer Matilde aka MatildAH, aka MatildEH, aka Mati, Matil, Tilden and Tilly was born in Rome, to a German father and an Italian mother, but due to her very American accent people tend not to believe her. She has been known to whip out her ID from time to time. Matilde trained at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she was often seen sweating profusely in her extensive movement classes. Now she can be seen sweating profusely in her travelogue webseries, “On-Going with Matilde Keizer,” on stage with ComedySportz and Guillotine, or over a hot stove of sizzling food.

Marisa Llamas

Marisa Llamas The idea to move to Berlin was first born when a French film professor accused Marisa and her classmates of being lazy sh*ts who would not be able to keep up with the Berlin film scene in which 300 movies were being made in a year, in a place where rooms with 30ft ceilings were only 300 euros a month. Marisa, having recently read some Chuck Palahniuk, thought she would move to Berlin, make films, make love, get lost for days in warehouse parties, and emerge phoenix like from her own ashes. 4 years, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley later Marisa moved to Berlin where she is not currently

Cathy Walsh

Cathy WalshCathy Walsh is a performer from Ireland, based in Berlin, and more often nomadic. She studied theatre, & dance performance, and has a random set of other unrelated skills. She’s interested in following the pleasure of improvisation (both dance & comedy).  She is currently working on a project about Foley, which means she handles more vegetables on a daily basis than a vegan at the Turkish market.

Ela Cosen

Ela Cosen Ela Cosen was born and raised in Berlin. Thanks to Comedy Sportz she is finally tackling her „Neuköllnophobia“ - a common condition among Kreuzberg-natives. She left her beloved home for the metropolis of Bielefeld to study sociology. She kept moving, from Singapore to Bordeaux, to finally pursue her doctoral studies with a Fulbright scholarship in the USA. She came back to Berlin not quite a doctor but an actress from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Since her return form New York City she performed for various theatres like the Volksbühne Berlin and Sch