About CSz Worldwide and CSz Sacramento

ComedySportz® was started in 1984 in Milwaukee, WI, by Dick Chudnow, who based it on the competitive Theatresports improvisational techniques of Keith Johnstone from Calgary, Alberta.  Expansion began with the addition of Madison, WI, in 1985. The first Comedy League of America National Tournament took place in 1988 with 10 teams participating.  Now known as CSz Worldwide, the organization has grown to nearly 30 teams, including teams in Manchester, U.K and Berlin, Germany.


CSz Sacramento was founded by Chris Crotty, a previous member of CSz San Jose (2001 - 2007) and an original member of ComedySportz San Diego (1999 - 2000; now National Comedy Theater).  The first show was actually a private event for the Sacramento Kings in the Fall of 2007.  The first public show took place during the spring and summer of 2008 at the Geery Theater in downtown Sacramento.  CSz Sacramento opened it's own, permanent theater on November 14, 2008.


Chris Crotty, the General Manager and Artistic Director of CSz Sacramento, began performing improv in 1995, and has been part of CSz and ComedySportz since 1999.  As an improviser he has performed across the United States, at theaters, colleges, festivals and corporate events.  He has developed and led improv training programs for such clients as Amazon, Apple, Deloitte Consulting, Intel, Kaiser, Match.com, and Waste Management as well as numerous school, faith based organizations, nonprofits, and other groups.  Prior to founding CSz Sacramento Chris was a high tech market analyst who spoke at conferences and events worldwide.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Duke University.

Frequent Fan Loyalty Program

Buy 4 Tickets, Get 1 Free.  It's That Simple.

Every time you buy a ticket to any show, you get a stamp on our Frequent Fan wallet card (be sure to get your card and stamps at the House Desk if you bought advance tickets).  When you get four stamps, you can turn in the full card for a free ticket.  Note that you cannot fill and use a card at the same show; you must redeem a newly full card at a future show.

Loyal Fanz Monthly Newsletter / Birthday Club

Our email monthly newsletter is a great way to news about discount offers, guest performers, special shows, classes, and more.  We protect your privacy, and never give away your email address.  Unsubscribe at any time.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, join our Birthday Club to receive 2 Free Tickets to use during your Birthday month.  Just contact us to let us know to add your Birthday month.


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