143: ComedySportz (Dick Chudnow & Matt Elwell)

In this episode, Jimmy Carrane sits down with Dick Chudnow, the creator and founder of ComedySportz, and Matt Elwell, current Executive Director of ComedySportz, at the 2015 ComedySportz World Championship in Rock Island, IL, where they talk about the creation of ComedySportz, the advantage of working clean and short form versus long form. Don’t miss this great episode!

137: Dianah Dulany

Dianah Dulany is an improv institution. She is the owner and producer of ComedySportz in Houston, where she is a wonderful teacher-director-actor-improviser. She’s also the President of ComedySportz Worldwide, and a 28-year veteran of the improv comedy scene. Jimmy Carrane talked to Dianah Dulany at the Houston Improv Festival about what makes the culture of ComedySportz special, why short form gets a bad rap, and how to tell one of your performers they need to take a shower. Special Introduction was provided by John Thompson’s Renaissance Academy Charter School of The Arts Kindergarten class from Rochester, NY!

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