CURRENT TEAM ROSTER
Aaron Gilley's phone call is coming from *inside* the house.
As a transplant yankee landing in RVA, Christine Walters realized the many benefits of improvisation and began ComedySportz Richmond in 1996. Since then she’s been teaching, performing and practicing the “Art of Yes And”. After seeing her first ComedySportz match in 1993, she joined the Washington DC CSz team and was hooked. Christine is a certified Executive Level Applied Improv Provider.
Dave "Catman" Gau is one of the original ComedySportz Richmond troupe members, hanging around since 1996! He loves gibberish and musical games, and can also be seen in the musical troupe "iProv". Dave very closely resembles this "Max Machete" guy often seen as the commissioner for Improv Arena.
I'm Emily Arnold and this is my real voice!
Emily Turner was hatched in fire from a dragon's egg many eons ago. For millennia she watched the evolution of human civilization, longing for an artistic expression that set her soul aflame like the place of her birth; then Uptown Funk came out, which made the dragon want to retire, man. Now she teaches children how to read. Rawr.
GeGe loves her work: keynote speaker, organizational development consultant, certified emotional intelligence coach & owner of Engaged@Work. GeGe loves her play: ComedySportz Major Leaguer, black belt Nia instructor, Laughter Yoga leader, & retreat leader. GeGe loves cupcakes, but is kind of indifferent to muffins.
Haliya is a theatre and film actress slash restaurant hostess. She also works as a childcare assistant where she is also a freelance volunteer lullaby singer. She gets no applause and no tips. Haliya loves to travel, workout, and also eat like an unsupervised toddler at least once a month (ok week). Pass the cookies!
Jake Allard enjoys falconry, rock climbing, and other actiony-adventurey sports. When he's not on the playing field of CSz RVA he can be found teaching the future of theatre.
James Wasilewski has enjoyed people laughing at and with him on stage for nearly two decades. His experiences include improvisation training and performances in RVA (Take 5, RAI and West End Comedy) and in Florida (Random Acts and Sak Comedy Lab). His improv background has helped him immensely in two other arenas of his life off-stage: at work as a nonprofit fundraiser and at home with wife Rachel (huge thanks) and his sons – Embry and Turner.
At CSz, Jay comes at you from various directions... sometimes in front of you on the playing field, sometimes behind you from the voice booth. A native of Va. Beach, Jay particularly enjoys the mountains when not getting fried by the sun because he forgot to put on sunscreen after playing in the ocean. His interests are diverse across sports, news, politics... knowing something about a lot of things while knowing a lot about no particular thing.
Jeff Clevenger starting doing improv just around the same time they were inventing the wheel. That wheel thing worked out pretty well, so hopefully his comedy will too. He believes laugher is the greatest gift we can share. Thanks for coming.
Jen Lewis has been a player with CSz RVA since 2013. In that time she has fulfilled her life's destiny, learned to speak telepathically and watched every episode of Scooby Doo! She also thinks fairies are neat.
Kelly has been a loyal fan of CSz since she was five years old. She joined our High School League before graduating into the Major League. She can do a great British accent.
Kim Thurston began performing with ComedySportz in 1997. She loves everything about performing and the people she gets to perform with. ComedySportz is her "happy place.
It is rumored Lauren Vaughan fell out of a fairy tale and accidentally ended up in the real world. When she's not frolicking in forests or playing with woodland creatures, Lauren can be found teaching yoga, volunteering at the animal shelter, and watching way too much Netflix. She also makes the best chocolate chip cookies you've ever had.
Micah is an unusual man, and is raising this ability daily through improv. No pun is too torturous, no wordplay too tortuous for him. Micah is constantly adding complications to tasks, such as writing a biography with an odd non-consonant limitation.
Michelle has been with the Major League since Fall of 2014. While she wrote this her mouth was full of Cool Ranch Doritos and is too distracted by the zesty flavor to think of anything else interesting.
Pablo attended improv school at Bay Area Theater Sports in San Francisco, California and then at the Westside Comedy Theater (WCT) in Santa Monica, California. Pablo performed long form with the house team Ghost Party Orchestra at the WCT and now performs long form with the swashbuckling singing house team Menudo at ComedySportz. Please, please heckle him.
Garmonzilla began with CSZ Richmond in 2005; Some speculate she hasn't grown in 15 years. She is often mistaken for a member of the Lollipop Guild or Lawn Gnome League.
Rachel was born in Florida but has called the Richmond area home since 1997. She believes that chocolate and cheese may be the two most perfect foods in existence. Her hobbies include playing trivia games, hiking, and correcting grammar fouls.
Rick has been with ComedySportz since 2003 and is also a member of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG). He has performed in numerous theatrical productions and has managed to avoid falling off the stage (during a show.) Rick is not only an improvisational actor and standup comedian, he is also a highly trained professional fun guy with over 25 minutes of professional experience.
Shannon is a storyteller and amateur fairy tale scholar who splits her stage time between Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, and improv. When she can be torn away from the theater, she is also a certified personal trainer, a Wiccan priestess, a goth, and all 'round geek.
Susan was born atop tectonic plates on Ponui Island, New Zealand, which unsettled her so much that she joined a troupe of dancing cats from France, entertaining the lesser dukes and duchesses of Europe. The group broke up amicably during a solar eclipse in Greece, whereupon Susan took a freighter to Virginia, eventually settling in Richmond, where she resides in a long-term, pet-friendly hotel while writing a book on Perpendicular Yoga. She has been a part of CSzRichmond since 2005.