Staff

 

Roster

CSz Houston players come from all different backgrounds and professions. From architects to musicians, teachers to stand-up comedians, our players bring a world of experiences to the field every night. 

 
Chad Minchew
 

Chad Minchew

#55

Rookie Year: 2008

Hometown: Hammond, LA

Position: Fully Upright

Ben Mattice
 

Ben Mattice

#26

Rookie Year:  2008

Hometown: Rotterdam, NY

Position: Center

 

Brendon Duran

#57

Rookie Year: 2011

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Mexican Standoff

Brendon Duran
 

Bryan Howe

#06

Rookie Year: 2011

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Scientist

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Benji Cooksey
 

Benji Cooksey

#44

Rookie Year: 2012

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Striker

 

Carlo Minotti

#03

Rookie Year: 1990

Hometown: Washington DC

Position:  Conservative

Carlo Minotti
 

Dan Oakes

#XX

Rookie Year: 2017

Hometown: 

Position: 

Dan Oakes
Jordan Sweeney
 

Jordan Sweeney

#99

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Squat

Monte Bingham
 

Monte Bingham

#50

Rookie Year: 1998

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Position: Pro

 

Chris Craig

#92

Rookie Year: 1992

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Cattywampus

Chris Craig
Connor Woods
 

Connor Woods

#78

Rookie Year: 2013

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Crouching Tiger

Jake Hassell
 

Jake Hassell

#02

Rookie Year: 2015

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Juxta

 

Joe Martens

#33

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: King, NC

Position: Point Guard

Joe Martens
 

Mallory Barras

#XX

Rookie Year: 2017

Hometown: 

Position: 

Mallory Barras
Emily Clay
 

Emily Clay

#08

Rookie Year: 2008

Hometown: Thibodaux, LA

Position: Supine

 

Lauren Coleman

#00

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Box Office

Lauren Coleman
 

Lauren Hance

#24

Rookie Year: 

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Position: Nose Bleed

Lauren Hance
Kelly Harkins
 

Kelly Harkins

#07

Rookie Year: 2001

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Way Outfield

Kristoffer Harrington
 

Kristoffer Harrington

#13

Rookie Year: 2010

Hometown: Katy, TX

Position: Color Guard

 

Stephen Bennett

#23

Rookie Year: 1998

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Position: Last Chair

Stephen Bennett
Luke Brewer
 

Luke Brewer

#19

Rookie Year: 2013

Hometown: Wabash, IN

Position: Out

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Mariel Smithwick

#25

Rookie Year: 2004

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: Behind the Line

 

Max Holkan

#64

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: Alvin, TX

Position: Basket Weaver

Max Holkan
 

Meagan Crowe

#17

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: Katy, TX

Position: Outfield Karaoke

Meagan Crowe
Staci Bonura
 

Staci Bonura

#04

Rookie Year: 2013

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position: All of Them

 

Peter King

#XX

Rookie Year: 2016

Hometown: Houston, TX

Position:

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Samir Mojaddedi

#27

Rookie Year: 2010

Hometown: Katy, TX

Pos.: Emergency Placekicker

Samir Mojaddedi
Scott White
 

Scott White

#11

Rookie Year: 2000

Hometown: Woodhaven, MI

Position: Hokey Pokey

Steph DeWaegeneer
 

Steph DeWaegeneer

#77

Rookie Year: 1991

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Position: First Class

 

Mara McGhee

#XX

Rookie Year: 2014

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Position: Demi-Pointe

Mara McGhee
Vic Shuttee
 

Vic Shuttee

#37

Rookie Year: 2013

Hometown: Woodlands, TX

Position: Compromised

Ben Gammack
 

Ben Gammack

#00

Rookie Year: 2011

Hometown: Aberdeen, UK

Position: Coach

 
 

Try Outs - Join our Family

Next Try Outs - Wednesday, May 30th @ 7:30 PM

Interested in joining the CSz Houston family? We have semi-annual Try Outs that you can register for below.
Or if you want to try and freshen up your improv skills before hand you can take a class with the Houston School of Improv.

 
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To Register for tryouts please complete this form

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WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

  • Confident performers who can listen and react.
  • Performers who show that they are building upon the offers made by their scene partners.
  • Performers who exhibit strong character and scene work - not forced jokes at the expense of the story.
  • Performers who play well with others.
  • Performers who can be entertaining and clean.
  • Must be 18 or older, and out of high school by the end of your training period.
 

HOW TO PREPARE

  • See a ComedySportz show. Weekly performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm.
  • Dress comfortably so that clothing won't restrict movement. 
  • Please keep all your material clean.
  • Bring a head shot and resume, if you have them (not required).
 

THE TRY-OUT

  • This is an open audition where we'll run through a variety of games we perform in our shows.
  • Depending on the number of auditionees, the first half of auditions usually run about an hour and a half.
  • We take a short break, and then bring back those that we're interested in seeing further.
  • Doors open at 7pm, and audition begins promptly at 7:30pm, don't be late.
 

AFTER AUDITIONS

  • We email or call everyone who auditions. Some are invited to join us for a 12-week training/probation period.
  • We'll work out every Thursday night, 7:30-9:30pm, at the ComedySportz Arena.
  • At the end of the probationary period, if you're offered a spot on the team, weekly practices are held Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm, at the ComedySportz Arena.