When we are not playing as a team, we are working to strengthen yours

As the home to Philadelphia's longest-running improv comedy show, ComedySportz, CSz Philadelphia knows the power of improvisation on the field and off. Our Applied Improv Programs are a unique, fun and meaningful way to enhance collaboration and communication.

By the time your colleagues have stopped laughing, they might even realize they’ve learned something.

TEAMBUILDING with  ZS Associates
The [CSz] Philadelphia facilitator provided an exemplary experience … safe and comfortable learning for the entire staff: fun, engaging, thought provoking and educational. The training was on par with my previous training with The Second City at every level. Thank you CSz Philadelphia, we are looking forward to your return for our fall staff development day.
— Fran Gallagher, MEd New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
I was skeptical and even terrified of the event when I saw it on my calendar. But after we got started, I just jumped in and learned so much. And now, when people ask for my name, I’m going to say my full name with super hero confidence!
— Employee Participant, AstraZeneca

Over 20 Years Experience

For over 20 years, CSz Philadelphia has worked with companies like yours, from Fortune 500 corporations to non-profit organizations to schools. Our Training team is made up of professional improvisers who also happen to be professional Facilitators and/or certified Coaches, each with over 20 years experience instructing business professionals in a wide variety of industries.

In other words, we’ve been around the block, and we speak your language.

This was one of the best team events that I have ever been involved in. I’m sure we are on the right track to building a strong supervisor team through on going communication
and teamwork.
— Lavonne Wright, PECO Energy
Everyone loved it. They are worried about how to possibly outdo this meeting in a few months because it was so good.
— Employee Participant, AstraZeneca

Teamwork Minus The Work

Through a series of fun, on-your-feet activities based on improvisational theatre techniques, participants explore skills such as listening, collaboration, adaptability, focus, innovation, and replacing your inner script with moment-to-moment response. Programs are designed to create a safe environment in which participants feel comfortable letting go of inhibitions, laughing and experiencing colleagues in a new light. After each exercise, our expert facilitator leads a discussion in which participants examine the skills explored and how they can immediately apply these new techniques to enhance productivity in the workplace.


A team is only as strong as its ability to work together. These programs get your employees thinking and more importantly, listening differently. 

Customer Service

Your biggest asset is your client base. Treating them with respect and courtesy is the key to making them repeat customers. This program explores the skills needed to provide excellent customer service. 

The program was excellent and the facilitator was outstanding.
— Gail Steele, Brandywine Global
large group program (250 people)

large group program (250 people)

Our Clients

The ZS Philadelphia team had a blast at the improv comedy workshop with CSz Philadelphia. Bobbi, Kelly & Mary morphed our initially-hesitant group into a confident, ‘YES, AND’ team and helped create an incredibly engaging and HILARIOUS experience.
— Heather Noble, Senior Administrative Assistant ZS Associates
Applied Improv program in our theater space!

Applied Improv program in our theater space!


We Take The Labor Out of Collaboration

CSz Philadelphia Applied Improv workshops balance both Education and Fun; we can customize your session to focus heavily on specific skill-building objectives OR simply on building camaraderie and releasing stress through laughter!

Consider an Applied Improv Workshop for your next…

  • Corporate Off-site Retreat
  • Staff Enrichment Program (teacher in-service days; professional development sessions, etc)
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Department Meeting
  • Core Competency Enhancement
  • College Group Gathering
Kelly was great - high energy and enthusiastic without making people feel too uncomfortable. We had a fantastic time.
— Joanne Curley, Jazz Pharmaceuticals