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.

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Team Building

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

Communication Compass

Your team discovers their own communication style and, more importantly, how their style communicates with other styles.


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.

Our Clients

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 can already see the impact - we had more engagement / more calling on people today, more laughter, and more willingness to have a little fun. I can see the team relaxing, opening up, and starting to lean in.
— VP Product Management, Elsevier
Many thanks to you and your incredible team for a dynamic and productive workshop with the Institutional Advancement team last week! I’ve heard nothing but effusive praise and gratitude from my colleagues for the experience. As we endeavor to build a strong, collaborative and creative Advancement team that delivers ever stronger results to benefit Drexel, I know the [CSz] experience will continue to serve us well!
— David L. Unruh, Senior Vice President Office of Institutional Advancement, Drexel University
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

Applied Improv program in our theater space!

Applied Improv program in our theater space!

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.

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.

large group program (250 people)

large group program (250 people)

ZS ASSOCIATES - Applied Improv Clients

ZS ASSOCIATES - Applied Improv Clients

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
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
The program was excellent and the facilitator was outstanding.
— Gail Steele, Brandywine Global
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