Puppets Here & There (May 2018)

April 2018

Contact: Don Montrey
Phone: 267-255-9541
Email: don@comedysportzphilly.com

Puppets Here & There uses improv, puppets and video for a one-of-a-kind comedy experience

Philadelphia PA -- CSz Philadelphia, the Home of ComedySportz, is proud to present PUPPETS HERE & THERE, a sophisticated, multi-media, improvised comedy show with puppets. PUPPETS HERE & THERE runs Friday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 8PM. Tickets are $15.

Seven improvisers play dozens of characters using  an eclectic collection of puppets. “It’s actually two shows in one,” says creator and director Joe Sabatino. “First, there is the live version with the performers running around the stage, grabbing puppets and creating really fun improv comedy. Second, we have a video camera that captures the action and projects the puppets-only version onto a screen. The audience chooses which show they want to watch: they can watch the puppets here on stage or there on the screen.”

“It’s like being at a live taping of The Muppet Show,” says CSz Philadelphia Executive Director Don Montrey. “But Kermit and Fozzie use curse words.”

In addition to creating the show, all of the puppets were built by Joe Sabatino. “I was terrified of puppets when I was a kid. I actually had to go to therapy for it. Over time, I learned to use them as a creative outlet. It’s actually therapeutic for me to build and perform with them.”

As a puppeteer, Joe has worked for PBS Kids, The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company.  As an improviser, he has worked in theaters all around town including Act II, Philly Improv Theater, and has been a member of ComedySportz for 8 years.

Tickets for PUPPETS HERE & THERE are $15 and can be purchased online at csztix.com or by calling 484-450-8089.  The show is designed for audiences ages 18 and up.  

For more information, please call Don Montrey at 267-255-9541.


About CSz Philadelphia

CSz Philadelphia uses improvisation to produce fun, immersive experiences that bring laughter to the people of Philadelphia. In the classroom we teach our students how to use improv to entertain and excite audiences. In the boardroom, we teach professionals how to communicate, listen, and take risks using Applied Improvisation. On stage we entertain everyone with hilarious improv comedy shows including ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show.

CSz Philadelphia is a part of CSz Worldwide, a global network of companies for organizations needing entertainment, training, and events marketing solutions.



Friday, May 4th @ 8PM
Friday, May 11th @ 8PM
Friday, May 18th @ 8PM
Friday, May 25th @ 8PM

CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia PA

$15 at door OR online at csztix.com

Rob Cutler
Emily Davis
David Dritsas
Alexis Howland
Dave Jadico
Marianne Murphy
Joe Sabatino.


PUPPETS HERE & THERE, a sophisticated, multi-media, improvised comedy show with puppets.  Based on an audience suggestion, the performers use a “plethora of puppets” to create two hysterical comedy shows for the price of one. Watch the fun as it happens live on stage or watch the live video feed for the hilarious “puppets-only” version. PUPPETS HERE & THERE runs Friday May 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 8PM. Tickets are $15.

To request photos, interviews and more information please contact:

Don Montrey | don@comedysportzphilly.com | 267-255-9541