Alex has been an improviser, actor, comedian, teacher, and an almost-daily-shower-taker for over 20 years. He is elated for the opportunity to teach and perform improv comedy in Jacksonville.
Alex began performing improv when he was only 16 years old in the High School League at CSz Milwaukee, the original ComedySportz club. Later, after graduating from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Theatre-Education, he worked as a high school theatre teacher for 3 years before ultimately setting off to Seattle, Washington. This is where he opened and led CSz Seattle - home of ComedySportz Seattle. Under Alex's leadership, this troupe of Seattle artists grew from a small nomadic improv group to a community of comedy performers with a dedicated fan base and a brick and mortar venue, housing two theatres.
Alex also currently serves as President of the CSz Worldwide Executive Council. CSz Worldwide is the organization that licenses theatre companies to perform ComedySportz internationally.
David Bogan, a former Marine and die-hard Tom Petty fan, is an experienced veteran of improv comedy. He has taught and performed many styles of improv comedy for over 25 years. Starting in 1997, David performed and taught at CSz Milwaukee - Home of ComedySportz. After 20 years, in 2015 he relocated to co-manage CSz Seattle - Home of ComedySportz. He has performed in thousands of shows, and has also taught a vast number of individuals, teams, and organizations the art of improvisation and how the skills that improv training introduces can be applied to life, play, and work. Some applications include comedy entertainment, public speaking, science communication, corporate team building, and helping to manage anxiety.
David has also designed and facilitated Applied Improvisation training for a diversity of companies and organizations. His workshops center on making communication more collaborative, supportive, and effective both in and out of the workplace. Such past and present clients include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United Way, Hershey’s, and many, many, more.
See videos of Alex's improv performances on his website!
For more information about David, check him out on LinkedIn.