The Sick Puppies
Founded in 2012, Sick Puppies Comedy has quickly grown into becoming the leader in improv comedy in South Florida. With 30 cast members, 60 active students, six active classes and more shows than we can count, Sick Puppies Comedy is one of South Florida’s favorite comedy destinations. Don’t believe us? Check us out on YELP or Trip Advisor.
The Sick Puppies have performed at UCB during the Del Close Marathon, The Sarasota Improv Festival, The Tampa Improv Festival, The Miami Improv Festival, the Palm Beach Improv Festival and the Chicago Musical Improv Festival at iO.
You can find Sick Puppies Comedy playing at a number of venues around South Florida. Subscribe to our emails for the latest information on performances and classes near you.
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Founder and Director Casey Casperson graduated from the University of Evansville with a BS in Theater Mangement in 2001. He attended with Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Lennon Parham (UCB, Playing House, The House, Parks N Rec), Kelly Giddish (SVU), Nathan Darrow (House of Cards, Gotham, Billions), and Rutina Wesley (Tru Blood, Queen Sugar). Casperson and Jack McBrayer share the same degree as he graduated UE in 1993.
Casey has performed stand up comedy, improv, live theater and on screen since 1997. He has worked with Larry the Cable Guy, Kid of Kid and Play, Pauly Shore, Mark Curry, Mike Armstrong, Bill Bellamy, Kevin Meany and David Razowsky.
In 2001, Casperson studied under Gerald Owens of Laughing Gas and has since learned from Tara Defrancisco and Rance Rizutto of iO (formerly Improv Olympic) under the guidance of Charn Halpern (Truth in Comedy, Owner of iO), Susan Messing (TED Talk, Messing with a Friend), TJ and Dave, Joe Bill, Will Luera, Improv Boston and David Razowsky (Second City, iO).
Casperson also works with corporations and hosts coaching workshops for corporate clients and applying improv skills to business. Autonation, Wells Fargo, PNC, Northwestern Mutual, Simon Properties, Office Depot, South East Toyota, Chase, Loan Depot, Burger King, Forthright, Citrix, Pizza Hut, Complyright, couples resorts, NBC Comcast, Kyle Plumbing and others. As an improviser, he has been a cast member of Laughing Gas and Sick Puppies Comedy, but has performed as a guest at many improv theaters across the country.