About

Founder and Director Casey Casperson graduated from the University of Evansville with a BS in Theater Mangement in 2001.  He attended with Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Lennon Parham (UCB, Playing House, The House, Parks N Rec), Kelly Giddish (SVU), Nathan Darrow (House of Cards, Gotham, Billions), Rutina Wesley (Tru Blood, Queen Sugar). Casperson and Jack McBrayer share the same degree as he graduated UE in 1993.
He 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.
In 2012, Casey founded Sick Puppies Comedy which mostly comprised of former Laughing Gas members after Laughing Gas closed it’s doors earlier that year.  Today, Sick Puppies Comedy has over 30 cast members, 300 student alumni and 60+ active students spread over 5 levels of improv classes.  The company performs at least 8 shows a month with 6 house teams.
Sick Puppies has performed at UCB during the Del Close Marathon in 2016 and 2017, The Sarasota Improv Festival by invite since 2013, The Tampa Improv Festival in 2014-2016, The Miami Improv Festival from 2015-2017, the Palm Beach Improv Festival from 2016-2017 and the Chicago Musical Improv Festival at iO in 2017.
Initially started as a hobby, Sick Puppies quickly grew into becoming the leader in improv comedy in South Florida.  With 30 cast members, 60 active students, six active classes and over 100 shows in 2017, 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 shows and classes are hosted at Center Stage Performing Arts Theater in Boca Raton, but you can find Sick Puppies Comedy playing at a number of venues around South Florida.

If you’d like to hire us, you can email us at woof@sickpuppiescomedy.com or call us at 954-667-7735.

We believe in building a positive community of fun people interested in becoming the best version of themselves.  Join us. Come see a show or sign up for a class!

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3 thoughts on “About

    Mel Dubin said:
    July 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Casey,
    I left you a phone message. Great class yesterday. I respect a proffesional. Perhaps you can suggest some one on one coaching. I am going to do some open mics
    this week. I will be visiting family in the Hamptons next week. Will find some
    open’s there.Can you suggest anyone at the Funky Buddha to get 5 minutes this
    Wednesday.

    Best regards,
    Mel Dubin

      Sick Puppies responded:
      July 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you for such a kind note! Buddha is on Wednesday’s! 8PM Sign up and 9PM show time. You can also check out Holloways down the street from us on Thursdays!

    Philip Vincent Abbate said:
    October 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I am interested in this .

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