Alex Grindeland is the owner and manager of CSz Seattle, which is best know for their flagship show, ComedySportz. Alex has been an improviser, actor, comedian, teacher, and almost-daily shower-taker for over 10 years. He continues to perform weekly in ComedySportz, as well as other CSz Seattle productions, while enjoying teaching improv to students of all ages and experience levels.
Facts about Alex
- He thinks "butts" is the funniest word in the English language.
- He earned a B.A. in Theatre Education in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
It's our 2nd anniversary and we spent it at a bar. That didn't stop us from recording some of the shenanigans though.
After the Cast of One Show, the night's performer, Kristina Corbitt and the show's producer, Kesan Holt joined us to talk about the show. We rounded out the panel with people who had or will be the performer for Cast of One. We tried to stay on topic but had too much fun traveling down the paths we did.
Kinzie Shaw and Natasha Ransom of the improv duo FEELINGS were our featured guests of the night. We had a belated birthday, including cake, for Kinzie who had recently celebrated another revolution around the sun. Also joining the panel was After Party alumni, Dave Clapper. We discussed food, feelings and feminism along with a few other 'f' words.
In a night of returns, Ethan HD returned to talk about the return of Project 42 to Seattle on April 16th. Also returning to the podcast and joining the panel were Jacob Burgess and Alexander Jerabek.
Artist Mike Cressy joined us to talk art, art, art. We also had a special guest on the panel, from KIRO radio, Rachel Belle. We played Drink! for the second time and luckily we all made it through the night.
Chris Allen joined us on the podcast for his 3rd visit to the After Party. This time he discussed his own podcast called The Seattle Files. Chris let his history nerd flag fly and we learned some very interesting facts about the local area. Even when our questions stumped him, he still had something interesting to share.
Our Discussion with Lauren Bond started with the word portmanteau being used, because cosplay is a portmanteau of the words costume and play. We quickly gave her a soap box to talk from. We discussed how even jocks are nerds of their own kind. In the end we all got just a little bit excited about the simple message she had, "If you want to make a costume...do it!"