Our celebrated Player of the Month this time around is Todd Kenworthy. Todd has been with ComedySportz for around 9 years and is now one of our new co-owners. He has been married for almost 12 years to Jessica (our other new co-owner!) and he has 3 kids, Nolan 8, and 4 year old twins Ava and Grace. Todd was also on our final Championship team this past June and helped lead Indianapolis to win the 2016 ComedySportz World Championship: Loyal Fans will recall his brilliant Gippepe singing Gippepe No Drive A Car and doing a scarily-accurate imitation of a primate. We are excited about having Todd steer this big family in new directions and asked him a few questions so that our Loyal Fans could get to know him a little better!
We asked Todd why he got involved in ComedySportz and it’s impact… ” I started taking improv classes right after I graduated college in 2002. My girlfriend, who is now my wife, lived in Chicago and I took classes at Second City as a way to get over my fear of public speaking. After a couple of levels of classes, I was hooked. I completed their introductory program and after a couple of years off my wife signed me up for classes at ComedySportz Indianapolis. I took the classes and from there I was asked to start attending practices after an invite from Ed (Trout, co-owner). This has been such a positive impact on my life. The gift of improv can be applied to all areas of my life, from husband, father, and in my work life. The people I have met at ComedySportz have become my second family.
Why and when did you join ComedySportz? I joined ComedySportz in 2007 after my wife, Jessica, bought me Improv training classes for a Christmas present in 2006.
Do you have any projects coming up you’d like to brag about? Yes, as a new owner, I encourage all to come out and see all of our upcoming matches. Each one is different than the last and its fun for all. Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Three Dollar Bill Comedy announcements for upcoming shows and projects. I have written and performed with them for over 5 years. Lastly, I am performing with Defiance Comedy during the Fringe Festival in Haul and Oatz, Time Traveling PIs. More Fringe Info HERE.
What was your favorite subject in school: I always like Math, maybe that is why I became a banker
What is your perfect pizza? Sausage, Pepperoni, Black Olives and Mushrooms.
What is your favorite band/musician? AC/DC, It’s a long way to the top….
What is your favorite book? I am a sucker for the Harry Potter Series.
What is your zodiac sign? Pisces
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? Bruce Portsmouth
What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it? I have a scar above my left eye in the shape of a triangle. I got hit in the face with a soap dispenser. For the record, the soap dispenser attacked me.
Sweet tooth or savory tooth? Sweet Tooth like a boss