You should get to know Rick Randjelovic. After you learn how to pronounce his last name (sounds like it looks), you start to look deeper into this man. This…mystery. This….new owner. This….tall-ish person. Who has taken over part of the reins of CSz Indianapolis, you have always wondered (since July). Today, we reveal to you, our Loyal Fans, everything important and deeply rooted that makes Rick…. Rick.
We asked the questions you’ve always dreamed of knowing….and he has exclusively opened up to CSz:
CSz: Hi, Rick. You have to have a favorite ComedySportz game since you’ve been with us since 2002 when you first took our workshops. Could you share with your fans?
Rick: My favorite, “Who Dat?”
CSz: Thanks, Rick. So, why did you decide to join ComedySportz and what’s been its impact on you?
Rick: I was sitting in my apartment, and I looked online for something to do in Indy. I found classes at CSz and I’ve been hooked ever since. As for impact, I feel that improv is part of my identity as a person. There is a closeness that comes from being around people regularly. When you amplify the effect of proximity with the amount of risk taking that we do as part of our craft, incredibly strong bonds are formed. We are serious when we say that CSz Indianapolis is a big family. Additionally, I’ve had the opportunity to teach classes and workshops at CSz. It’s very rewarding to see former students growing into skilled performers on a weekly basis.
CSz: Thanks, Rick. I think you’ve hit the nail on the proverbial head with what CSz is and how it really does change people. We are a family, not a cult. Now, let’s run through a rapid fire list of Tiger Beat questions to learn all your little nuances…
What was your favorite subject in school:
Probably science stuff or band.
What is the best compliment you ever received:
“You’re taller than I thought”.
What is your perfect pizza?
Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza.
What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning:
I wonder how reservations look for this week. Did we get any seats sold in the middle of the night? Who would buy seats at 3:00 in the morning?
What is your favorite animal:
I.LOVE.BEARS. I really do; they fascinate me. I could sit at a zoo at watch the bears all day. I kind of feel like bears are kind of like a giant form of raccoon. They tend to scavenge for food, live in the woods, are attracted to garbage, etc. But, you know, they can kill you. Nobody is going to ever die from being attacked by a raccoon. Now that I think of it, maybe I just don’t like raccoons more than I love bears.
What is your favorite band/musician?
The jukebox at Dorman Street is my favorite band.
What is your favorite book?
Veeck as in Wreck. Bill Veeck is a role model for me and his book is fantastic. He was revolutionary as the owner of many major league sports teams. Veeck was a showman and a promoter who never lost the joy of being a fan.
Where is your favorite restaurant?
What is your zodiac sign?
What is your favorite movie?
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
What do you think is your biggest talent?
I’m real good at taking stuff apart; I’m awful at putting things back together. There is probably a metaphor for my life in there somewhere, but whatever.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Nancy Kerrigan; Alex Morgan; Rachel Dratch; Jennifer Aniston from 1997; Rashida Jones; Ginger from Gilligan’s Island; Kathy Ireland; Audrey Hepburn; Sunni the Gummi Bear; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Anna Kendrick; The 2014 Canadian Women’s Curling Team; Elizabeth Banks; The Robot Girl from Small Wonder; Jennifer Aniston from 2016; Suzy Kolber.
Your Dream Vacation:
A 700 mile hiking trail through the mountains where you stay at craft beer breweries each night.
What inspires you?
Mastering a skill to a point where it becomes an art instead of a process.
If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
Your best childhood memory:
Summers on a lake in the U.P. One time, my dad’s dog pushed me into the water. Family lore says that I slipped on a rock and fell in, but I tell you that dog shoved me.
If you won the lottery……
I’d live like a rich hobo. I’d ride the rails like a normal hobo, but my handkerchief trundle would be made of silk.
What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?
I got in a fight with a fireplace when I was two and have a scar above my eye.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A fighter pilot. Specifically I wanted to fly an A-10 Thunderbolt II
You must adopt a baby fox or a baby koala: choose!
Koala! Fox meat is too gamey for my taste.
Favorite mythological creature:
Your favorite song lyric:
“If dreams were lightning, and thunder were desire, this old house would have burned down a long time ago”.
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie:
The coconut ones.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Dreamy 1980s Harrison Ford.
Where you want to travel but have never been:
Finally, anything you’d like to share about yourself?
The ownership of CSz Indianapolis has their own unique strengths that they bring this this business. For example, Ed has his creative abilities, Jessica and Todd both have financial backgrounds, and I am tall.
CSz: Tall-ISH, Rick, tall-ish.