Christian Capozzoli: Improviser, Actor, Writer, Educator

Christian Capozzoli Bio

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Christian Capozzoli is an American actor, author, writer and improviser. He was born in Rochester, NY. He has a B.F.A. in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College and a Masters in Literature and Education from Harvard University. Capozzoli has been improvising at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for the last decade and his improvisation methods are now taught the world over.

Christian Capozzoli has had the fortune to work with top comedic voices in TV and Film, including Stephen Colbert, Lena Dunham, Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Amazon’s Red Oaks, HBO’s GIRLS and made his feature film debut in The Week Of.

Capozzoli has been cast in number of pilots, Motel Hell, Take It Personal, Take Back the Block, 4Track, and Flushed. He has appeared in short films which have screened at festivals around the world including the Toronto International Film Festival and Stanley Film festival. His work has also been featured on Splitsider, Buzzfeed, Funny or Die, and College Humor.

Capozzoli has worked as a creative director, and story consultant for Amazon. He has just wrapped production to bring his critically acclaimed one man show Nutso Facto to film.

Capozzoli has written films, television pilots, and plays and many essays and short stories. His comedic work has received rave reviews from both the New York Times and New York Post.

His self-published novel Jetsam County is speculative fiction set in the American Frontier when a space ship crashes into the Rockies, changing the lives of those settled there, and the course of history, forever.

Christian Capozzoli has worked along side of legendary comedic instructors Mick Napier, Charna Halpern and Armando Diaz. He has performed at UCB, The PIT, Magnet Theater, The Annoyance and as a repeat guest of Toronto’s Second City.

Christian Capozzoli has been honored and recognized as one of the top improv minds and instructors in the world.

  • He has headlined more than 40 improvisation festivals throughout North America and Europe.
  • Christian Capozzoli’s book Aerodynamics of Yes: The Improviser’s Manual is a staple in college theatre classes.
  • He volunteers teaching improv to at-risk-youth throughout New York City, using his methods to empower the individual and to celebrate ensemble.
  • Once a theatre arts professor at Marymount Manhattan College, he is now developing and prototyping an improv curriculum for New York City High schools and has done additional volunteer work helping with research to gauge the social effects of improvisation on children with autism.

Capozzoli was represented by literary agent Matt Hudson at WME, but is currently seeking new representation.


Christian Capozzoli Reel

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Christian’s UCB improv team Bucky.


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