ComedySportz Indianapolis Improvises With Jonathan Byrd’s Racing

ComedySportz Indianapolis Improvises With Jonathan Byrd’s Racing @ByrdRacing

Greenwood, IN – KVSH/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing is thrilled to announce another supporter of its joint entry to field Bryan Clauson in the Indianapolis 500, and welcomes ComedySportz Indianapolis to the team.

Now in its 23rd year, ComedySportz Indianapolis (, is the city’s only professional improv comedy theatre. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, CSz Indianapolis presents improvisational ComedySportz matches where two teams battle for laughs and points as they play games and make up everything on the spot. The company also boasts a Friday Late Night Series, which hosts a rotating spot of adults-only improv comedy shows, featuring professional improvisers from CSz Indianapolis.


“We are so thrilled to be partnering with such a well-established and respected company as Jonathan Byrd’s,” says Mia Lee Roberts, Co-owner and Executive Producer. “CSz Indianapolis looks forward to a fun and long-lasting partnership with them.”

Bryan Clauson talked about the team’s newest sponsor: “Though racing is definitely about preparation, execution, and precision, there’s also a lot of improvisation from lap to lap. I’m always stoked to see new supporters get on board with us, and this one really puts a smile on my face. It’s a different kind of fast-paced action, and the performers at CSz understand performing under pressure. With my schedule, I’m usually busy on Fridays and Saturdays, but I can’t wait to get out to one of their Thursday night matches. I may even have to try my hand at a bit of improv myself, in case this racing thing doesn’t work out.”

Jonathan Byrd II added his thoughts, saying “We’re definitely thrilled to welcome Mia, Lynn, Ed, Chad and the entire cast of CSz Indianapolis to our team! With more than thirty years in the community, they have become an Indianapolis institution, and we’re excited to now be part of their story and their family. As can be imagined, with a sponsor like ComedySportz, we have some fun things planned. With everything we’re going to be doing with CSz, we’re really looking forward to being part of the vibrant and growing Mass Ave community. I’ve already signed up for some of their improv workshops, so hopefully the racing and improv comedy fans of central Indiana will see me in a match sometime in the not-too-distant future.”

The relationship between ComedySportz Indianapolis and Jonathan Byrd’s Racing extends beyond the racetrack, as the Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality & Restaurant Group has also secured the naming rights to the CSz Indianapolis “arena” at 721 Massachusetts Ave in downtown Indianapolis.


Jonathan Byrd’s Racing was founded by the late Jonathan Byrd in 1982. In its various forms, Jonathan Byrd’s Racing has successfully fielded 17 entries in the Indianapolis 500 beginning in 1985, scoring 6 top ten finishes, with a best finish of 5th in 2005. A Jonathan Byrd’s Racing car currently holds the all-time Indianapolis 500 1 and 4 lap qualifying records (Luyendyk ’96). Jonathan Byrd’s Racing has won 2 IndyCar races (Luyendyk – Phoenix ’96, Paul Jr – Texas ’98), along with 2 United States Auto Club National Midget Championships (’86,’87).

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