Fun over fear.


Professional Development + Improv =


Richard J. Krysztoforski (he/him/his) (New York, NY, USA) is a professional development expert, internationally trained improviser, and cancer survivor.

In December 2018 he was diagnosed with schwannomatosis, an extremely rare genetic disorder affecting 1 in 1.7 million people.

Richard's comedy and projects are informed by these experiences, and the fact that we're all going to die, so let's make some jokes and take care of each other, cool? Cool.

He is grateful for sound and vision, his friends, and to be able to work on the following featured projects:


Defense Mechanisms: a podcast about how we cope

Defense Mechanisms investigates the different ways we process emotions, handle traumas, solve problems, and deal with this strange and complex world. In each episode, Richard Krysztoforski and a guest share their own defense mechanisms and coping strategies.


Shows, Events, Workshops

Richard has studied and performed improv, nationally and internationally, for nearly a decade. See what he has made of it by attending a live performance.


It’s Not Good: a good podcast about bad things

Richard Krysztoforski and Karl Spurzem host It’s Not Good: a good podcast about bad things. The world is full of bad music, awful movies, and other irredeemable garbage. They’re just trying to figure out why and how, so you don't have to.

(Additional projects can be found by visiting the Projects page)