THE BIG COMBO received a great review that ran in the print and online edition of The Portland Mercury this week. Jason Rouse and I also spoke to Ted Douglass on Metroscope PDX about the show. Check out the review and radio interview, then buy your tickets to see the show!
My most recent sketch class at the Brody Theater had their student show last night, and it was a raucous success! I directed and produced the show based out of the best writing to emerge from the 7-week class. The writing was excellent, the performers nailed it, and the sold-out crowd ate it up.
Congratulations to writers Anton Cobb, Sean DeNicola, James Hartenfeld, Danny Hendrix, Jonathan Hopp, DJ Hupp, Cara Parker King, Nick McCann and Jayne White. And big thanks to performers Scott Engdahl, Kerry Leek, Monique Fleming, Corin Garratt, Jay Flewelling and DJ Hupp, and Tech Direction Sophya Vidal and Assistant Director Nick Beaird. It was a great night all around!
This weekend the new sketch comedy show I co-wrote with Jason Rouse, THE BIG COMBO, opens at Action/Adventure Theater. I’ve had such a wonderful time putting the show together with Jason and working with the tremendous cast. THE BIG COMBO runs Fridays and Saturdays at 10:15pm on March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. You can purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets and go to our facebook page for more information. Below is the the press release:
THE BIG COMBO
A Sketch Comedy Show by Caitlin Kunkel & Jason Rouse
Directed by Jason Rouse
March 14-29, 2014
Friday and Saturday nights at 10:15 pm
1050 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR 97214
$20 at the door CASH ONLY
THE BIG COMBO is an original sketch comedy show from writer/producer Caitlin Kunkel (Second City, Late Night Action) and writer/director Jason Rouse (Sweat, Live Wire, Weekend at Bernie’s). They’ve created a show concerning complex lists, nervous rotisserie chickens, the dangers of fresh water swimming, waiting rooms, the deep knowledge of four-year-olds, sanctioned time travel and Boz Scaggs. They’re able to do this because of the venerable talent assembled from Portland’s improv, theater and stand-up scene.
The cast features:
Jed Arkley, Scott Engdahl, Katie Michels, Pat Moran, Jennifer Rowe, Brooke Totman & Jason Rouse
Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, the show I direct and serve as head writer of, is moving to a new venue! For the third episode of the third season, we will be shifting to The Secret Society in NE Portland. We have a fantastic lineup for this Thursday’s 8:00pm show, sponsored by The Portland Mercury – more information below:
Buy tickets here: $10 in advance/$15 at the door.
Here’s my latest interview for Serial Optimist with comedy writer, director and producer Jason Woliner – he’s worked for a slew of awesome shows and is one of the members of Human Giant. I had a great time going through his work again. Enjoy!