Caitlin Kunkel

Writing, Videos and General Glee

Late Night Action: Bill Oakley and More!

Posted on April 15, 2014

Design by jen Tam

Design by Jen Tam

Portland’s best live talk show returns with our biggest show yet this Saturday night, 9:00pm at The Secret Society!

Come see Simpsons showrunner BILL OAKLEY, game designer STEVE GAYNOR, Portland’s funniest person SHANE TORRES, musical guest LAURA GIBSON, sketch comedy from CHASE & STACEY, and much more!

$10 tickets in advance.

More about LNA: Late Night Action is Portland’s best live talk show. Each month we bring in celebrity guests, comedians, and the best bands Portland has to offer. LNA is hosted by the quick and funny Alex Falcone (Portlandia, Live Wire! Radio) and wise-crackin’ side kick Bri Pruett (Willamette Week’s Funniest 5) and directed by Caitlin Kunkel (Second City).

Great Press for THE BIG COMBO

Posted on March 21, 2014

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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!

Student Sketch Show: Sketch Me Like One of Your French Girls

Posted on March 21, 2014

Design by Beth Gray

Design by Beth Gray

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!

Sketch Comedy Show: THE BIG COMBO

Posted on March 13, 2014

Design by Andrew Harris

Design by Andrew Harris

UPDATE: Check out our GREAT review in The Portland Mercury!

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 Boiler Room & Jones Present:


A Sketch Comedy Show by Caitlin Kunkel & Jason Rouse

Directed by Jason Rouse

Sponsored by Cupcake Jones, Mississippi Studios, the Laurelhurst Theatre and The Whole Bowl


March 14-29, 2014

Friday and Saturday nights at 10:15 pm


Action/Adventure Theater

1050 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR 97214


$15 in advance on Brown Paper Tickets

$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

Photo by Alicia J. Rose

Photo by Alicia J. Rose

Late Night Action – New Venue

Posted on January 28, 2014

Such late night. Very action.

Such late night. Very action.

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:


MATT FRACTION, comic book author extraordinaire

MARTHA GROVER, essayist and zinester

LA-based stand up comedian BROCK WILBUR

And musical guest the SAMA DAMS

Buy tickets here: $10 in advance/$15 at the door.


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