Sketch & Improv

PDX Playwrights & The Ape Theater present

Ape Comedy: long-form improv and sketch comedy

By Alissa Jessup, Chris Caniglia & Brooke Totman, with Rex Marshall

FESTIVAL DATE: Jan 20 @ 9pm

VENUE: Hipbone Studio,
1847 E. Burnside St.



The Ape at LARGE! Come see Portland’s hottest comedic long-form improvisers and sketch performers! The Ape Theater is a comedy-based theatre and training ground in NE Portland that’s committed to creating new work that ignites, engages and entertains. They offer classes and workshops in long-form improv, sketch comedy, writing, performance and collaboration. The Ape’s training is deeply rooted in the belief that solid acting is the key to great comedic performances. Founded by working professional artists Alissa Jessup (The Mindy Project, True Blood, The Groundlings Theater) Brooke Totman (The Benefits of Gusbandry, The Groundlings Theatre), and Chris Caniglia (30 Rock, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theater NY). The show also features Soul Night, a short performance piece written by Rex Marshall: Dancing is grotesque. The laws of attraction follow no rules. Meeting people is awful. This piece concerns the impossible task of finding someone who likes your tempo.