Merrily graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Engineering Technology and has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She has performed with several improv groups since 1996, including ComedySportz-Portland, Your Other Left, The BEE Word, Screaming Mee-Mees, The Minions, and Harmonic Dissonance. She is also the very happy mama to Zach and Katerina. She likes football, video games, and comic books, boys — which means she's already taken.
Bill is a member of the ensembles at ComedySportz-Portland (2001-present) and Brody Improv Theater (2016-present). He is also a cast member of the improv troupes Harmonic Dissonance, The Minions, and B and B, and directs and teaches as well. He has performed at improv festivals across the country. Bill loves cookies. IMDB
Improvising since 1997, Erin has lived and improvised in both Chicago and Portland. Peachy is extra special to her because it includes some of the first improvisers she ever met along with some of her newest make-'em-up buddies. In addition to the Chickens, Erin is also a proud member of The Minions, Green Eggs and Cunningham, and Gladys Kravitz.
Brad Fortier was an original member of Portland’s Brody Theater. He is also well known as a film and stage actor (The Benefits of Gusbandry, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Road House: The Play). Brad directs, performs and teaches improv not only locally but across the globe. He holds an M.A. in the interdisciplinary study of anthropology and improvised theater and authored the book Long-Form Improvisation: Collaboration, Comedy, Communion, an academic work on the anthropology of improvised theater. Brad also has a number of articles both scholarly and artistic on his website, www.bradfortier.com.
Betse is an ensemble member of ComedySportz-Portland (2002-present) and Brody Improv Theater (2016-present). She is an improv director and instructor, as well as a founding member of the improv groups B and B, Moist Splendor and Harmonic Dissonance. She is a veteran of several improv and comedy festivals, including SFIT, CIF, IFCincy, AS-IF, and Stumptown Improv Festival. If anything naughty happens in our shows, Betse is probably the instigator. Unless it's Merrily.
Master of a thousand beards, this crafty improv veteran has played with ComedySportz in Portland and San Jose since 1994. He has played guest to various long-form improv groups and theaters. He was also co-creator and co-star of a sketch comedy pilot in the nineties that you never ever saw. He'd love to show it to you if you're buying the beer. A strong advocate of getting around by bicycle, he's someone you may have seen at one of Portland's record-setting World Naked Bike Rides. All of him.
Thomas Magee is a northwest native who moonlights as a Technical Operations Manager. He started his improv training with ComedySportz in Los Angeles and has been a cast member of CSz-Portland since 1993. He was a former member of the long form groups Your Other Left and a Sideburns, performed in a recent Sound Improv show and does occasional Community Theater productions as well.
Craig has been a fixture of the Portland and Chicago improv and sketch communities since 1999. He performed in Chicago with IO Harold team Chopper and was a member of Playground theater team The Fling, while somehow maintaining his career with ComedySportz-Portland. He also plays with the D&D homage The Minions.
Originally from a small town in Nebraska, Heather moved to Chicago and spent 7 years there before finding herself in the Pacific Northwest. She completed training programs at The Second City and iO Chicago, and studied at the Acting Studio Chicago and Annoyance Theatre & Bar. She performed for two years with the all-female improv group Valid Hysteria, and played with the barprov team The Standard and the iO house team Emperor. She produced MYTH for Theatre Momentum and was a member of their board. Heather especially loved performing with The Fling at The Playground Theater. You will never hear her impersonate a wookiee – she can't.
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.