San Jose's Hottest Sketch Comedy Group

The Roughhouse is a sketch comedy group based out of San Jose, CA. They have brought their quick-witted, fast-paced, and sometimes absurd humor to the Bay Area since 2012.


Jimmy Snell

Jimmy is an actor, writer, and improvisor based out of the Bay Area, California. He has studied at ComedySportz San Jose since 2009, and is a member of their house team, as well as a founding member of their house sketch team Laughingstock Sketch Co. Jimmy has performed with various companies around the Bay Area, including Shakespeare Santa Cruz, City Lights Theatre Company, and The Gaslighter, and is a founding member of The Roughhouse.

Marisa Hankins

Marisa is a multi-talented performer in San Jose, and she loves being a part of The Roughhouse. She was a founding member of the Laughingstock Sketch Co. Currently, she is performing on the house team at ComedySportz San Jose. Her work has also been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (’02, ’05), and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Ben Stephens

After inspiration and training from The Second City, Annoyance Theatre, ComedySportz, and Upright Citizens Brigade, Ben co-founded the Made Up Theatre in Fremont to share his love for comedy and improvisation with the Bay Area. As an improvisational acting coach and teacher, Ben has led improv classes for teens and adults, as well as been contracted to perform improv comedy shows and facilitate team building workshops for many organizations throughout the Bay Area.

Brandon Arnold

Brandon is an improvisor and writer living in San Jose, Ca. He's been performing and teaching shortform and longform improv with ComedySportz San Jose since 2005 and is a founding member of The Roughhouse and Laughingstock Sketch Co. He's studied improv at ComedySportz San Jose and Improv and writing at Second City Chicago. When not writing sketch and designing characters Brandon can be found writing code and designing websites.

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