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, The Gaslighter, and Barnstorm, 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.

Kyle Ames

Kyle is a native South Bay performer with a passion for creative work. He is currently a performer on the house team at ComedySportz San Jose. Since 2007, Kyle has also worked as an accomplished caricature artist.

Jon Snell

Jon is pleased to be making his debut performance with The Roughhouse. A newcomer to the stage with an interest in absurd comedy, he is excited to have the opportunity to make audiences laugh. When not performing, Jon is a student of Veterinary Technology, and has been working towards becoming a specialist in emergency medicine since 2009.

Brandon Arnold

Brandon is an improviser and writer from San Jose, California. He has been performing improv with ComedySportz San Jose since 2005 and with them he has performed in 1000+ truly unique shows. He's studied sketch at Second City Chicago, was a founding member of the Laughingstock Sketch Co. and is a founding member of The Roughhouse. He does nerdy things like code this website.

Upcoming Show

The Spook Show

The Spook Show

Are you afraid of SPOOKS? Can you handle TERROR? For one night only, The Roughhouse invites you to an evening of chill-arious sketch comedy. Featuring sights so ghoulishly funny and delightfully macabre, you’ll drop dead. We DARE you to watch - THE SPOOK SHOW.

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