Our Cast

Curious Comedy Company Ensemble

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Craig McCarthy

Craig moved to Portland from the East Coast a few years ago with a background in theater. Wanting to get back on the stage, he was torn between taking an acting or an improv class, ultimately deciding on improv because the classes were $20 cheaper. Since then he has immensely enjoyed studying and performing at Curious. Craig can also be seen as an actor for the theater company, Monkey With a Hat On, in videos for "Funny or Die", and can be heard as the Host and self-proclaimed “iconic” voice of the professional ultimate frisbee team, the Portland Stags.

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Ben Campbell

Ben Campbell's indoctrination into improv comedy began while attending college at University of Illinois. From 2005-2009 he performed with U of I troupe Spicy Clamato. After graduating with BAs in psychology and philosophy, for reasons unknown, Ben vanished from the improv scene without a trace. After five years of radio silence, a chance attendance at one of Curious Comedy's Friday Night Fights marked the end of Ben's improv abstinence, and he's been studying and performing at Curious with wanton abandon ever since. So long as the world still needs him, you may find him onstage as a member of Curious Comedy's house team Ramona, and as one half of the improv duo Bathtub Museum.

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Jenn Hunter

Jenn Hunter is a director, teacher, actor and improviser from originally hailing from Spokane, Washington. She just completed 3 years at Lake Superior State University. Jenn graduated with an MFA in Directing from University of Portland. Before attending UP, Jenn was a director and drama teacher at University High School; there she directed over a dozen musical and non-musical productions. She was the Artistic Director of ComedySportz in Spokane and an actor/director for a national tour of Missoula Children’s Theatre. In addition to her MFA in Directing, Jenn also has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Montana and a Master’s in Education from Eastern Washington University. She has also studied the Meisner Approach to Acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

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Chad Parsons

Chad first started performing improv in 2014 when he finally moved to a town large enough to have a comedy scene. He now finds that he rarely wants to do anything else and is happily overwhelmed with all the opportunities Portland provides. He performs regularly with the indie teams Tunnel, YEP!, and Tickets to Heaven, and is also half of the absurdist duo Database. In between all this Chad also writes sketches, monologues, and joins in on any podcast he can. He joined Curious as part of the Mt. Hood team at the beginning of 2016.

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Jay Flewelling

A native of Portland, OR, Jay showcases his broad comedic prowess in several different rodeos around town. Jay is not only a cast member of Curious Comedy Theater but also performs in the power house troupe, J Names (SF Sketchfest, Out of Bounds Comedy Fetival). There are many facets to Jay’s comedic talents. He is not only a performer, but a multitalented comedian with a knack for storytelling as well. Jay has been featured on LIVE WIRE!, Kevin Allison' RISK!, Mortified, and has performed with Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall) and Colin Mochrie (Who’s Line is it Anyway?). In addition to being a performer, Jay also is an award winning film maker and knows a thing or two about producing. His most recently produced film short won Best in Humor at Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival. www.jayflewelling.com