Broke Gravy

Portland's Dopest
Improv Comedy

We use improv comedy and storytelling to discover truth between the blurry lines of the daily grind.

 

As three black men living in America, we utilize our unique voices to spark thoughtful conversations on and off comedy stages. Through an open and honest dialogue, we exchange our experiences with those of our audience—exploring deeper perspectives on comedy, relationships, and humanity. 

Also, we're funny AF. 

 
UPCOMING SHOWS

"An imaginative, hilarious trio focused on physicality and unique characters—for Broke Gravy, the story is nearly as important as the punchline. [...] this group is hard to predict but always puts on a wonderful show."​

-Portland Mercury

 

Leon

Anderson

Leon likes to talk about himself in the third person. Leon has been performing improv comedy since 2003 in various forms. With bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Southern California, he solidified his training at the Second City Conservatory in Hollywood, CA. Leon is now proud to share his animated and physical style on stage with Broke Gravy. For more information, find Leon, buy him a drink, and ask him whatever you want.

Chris Williams

Chris is often mistaken for a very serious man. He simply appreciates the slow burn and has the patience of a monk on stage. A lover of accents he knows better than to share this talent in certain situations. When not sharing the stage with the Broke Gravy Crew he can be seen around town telling stories and hosting his own storytelling show Front Porch Sessions.

ErIC

Simons

Eric has been performing, teaching, coaching, and laughing at improv since 2003. A former student of Brave New Workshop (Minneapolis, MN) and HUGE Theater (Minneapolis, MN), Eric has performed across the continent—Vancouver International Improv Festival (Vancouver, BC), Out of Bounds Festival Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Black and Funny Improv Festival (Minneapolis, MN) and many more. He strives to bring his unique experience and perspective to the Portland improv scene and beyond.

Workshops &
Private Performances

We offer a variety of workshops and private performance opportunities that can be customized to fit the specific needs of your community, organization, or theater. 

From building trust to exploring society constructs to just having fun—we can lead you through exercises that will improve the communications of your team, help you better express your personal truth, and/or simply make you a stronger version of you. 

We also can just put on a fun show that makes everyone feel involved. 

 

You can scroll through our Improv and Storytelling Options below or download them for your own record.

 
 

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