The Mess are Rita Boersma, Mike Fotis, Eric Knobel, Michael Richie, James Rone, and Jake Scott. Veterans of the Minneapolis improv scene, The Mess are known for their fast-paced, chaotic, and irreverent shows, which they perform weekly at HUGE Theater in Minneapolis. Established in 2014, The Mess have performed at the Twin Cities Improv Festival and are thrilled to be returning to the Stumptown Improv Festival. The Mess has received a few reviews, all of them pretty positive, but none of them as accurate as what this reviewer wrote - "I'm not entirely clear on the rules of the game, but it seems to have something to do with the dimming of the lights, or someone new walking into the scene. "
"The Mess is a total, chaotic mess, and a nonstop delight to watch, with rapid-fire free-association that always seems on the verge of spinning out of control, but never does. They’re clearly a troupe who’ve been working together for years, know how to listen and play together, and take the audience right along on the trip with them." - Portland Mercury