How Was I to Know...
What is sketch comedy?
(improvisational) comedy, sketch comedy consists of
short, scripted and rehearsed material.
So, when we screw up, it's not
because we can't figure out what to next...it's
because we forgot! The
Monkey Rampant show, "Comedy,
Monkey Style" is
between 20 and 30 original sketches performed at a somewhat frantic pace, in a random order, determined by the audience. Keep an open mind, be ready to laugh and maybe be a little shocked, and have fun.
What’s a Monkey Rampant?
The name Monkey Rampant is derived from a combination of things.
It’s the company’s flag. Like the Scottish Lion Rampant. Only with a monkey. Because monkeys are funny.
In heraldry, the Rampant symbol was displayed in
times of battle. We do battle with the
boring. We put humor...in your
face. Several times now (by some
of the same people) we've been told that our
symbol is actually a monkey sinister, but we
aren't changing the name, so you'll just have to put
up with it.
Monkey Rampant's Mission Statement?
Monkey Rampant Sketch
Company is an ensemble theater troupe dedicated to
providing unique, original and affordable
entertainment to the people of Ypsilanti and
How much will it cost me?
price varies by venue, but averages between $5 and
$10. Feel free to give as much as
you want (as long as it's at least the admission
price) at the door, though. No one will stop you.
What kind of cool stuff do you sell?
Monkey Rampant is selling T-Shirts and Hoodies with our
logo on the front, and either "Sketch Comedy Comes to
Ypsilanti" or "Comedy, Monkey Style" on the back. They are 100% cotton; very
stylish. T-Shirts only cost $12 (except 2XL which are $15). Hoodies are $20 (2XL
available on request for $25.)
We are also now selling bumper stickers with our
logo and the phrase "Comedy, Monkey Style."
for only $1 each or two for $2.50!
Or, you can come to the show, and get one free!