Just read a communication from Big Jim Willig via the fabric of our lives, Facebook. Apparently he is hosting a new comedy open mic on Saturdays at The Shamrock! It is not usually in my style to blog about a new mic before it’s clear that it will last a bit; however, Saturday nights have long been mic-less, so this is great news, particularly for the legions of just-starting-out comics who get the bug and feel the need to have stage time Every Night OOOMMMMGGG.
[EDIT: I just remembered that there is one Saturday mic already, at ComedySportz! First Saturday of every month. Friendly to families. Send an email ahead of to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a spot.)
Anywho. The Shamrock is located at 4914 SE 82nd Ave. It is apparently right next to the IHOP. (Did you hear that, Tim Hammer? Your plan is falling into place.) And tune in to funemploymentradio.com today at 4pm today to hear Jim talk about the show in all capital letters.
Tonight is the first open mic night for Portland’s new comedy club Helium. Show up around 6:30 or so to get on the list, as it will be packed. There is a huge number of comics in Portland right now, and it is likely that not everyone will get a spot. That fact may be a bucket of cold water on this sleepy scene’s face, which is used to having every body that signs up given a spot.. even if that means mics end at a miserable 1:30 AM. Oh, and don’t forget that Suki’s still starts at 9:30 – happy hour food after 10 ;(. There are also a bunch of movie theaters to go to, if you’re some kind of idiot.
Oh my goodness comedy friends! I apologize for the inactivity of the blog in the past few weeks. I’ve been dealing with issues both personal and political, for the betterment of the whole. But I am back in this particular saddle and ready to get this blog back on its electronic feet. Huzzah.
So — what are you doing tonight? Going to the Boiler Room in fancy dress, that’s what! The yonic master Valerie Branch has organized *the* fashion event of the open mic season. Come see unlikely dress wearers like Marcus Gibson and me, and (fingers quadruple-crossed!) the always elegant Kevin-Michael Moore. If Don Frost shows up in a skirt we all win big. From the Facebook:
Funnier than a hoopskirt in a windstorm, put on your petticoats and hustle your bustle down to Open Mic at the Boiler Room!
From the classiest ball gown to the trashiest hand me down, all who come in dresses will impress us!
With your host, the Belle of the Ball, Kevin-Michael Moore!
Admission is, as always, free. Those in gowns will get priority on the sign up list.
Stay for the kick line (undergarments recommended, but not required) and the ever popular improv games!
Show gets rolling around 9pm. See you there, kitten friends!