Important snack update, gentle readers: this Saturday at their performance at the Brody Theater, local rad-socks sketch comedy troupe The Liberators will be offering homemade milk and cookies to their audience. This is a lovely homage to a great moment in live comedy history and also a really good idea because now I want cookies. As an added benefit you get to watch their excellent sketch comedy. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Mental State Department Presents PSICKASSIV:
Problem Solving Initiative: Creating + Kindly Announcing Silly Solutions
Portland, OR -
The Mental State Department, Portland’s premiere hosts of intellectual and political stand-up, sketch comedy, and fun, once again present an evening of entertainment and surprises at the Curious Comedy Theater. An extra-governmental agency with a dual mandate: to provide laughter
and solutions, MSD brings people together to laugh and think.
PSICKASS is a challenge for comedians to complete in front of an audience: spectators submit problems they need solved, and visiting comedians go to work for just 30 minutes creating hilarious solutions to all the problems. Along the way, the Mental State Department performs sketches and commercials, invites special guests to perform and make celebrity cameo appearances, along with live music, contests, and much more. This variety show packs belly-laughs and head-scratchers from floor-to-ceiling!
The next show will feature the problem-solving talents of Virginia Jones (Host at Helium Comedy Club), Chris Castles (King of Eugene) and Tim Hammer (Second Place, “Portland’s Funniest Person”), with special guest Kevin-Michael Moore (host of the long-running Boiler Room comedy night), music by guitar virtuoso Jason Nguyen, and much much more.
Doors open on September 8th at 7:30 pm. The show starts at precisely 8pm, and the cost is $5 in advance, $7 at the door. This show is 21+, full bar available.
Curious Comedy Theater – 5225 NE MLK BLVD
SWEAT IS BACK
Sweat, Portland’s sketch comedy “supergroup” (Portland Mercury), returns this September to The Arena Stage at Theater! Theater! Back after killing it at both the 2011 Chicago and San Francisco Sketch Festivals, Sweat brings you an all new show that will leave you feeling hungry for more as well as completely satisfied.
Sweat’s critically acclaimed, standing-room only debut show last year was hailed as “scream-with-surprise-rock-out-of-your-seat-with-laughter-funny” (The Oregonian). Sweat humbly hopes this show will be no exception.
Brian Weaver, founder and artistic director of Portland Playhouse, will direct the show, from an original script by Sweat.
Sweat at The Arena Stage at Theater! Theatre!
Friday and Saturday nights Sept 2- Oct. 1
$15 presale/ $19 door
www.sweatysweat.com for tickets and info
Shelley McLendon (ROAD HOUSE: The Play!, The Liberators, The Aces)
Michael Fetters (ROAD HOUSE: The Play!, The Aces, The Auteur)
Jason Rouse (The 3rd Floor, Live Wire!)
Sean McGrath (ROAD HOUSE: The Play!, Live Wire!)
Andrew Harris (The 3rd Floor, The Auteur)