Holy cow people look at all the comedy in town! It’s exciting, it’s thrilling, it’s new and cool and neat and adjectives all around. This is an especially neat thing that you should definitely check out: a live serial comedy developed right on the spot by some of your favorite folks at Action/Adventure Theatre!
FALL OF THE BAND features a new 60 minute episode every weekend, with four episodes in all, in the ongoing story of a Portland band coming to grips with the loss of its lead singer. The plot points are drawn by Action/Adventure’s writers but the dialogue is completely improvised by the actors. So cool!!
Last week was episode one but you can still catch any or all of the rest of the episodes. Shows run Fridays at 8 and 10:30, Saturdays at 9, and Sundays at 8 through November 18. Tickets are $12 for the first episode you see and $10 for every show thereafter. Plus Fridays are pay-what-you-want. Can’t be beat, people! Enjoy the magic and awesomeness of live improvised comedy!
Have you recovered from the most excellent Bridgetown weekend we just had? Hopefully so, at least enough to get up out of bed and head downtown, where you can catch the wonderful folks of Laughter Against the Machine at Dante’s on Thursday, April 19 at 8pm. LATM is serious political funny business, and W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green, and Janine Brito are all highly worth seeing. The show is part of the Bus Project’s Rebooting Democracy festival, so there will be people there willing to collect your address for the political system as well, good times. Tickets are $10 at the door and can also be purchased at www.rebootingdemocracy.org.
OMG! The longest running mic on the west coast is turning 10 years old on Monday, and it’s Portland’s own Boiler Room! Come celebrate all of host Kevin-Michael Moore’s awesome work with a line-up that is sure to impress, including Dwight Slade, Kristine Levine and the prodigal Tim Hammer. Many folks including myself had their first time doing comedy at the Boiler Room. It’s an institution and I hope it keeps going for 10 more years. Show starts at 9pm but get there early, the place will be packed. Hit up the Facebook for additional info.