Saturday is the New Friday

What the fuck is up, friends? It’s a lovely damp warm day here in Airport City, n’est pas? You might be thinking to yourself, well, lucky me, it’s Friday. I can get my laugh on at the Bagdad tonight, or at Fly Ass Jokes at the Brody, or many other places as well. And you would only be a little bit right, in the “many other places” part. Because this week both Portland’s weekly Friday stand-up showcases are moving to Saturday.

Why? Something in the ether, maybe because Mercury is in retrograde. Maybe because on this day in 1859 Joshua A. Norton declared himself “Emperor Norton I” of the United States, and hosts Tristian Spillman and Ian Karmel have the due amount of respect for His Imperial Majesty to defer their comedy shows and allow everyone the chance to celebrate the holiday today in their own way, with family and friends.

Whatever the reason, The Fly Ass Comedy Showcase will feature Sean Jordan, Shane Torres, Nathan Brannon, and Richard Bain, showtime at at 8pm, costing just $10. Comedy Night at the Bagdad will feature Marcia Belsky, Carmen Trineece, Whitney Streed (me), Timmy Williams, Don Frost, all for $5 starting at 10pm. See you there or in hell, friends!

Shows Happening 9/2/10 – 9/5/10

There is much comedy afoot in Portland this weekend, folks. Get out of your house and realize that it’s September! (Because September only exists outside.)

THURSDAY — There is no open mic at Mt. Tabor. Boo. But! The hilarious Todd Glass is at Helium, the hilarious Kermit Apio is at Harvey’s, and the hilarious [whoever shows up] is at Open Court at Curious Comedy Theater.

FRIDAY — Comedy Night at the Bagdad starts super-early this week (8pm) so that they can show Ferris Bueller’s Day Off afterwards. Let it deter you not, the show will be a hoot. Jovan Preacher Lawson, Sean Jordan, Dennis Williams, Jessie McCoy, and Richard Bain. Or check out Dylan Kasprzyk’s newest outfit Great Big Laughs at Great Hall Restaurant at 1406 SW Broadway, featuring the comedic artistry of Nathan Brannon, Jon Green, Phil Schallberger, and the Agnospel Choir, starts at 8pm. And tonight and Saturday, get a double-dose of improv at Curious Comedy, with Portland’s own Peachy Chicken and Colonel Mustard, an improvised murder mystery troupe.

SATURDAY — Belinda Carroll has some Grand Dames of Comedy at her Hilarious at the Hawthorne showcase, featuring Virginia Jones, Marcia Belsky, Rissa Riss, Carmen Trineece, and all the way from New Orleans, Jessica Halem, $5, 8pm. Andre Paradise presents the very funny Mark Simmons the Copper Penny on 92nd & Foster Rd. starting at 9:30. Primal Compulsion, an improvised erotic thriller, returns to the Brody Theater at 8pm, followed by improv by Blank Slate Collective.

Comedy Night @ the Bagdad 8/27/10

I’ve just received troubling news, comedy friends: the widespread rumor that there will be two moons visible in the sky tonight is apparently a vicious lie. I know, I’m a little crushed myself.

To console you in this time of great disappointment, I come bearing also some goodness and light: tonight’s showcase at the Bagdad looks like it’s going to be fantastic! Srsly. Phil Schallberger, The Dan Cossette, Tim Hammer, D’Emmanuel, and Virginia Jones! Plus it is hoast Tristian Spillman’s birthday! Much revelry will be had. Show starts at 10pm and is as always still only $5.