Jimmy Newstetter is a Portland Comedy legend. He should be on a US Postage Stamp, just so when the USPS goes out of business you can look back and say “well, they did everything they could.” Jimmy’s starting a new comedy showcase at the Thorne, and you can be assured that just as during his stint as the host of Suki’s Legendary Open Mic, he’s going to bring his trademarked style of chaotic professionalism to the stage on 42nd and Hawthorne.
There are no weak links among the scheduled guests. Christian Ricketts is the comedic equivalent of Dr. Frankenstein, his jokes occasionally taking on a life of their own while he cackles, and lightning strikes. Marcia Belsky has a quality usually only found in your grandmother: no matter what she’s critical of, you agree with her, even if she’s criticizing you. Gabe Dinger is at this point such a fixture of Portland nightlife that the city will inevitably name an alphabetized street either Gabe or Dinger, or a numbered street will be named Rev. Dr. Gabe Dinger Jr. Blvd, after Gabe champions a peoples’ movement.
Jimmy has set up this show for success: he’s bringing comedy Mad Libs! A credible line-up! An actual stage! Drink specials (including a $6 shot-and-beer) and no cover charge! A bar you don’t mind hanging out in after the show is over (house infusions and a small, well-rounded pub menu that doesn’t look like every other dive on the planet)! A donation-based show that you’ll actually want to give a couple dollars to, because it will be delightful! See this one.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
4260 SE Hawthorne
8:00 – 10:00pm
FREE SHOW (Donations encouraged)