Hey kidlios! Don’t let the grumpy Portland weather keep you inside. There’s a ton of rad comedy stuff happening this weekend, and you want to see it, don’t you? I knew it! First up: get over to Curious Comedy as soon as you can, because their newest main stage show is opening tonight! “Sock it To Me” is a mod-flavored amalgam of stand-up, sketch, acrobatics, aerial, and dance.
From the Curious website:
Flashback to the ’60s in Curious Comedy’s hilarious new sketch comedy variety show! In this mod-era free-spirited romp, the Curious Comedy ensemble pays tribute to comedy classics like Laugh-In and The Dean Martin Show with our unique twist, including aerial artistry, acrobatics and much lampooning of the news of our city and the world today.
This show sounds awesome and has a killer cast, including Curious Comedy wizards Stacey Hallal and Bob Ladewig, local stand-up heroes Virginia Jones and Gabe Dinger, Famous Mysterious Actor Show‘s Wally Fessler and Josh Fisher, Curious staples Scott Rogers and Katie Behrens, as well as awesome performers Daniela Steiner, Kyoko Uchida, Stephanie Seaman and Stephanie Cordell. It will run every Friday and Saturday this month at 8pm. Tickets are a mere $12, mortals, or $10 if you are crafty enough to buy them in advance. Gett your Laff In!
Whoa Nelly! There are some exciting happenings in the world of comedy. If you’re looking for action, adventure, and unsanctioned use of corporate branding materials, head to the Clinton St. Theater this Thursday, April 1 at 9 pm for the newest installment of Mikey Kampmann and Andrew Michaan‘s hilarious showcase operation, Comedy is OK.
This month promises to be a seriously grand time, featuring sets Gabe Dinger, Jimmy Newstetter, Christian Ricketts, Paul Schlesinger, Aaron Ross, and myself (Whitney Streed), as well as a WORLD PREMIER of a REAL ORIGINAL video from the Comedy is OK team plus Michael Ward called “Shut Up and Ride.”
According to the Facebook event, because the show is on April Fool’s Day, “everyone in the crowd is going to get SO FUCKING PRANKED at some point during the show.” Hang on to your butts, friends, because there is no smoking in the Clinton St. Theater. There are also rumors of donuts arriving elven-like outside the theater after the show. Will the show go as late as midnight or might these be foolish April promises? We will all have to show up to find out. See you there, my rad comrades!!
Oh hells yes it is almost Friday, so it is almost time for the Bagdad Comedy Party! This week has what looks like the most trustworthy line-up ever seen at the showcase. Come out tomorrow night at the super-early time of 7pm to enough some jests without breasts. Featuring the very funny Andrew Dhulst, Arlo Stone, Cody Cooper, and Portland favorite Gabe “Honest Gabe” Dinger. Hosted with grace and temperance by Tristian Spillman. Only $5 as always!