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Making Sex: A Sketch Comedy Threesome at the Blue Monk Sundays in October

Excellent news for your Sunday nights in October, comedy fans! A sketchtastic show from the makers of Fall of the House called Making Sex: A Sketch Comedy Threesome is hitting the Blue Monk on SE Belmont. Bri Pruett, Matt Hopkins, and Noah Dunham have put together a rad mix of improv, sketch, and featured stand-up acts. Last week’s show featured Comedy is OK mogul Andrew Michaan and was a rousing success, and tonight looks to be the same. Read on, McDuffs:

From the team that brought you Portland-centric “hipster sitcom” Fall of the House, Action/Adventure Theatre presents Making Sex: A Sketch Comedy Threesome. Matt Hopkins (Fall of the House, Working Theater Collective), Noah Dunham (FOTH, Fothing, Working Theater Collective), and Bri Pruett (FOTH, Curious Comedy sketch, Dopamine Improv) are a comedy threesome that you will want to call the next morning.

Making Sex… is a completely original sketch format. The cast presents you with their alter egos and then shows you more than you ever wanted to see! Using improvisation to generate material, Matt, Bri, and Noah play three roommates: Matt, Bri and Noah. They slowly reveal details about their odd, little lives and relationships through storytelling and reenactments. Noah doesn’t cook, ever. Bri is a stripper (not really). And Matt made his own girlfriend out of a pillow. Really.

Every week also features a great local stand-up comedian. Tonight is Sean Jordan, getting geared up to host for Doug Benson at Helium next week. Oct. 17 features Christian Ricketts and Oct. 24 is Ian Karmel. And then to top it all off, there’s a Halloween costume contest slash dance party on Oct. 31! All the shows starts at 8pm. Be sure to czech it out sometime this month, friends.

Bob Ladewig and Scott Rogers at Ignite Portland! 3/3/10

Have you ever wondered how to write sketch comedy? On Wednesday night you have your chance to take a crash course in the mysterious art. Just get yourself over to the Bagdad Theater for this year’s Ignite Portland, a really awesome (and totally free!) evening of sharing information about cool shit. Bob Ladewig and Scott Rogers of the Curious Comedy Theater will be giving a presentation on that very subject alongside 19 other presenters.

Ignite Portland is rad. Presenters have 5 minutes and 20 slides (that rotate every 15 seconds, with or without consent it seems) to talk about pretty much any topic under the sun. This is the eighth time they’ve done it in Portland. The talks this time around include such subjects as Dr. Suess’s secret mind-control plan, video production, traveling with cats, South Dakota brothel owners, and hyperbolic geometry. Rocking.

How to Write Sketch Comedy sounds of course comedytastic:

Bob and Scott will provide instruction on how to write sketch comedy from brainstorming a premise, putting it through its paces with improv and finding the right POV for the sketch to setting up the jokes, finding the characters and knowing when to drop the curtain. They will do this without the benefit of a licensed pyrotechnican or pants.

Two of the funniest folks in Portland teaching about what they do best, possibly with fire and without trousers? Seriously unmissable. It starts at 7 but doors open at 5:30 and the whole shebang is free, so you best get there early, comrades.