Holy Cow, Wednesday’s “Secret Weapon” at Mississippi Pizza is Worth Seeing

Hey, random internet stranger. Looking for something hella positive, astounding and innovative to do on Wednesday night in the inner North Portland area? Why not plunk down some pay-what-you-will-and-hopefully-that’s-five-dollars and check out Secret Weapon, which has been running for a few months and consistently turns out a great group of comedians for a pretty awesome good time?

Here is the event listing on the Portland Mercury website.

The brainchild of the incomparable Andie Main and the often-incorrectly-compared Christian Ricketts, Secret Weapon at Mississippi Pizza turns the intimate side-stage of a pizza place with excellent drinks (try the whiskey ginger — it contains actual ingredients the title implies) into a boozy old-school comedy club. In an earlier decade this space could easily have been a smoky kind of vaudeville venue, but thanks to the liberal Nazi anti smoking regimes of the last few years it is now less cancerous and more pizzaliscious. Thanks, Obama.

The price is right for your recession woes and the comedy line up for this installment of the every-last-Wednesday showcase is stellar.

In addition to the aforementioned hosts and collaborators, you get to see the sexpot song stylings of Delaney and Paris, recently seen opening. You get the now-officially-ruined-by-Vine-fame Steven Wilber (seriously though his Vine is why you should get Vine. And never post because he will still beat you.) You will get the Frank Zappa of Portland Comedy, Nariko Ott, fresh off of injuring his thumb while pulling his pants down at a comedy show (ROCK AND ROLL etc). And your headliner for the evening is Anthony Lopez, a regular host at Helium Comedy Club with a heart of gold and more swag than a Nike store.

It’s gonna be tremendous, you can’t beat the price, and since this edition is named Holy Cow This Show is Going to be Hilarious you can be assured that a bovine will be sacrificed on the altar of comedy.

secretweaponSecret Weapon at Mississippi Pizza
Wednesday September 25th at 9:30pm – $5

Graduation Show at the Bagdad this Friday!

Come to the Bagdad this Friday see the new crop of stand-ups that started this year! Show starts at 10pm and will, based on the length of the line-up, go on until early 2012. (This isn’t even the end of it: I believe there’s another run-off show next week.) But it’s certainly heartening to see just how many awesome people have joined the community this year. Go Portland comedy go!

Featuring: Grace Sadie, Jordan Casner, Nick Walker, Jay Dean, Patrick Thomas Perkins, Joe Hieronymus, Jon Washington, Brady Echerer, Seth Millstein, Danny Felts, Antony Joplin, Katie Brien, Jacob Christopher, Stephanie Purtle, and Jen Allen.

Hosted by the always affable Tristian Spillman.

Dan Telfer at Curious Comedy on Friday the 13th of May!

Gentlefolk! Come down and see the hilarious Chicagoan Dan Telfer this Friday at the lovely Curious Comedy Theatre. Dan is a supremely innovative stand-up and ingenious improviser who frequently opens for Patton Oswalt. If that weren’t enough, he’s also the upcoming host for the Onion AV Club’s “Pop Pilgrims” web series.

The show starts at 10 and only costs $5.

Yes, only five dollars.

That is well worth the hilarity you will take in!

For proof of the funny, look at Dan’s website or other parts of the internet like this one:

– Nick Walker