Contribute To John Breen’s Film “Crook County War” – A Comedy-Action Feature

John BreenJohn Breen is a big name in the improv and theater worlds. His improv comedy workshops are the stuff of legend, and his writing is acclaimed across Portland and around the US. So when he tells you that he’s ready and eager to direct “Crook County War,” his first feature length film, you can believe that it’s true.

There are just 14 days left for Breen’s project to reach its goal, and every contribution will help make this very funny script with a very funny cast into a very funny reality. Check out the Indiegogo campaign page, watch the movie, and if you chuckle even once, throw a $20 their way (or a $2000 if you’re able) and feel good supporting local art by local artists that will serve to elevate Portland even further as a mecca for top-notch comedy.

More information about the project available at

Suck My Flick at Curious Comedy Theater 3/21/10

Howdy folks! Everyone get home okay last night? Oh good, I’m glad to hear it.

So, this event is not “technically” “comedy” but it seems to have a critical mass of comedy-based elements, in addition to being pretty awesome, so I wanted to tell you about it. Tonight (which is a part of Sunday, if I am not mistaken) at Curious Comedy Theater is quite a rad thing called Suck My Flick, screenings of films made by local folks. An open mic of videos, if you will. So cool!

From the Facebook event:

Suck My Flick is an open screening of your film shorts (10 minutes or less), with audience choice vote by text! Win the “SUCK-U-BUS” gold spray painted trophy and a spotlight on! Host and MCee Tamara J. Brown and Co-Host Dusty McCord with film crew Noah, Dan, Chris and Amy bring you the best open screening Portland has to offer! Submissions at 7pm Showtime at 8!

Sounds fantastic, does it not? Be sure to check out the Portland Film website for more info on how to submit and on stuff that’s happening in the world of Portland film. This is an all ages event and as usual the scrumptious bar at Curious will be open. (Scrumptious? Can bars be scrumptious, really? I have no idea.) $3 suggested donation to get in. Be there, friends!

Dame Edna at Just for Laughs 2005 (video)

I never post videos. I post on this blog like all the time and never post anything of interest. Why? Why is that? It’s very confusing to me. So I’m going to remedy that with one of the most lovely things you’re likely to see today, the positively royal Dame Edna at Just for Laughs in 2005, talking mostly to the audience but also about how we seriously need comedy. I’ve got so much respect and fondness for her. Feel the love, possums.