CHAD Chats [Fake TED Talks] at the Saratoga next Thursday 11/10!

You know about TED Talks, right? They are exciting and fascinating presentations from brilliant experts about important science discoveries and ideas of our time. They reach a global audience and contribute the spread of knowledge.

CHAD Chats are no different, except that they are presented by comedians about subjects in which they have very little formal training. And they happen in a bar. And they are hilarious.

Next Thursday, Nov. 10, catch Famous Author Mykle Hansen and local performers Dax Jordan, Virginia Jones, Christian Ricketts, and Reuben Nisenfeld speaking satirically and at length about Really Important Ideas. I will be facilitating the affair. Topics will include Ending Poverty through Facebook Statuses, Cats, Abraham Lincoln’s pants, Brain Chemistry, Everything, Nothing, and Carl Sagan.

Presentations begin promptly at 8pm on Thursday November 10th at THE SARATOGA BAR, 6910 N. Interstate. Full bar and menu. The bar’s monthly X-rated open-mic comedy (the Smutty Clown! which I also host alongside Sterling Clark) will follow. Good times will abound!

Because a word is worth 1/1000th of a picture.

Regional Talent Showcase Part Deux at Helium Comedy Club this Wednesday

Hey friends of comedy — last Wednesday at Helium, as part of the build-up for the 32nd Annual Seattle Comedy Competition, twenty awesome comedians gave it their all and shone like the mutherducking stars that they are. This week it’s happening again with twenty different and equally awesome people, because the Portland scene is hot enough right now to warrant two of these things.  Also, it’s hosted by the sublime Virginia Jones. Also also, it’s free, and who isn’t broke right now, seriously people amirightladies?  It’ll be a great show, so czech it out!

Laughterglow at the Weird Bar tonight 2/17

Good noontime, comedy fans. My showcase Laughterglow is tonight at 9 at the Weird Bar! (It’s my blog and I’ll self-promote if I want to.) There will be stand-up by Virginia Jones, Anthony Lopez, and Iris Gorman, sketch by Tactics Ogre (Jimmy Newstetter & Christian Ricketts), and music by Annie Vergnetti. Great stuff all around. It will be a really fun time and I am excited to host it. Hope to see you there. $5. Weird Bar is at 3701 SE Division.