Bridgetown 2015 diaries

Oh, the laughs we shared… (as Rihanna Weiss):

performer-jonathankatz-300x300.narBridgetown’s Laugh Therapy with Dr. Katz @ Revolution Hall

It’s been more than a decade since the final episode of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist aired, but Bridgetown brought back the “doctor’s” familiar banter to headline its opening night. And with better picture quality than Katz’s famous Squigglevision… [read more]


performer-kurtbraunohler-300x300Blaria and Kill Rock Stars @ Doug Fir

“Portland’s not a part of America anymore. Do you know how easy it was to find a marching band?” Kurt Braunohler asked the crowd gathered in the Doug Fir, which Matteo Lane compared to a “mini Indian casino” while Ian Karmel realized, “I feel like 250 of us went in on a timeshare”… [read more]


bossanova by roscoe myrick.narThe CrabFeast Podcast @ Bossanova

The CrabFeast podcasters Ryan Sigler andJay Larson took over Bossanova Ballroom for a live show with family stories from Dana Gould and Ian Karmel’s tale of a Trader Joe’s altercation… [read more]


acMGdt6ASyaqWZPl6KB8_10342000_10152449105263120_4749658388983069032_n7 Minutes in Purgatory @ Doug Fir

Eight comics slapped on noise-canceling earmuffs and stepped into a backstage room that resembled a Lynchian hybrid of soundproof booth, diner and basement recreation room. The sensory-deprivation format of 7 Minutes in Purgatory made for some truly innovative comedy, as we could see them, but they couldn’t see or (more importantly) hear us… [read more]



originally published May 11 2015

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