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SymmyS Awards for the world's best new palindromes

On 6/10/2016, we'll announce tthe world's best new palindromes in 7 categories: short, medium, long, poetic, word-unit, visual and nasty palindromes. Free admission, all ages (the nasty winners won't be read aloud). Entertainers include Comedian Dax Jordan from Los Angeles, Metafilter's own Mark Saltveit (the reigning World Palindrome Champion) as MC/comedian, and Michael "Shoehorn" Conley, Portland's epic tap-dancing saxophonist (who is also one of the nominees). Should be fun, there's beer and good food, and the event will be short (one hour max), 6-7pm. And free admission. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 10, 2016 - 0 comments

Portland's Funniest Person comedy show

Opening night of Portland's Funniest Person contest, with a lot of the strongest competitors -- the ones who already work at Helium as MCs or features, including Metafilter's own msalt, Gabe Dinger, and Shane Torres. This is a dozen comics doing 5-6 minutes sets of their best material. If you tell them you're a friend of Mark, you can get 2 for 1 tickets (2 for $10). If that's still a bit steep, memail msalt as he has a limited number of free tickets, first come first served.
posted by msalt on May 18, 2013 - 2 comments

Standup Comedy in Portland - Sklar Brothers and msalt

I'm going to be hosting a week at Helium Comedy Club. Headliners are the Sklar Brothers -- regular guests on ESPN Sports Center, & former hosts of Cheap Seats on ESPN. They've appeared on many TV shows including Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Grey's Anatomy (where they played conjoined twins). Also, they're funny. (Edited so it doesn't disappear before the last show Saturday) [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 6, 2011 - 5 comments

Bridgetown Comedy Festival - Tabor Lounge I Showcase

Jon Daly (Jon Stewart, Conan, UCB, SNL)
Solomon Georgio (Seattle)
Don Frost (Portland)
Paul Jay (LA, Biggest Mistake podcast)
Marianne Sierk (LA, Live at Gotham)
Keith Lowell Jensen (famous atheist)

Hosted by Mark Saltveit (Metafilter, palindromes)

Solomon Georgio (lanky, very clever queer Ethiopian Seattlite) and Don Frost (blue collar stream of consciousness improv) are brilliant. I haven't worked with the other comics.

Bridgetown is one of -- if not THE -- best comedy festival(s) in the U.S. 180+ comics in 120+ shows at several venues along Hawthorne Street over several days (April 21-24th, 2011.) Plus long-form improv, sketch and live podcasts. These are the best "comics comics", not necessarily the Seinfelds and Chris Rocks', but some will get famous and all are doing great work right now. Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Doug Benson, Oscar Nunez, Jimmy Dore, and Hannibal Buress you might know, but also don't miss Kyle Kinane, Kristen Schaal, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu, Nick Thune, Auggie Smith, James Adonian, or Don Frost either. [So as not to be overdo it, I'm editing this first event to cover the show I'm hosting on Thursday night, at 10pm. ] [more inside]
posted by msalt on Apr 2, 2011 - 3 comments

Baghdad Comedy Show

I'm headlining the April Fools Day show at the fabulous Baghdad Theater, + Tim Hammer, Carmen Trineece, Bri Pruett, Will Woodruff
posted by msalt on Mar 31, 2011 - 2 comments

Rooftop Comedy's National College Competition - Round One!

ATTENTION, PORTLANDERS! Tomorrow night is the first round of Rooftop Comedy and TBS's National College Comedy Competition. I am a member of Evergreen State College's stand-up comedy team - my comrades and I are traveling south tomorrow to take on PSU at Portland's Helium Comedy Club! Tickets are $5. How busy could you possibly be on a Wednesday night? Too busy to come check out a dirt cheap comedy show? Balderdash! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Mar 1, 2011 - 0 comments

Standup Comedy: Ben Bailey & Me

I'm appearing at Helium Comedy Club with Ben Bailey of the TV show "Cash Cab", Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10pm. Word on the street is that he's very funny and not especially like he appears on the show.
posted by msalt on Jan 11, 2011 - 0 comments

Standup Comedy @ Helium in Portland, OR

I'll be appearing at Helium Comedy Club in Portland this week, with Tony Deyo and Dan Cummins. Shows are at Thursday, Dec. 2 8pm; Friday, Dec. 3rd, 7:30pm and 10pm; and Saturday Dec. 4th 7:30pm and 10pm. Also, Tuesday, Nov. 30th 8pm I'm hosting the open mic there (no cover charge).
posted by msalt on Nov 29, 2010 - 4 comments

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