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Comment Archives: stories: Theater

Re: “Comedy Is OK

The article does indeed only scratch the surface: not one mention of the Brody Theater, a fixture in Portland for 18 years and home of three different standup shows: the twice-monthly Fly-Ass Jokes, (which the Mercury has called one of the city's most reliably good showcases, and was co-founded by Ian Karmel, who made his final Portland appearance there last week); also Comedy Bull and 7 on 7, both produced by Anatoli Brant at the Brody.

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Posted by Stepenhoven on 08/29/2013 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

"his popular Portland as Fuck column"

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Posted by Todd Mecklem on 08/28/2013 at 11:38 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

There is also a documentary in the works on the stand up scene here and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

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Posted by Pezshannan on 08/28/2013 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

The comedy scene in Portland is ballin'

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Posted by Jacob Christopher on 08/28/2013 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

There was a Comedy Is Ok at Valentine's in June. It's a fun show, and worth a mention.

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Posted by Alison Hallett on 08/28/2013 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

For a complete and regularly updated calendar for purt-near all comedic activity in Portland, see:

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Posted by James Barela on 08/28/2013 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

Balinda is my stripper name.

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Posted by Austin on 08/28/2013 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Comedy Is OK

Comedy is OK has not been an active show since 2011. Both of the comics mentioned no longer live in Portland.
Also please note the spelling of Belinda's name in the photo caption.

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Posted by thoPDX on 08/28/2013 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Tribbles and Poetry in the Park

The Future Tense reading was great! Simmons started by reading a short piece of Kirk/Spock slash-fic so this is even more synergistic a post.

In the slash-fic there was a problem with the transporter, and Kirk and Spock were beamed down "as a patchwork of each other's body parts" and then felt the ecstasy "as they touch each other with each other's fingers." Here's a link to the story:…

As he started laughing at his own fan-fic (or possibly at the fact of reading it out loud in a public park), someone ribbed him with a shout of "You wrote this!" Simmons giggled and said, "I know I did. Good for me."

Posted by Thomas Ross on 08/05/2013 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Tribbles and Poetry in the Park

Don't dare knock tribbles. I made fun of the guy who wrote that episode and it sparked a multi-day flame war across several social media sites. It's probably still going on but I've stopped checking in.

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Posted by seanpdx on 08/01/2013 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Almost Famous

I'm Pete Holmes:


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Posted by cat & beard on 06/27/2013 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Karmel Out

Get out fat boy.

Seriously you should do well down there. My instincts like your instincts. And thats a lotta stinc (t).

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 06/08/2013 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Karmel Out

How about a tv show that takes place in a city like Portland with monkeys that wear cowboy hats and ride around the city on dogs, stopping crime by distracting people with their hilarious monkeyshines!

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Posted by styrofoamcup on 06/06/2013 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Karmel Out

Good luck to you, Ian! (And for the love of god don't move to Long Beach.)

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Posted by Todd Mecklem on 06/06/2013 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Karmel Out

good luck dude!

Posted by Tornado on 06/06/2013 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Karmel Out


(i luv u, ian)

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Posted by cat & beard on 06/06/2013 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Karmel Out


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Posted by Ian Karmel on 06/05/2013 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Karmel Out

Ah ha. Finally now I can return Portland, in peace and serenity.
I am also in LA 'making it big-time'. Ian call me baby! Ciao! Kiss kiss

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Posted by Bruce Hornbuckle on 06/05/2013 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Karmel Out


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Posted by disastronaut on 06/05/2013 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Adapting Le Guin

*spolier alert*

"the entire first half of the show is dedicated to giving us the information we need to understand the second half, and the payoff isn't worth the slog."

Perhaps, but while it can seem passe the core story of the love that Genly and Estraven eventually discover is all the more worthwhile because it blossoms not only on the cold glacier, but on a planet that is just as petty, small-minded, reactionary and self-serving as our own. Without building that world, this just becomes a fun adventure in a tent. Are the social themes addressed in the first act too distant to care about? I didn't think so. I thought there was a lot of subtle observations definitely worthy of my attention.

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Posted by Mick Orlosky on 05/09/2013 at 10:21 PM

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