We take our battle to the streets! Well, the court of pulic opinion.I think the original author whoever it may be delivers an honest critique while remaining fairly on-point and objective. I'm guessing the four are Harvy's, Helium, Curious and Brody. I'm glad I got that by the way. For a second there I thought the Crab Bowl bay have been being recognized as a legitamate comedy club. My thoughts on the showcase's however, the "old guard" which only realy took office about a year and a half ago, consisting of many of the names mentioned in the article, are agains the showcases, unless they are their own. And the reason for this is simple the big names in Portland Comedy are gettin' paid. Paid large by the large comedy houses. They discurage the younger from comedians fron doing the showcases in a feeble attempt to control the comedy scene. But what really happens is. The younger comedians are getting more and more showcases that the big names not only refuse to go to, but also aim to deminish. And what happening is the younger comedians are getting more stage time in nicer venues than the open mic's. Rooms conducive to more realistic experience in the real world where the the folks come out to see some crazy comedians. Every attemp to hold back art backfires and explodes in your face, no Fruedian refrence intended. But all in all comedy is bustleing and continues to grow. In part by the big names and big name comedy houses, but also in part to all the hard-working small show producers who help foster a new generation of stand-up comics.
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