I don't begrudge standup comedy its current, podcast-driven popularity, but I occasionally pine for the days when Portland actually had a sketch comedy scene. So I'm super excited that, after a too-long hiatus, the reliably funny sketch comedy troupe the 3rd Floor returns with The Shame Company, opening tonight at the Miracle Theater. I don't know much about the show except that it (conflict-of-interest alert!) boasts new cast member/podcaster/Mercury calendar dude Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts; it's said to heavily feature the always-delightful Jordi Barnes (sometimes I think of her in a manatee suit, trying to play the recorder with her flippers, and I just smile); and the poster made me laugh:
Somebody (TED DOUGLASS) is a bad parent.
Tickets here! Use the promo code OPENING for $2 off.