Katie Nguyen is one of the co-hosts for tonights Earthquake Hurricane on Twitch TV.
Katie Nguyen is one of the co-hosts for tonight's Earthquake Hurricane on Twitch TV. Katie Nguyen

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down a broad swath of businesses and events in Portland—and that includes local comedy shows, which are particularly necessary right now. Our city is wildly lucky to have a prolific and wildly talented comedy scene, and while one might think that the virus is putting them all on the sidelines, one comedy show in particular is still in business and ready to entertain you TONIGHT (Thurs March 19).

Earthquake Hurricane is one of the best local comedy shows in town (up until recently performing weekly at Ford Food + Drink), and has always featured Portland's top tier talent. Currently, Hurricane is hosted by a murderers' row of great comic talent including some former Mercury Geniuses of Comedy and Portland's Funniest winners and finalists, such as Katie Nguyen, Hunter Donaldson, Steven Wilber, and Kirsten Kuppenbender. Undaunted by the coronavirus, Earthquake Hurricane is taking their live show to Twitch TV at its regular time of 8 pm tonight, Thurs March 19, AND featuring an absolutely killer lineup of Portland's current stars and those who have moved on to seek their fame and fortune in New York and Los Angeles.

Here's what Earthquake Hurricane host Katie Nguyen told the Mercury about tonight's show:

Not only will we be streaming via Twitch at our normally scheduled time (Thursday, 8pm), we've booked an amazing line-up of some very familiar faces– EQH alum Mohanad Elshieky and founding members Bri Pruett, Curtis Cook, and Alex Falcone. It's going to be lots of fun—almost a comedy variety show of sorts, as everyone's doing something different than a typical stand-up set. Grab a snack and a drink, cozy up, and join us in our desperate grasp at normalcy and escapism!

Support local comedy by tuning in and having fun!

Earthquake Hurricane, tonight Thurs March 19, 8 pm, Twitch TV.

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