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Squiggly Vaudeville Recap

 

We had many performances from local entertainers who volunteered their time to support two local establishments that help make Eugene special:  Tsunami Books for Network Charter School.

Eccentric clown John Roy read us some ee cummings and played some silly music.

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Mary Leighton and Maya Rabasa are running for school board and told us some words to convince us their a good fit for the position.

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Jon Deline did magic, sang us a song and juggled! what a triple threat.

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Student band “Feeble” played for us songs they have been practicing at school with their instructor Mara.

 

Ari and her Banjo is always a delight, such fast fingers.

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Local Poet and rabble rouser Jorah Lefleur

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Owzzla the OK and Stellar the Shaky are creative wacky clowns.DSC_0030.JPGDSC_0005.JPG

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I think Gabby Jesus is one of our funniest and most unique local voices. She told us about her problems dating.

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The beautiful and exotic Souzana danced for us with her wings and her finger cymbalsDSC_0125.JPG18157665_10155490147953690_1853719634190074026_n18198652_10155490148228690_7602823161677442280_n18194570_10155490147633690_3793339723139333643_n

My next squiggly show will be may 27 at Vanilla Jills. There again we will have Owzzla the OK, Invincible Vince and Cienna Jade and special guests Eden Powell and Mike McGowan.

 

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Comedians at Bumbershoot

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Of all the comics I saw at bumbershoot, Kate Berlant was my favorite. Her show was so utterly confusing and unique. She would threaten us that if we weren’t up for staying for the whole three hours we should just get up and leave right now! I also loved that she steals makeup as a radical feminist act.

Khadija Hassan was quite funny too! There were so many women and people of color at the shows, I really appreciated that.

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Jay Shingle and Jesse whitehead.

 Two comics who made me chuckle at a local comedy show, both are Oregon based. Jay shingle and Jesse whitehead. Jay is something different, punching comedy to the limits of performance art! Follow him @jayshinglefunny on Twitter!

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Stand up comedy at Forest Web in the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove

If you want to see a video  of me doing stand up comedy: check this out. I warn you it does have an Fbomb and a couple of naughty words about human sexuality, (cum, masturbate x2 and clit)  but thats quite common in a stand up comedy set, and just a part of the beauty of the human experience, right? But I can and usually perform this set for kids totally clean. I was just super excited about my drawings and wanted to show them off to the nice eco-friendly folks at Cottage Grove Forest Web.

I am available to do children’s parties and bar comedy gigs. I think I’ll soon do a house party show in Fairbanks, and I’m always looking for more gigs!

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W Kamau Bell and Zach Sherwin

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W. Kamau Bell brought some political humor to the WOW hall. He also opened up to us and told us how defeating it was for his show to be canceled. He had a very Zen attitude and reminded us not to give bad reviews of restaurants, whenever we are eating out, we are living better than 99% of humans that lived before us! WE are rich enough to have fresh food prepared for us, so show some freakin’ appreciation and give a 5 star review even if it had a little hair in it.

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The very funny Zach Sherwin opened. One of his claims to fame is an appearance in “Epic Rap battles of History,” playing Stephen King, Sherlock Holmes, and Egon Spengler,

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2 shows, Bend and Bleepin Funny

I have added two shows to my schedule

This Saturday, April 19

I am at the Second street Theatre in Bend

The price is 8 in advance and $10 at the door. I am opening for Jake Woodmanse!

Also Sam bonds garage (Eugene)  April 26 5pm Free and ALL AGES

Conor Armor, Cress Bates, Nicole Deluise, Melody Dodd, Terry Geil, Ashley Hope, Mike McGowen, Me, Sarah White, Cailin Wolff, and the Out of Our Minds Improv Troupe.

 

 

 

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The Room.

I did a guest spot on “Rhe Room.” My first comedy Podcast experience!

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Eugene and Portland Comedians

I have been attending open mics and comedy showcases here in Eugene. I went to the Bar of the Gods open mic a few times, hosted by Xander and Jen Tam.

 

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events here in Eugene have been hosted by Seth Milstein, Mike McGowan, Leigh Anne Jasheway and Nick Hough. Its a fun scene. I’m glad to be a part of it, its kind of a drag to hear everyone do the same material every week, but that will happen in any scene. I hope we can play, improvise, be willing to flop sometimes and do some creative things with the scene. I’ll challenge my fellow comics in some way, and report on the results. Stay tuned for more on this issue. I have some drawings I have made of comics in the scene. Yes, I drew Gina Ginsberg three times. She said “hey, why did you draw Mia all sexy and not me.”  I just draw what I see. I think Gina is beautiful, but in drawing her, I capture the “essence” that I see in front of me, and she judges those drawings to not be sexy.

 

I would say to the comics in my town: lets not be afraid to fail! There is no risk on stage, we have complete freedom, so lets flop and bomb sometimes. Please do new material, and even go up and don’t do anything you have planned- that will make us better. That will make it fun for us, so we can hear new material, so we can laugh at each other (because face it, most of the audience is… us) . We are free, so lets USE our freedom, instead of doing our same 7 or 5 minutes every time with small insignificant variations.

 

 

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Clucking Blossom 9

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Can you believe another CB has come and gone? It was a fun party though I could only be there for the first half. (I’m working on a movie). I am thankful for Kyle Batley for these incredible photos! Some of the photos of me performing are by Elliot Wilson or Amanda Bent.

Photo by Amanda bent

Photo by Amanda bent

I played to a crowd of about 60. Teens and young adults love the live comics. I performed the “Beard Rap,” some family friendly stand up Comedy, and a fast forwarded version of “The History of Vaudeville and Performance Comics.” I Played a banjo song “You don’t need money to have fun,” which is one of my favorites from the new album, and an old song “The Anthropic Principle Lullabye.”

Photo by Elliot Wilson

Photo by Elliot Wilson

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 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

The enigmatic "Squatters Temple" photo by Kyle Batley

The enigmatic “Squatters Temple” photo by Kyle Batley

Squatter’s Temple played a very hard rocking version of their songs. “people can’t read and people can’t write” and “hop on one foot hop on the other” and many other of his odd lyrics will be stuck in your head for days. He is getting better as he keeps at it, and I recommend you catch him playing live near you.

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

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photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

"The Phineas Gage" photo by Kyle Batley

“The Phineas Gage” photo by Kyle Batley

The Phineas Gage play socially conscious hip hop with a powerful live band sound. They are incredible, not to be missed, especially if you like lyrics that have something thoughtful to say. Raif and Sonny Golden spar off each other with a charming rivalry.

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

Prolapse played hard fast crazy metal, you can catch them again at the Tanana Valley Fair in August, many other performers who played at CB9 will also play at the fair, including Nathan Zody, Dan Firmin, Shagg, and more!

 photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

photo by Kyle Batley

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Usually at these festivals i try to draw 50+ people, take their photo and let them keep the drawings. Some people collect them every year. I could only stay a little while, so I couldn’t continue the tradition this year.

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Jazz Farm and a color vision of the stage

Jazz Farm and a color vision of the stage

Jazz Farm (or Jass Pharm… or some other spelling) played a chill set including the old standard “Goodbye Pork Pie hat. They are two talented musicians who happen to be married with kids. Alan used to play in Stov and Amanda used to play in “3 Chord Ho!” Sometimes they play at the Marlin or Ivory Jacks with a full band and get their Gypsy jazz on.

The next big Fairbanks Festival is Angry Young and Poor. It will be at Ester Community Park on July 15th. I will not be playing, I am traveling to Homer.

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