HERE we come MONDAY NOV 10

6 Nov



NSS_PBR season2


WE’RE BACK! 2nd Mondays OCT 13-MARCH 9

29 Sep

Featuring VERY SPECIAL GUEST — DERRICK BROWN — for our season opener!!!!!
New Shit Show Season 2 Poster




DOORS 7:30/SHOW 8:00




7 Jul

GET TIX FOR OUR JULY 18 & 19 Entertainment for People Mainstage shows >>> HERE!

With our special guests…performing BOTH nights and hosting on the 18th, DAN KENNEDY. Hosting and Performing on the 19th, BETH LISICK!!!

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GET TIX FOR OUR JULY 18 & 19 Entertainment for People Mainstage shows >>> HERE!

The E4P: Mainstage Announced + New Shit Shows

5 May

OUR Entertainment for People [E4P]: New Shit Show has been going gangbusters — we even have regulars who come monthly — hooray! E4P: New Shit Show is a monthly variety show featuring, as the title suggests, never before performed new shit. Music, videos, comedy, raucous readings, sketch, — and very likely some straight up weird stuff. EVERY SECOND MONDAY at DISJECTA. Only $8 to attend! Just buy tickets at the door! No fees, we aim to please.

JUST ANNOUNCED…we’ll have our bigger E4P: Mainstage shows on JULY 18 + 19 @ DISJECTA! Your favorite and ours, the host of THE MOTH podcast, DAN KENNEDY, will return to host and perform for these shows! And…other E4P favorite, BETH LISICK will join the show as a special guest on the 19! Each night performers will do different stuff  — so why the hell not come twice?? Tickets available >>> HERE

Who performs each month (and will also be featured in the Mainstage shows) in the E4P: New Shit Show? An ensemble cast of some of Portland’s most performing performance-y types. Folks like Singer/Songwriter *Laura Gibson, McSweeney’s Author and Emmy-Nominated filmmaker Arthur Bradford, Moth StorySLAM host + PICA and TBA festival regular Andrew Dickson, Standup Comedian extraordinaire Amy Miller, Writer/Actor Vin Shambry, Professional Poet Mindy Nettifee (pictured), Writer and Veteran of the Bands Shee Bee Gees and Eux Autres Heather Larimer, and McSweeney’s/Hobart contributor, video maker and creator of Entertainment for People B. Frayn Masters.

Each show will feature collaborations and surprises from ensemble members plus special guests! For our MAY SHOW 12 we welcome ROBERT DUNCAN GRAY performing as COLDGOLDCHAIN.

MONDAY May 12, hosted by Vin Shambry >>

MONDAY June 9 >>, hosted by ????  

| 7:30PM SNACKS/DRINKS – 8PM SHOW DISJECTA | 8371 N INTERSTATE AVE Just $8 so you’ll come back every month! (21+ only). 8579_578782992200442_757604130_n Will there still occasionally be “Main Stage” Entertainment for People shows, with special guests like Dan Kennedy, Beth Lisick, and Lauren Weedman at bigger venues and a higher ticket price?  Yes, in fact, we’re gunning for a show this summer that will part of the first Entertainment for People West Coast Tour! These shows will feature some of the “best of” from the new shit shows.

E4P: New Shit Show tickets on sale soon!

21 Jan


Tix are on SALE for OCT 4th!!

11 Sep


The time has come to grab up your tickets for the next E4P! This show will be at the Blue Monk, so just a little more than half as many tickets are available than usual! (And we’ve sold out our last 4 get thee to the brown paper tickets!)

—> Go get some tix HERE!!!

This show is put on in partnership with WORDSTOCK, and is priced at the low low price of $6 (reg. $10), so that afterwards you will go visit our friends at the IPRC to support them in their annual TEXT BALL fundraiser! With an E4P ticket you’ll be able to get in for $10 (reg. $15) and you’ll get a free drink and you’ll support an AWESOME local organization.

The evening will features these fine folks:

2013-01-31_Write_Bloody_Pearce.Murphy1371 DERRICK BROWN is a poet, and creator of WRITE BLOODY PUBLISHING, master of the super fun band SPIDER HILL DANCE PARTY (Hot Sluts in the Applebees) and lover to all.

Unknown BETH LISICK is half of sketch comedy duo CAROLE & MITZI, the NEW YORK times best-selling author of EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL, and of her newest book Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames, Michael Ian Black says, “…the ultimate joyride for those of us who enjoy cringe-worthy embarrassment, genuine pathos, and an overdosing amount of schadenfreude.” She’s also the star of indie Film EVERYTHING STRANGE and NEW.

photo-1 Vocal synthesizer, sound mimic, beatbox mastermind FOGATRON is gonna blow your mind with his beatbox skills. He is endorsed by Soy a clothing company out of Seattle, and in 2004 he won the Portland Mercury Pizzaz competition alongside local rapper Manic D. The New York Times calls Fogatron “The Portland legend.”

alissa_nutting ALISSA NUTTING is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at John Carroll University, and author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls and Tampa. She once grabbed Gene Simmons’ left butt cheek, and after her epidural kicked in during the birth of her first and only daughter Sparrow, she ate an orange popsicle while she waited to dilate from 8cm up to 10.

me_crop CHELSEA MARTIN  is an author and illustrator living in Oakland, CA. Her book Even Though I Don’t Miss You will be published by Short Flight/Long Drive in fall 2013. 

photo DIANE GASPERIN is living proof that wearing a bolo tie makes you funnier. Being a total dweeb with an hysterical Hungarian mother doesn’t hurt, either. A self-proclaimed late-bloomer and talented pet-matchmaker, Diane attended the first Lez Stand Up show in 2010 and has been performing with the Portland-based comedy show ever since.

4 Glasses of WineB. FRAYN MASTERS  is a writer and the Executive Producer and Host of Back Fence PDX & Entertainment for People.

What a GREAT time last night, let’s do it again on OCT 4th!

29 Aug

WOOSH! Thanks to everyone who came out last night, to all the behind the scenes crew and most of all to our performers who put on a kick ass show!

LET’s look ahead to what’s up NEXT! On OCT 4 at BLUE MONK we’ll have a special show in partnership with Wordstock. It’ll be a quick and dirty 75 minute awesome variety show from 7:00-8:15.

Hosting + Performing: DERRICK BROWN (AUS, pictured) + B. FRAYN MASTERS (PDX)


With performances from





And more!

Tickets will go on sale next week. To be sure find out exactly when those tickets go on sale follow us on twitter @E4People, LIKE us on Facebook, and/or email and join our email list.


8 Aug


WEDS AUGUST 28 @ DISJECTA — 8371 N Interstate Ave

Get your very own sexy tickets –> HERE



Dan is a longstanding host and performer with The Moth in New York City. He is author of the books Loser Goes First: My Thirty Something Years of Dumb Luck and Minor Humiliation and Rock On: An Office Power Ballad, which The Times of London named a Book of The Year. Of his new novel, American Spirit, Publishers Weekly says, “(Starred review) The humor and struggle within contain a healing brand of cynicism. Kennedy has far surpassed the creation of character and conjured an entity so alive in its knowledge of impending death that we’re captured in a new idea of what it’s like to live.” Kennedy is a longstanding contributor at, and his essays also appear in GQ magazine, and in several anthologies including The New Yorker humorist Ian Frazier’s collection, Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing.



Ritchie and viola-ist Amanda Lawrence will sing and play a few songs.Ritchie is the founding member of Loch Lomond, a music collective from Portland. Loch Lomond involves a carousel of contributions from upwards of 30 musicians and is currently touring the world in promotion of its latest release entitled Dresses (Chemikal Underground Records) which will be released as book in 2014.

Ritchie is the founding member of Loch Lomond, a music collective from Portland. Loch Lomond involves a carousel of contributions from upwards of 30 musicians and is currently touring the world in promotion of its latest release entitled Dresses (Chemikal Underground Records) which will be released as book in 2014.

Showcasing performances by the likes of:


Emmy-nominated director of 6 Days to Air: The Making of South ParkARTHUR BRADFORD, will tell stories about working with Matt Stone & Trey Parker  — interspersed with never before seen documentary footage.

Arthur is an O Henry Award winning writer. His writing has appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Vice, Men’s Journal, and many other publications. His first book, Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and Vintage paperback in 2002, and has been translated into ten languages.  His latest book, Benny’s Brigade, is a children’s book, was published by McSweeney’s in September of 2012.


Bespectacled and jubilant BARBARA HOLM is vying to both steal your heart and piggyback last years award by being of the best things about (standup) comedy in 2013.

Barbara has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, Hahajk, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and exuberant. Seattle City Arts Magazine called her a “comedy wizard” and Seattle Stranger Newspaper described her as an “adorable wunderkind” and she describes herself as “running away from this question to hide under the desk right now.”


Reprising his performance from the Slingshot Comedy series at Portland Center Stage, WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY reveals, through song, dance, and visuals his very real pop star crush.

Steven has been the editor-in-chief of The Portland Mercury since its birth in 2000. He’s also the author of the nationally syndicated column I Love Television. He recently killed it in ROAD HOUSE: The Play!.


The 2013 Best American Essays contributor KEVIN SAMPSELL will get your juices flowing with passages from his soon-to-be-released Tin House novel, This is Between Us.

Kevin is the editor of Portland Noir, a bookstore employee at Powell’s, and author of the memoir, A Common Pornography. He has contributed to,, numerous printed and literary journals, and written something for most every Portland printed and online media source.


A recent transplant to Portland, Professional Performance Poet MINDY NETTIFEE will lay down some stanzas with accompaniment by RITCHIE and AMANDA.

Mindy was featured in the critically acclaimed poetry concert documentary, The Drums Inside Your Chest, and she co-founded the non-profit poetry organization Write Now Poetry Society with actress Amber Tamblyn. Mindy is also Pushcart nominated writer and author of the full-length collections Sleepyhead Assassins, and Rise of the Trustfall, and a collection of essays on writing Glitter in BloodA Poet’s Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing.


As the producer of E4P and also a regular performer, B. FRAYN MASTERS  will saw into your mind with some fiction tidbits.

Frayn is the Host of both the live and radio versions of the storytelling series Back Fence PDX. Her writing has appeared in places suchs McSweeney’s, Hobart, Girls Gone Wild Magazine, and Airplane Reading. She was once voted Audience Favorite in an air guitar contest.

198795_211578422224150_5824746_nA regular at E4P, JASON ROUSE will steal your heart with a brand new video he made with pal and collaborator B. FRAYN MASTERS, collectively known as Masters & Rouse.

Rouse writes for LIVE WIRE! RADIO, stars in the band CAKE’s MOUSTACHE MAN video, and is a member of the popular sketch group SWEAT. When his hair is slicked back, you can hear doves cry.

Coming to you on AUGUST 28!

25 Jul

Those of you in Portland…your patience shall be rewarded! 

DAN KENNEDY is coming to town to host and perform in E4P on AUG 28 at DISJECTA! He’ll be joined by emmy-nominated filmmaker ARTHUR BRADFORD showing never shown before footage of Trey Parker & Matt Stone (of SOUTH PARK fame) and sharing behind the scenes stories, WM. STEVEN HUMPRHREY will delight you with hilarious narrative of his unrequited crush, BARBARA HOLM (pictured) will knock your socks off with her standup comedy prowess, KEVIN SAMPSELL will read snippets from his upcoming novel, THIS IS BETWEEN US…and MASTERS & ROUSE will bring forth some brand new video shorts. 

Tickets just went on sale HERE!  $12 advance/$15 Door.


Barbara Holm


15 Apr


It’s been awhile. But, we are still here with you, listening quietly like a really smart mouse. 

Airstream-Flying-Cloud-Travel-Trailer-05-6Right now I am working with Dan Kennedy to arrange an E4P WEST COAST tour! LA, SF, PDX and SEA!

Stay tuned for more details as they develop. We’ll put tickets on sale as soon as we have everything in order! 


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