We are thrilled that tonight’s show is officially sold out! We can’t wait to see all of your collective deliciousness tonight! If you have your tickets, please remember to be at Disjecta between 7-7:30pm to secure your seats! We will be selling any available/unclaimed spots around 8pm to our wait list.
Also – remember that Whiffies Fried Pies will be there selling delicious things, and Disjecta has awesome snacks and drinks, too. Stay cool this afternoon and we’ll see you get hot tonight!
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B Frayn and Meagan Kate
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Recently underachieving by co-writing MILDRED PIERCE with someone named TODD HAYNES, and then putting out the novel RAIN DRAGON, our Master of Ceremonies will be the bodacious and talented, JON RAYMOND. Dean Martin? More like Dreamy Martin.
WITH PERFORMANCES from 2 to 12 minutes long from…
STEVE ALMOND is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction, three of which he published himself, because he is sad and masochistic. His memoir CANDYFREAK was a New York Times Bestseller and pretty made him a laughingstock among serious writers. His short stories have appeared in the Best American and Pushcart anthologies. His most recent collection, GOD BLESS AMERICA, was short-listed for The Story Prize and sold, like, five copies. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other big deal places. La-di-da! He also tweets. But only in Portalnd. And only out of his butt.
As a quadruple threat, VIVA LAS VEGAS, is a STRIPPER + AUTHOR + MUSICIAN + ACTRESS and that equals brain and body stimulation to the nth degree. For this show she’ll be gracing us with her stripped down Emmylou Harris-esque vocal tones, both by singing as PAULS TOUTONGHI reads, and with some of her own songs. Viva also enjoys patriotic popsicles.
When he runs his fingers through his bangs everyone swoons for the director of SIX DAYS TO AIR: The Making of South Park, ARTHUR BRADFORD. He’ll tell the story — interspersed with footage — of one the heart-breakingly funny subjects of a documentary he wrote and directed. He’ll also be tall, and make you feel like it’s all for you, baby.
You adore this red head as the hilarious, feisty, and whip smart host of LIVE WIRE! RADIO, and as the writer/director of the fantabulous short, STELLA’S FLIGHT….MS. COURTENAY HAMEISTER. Hameister will read in tandem with Almond, creating enough juice-y power to light the Red Light District and set your loins ablaze.
If you like to be hypnotized by a masterful handling of the English language and ice blue eyes — then the author of RED WEATHER and soon-to-be released EVEL KNIEVEL DAYS, PAULS TOUTONGHI — will fulfill all your grammar fantasies. He will be reading a passage from the aforementioned EVEL book, as VIVA LAS VEGAS accompanies him with song.
Via deftly written poetry these two hawt charmers proffer the kind of humor that nibbles your eyelashes and relocates your tiny bones. SARAH BARTLETT + EMILY KENDAL FREY co-authored BABY ON THE SAFE SIDE, and Bartlett also co-authored a MULE-SHAPED CLOUD. FREY authored the award-winning poetry collection, THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE. They’ll be reading from their BABY book in tandem. They are on a rampage to put an end to funerial poetry readings — make some noise y’all!
At the last two E4P’s you witnessed your own murder as the incomparable JULIA KOBOS slayed you with her hilarious songs, so we had to bring her back to perform a brand new song! Kobos performed in Chicago with Second City, IO, and The Annoyance Theater + Participated in the 2011 Chicago Improv Festival and the 2009 Del Close Marathon in NY. You should probably be fully stretched out before she sings.
He has MORTIFIED you on several occasions regaling tales of his youth from his haungtingly well-written summers spent in Italy…he’s GREG GASPERIN. Your body will quiver like jelly on a bus seat as you behold this cat-loving young man lay down a brand new bittersweet and hilarious piece he put together just for this show.
A regular at E4P, MR. JASON ROUSE will steal your heart with a brand new video with pal and collaborator B. FRAYN MASTERS. 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.
As the snazzy producer of E4P and also a regular performer, B. FRAYN MASTERS will saw into your mind with a brand new video with pal and collaborator JASON ROUSE. Master’s is the Host of the storytelling series Back Fence PDX, and was once voted Audience Favorite in an air guitar contest. Something on her body was removed while under sedation.
SATURDAY July 7 + drinks-n-snacks 7PM + show 8PM
DISJECTA | 8371 N Interstate Ave | $10 !
comedy + raucous readings + video + music
Hosted by JON RAYMOND
Featuring performances from 2 to 12 minutes long from…
STEVE ALMOND ARTHUR BRADFORD
PAULS TOUTONGHI VIVA LAS VEGAS
COURTENAY HAMEISTER JULIA KOBOS
SARAH BARTLETT + EMILY KENDAL FREY
GREG GASPERIN JASON ROUSE B. FRAYN MASTERS
SATURDAY JULY 7. DISJECTA.
7pm doors + 8pm show
Hope you’ve been spending lots of time in the sun, lovelies. You look great, is that a new shirt? Meow.
We’ve missed you deeply since our last show, and we are so excited to bring you a brand new Entertainment for People this July at our new home, Disjecta! We will have the delicious and brilliant Steve Almond (author of Rock n Roll Will Save Your Life) coming at you full force, and the rest of our kick-ass line-up will be revealed soon, but we wanted to tease you … just a little.
Tickets on sale next week. $10 online/$12 at the door. Keep your eye on our Twitter & Facebook pages for more info.
with your hosts + SHELLEY MCLENDON & B. FRAYN MASTERS
weird and exciting times from Seattleite EMMETT MONTGOMERY. Stand-up and storyteller who’s performed in BUMBERSHOOT, BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL, and the SASQUATCH FESTIVAL
the Who finally meets Peaches and Herb within sketch comedy enthusiasts Michael Fetters & Shelley McLendon as THE ACES. This is where you’ve seen Michael and Shelley together: ROAD HOUSE: The Play!, and SWEAT. Separately you’ve seen Michael in GRIMM, and in the video for CAKE’s MOUSTACHE MAN, you’ve likely lamped Shelley in The LIBERATOR’s, MORTIFIED, and LIVE WIRE.
vocal synthesizer, sound mimic, beatbox mastermind FOGATRON is gonna blow your mind with the powerful fusion of storytelling and beatbox. 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.”
recipient of Publisher’s Weekly honorable mention for Best Comics of 2011, ARON NELS STEINKE, will narrate a story with delightful visual accompaniment. Aron has published 5 issues of the autobiographical comics series, Big Plans, and has published two early-reader children’s books with Blue Apple Books, The Super Crazy Cat Dance, (2010) and The Super-Duper Dog Park, (2011). Aron’s all-ages graphic novel, Neptune,was selected as a notable book for this year’s Best American Comics published by Houghton Mifflin.
she likes peaches and bourbon and getting hand-written letters in the mail, she’s MINDY NETIFEE. She travels the country with her banged up casio performing poetry for college students, drunks at poetry slams, and people who would rather be out at art galleries and theaters and bars than home watching TV. Her father turned out to be gay, her mother turned out to be a life coach, and she turned out mostly straight, though Marilyn Manson believes she is a lesbian, and if you buy Mindy enough drinks she might tell you why.
bringing his whimsical brand of irreverence is a man, an improviser, the comedian… TYNAN DELONG. He was a finalist for Helium Comedy Club’s “Portland’s Funniest Person” contest, and is a featured performer for MORTIFIED. He hopes to one day land a recurring role on ‘Nash Bridges’ once it comes back from hiatus.
at the last E4P you witnessed your own murder as JULIA KOBOS slayed you with two hilarious songs, so we had to bring her back. Julia performed in Chicago with Second City, IO, and The Annoyance Theater + Participated in the 2011 Chicago Improv Festival and the 2009 Del Close Marathon in NY.
returning as lovable Uncle Peter Rice JASON ROUSE will steal your heart with a brand new video from a little series he created along with pal and collaborator B. Frayn Masters. Jason writes for Live Wire and is a member of the sketch group SWEAT.
returning as the voice of Sue Ellen Pierce B. FRAYN MASTERS will saw into your mind with a brand new video from a little series she created along with pal and collaborator Jason Rouse. B. Frayn is the producer and co-host of the storytelling series Back Fence PDX, appeared in wOOstock 2.0, has written for GGW magazine, McSweeney’s, Hobart, and her handsome husband’s blog.
JUST ADDED… from LA…BLAKE NELSON, writer of Girl, and Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant adapted it for the movie version) will tell a daring tale filled with the kind of truth-y truthiness that will make you laugh your ass off.
your charming and highly likeable host ARTHUR BRADFORD :: Directed the new Comedy Central South Park Documentary + Writer/Director/Producer of MTV’s How’s Your News? + Author of Dogwalker: Stories (Knopf, 2001) and the upcoming children’s book, Benny’s Brigade (McSweeney’s, 2012).
mighty stand-up that masterfully zig-zags between eclectic and universal from IAN KARMEL :: 2011 Portland’s Funniest Person + Performed at the LA Comedy Store, Helium, and in IFC’s Portlandia + Post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers.
a sketch and video short from B. FRAYN MASTERS & JASON ROUSE :: Masters is the co-host of BACK FENCE PDX, a McSweeney’s contributor, and writes for GGW magazine as Cherry Daniels + Rouse is a member of the popular sketch group SWEAT, a writer for LIVE WIRE!.
a short film from one of Werner Herzog’s favorite students IAN GOLDFARB BERRY :: Director of short-subject documentaries about Swimming Pools, Video Stores, and the Morbidly Obese + Projectionist at Cinema 21
WE HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU ON OCTOBER 20th!!!
A *NEW* Entertainment for People show will take place at THE WOODS!
We are lining up the ridiculously awesome cast right NOW.
TICKETS & MORE INFO SOON!!
We told you we’d let you know on June 20th, so here it is … Joining us in both Portland and Seattle is Portlander LAURA GIBSON!!
A highly acclaimed folk singer/songwriter, Laura has worked with the likes of Colin Meloy, Rachel Blumberg, Laura Veirs and The Portland Cello Project. Laura will be joining author and overall gentleman Kevin Sampsell for a unique collaboration, like nothing we’ve ever seen!
But don’t worry, babies. Laura will also play a few songs to soothe her rabid fans.
:: hosting & antics from the mind of New Yorker DAN KENNEDY :: regular host of THE MOTH StorySLAM and MOTH podcast, longstanding contributor at McSWEENEYS.NET, GQ Magazine + author of LOSER GOES FIRST: My Thirty Something Years of Dumb Luck and Minor Humiliation and ROCK ON: An Office Power Ballad (A London Times Book of the Year, 2008)
:: collaborative genius from Portlanders KEVIN SAMPSELL & SECRET GUEST :: Author of A COMMON PORNOGRAPHY and CREAMY BULLETS, editor of PORTLAND NOIR + ?????
:: music stylings with visual adornment from Seattleite JOSE BOLD :: Member of the band “AWESOME” + creator of acclaimed off-broadway musical (spoof of Spider-Man) SPIDERMANN
:: secret guest announced JUNE 20TH!::
WHEN: WEDNESDAY- JUNE 22nd
WHAT TIME: 7:00PM FOOD/DRINK :: 8:00PM SHOW!
WHERE: THE WOODS :: 6637 Milwaukie Ave :: Sellwood
HOW MUCH: TIX: $14 ONLINE/$16 @ THE DOOR
Alcohol. Food. Let’s Make Some Memories.
FREE SAINT CUPCAKES for ALL
:: 21 AND OVER ONLY ::
GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY: HOTEL DELUXE, POPINA SWIMWEAR & SAINT CUPCAKE
our VERY FIRST SEATTLE SHOW
WHEN: FRIDAY – JUNE 24th
WHAT TIME: 7:00PM DRINKS :: 8:00PM SHOW!
WHERE: THEATRE OFF JACKSON :: 409 7th AVENUE SOUTH :: Seattle
HOW MUCH: TIX: $14 ONLINE/$16 @ THE DOOR
Alcohol. Pretty, pretty Theatre. Let’s Make Some Memories.
:: 21 AND OVER ONLY ::