Since November of 2011, the PDX Comedy Fans network has grown from its original group on Meetup to include a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and this website. Now comes an exciting new addition to the network: PDX Comedy Fans Productions.
The show’s title, Bon Mot, is a French expression which literally translates to “Good word.” A bon mot is defined as a witty remark or comment, pronounced bawn moh.
So why the funny name?
It has always been, and continues to be, the aim of the PDX Comedy Fans network to highlight and spread word of the achievements and projects of Comedians living and working within the Portland Comedy community. Bon Mot provides additional opportunity to do just that through quality shows bringing fans and Comedians together.
Please join us for our first event: Bon Mot: Two-Part Comedy Show at Southeast Portland’s Jade Lounge on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.
As its full title suggests, Bon Mot: Two-Part Comedy Show is a full night of Comedy in two separate, yet complete, showcases with unique lineups. Whether you choose to attend the early show, the late show, or both, you will be taking in a robust evening of laughter and merriment.
Early (Bon) Show:
Seating at 6pm with music by DJ: Mr. Doobs
Show at 6:30pm until 8pm
(Patrons 18 and over may join us until 8pm)
Andy Schanz’s combination of stand up, lively songs, and impressions of famous characters has amused and delighted audiences at Comedy clubs all over the region including Harvey’s, Helium, and the Bend Comedy run. Andy is also a past winner of the Eugene Laff Off Competition.
Belinda Carroll is a nationally-touring Comedian, contributing writer for such publications as PQ Monthly and Curve, Singer, Actress, and Producer. A true powerhouse who combines hilarity with social activism and makes everyone feel included with her act.
Scoot Herring’s website bills him as a, “Comedian. Karaoke DJ. Pug Owner.” His explorations of topics such as time travel, Disney, and “Dude Bros” are guaranteed to bring nerdy glee to the hearts of young and old alike. Check out his podcast, Press Scoot to Continue.
Jason Traeger’s out-of-this-world Comedy pulls from his experiences organizing and participating in independent art and music scenes and his travels as a visual artist; drawing, painting, sculpting, and documenting. His elegantly moving Portland Stand-Up Comedy Photo Album is a MUST see.
Late (Mot) Show:
Seating at 8pm with music by DJ: Mr. Doobs
Show at 8:30pm until 10pm
(Patrons must be 21 and over after 8pm)
Trevor Thorpe, a transplant from San Diego, has been described as, “Sometimes dark and cynical, but always fun.” A former student of Film and Screenwriting, Trevor has successes in performing and producing Stand Up Comedy, both of which he does with unmistakeable Rock and Roll style.
Grace Sadie Cejas, a spirited Latina and Rock ‘n’ Roll Mama, draws funny from a life filled with unconventional experiences. Once described as “Sweet Like a Cavity,” she brings the laughs all over the West, and as far away as Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault in Boston, MA. She’s also performed in the 7th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival.
Boomer is a former on-air radio personality, and one half of the once #1 rated drive-time Cort and Boomer show on the now-defunct KUFO. Boomer is currently taking his sharp wit to a whole other level performing live Stand-Up Comedy. He is known for his playful crowd work and keen observations, and produces a weekly Comedy show at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe.
Nariko was once dubbed “The Frank Zappa of Portland Comedy” by the press, and it just kind of stuck. His off-the-wall style is 110% Rock, as evidenced by the Portland Mercury quote: “Nariko Ott has decided that Comedy can be Metal.” In fact, this former Finalist in the Portland’s Funniest Person Contest is so Comedy/Metal that he produces a show that’s just that: Lex Hilaris at White Owl Social Club. (More details TBA soon)
Both the Early (Bon) and the Late (Mot) showcases are hosted by Anessa Deathrage, Artist, Comedian, and Co-Organizer for PDX Comedy Fans.