Los Angeles-based Comedian and Actor, Honest John, is coming to the Northwest for three dates: Milwaukie, Oregon on Thursday, December 5th; Portland, Oregon on Friday, December 6th; and Vancouver, Washington on Saturday, December 7th.
That’s right! We’ve teamed up with Comedian-owned and operated Status Dropout Entertainment to bring Def Comedy Jam and BET Comic View Legend, Honest John to a venue near you for three unforgettable nights of Comedy. Tell your friends, your family, your barista, your mail carrier, the manager of the produce department at your local grocery store…
Come out and support live Comedy in Milwaukie, Portland and Vancouver!
Kicking off the Undisputedly Funny with Headliner Honest John series, the Oak Grove Comedy show date will be a special “Secret show” performance. Featuring Amanda Arnold, Special Guest Ken ThunderKat Hamlett, and Host Scott Von Wald.
No cover for this “Secret Show” kick-off celebration
Portland Comedy on a Friday night? Count me in!
For this night of Undisputedly Funny with Headliner Honest John, we have accomplished Comedian Todd Armstrong Featuring and Scott Von Wald as our “Hilariously Irreverent” Host.
I gotta add that I really like the venue for this show. It’s one of my favorite Portland hangouts. A quick Google search shows me that I am not alone there…
What the Press Says About The Spare Room Restaurant and Lounge:
“Bars that will still be here in 2113″ Feb. 2013
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One commenter says:
“The Spare Room is an up and coming music venue in Northeast Portland which is ironic since it has been around forever. Pros: Great stage, Dance Floor, ample tables and elbow room” Apr. 2013
Another commenter says:
“This lounge keeps it REAL. Unpretentious and a good time for all.” Jul. 2012
“For the past year, I have been privileged to live within stumbling distance of the best bar in Portland. I have used the Spare Room for first dates, ostensible business meetings, actual business meetings, afterparties, sports viewing and smoke breaks with a former mayoral candidate.”
“This longtime Northeast Portland dive is the black hole of hip. And I mean that in the best way possible.”
Tickets for Undisputedly Funny with Headliner Honest John at the Spare Room are available at the door on the night of the show and are only $10.
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Undisputedly Funny with Headliner Honest John makes its last stop in Vancouver, Washington for a Comedy show at favorite local hangout, the Quarterdeck Bar.
RyNo, Host of Stand-Up Sit Down on KOUV Radio will be Hosting Undisputedly Funny with Scott Von Wald Featuring and Special Guest Lance Edward.
Rustic and Nautically-themed, the Quarterdeck is the perfect place for a Bon Voyage show. Cover for the send-off is ONLY $3
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Bio for Comedian/Actor Honest John:
In June of 1987, John Basinger was working as a nurse and heading into a predictable middle age. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis that caused him to take the name Honest John and start running around Los Angeles telling jokes.
“I just went anywhere I could get on stage,” he recalls, “clubs, coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, anywhere I could get up. After a while I was like a fanatic, I just couldn’t do it enough. I knew that this is what I was meant to do.” Then one Thursday night, a comedian named Gerald McQuirter invited him to an open mic at the Comedy Act Theater, one of the foremost black venues in the country.
“Actually, he dragged me along with him, just called me up and said, ‘Saddle up, John, we’re going,’ and I got up and slammed.” Soon, Honest John became a fixture on the black circuit in the Los Angeles area. “People would come up to me on the street and ask where I was going to perform next. It blew my mind.”
Triumphant appearances on BET’s Comic View, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and Showtime at the Apollo introduced him to fans all across the country, leading to appearances at clubs and theaters nationwide and a two year run on the Def Comedy Jam tour. He has also done many military tours in places as far away as Korea, Okinawa, and Japan.
He has guest starred on The Jamie Foxx Show, The Lyricist Lounge Show, and Showtime in Harlem. He can also be seen in films like The Wash, For Da Love of Money, Foolish, and other urban comedies.
As for the future, Honest John says he’s working on a comedy special and would like to do more acting.