Amy Miller and Sean Jordan's Going Away Friendship and Pizza Party
Nathan Brannon, Bri Pruett, Anthony Lopez, Gabe Dinger, Phil Schallberger + Jordan Casner
Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
Join two of Portland's favorite comedians as they say goodbye to PDX and hello to Los Angeles. Comedy sets from Amy and Sean, plus an array of other great comics, and house band / Portland supergroup The White Guys, with Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Hutch Harris (The Thermals), Adam Shearer (Weinland), Emily Overstreet (Great Wilderness/ Bitch'n) and Colby Hansen (Bitch'n)!
Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb's Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of that scene, winning Portland's Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club's contest, as well as being voted Portland's Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her "a star" and a "contender for next alpha female comedian." Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the "fiercest jokes he had ever heard." Amy is currently in Portland being alpha and fierce and getting rained on, but works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.
- Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist, Season 9
- Winner, Portland's Funniest Person, Helium Comedy Club
- San Francisco Sketchfest
- Bridgetown Comedy Festival
- Riot LA Festival
- Doug Loves Movies
- NPR's Marketplace
- The Bennington Show
Sean has been a stand up comedian for almost a decade now, starting in Sioux Falls SD but now residing in Portland OR. Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 from the Midwest, Sean has become a staple in the Portland comedy scene. He produces and performs in the #1 independent showcase in Portland, Funny Over Everything. In 2014 the Sean was named the funniest person in Portland by the Willamette Week magazine. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Portland’s Funniest Person contest, The Tacoma Comedy contest and The Wenatchee Comedy Festival. Split Sider also names Sean as one of the comics to watch in 2015. Sean has become a nationally touring comic having traveled all over doing stand up working some of the best clubs in the country including ACME Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Zanies in Nashville and Chicago and the Dallas Improv to name a few. Sean has also been a part of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Bumbershoot Comedy and Arts Festival, The Wenatchee Comedy Festival, Cromfest and the High Plains Comedy Festival. If you’re a podcast fan then you may have heard him on the Crabfeast, Professor Blastoff, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, The Benson Interruption or as a regular guest on Doug Benson’s poscast Doug Loves Movies.
Nathan takes the audience on an unexpected ride full of witty stories, clever punch lines, and amusing shadow puppets. He brings smiles and hilarious anecdotes to the stage every time he grabs the microphone. Nathan also added this sentence because he needed a higher word count.
Nathan was the winner of Helium Comedy Club's "Portland's Funniest Person Comedy Competition" in 2012, was voted in Willamette Week's "Portland's Funniest 5" in 2013, and released his first comedy album, I Black Out, that same year.
He has opened for national headliners such as Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Maria Bamford, and has photoshopped himself into photos with many more. The back of Nathan's head was seen in NBC's new series, "Grimm". Nathan is now seeking a funnier way to end this paragraph.
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon. She's appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and Bumbershoot. She's makes regular appearances at Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater, and other Portland showcases.
She's a fierce ally of Action/Adventure Theater, a non-profit independent theater and black box venue in Southeast Portland. She appeared in Action/Adventure's celebrated, long-running, improvised serial: Fall of the House. A/A also produced an original Sketch Show: Making Sex, which local press said Bri showed"razor sharp comic timing." Oh yeah. She's the comedy sidekick, writer, and co-creator of Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, a live, talk/variety show. Along with comedy buddies Alex Falcone and Anthony Lopez she is the power trio behind monthly Chips and Salsa Comedy Show at Action/Adventure.
Bri is a monthly contributor to the ever popular Portland Mercury, Blogtown, USA, with her sex and dating column: Let's Do It! with Bri Pruett.
Willamette Week named her one of the Funniest 5 Comedians in Portland.
Lopez gets my vote as one of the best local young comedians. -Portland Stage reviews. Anthony Lopez has performed at Bumbershoot, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Comedy Underground, UCB East and opened for the Whitest Kids you Know. Hailing from Portland, Anthony Lopez started performing stand up in 2009, blending absurd humor with heartfelt stories from his life. His wide expanse of subject matters allow him to be comfortable, and kill, in any room, from Helium Comedy Club– where he was one of 10 finalists from a field of almost 100 comedians in the 2012 Funniest Person in Portland Contest– to dive bars, laundry mats, and The Orycon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Anthony was picked as one of the Portland Mercury’s, “Ones to Watch.” Follow Anthony @AnthonyLopezpt2 on Twitter.
Gabe Dinger started doing stand up comedy in 2005. He won the Portland Amateur Comedy Contest in 2006 showcasing his razor sharp wit and unmatched timing, and in 2007 won the CBS Radio Laff Off. Gabe's material is fun and smart in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Gabe can boast being the first comedian in Oregon State history to perform at Oregon State Maximum Security Prison in Salem Oregon. Gabe is a regular on the Kidd Chris Radio Show (101.1 KUFO in Portland) and he is a main-stage cast member and regular performer at Curious Comedy Theater. Gabe's experience includes improv and sketch comedy making his stage performances exciting, dynamic, unpredictable, and always funny.
Gabe has performed in a variety of venues; clubs such as Harvey's (Portland, OR), Helium (Portland, OR), The Funny Bone (Boise, ID and Reno, NV) and Gabe has also been a part of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR since it's inception in 2008, and countless one nighters across the north and mid west. In a nutshell Gabe is the consummate comedian. You won't want to miss his exciting thrill ride of a show.