PFLAG Portland Black Chapter’s 4th Anniversary Celebration ~ at Curious Comedy


Celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of PFLAG Portland Black Chapter hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr;  featuring inspiring performances, and several special guests!

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Doors: 5:30pm
Location: Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Tri-met accessible

Space is limited – Buy Tickets on line today!
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Admission includes buffet & program, cash bar available for 21 and over.
This is an all ages event and wheel chair accessible.


Today’s Groupon: Curious Comedy Theater

At the website:


$15 for Two Tickets to a Weekend Main-Stage Show at the Curious Comedy Theater

If laughter were a school supply, it would be an eraser, magically and instantly absolving all past and present regrets. Rub out unpleasantries with today’s Groupon. For $15, you get two tickets to any weekend main-stage performance at Curious Comedy Theater (a $30 value). This Groupon is not valid for rental shows or performances on Friday March 25, Friday April 29, or Friday June 10. Reservations are encouraged.

In a courageous crusade to reverse of the advance of gloomery and doldrumage, the Curious Comedy Theater puts up hilarious sketch and improv comedy shows in an intimate, bistro-style performance space with a full bar. This non-profit theater was the first of its kind in Portland devoted exclusively to comedy, and the second of its kind to incorporate a 4-D ride experience. Though the schedule frequently rotates, current main-stage offerings include Unexpectations (March 26-April 23), a show in which Curious co-founder Stacey Hallal performs stage-borne shenanigans following an opening act of stand-up comedians or fellow Curious performers, Apocalypse Now and Later (April 30-June 4), a frolicsome expose into America’s love affair with dollars and doll hairs, and the Curious Comedy Cover Show (June 24-July 30), featuring comedy covers from Charlie Chaplin, Bob Newhart, Mitch Hedberg, and more.

Curious co-founders Stacey Hallal and Bob Ladewig both received their comedy training in Chicago, which is to improvisation what Philadelphia is to cheesesteaks and Detroit is to dolphin-themed water stunt shows. Having trained with Second City and iO—world-famous comedy institutions known for alumni such as Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Steve Carell—Stacey and Bob, along with the theater’s cast of performers, know how to elicit chuckles, chortles, and even seldom-heard cachinnations from Portlanders. The Curious Comedy Theater’s canon of comic styles will find a way to tickle all sorts of funnybones, regardless of the amount of mirth-marrow contained therein. Make a reservation for a night at the theater that’s actually meant to be funny.

Hurry, hurry, buy now! The sale ends at midnight.


Check out Curious Comedy for info on all the shows they’re running.

Suck My Flick this weekend at Curious Comedy.

Bring your short films (less than ten minutes) or come see what local video craftspersons are generating at Suck My Flick, hosted by Curious Comedy:

You can see a whole cornucopia of past entries at! Suck My Flick is organized by Dusty McCord of, and Tamara J. Brown, who also hosts an Open Mic night at the Alberta Street Pub.



free passes to Curious Comedy available!

I’ve got three Groupon coupons for ‘weekend mainstage performances’ at Curious Comedy at Vanport Square, 5225 NE MLK … they expire October 13th. Do you want them? Leave a comment on the blog with some sort of contact info, and they can be yours!

While you think on it, watch this clip of Joanie Quinn at Curious Comedy:

(Therapy notebooks for children… not a bad idea.)

Two links: a photoblog, & some comedy-video.

Community Warehouse has a photoblog for its used-items store on MLK  – check it at… you won’t regret it. It’s a blog about items for sale in the store – but it’s so much more than that. I get a kick out of it.

Also, Curious Comedy has a vimeo page with lots of comedy videos produced for its comedy festivals. Here’s a very short clip showing the small waterfall in Vanport Square’s courtyard: Magic!