Oct 01 - 9pm
Located on Suki's Bar & Grill, Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA
Suki's Bar & Grill
Southwest 4th Avenue, Portland OR
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WHAT: Relentless Splendor Presents: “Keep Portland Well”
A stand-up comedy benefit headlined by Nathan Brannon for Trillium Family Services at Suki’s Bar & Grill
Nathan Brannon, winner of Portland’s Funniest Person AND the Seattle
International Comedy Contest headlines a mental health-themed standup showcase benefitting Trillium Family Services’ “Keep Portland Well” campaign which aims to destigmatize mental and behavioral health.
Tory Ward, rising local comic and newly appointed “Undisputable Genius of Portland Comedy” by the Portland Mercury, and a gaggle of giggle-inducing surprise guests whose comedy is influenced by their own personal mental and behavioral health challenges will round out the bill.
Relentless Splendor brings to Suki’s a whimsical comedy showcase with a new theme every first Tuesday of the month hosted by Riley McCarthy (Helium’s Funniest Person finalist and Portland Mercury Undisputed Genius of Portland Comedy) and alt-comedy-chameleon Carson Crashley IV (“Gary Busey” from Point Break LIVE! and “Sophia PeTRILLo” from Golden Girls LIVE! at the Funhouse Lounge).
Relentless Splendor’s “Keep Portland Well” showcase will include a “silent auction” curated by Open Mic Gary Busey (Carson Creecy IV); a prize wheel sponsored by Trillium Family Services; stand-up bingo; “Last Year’s Halloween Costume” contest and $1 unicorn rides with all proceeds going directly to the Keep Portland Well campaign.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 1st.
Doors at 8:30. Show at 9 PM.
WHERE: Suki’s Bar & Grill, 2401 SW 4th AVE
ADMISSION: $5 suggested at the door
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WHY: Before there was Helium or Curious Comedy Clubs. Before there was the
Bridgetown Comedy Festival. In a world before Portlandia, there was Suki’s Legendary Comedy Open Mic. From 2006 until 2014 Suki’s Bar and Grill was home to a raucously beloved comedy night where future Portland comedy icons like Ron Funchess (NBC’s Undateable), Ian Karmel (Head Writer for The Late Late Show), Shane Torres (Comedy Central) and hundreds of other comedy hopefuls sharpened their standup teeth in a famously wild room. Live comedy has been dormant at Suki’s for half a decade, but local comics and producers Riley McCarthy and Carson Crashley IV are delighted to reinfuse Suki’s sacred comedy space with a revitalized breath of whimsy, laughter, and cheap tacos.
What People Are Saying About Relentless Splendor at Suki’s:
“That sounds awesome.” – Dax Jordan, original host of Suki’s Legendary Open Mic Night
“I have five years worth of comedy stories from Suki’s. Trying to think of the best one, other than getting married there of course, I’m classy.” – Veronica Heath, Suki’s Open Mic regular, performed on the first seven Bridgetown Comedy Festivals. Married and then divorced a Suki’s bartender.
“Funches. Karmel. Shane Torres. Kristine Levine. They all performed at Suki’s and they all bombed. Hard. I did good one time. Once. And then I never came back because I knew it would never happen again.” – Dan Weber, Host of Reading the Bible with Dan at Helium Comedy Club.
Thank you for your time.