In other news, I drove into Portland yesterday evening to join my brother and some of his friends, as well as my friend Athena, for a dinner show at a comedy club called Harvey's. It was a lot of fun! I'd never been to a comedy club before and wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Charley's friend Alyssa got us in...she had access to some free tickets. Athena explained to me that sometimes Harvey's will have free admission nights so the comics can try out their new jokes and see which ones work and which don't.
There were three guys on stage througout the night. The opener, the feature act, and the Headliner.
I forget the name of our opener, but he was pretty funny. He kind of reminded me of Chris Farley, in that he was sort of sweaty and spastic, but he did make me laugh a few times. The feature act was a native Portlander named Gabe Dinger, and he was really funny! Cute, too, in a skinny, geeky kind of way. He looked to be a few years younger than myself.
Our headliner was a guy named James Stephens III, whom I'd never heard of, but apparently he has a movie coming out called "The Funny Man." He was also very funny, and he did a range of impressions, including Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Louis Armstrong.
All in all, I had a really nice time, even though it included about 3 hours of driving. Oh well. Still fun.
I think maybe tomorrow I will post more pictures. BE PATIENT, MY LITTLE SWALLOWS.