PianoFight Showcase: The Executives, Granny Cart Gangstas and J Names, Hosted by Deira Bowie (SOLD OUT)
Deira Bowie is a stand-up comedian hailing from Melbourne, Australia. Three years ago she left her job as a high school teacher to set her sights on a new life in America. Often referred to as 'confusingly happy' and 'not quiet as entertaining as an otter' Deira performs frequently at Fly Ass Jokes and 7 on 7 at the Brody Theatre and is a regular host at the Fun House in Portland. Deira is a one time winner of the Comedy Bull and a guest on rad... Read More →
The Executives are business in the front, party literally everywhere else, even the front. Their physical, thoughtful, follow-the-fun comedic energy celebrates genre bending, the zeitgeist, body slamming and sometimes bodily functions. The Executives hope to bring you original sketch comedy that will eventually get you sent to the same white collar prison Martha Stewart went to.
Granny Cart Gangstas is the only all women Asian American sketch comedy troupe in the nation (or at least, as far as we know of). GCG collective writes, improvise, act and produce their own sketch shows, which range from absurd to political. They are a no holds barred, scream at your face, and thought provoking in their brand of comedy.
If you were to make a top-ten list of the best Improvisors in Portland, coincidentally (or not so coincidentally) most of the names on that list are J Names. This group is made up of Michael Jordan’s from every comedy theater in Portland. J Names came out as a record setter on the competitive show Friday Night Fights and has never slowed: Vancouver International Improv Festival, San Diego Improv Festival, Seattle Festival of Improvised... Read More →