SMUT Rated R Comedy Presents: Headliner Sean Rouse! $10 Advance, $15 Door

Producer and Comedian Jonas Barnes and Co-Producer, Lauryn Pithey-Petrie aren't holding anything back in 2014. 

A series of recent successes with Producing massively talent-stacked Comedy shows is gaining Northwest Comedy even more momentum and buzz, and they have expressed their intention to continue to build on their triumphs whilst pulling in even more top talent for the SMUT series of shows.  This show's lineup is a prime example of what their ambitions yield.

The first SMUT show of 2014 boasts a Headliner with a seriously impressive Comedic resume.  Headliner Sean Rouse can be seen in the movie Men in Black II, (2002) Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo, and Dane Cook, (2005) Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, (2008) and The Unbookables. (2012)

January's edition of the insanely stacked SMUT Presents also Features Performances by:

Lonnie Bruhn
Once dubbed "The Black Sheep of Comedy," Lonnie Bruhn's recent Stand-Up Comedy DVD, Truth Hurts, was received with much well-deserved acclaim.  Truth Hurts demonstrated an evolution in the veteran Comedian's work and a mastery of a unique and personal storytelling style of Stand-Up.  It is not uncommon for one to feel as if they do not merely watch a Lonnie Bruhn performance, but rather live it through with him.
You can read just some of the press Lonnie received for Truth Hurts Here and Here.

Veronica Heath
Named by her peers as one of the kindest souls in Portland Comedy, the multi-talented Veronica Heath can be seen in IFC's Portlandia and the film, Bridgetown: A Documentary.

Trevor Thorpe
Trevor Thorpe, a transplant from San Diego, has been described as, "Sometimes dark and cynical, but always fun."  You can read more about Trevor in a short Bio Featured Here.

Lauryn Pithey Petrie
SMUT
Co-Producer, Comedian, Actress, and incredible talent Lauryn Pithey-Petrie rocks stages with her hard-hitting and intensely personal edge-of-your-seat brand of Comedy.  Her cathartic and riveting Comedic voice has developed from a history that she recounts in a way that will stun you in its unabashed honesty.

Jonas Barnes
SMUT
is Hosted by Producer and Comedian Jonas Barnes.  Confident and direct in his delivery of big laughs, Jonas Barnes has compelled audiences all over, including patrons of his home club, The Tacoma Comedy Club and festival goers at Seattle's Bumbershoot.  Read Jonas Barnes' impressive Bio Here.

I have set the Meetup time for 8pm.  SMUT is expected to begin around 8:15-8:30 and will run until just after 10pm.  Please be sure to be accurate with your RSVPs, as I expect seating for this show will fill up very quickly.

You can find more information on the Funhouse Lounge Here.

This show is $15 at the Door and $10 online at http://seanrousepdx.brownpapertickets.com/


Note: SMUT is a show for those with a darker sense of humor, and not for the faint of heart.  If cleaner, more "Family style" Comedy is your thing, we will have that type of event again soon, so keep watching our calendar!  :)


Also Note: The Funhouse Lounge's decor contains a lot of images of clowns.  Just thought I'd mention that in case it is an issue for anyone.


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  • Kathryn S.

    Lonnie Bruhn's comedy was the reason I attended this show, and I definitely plan to come when he's the headliner next month. Shock humor for the sake of it doesn't make me so uncomfortable as just irritates me , making me want to ask, "Really? That's all ya got? No creativity there." Sean seemed rather out of it overall, with lengthy pauses. Could be pain medication as he clearly struggles with his RA. Lonnie's comedic take on his particular challenges are brutally hones & funny - that's what I call serious humor that makes me laugh! Thanks for putting these out there for us, Christina! See ya in Feb. if not sooner.

    4 · January 24, 2014

    • Eric

      I didn't go to this show but I definitely agree about shock humor. It's nice to see more creativity than that.

      1 · January 24, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Kathryn, I didn't even think about medication. Combined with the couple drinks that could pretty much do in anyone's timing. If tragedy + timing = comedy, he was missing the timing.

      2 · January 24, 2014

  • Rich

    I thought the intro comics and the feature act were consistently funny. There is a percentage of Sean's act where I think the audience is his social experiment. Louis C.K. put it this way in one of his shows......"That's just some horrible shit that I say because it amuses me at how uncomfortable it makes you." :-) But often his offensive stuff is usually funny. Some of Sean's bitter rant material did not appear to resonate with the rather diverse audience.

    2 · January 23, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Good call.
      How quiet the room was seemed to make what he was saying even more uncomfortable, I think.
      I have been thinking about the show's headlining performance, trying to pinpoint what it was that got me so uncomfortable. You bring up a very good point: there was definitely a lack of resonance with what was a very diverse audience.
      It seemed to me as if he didn't care whether the audience was there or not. It came across more as a candid glimpse of perhaps what might be better suited to be an inner dialogue. A man wrestling with serious demons.
      I agree that the Comics opening were really funny. Lonnie Bruhn, the Comedian who featured, is next month's SMUT Presents: Headliner. I'm thinking I'll throw the event up on Meetup as it gets closer to the event date and see who is interested in joining me.
      Either way, I am looking forward to Hosting the Slide Inn show on Tuesday. It'll be nice to see a good, light-hearted show to cleanse my Comedy palate.

      4 · January 23, 2014

  • Mark M.

    Oof, Sean sure was rated R, as in au revoir. Oh well, can't win them all.

    2 · January 22, 2014

    • Mark M.

      The rest of the acts were great though, I thought.

      2 · January 22, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Mark, I am glad you commented about the show. Honestly, I have been racking my brain the last few days trying to think of how to address the subject. I think you summed it up perfectly.

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • Donna

    NFL celebrations running into OT- won't make it

    January 19, 2014

  • Eric

    Dang, gotta work on Sunday night.

    January 18, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Hope everything goes smoothly for you at work tonight. Gotta make that money!
      There are more awesome shows to come, so no worries there! :)

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fighting off Flu dont want spread

    January 19, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Oh, man! I had the flu back in December, even had to cancel a Meetup. No bueno.
      Hope you get to feeling better soon. Best wishes.

      January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to trade ticket & gas for a ride any gal who can help out please send me personal email thanx

    January 16, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Wish I could offer a ride, Jessieka, but I am taking the bus. Hope you can find a ride. :)

      January 18, 2014

  • Donna

    This guy looks hilarious! I'm in!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • pamela

    How dark do you think this is? Is there any clips?

    1 · January 6, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Hi Pamela! Thanks for asking. Having seen all of the Featured Acts Live, and having watched clips of Sean Rouse, I can say with certainty that this show will be full of very dark humor and strong language. Some clips of Sean Rouse can be seen on this YouTube channel, but the warning of strong language stands: http://www.youtube.co...­
      If you are more inclined towards lighter humor, (I absolutely understand that) I will be announcing full details tomorrow on a show that features an accomplished Headliner that can more than deliver that! That Meetup/show is set for Tuesday, January 28th.
      It is my goal to keep a balance in Meetups that provides something for everyone. Your feedback and questions/interest is much appreciated!
      Either way, I hope to see you again soon!

      January 6, 2014

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