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:
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.
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, 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.
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.