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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Comedy Night at Al's Den hosted by Jon Washington and Brandon Lyons

10:30 p.m.

Free

21 and over

Comedy Night at Al's Den hosted by Jon Washington and Brandon Lyons

Comedy Night at Al's Den hosted by Jon Washington and Brandon Lyons

Get your laugh on Friday and Saturday nights as late night comedy returns to Al's Den. Jon Washington and Brandon Lyons take turns (and sometimes team up) hosting an ever-changing weekly line up of Bridge City's funniest!

With so many great comedic voices centralized in Portland, it's hard to fit so much good comedy into just one night. Nestled snugly under the Crystal Hotel, Comedy Night at Al's Den seeks to showcase a sectional of Portland's greatest growing comedic names every weekend. Expect whip smart jokes from a variety of different comics every week. Relax, and be jovial!

Jon Washington is a comedian hailing from Portland, Oregon. His style pairs up absurd flights of fancy with a rumbling deadpan, which may not work so hot in print, since you're probably reading this aloud in a wacky fun voice. Critics have been divided on how this persona adds up, calling him everything from "instantly likable" to "immediately likable." He's the taste you can see.

You may have seen Washington before, maybe even in a live comedy context. He's had the privilege of performing at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and less festive environs, such as Helium Comedy Club and Live Wire Radio.

Beyond the live comedy stage, Jon Washington's thrown himself at other pursuits, many of them worth the trouble. He stalwartly hosts his podcasts Jon Reads the Paper, which is exactly what it sounds like, and These are the People, a tongue-meets-cheek parody of public radio. He also wrote and co-produced The Spicy News, which to this date stands as the sweatiest channel on YouTube.

Jon Washington's comedy is smart, accessible and has made some lists, just like that book you pretend to read on the bus. He's such a nice young man; it's just a shame he had to go with this whole ‘comedy' thing.

 

 

 

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Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's gambling overlord who, in the 1940s, managed his vast empire that spanned the Pacific Northwest and into Las Vegas from this very location. Today, we hold live music, artist residencies, pre- and post-concert performances and more. 

 


 

 

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