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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Business, January 26th 2011: "Special Guest Spectacular" Edition

This week The Business releases regular Businessmen Alex Koll and Chris Garcia to other comedy duties, and welcomes three special comedy guests in their place: Mary Van Note, Andy Wood and Zach Coulter!

Mary Van Note is no stranger to The Business, and she should not be to you either. She has stormed the city, the nation and the internet with her charmingly awkward and sexually blunt stand-up. She has her own web-series on IFC....com, and she is the owner of an impeccable sense of fashion: http://maryvannote.com/blog/ ...and that's just the tip of the Van Iceberg. Catch her prior to her SF Sketchfest show over the coming weekend.

Andy Wood is truly Portland's Finest. As a comedian he has performed with the best around, including at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle and the legendary Bentzen Ball in D.C. As a producer and founder of The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, he has brought the best around to Portland for one of the best and well stocked comedy festivals in our modern world. He also has his own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Wood_(comedian)


Little is known about Zach Coulter, as his Wordpress blog is set to private. But he does exist, mostly to bring the people of Minneapolis, MN (where he is visiting us from) thoughtful and challenging stand-up. When the fifth largest blizzard in Minneapolis history tore a hole in the roof of the Metrodome, it left an opening large enough for Zach's massive talent to burst through and fly all the way out to us.




As always the show is just $5 and starts at 8pm. We are no longer BYOB, but tacos and Clearly Canadian still welcome.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Business, January 19th 2011: "Thayer Will Be Blood" Edition



Years ago, a grizzled old oilman found a baby lying abandoned in a basket. That young boy became the oilman's nominal business partner, adding a veneer of respectability to his shady operations. Later, he grew up to be rising local comedy star Chris Thayer (Funny Party, SF Sketchfest), who returns to The Business this Wednesday as part of an unstoppable oil fire of comedy.

We've still got Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Bucky Sinister a...nd Sean Keane, who have agreed to let Mr. Thayer plunder their comedy fields for this evening. Oh, the comedy will be deafening! The jokes will beat you over the head like an old alcoholic wielding a bowling pin! Will the show be loosely based on Upton Sinclair's "Oil"? (No.)

The show starts at 8 PM. There's no BYOB, but feel free to drink a milkshake during the show. Or even the milkshake of someone sitting nearby who won't agree to let you buy out his milkshake rights.

Five-dollar admission, and don't forget your 2 for 1 Coupons.

Be there, or be a bastard from a basket.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 and Business is BOOMING!

2010 went out with a big bang for The Business, with a sold-out house and a drop in visit from our good friend Sheng Wang. The only way to follow that of course, is to do it again at the first Business of 2011, with another full house and sets from Julian Rodriguez and Ali Wong. With such a big push/kick into the new year, we can only imagine what it will bring. We have some tricks up our sleeve, so keep an ear to the internet tracks and keep coming out to the show. See you there!

Sincerely,

The Businesmen