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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bridgetown Comedy Fest: We Made It through Sunday

Posted by Temple Lentz on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

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Everyone was dragging on Sunday, but the funny kept coming.

The Delocated panel at the Bagdad had no shortage of technical difficulties—videos wouldn't start, the lighting and mics were weird, but everyone seemed too exhausted to make a big deal about it. Watching Jon Glaser, Ali Farahnakian, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Schumer, and the rest of the bunch kill time, talk back and forth, and try to make it work—well, it wasn't a great show—but it had moments.

Over at the Hawthorne Lounge, the Portlandia Players show featured local comics who'd had appearances on Portlandia. And they killed. Ian Karmel, Kristine Levine, Alex Gavlick, Virginia Jones, and Whitney Streed had the packed room screaming with laughter for nearly the entire show. It was great to see some of our favorite local comics tear it up on the last day.

The Bagdad Closing Show started on time, and the technical difficulties from earlier in the night seemed to have been resolved. Maggie Maye had a great set, and Doug Benson made a surprise appearance to thunderous applause.

And now, we get a year to recover until the next one.

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