The fifth annual Bridgetown Comedy Fest has come to an end. This is the part where the overdose of amazing comedy and a great city wears off and the withdrawal and mild depression begins! I'd like to believe my crash will come because of the laughter withdrawal, but in actuality, it's probably more because of the refined sugar and alcohol withdrawal. Regardless, it's going to be a long week.
I skipped over Saturday because I didn't have any shows to perform on. I spent the afternoon and evening show-hopping. The only show I ended up watching in its entirety was "As Seen on TV," a show at Portland's Helium comedy club, hosted by Paul Goebel (from Comedy Central's "Beat The Geeks").
My final show for the weekend happened to be in the back room of a bar. The "Bar of the Gods," to be specific. Sunday night was full of closing shows at every venue, and since mine was in the back of a bar, it was probably one of the lesser-attended ones. That didn't matter though, there was an audience of about seven actual customers and the rest were comics. Regardless of that, thanks to New York comic's Brian Frange, skillful host work, the show maintained an incredibly fun vibe. I didn't make the after-party on the last night. I spent most of the day walking around and I'm in horrible shape, so I was ready to pass out by midnight.
To close it out, here's a few personal highlights from the last few days.
+ Ron Lynch's set Friday night at the Bagdad Theater.
+ Maria Bamford everywhere.
+ Lots of oxygen everywhere.
+ Amy Schumer hilariously turning the "Delocated" panel into a group therapy session about her failed relationship.
+ Matt Knudsen abandoning his set and dealing with clueless hecklers at the Tabor Lounge.
+ Seeing the snoring guy packing his bags and leaving the hostel.