The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! feat. Bri Pruett, Derek Sheen, Lucia Fasano, Marcus Coleman

The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! feat. Bri Pruett, Derek Sheen, Lucia Fasano, Marcus Coleman

Mon, February 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10 in advance • $15 at the door

This event is 21 and over

The long-running Portland Mercury column “I, Anonymous” is famous for allowing readers to send in their most whacked-out rants and confessions—anonymously and without being judged. NO LONGER! In “The Portland Mercury Presents: The I, Anonymous Show” host Bri Pruett will read some of the wildest, uncensored I, Anonymous submissions ever, which will then be judged by our hilarious jury. Watch some of the funniest people alive judge the most awful people ever for your fun and enjoyment!

The I, Anonymous Show! - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The I, Anonymous Show!
The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show!

The long-running Portland Mercury column “I, Anonymous” is famous for allowing readers to send in their most whacked-out rants and confessions—anonymously and without being judged. NO LONGER! In “The Portland Mercury Presents: The I, Anonymous Show” host Bri Pruett will read some of the wildest, uncensored I, Anonymous submissions ever, which will then be judged by our hilarious jury. Watch some of the funniest people alive judge the most awful people ever for your fun and enjoyment!
Bri Pruett
Bri Pruett
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon. She's appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, San Francisco Sketch Fest and Bumbershoot. She makes regular appearances at Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater, and other Portland showcases.

She's a fierce ally of Action/Adventure Theater, a non-profit independent theater and black box venue in Southeast Portland. She appeared in Action/Adventure's celebrated, long-running, improvised serial: Fall of the House. A/A also produced an original Sketch Show: Making Sex, which local press said Bri showed "razor sharp comic timing." Oh yeah. She's the comedy sidekick, writer, and co-creator of Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, a live, talk/variety show. Along with comedy buddies Alex Falcone, Curtis Cook and Anthony Lopez she is the power quartet behind weekly comedy showcase Earthquake Hurricane.

She has a background in improv and teaches these skills at Curious Comedy Theater where she's a regular player with improv singing-ensemble: Pipes.

She frequently lends her time as a comedian and MC to several non-profit organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Planned Parenthood advocates of Oregon, and JOIN. She's also the regular host of the Museum Mash-up discussion series at The Portland Art Museum.

She is a Karaoke Jockey extraordinaire at the Boiler Room in old town, Portland.

Bri is a monthly contributor to the ever popular Portland Mercury, Blogtown, USA, with her sex and dating column: Let's Do It! with Bri Pruett.

Willamette Week named her one of the Funniest 5 Comedians in Portland. Aw, thanks guys!
Derek Sheen
Derek Sheen
“Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius”-Brian Posehn

“Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and turn them into over-the-top comedy”- PASTE Magazine

“As often as his crowd seems to brace for impact, they spend more time howling at his audacity”-Drew Hunt/Chicago Reader

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He’s quickly become a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel!

His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and his NEW ALBUM, “Tiny Idiot”, was produced by the Grammy nominated Dan Schlissel. Both are available on Stand Up! Records.
Lucia Fasano
Lucia Fasano
Lucia Fasano is a Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter, comedian, writer, actor, and cartoonist from Los Angeles. She’s recently appeared on IFC’s Portlandia season 6 as “Lasik Girl”, in the All Jane Comedy Festival and the New York Funny Songs Fest, as well as shows all over the country. Her work has been featured on @midnight, in The Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Mashable, Pajiba, The Mary Sue, Geek and Sundry, The Portland Mercury and more. She graduated cum laude from Portland State University, studying creative writing, theatre, and gender studies.

She recorded her debut album RADIO SILENCE, produced by Larry Crane (She & Him, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Elliott Smith) at Jackpot Recording. She launched a new album pre-order through Kickstarter and met her goal in the first twelve hours. The album was released September 20th, 2016 as the first release from Doubleclicks Records. Since then, she has been touring and performing, connecting with people through music and laughter.

Lucia also writes and co-stars in the comedy web series Catty B’s (Voted one of the top Portland web shows by The Willamette Week readers poll), is a columnist/cartoonist for humor site The Higgs Weldon, a frequent guest on improv comedy podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco, and a member of the all-women improv group Teacher’s Pet. Described as “sharply hilarious”, her comedy has been compared to Maria Bamford and Rachel Bloom, while her music has been called “hauntingly beautiful”, compared to Zooey Deschanel, Regina Spektor, and Amanda Palmer. Follow her on Twitter at lucia_fasano.
Marcus Coleman
Marcus Coleman
Originally hailing from St. Louis (a fact he can’t stop bringing up.) Marcus Coleman was named of Portland’s “Geniuses of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury, he was also chosen to perform in their sold out showcase at the remarkable Revolution Hall.
A laid back shit-talker with a smile, he’s been called a “bright new star” and praised for “sharp, smart jabs on politics, family, and life as a black man” (Portland Mercury).

Among the cool venues he’s been lucky enough to perform are: The Secret Society, Jackpot Recording Studios, Curious Comedy Theater, and Helium Comedy Club; where he was named Dirty Dozen Roast Battle champion and picked as one of their “New Faces”.

He hosts the rowdy and unpredictable Midnight Mic every Friday night at Funhouse Lounge and was recently chosen to replace the beloved Nariko Ott (RIP) as one of the many co-hosts of You're Welcome, a weekly showcase at Mississippi Pizza Pub.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/