#NerdNightOut with The Doubleclicks, Cossbysweater, Joseph Scrimshaw, Amy Miller, Sean Jordan

#NerdNightOut with The Doubleclicks, Cossbysweater, Joseph Scrimshaw, Amy Miller, Sean Jordan

Fri, April 18, 2014

Doors: 8:45 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 in advance • $12 at the door

This event is 21 and over

The Doubleclicks
The Doubleclicks
The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters — Angela Webber and Aubrey Webber — who sing about Dungeons & Dragons, dinosaurs, and Mr. Darcy. They play cello and ukulele. They have been called snarky, geeky, and sweet. Their latest album, Lasers & Feelings, includes songs about Mars Curiosity, meeting people on the Twitter, and Geek Girl pride, and debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard comedy charts. Their single for that album, a geek girl anthem called “Nothing to Prove” has been viewed over 1 million times on YouTube. The Doubleclicks tour the country regularly, playing at game stores, comic shops, and conventions, and have shared bills with nerd and comedy superstars including Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton. In early 2014, the Doubleclicks raised over $80,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new album and a music video project.
Cossbysweater
Cossbysweater
Cossbysweater is an indie-folk band created by singer-songwriter Allie Goertz. Allie and her partner Ariana Lenarsky sing songs about failed television, fallen D&D characters, and love. Whether they're singing about pop culture or real life feelings, their songs are earnest and come from the heart.
Joseph Scrimshaw
Joseph Scrimshaw
The "Geek-flavored" Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and squirrel enthusiast. He's the author of the geek memoir Comedy of Doom ("hilarious & poignant" -l'etoile magazine), host of the Obsessed podcast ("Staff Favorite" -iTunes), and spends way too much time making jokes on Twitter.
Amy Miller
Amy Miller
Amy Miller gets on stage to tell jokes and you’re all like well she doesn’t look funny at ALL. I hope she doesn’t blow this! Maybe I should go for a smoke break? 2 minutes in, your pants have been charmed off by her rosy cheeks and the fact that she sounds like a 6 year old Asian boy. 5 minutes in, you start to feel sad for her and sometimes feel the need to go “AWWW” out loud in the middle of her set or, occasionally “YOU’RE ADORABLE.” 10 minutes in you’re not sure if you want to have wild sex with her or have her pretend to be your mom and tuck you into bed at night while lightly stroking your hair and singing You Are My Sunshine because she’s also an excellent singer. Any exposure above 15 minutes and your head is just a chaotic swirl of love feelings and a crippling fear of eventual heartbreak and rejection at the end of which you decide you should just be best friends. It’s fun!
Amy Miller has been seen at the San Francisco Sketchfest, Noise Pop Festival, Five Funny Females, SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, Harvey’s Comedy Club Portland, Helium Comedy Club, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Siren Nation Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Mississippi Studios Portland and as a regular headliner at the original Purple Onion. She’s the founder of FAB (Funny Ass Bitches), which featured some of the Bay Area’s best comics, none of whom were actual bitches. A lead producer/ host/ wrangler in Sylvan Productions, Amy produced a successful Oakland show series that featured Hannibal Buress, Moshe Kasher, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel and more. She’s also performed at Laughtrack Festival Denver, The Comedy Store, and at the Knitting Factory with Hannibal Buress.
She has a podcast called Sorry About Your Dad. It’s about dad stuff.
Sean Jordan
Sean Jordan
It's a common theory that comedians are all messed up in the head. Maybe they had a terrible childhood, maybe they have social anxiety disorder, or maybe they just hate everything and stand up is the only outlet for them to feel normal. Not Sean, he had a great childhood and just loves being in front of people. Growing up wasn't perfect of course, but who has a "perfect" childhood anyway. Sean grew up in a single parent household surrounded by midwestern women. Not having a dad around just meant he didn't turn into a dickhead when he got older, instead he was just super funny all the time trying to make people laugh starting when he proposed to his 2nd grade teacher in front of the entire class on Valentines Day.

Sean has been a stand up comedian for almost a decade now, starting in Sioux Falls SD but now living in Portland OR. Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2009 from the Midwest, Sean has become a staple in the Portland comedy scene. He produces and performs in the #1 independent showcase in Portland, Funny Over Everything. In 2014 the Sean was named the funniest person in Portland by the Willamette Week magazine. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy Club, The Tacoma Comedy contest and The Wenatchee Comedy Festival. Comedy Central named Sean as one of their comics to watch, Splitsider also named Sean as one of the comics to watch in 2015. Sean has become a nationally touring comic having traveled all over doing stand up working some of the best clubs in the country including ACME Comedy Club in Minneapolis, Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Zanies in Nashville and Chicago and the Dallas Improv to name a few. Sean has participated in some of the best comedy festivals in the country, namely The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Bumbershoot Comedy and Arts Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Cromfest and the High Plains Comedy Festival. If you’re a podcast fan then you may have heard him on the Crabfeast, Professor Blastoff, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, The Benson Interruption or as a regular guest on Doug Benson’s poscast Doug Loves Movies. You also may have heard Sean on NPR or the nationally played radio program LiveWire Radio.

It sounds cliche, but it's true, life is short so go out and enjoy it. If you made it this far in the bio then it means you're interested in comedy in general so just go out and enjoy some. If you feel so inclined, go over the "shows" tab and find the next place you can see Sean!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/