An evening with world-renowned, award-winning, and best selling storyteller Jon Bennett (NPR, The Moth, Edinburgh Comedy Festival) – a comedic storyteller, 7X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee and a New York Times Best Selling author (The Moth: Occasional Magic). This little Aussie is known as one of the most prolific storyteller-comedians touring the world.
Jon has also chosen some of Portland’s best stand up comics to join him in presenting 3 distinctive and special storytelling/comedy shows. Every show will be a uniquely hilarious experience – Don’t miss it!!
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7 X JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD nominee (Montreal Fringe, 2011/12/13/14/15/16/17)
10 X SELECTION – THE MOTH MAIN STAGE (NYC/London/Boston/LA/Austin)
SELECTED OFF BROADWAY SOHO THEATRE (New York, 2019)
SELECTED NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST (The Moth Occasional Magic, 2019)
5 X BEST COMEDY AWARD nominee (Perth Fringe, 2012/13/14/15/18)
2 X SELECTION JUST FOR LAUGHS ZOOFEST (Montreal, 2013/2014)
OUTSTANDING STORYTELLING AWARD WINNER (London Fringe, 2018)
2 X THE MOTH STORY SLAM WINNER (New York, 2014/LA, 2019)
FUNNIEST SHOW AWARD WINNER (London Fringe, 2015)
SELECTED CRUISE SHIP GUEST ENTERTAINER (Pacific Eden, 2018 – Golden Princess, 2019)
BEST PERFORMER & BEST SCRIPT AWARD WINNER (Nelson Fringe, 2018)
BEST COMEDY AWARD WINNER (Victoria Fringe, 2017)
BEST COMEDY AWARD WINNER (San Diego Fringe, 2018)
BEST STORYTELLER AWARD WINNER (Victoria Fringe, 2019)
PRODUCERS PICK AWARD WINNER (London Fringe, 2017)
GOLDEN GIBBO AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT COMEDY nominee (Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2015)
2 X BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDIAN nominee (New Zealand Comedy Awards, 2017/18)
PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER (Winnipeg Fringe, 2011)
CRITICS PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER (San Diego Fringe, 2014)
PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER (Calgary Fringe, 2015)
PICK OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER (Boulder Fringe, 2015)
BEST PERFORMANCE WINNER (Victoria Fringe, 2016)
CRITICS CHOICE AWARD WINNER (Orlando Fringe, 2015)
“Armed only with self-deprecating wit and memories, Bennett reminds us that ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. ★★★★★” – The Sunday Mail (AUS)
“Bennett is the patron saint of storytelling. ★★★★★” – Broadway Baby (UK)
“Stories as funny as they are heart-warmingly honest. You will laugh, but you will also tear up at the honesty he brings to the stage. ★★★★★” – National Post
“Hilarious. ★★★★★” – Edmonton Sun (CAN)
“ A tour de force who will make you laugh–to tears. ★★★★★” – Otakuno Culture
“Bennett is an elite comedian with a masterful delivery, sense of timing, and superlative writing skills. ★★★★★” – Theatre In London
“Bennett is a joy to watch. This is bold, honest, engaging and different to a lot of standard comedy on offer. ★★★★★” – Fringe Guru (UK)
“Energetic, engaging, heartfelt, hilarious. ★★★★★” – Winning at Failing (AUS)
“Incinerates your expectations of the solo confessional, this flammable Australian is in a league of his own. ★★★★½” – Edmonton Journal (CAN)
“Wonderfully funny with a hefty layer of emotion under the laughs.” – Los Angeles Times
“Bennett is scorchingly funny.” – New York Daily News
So you’ve seen Showdown and now you’re feeling adventurous to try something new? We have lots of other shows you will love. From Shakespeare to noir to musical to classes, our improv comedy knows no limits! Want stand up? Try Vibe comedy! See our full line up of shows HERE and sign up for a free, fun, no pressure intro to improv class HERE!
We require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test at the door.
Masks are encouraged but not required.
We are an all-ages venue! However, we don’t guarantee all content will be family friendly. So, we’d say our shows are usually PG-13. Parental discretion is advised.
We have a parking lot behind the theater and ample street parking immediately around the building.