Performing tonight with comedians Chris Thayer, Emily Heller, Ron Funches and Moshe Kasher will be Portland’s best in local music. The show will feature punk/dance/unabashed-pop group The Ascetic Junkies and gypsy folk-punk explosion Chervona (Deli Portland Best of 2010 Fans’ Poll). In addition, the always amazing Brent Weinbach will perform an exclusive and intimate musical set.
I am very proud of this show and hope many of you can come out experience it.
Brent Weinbach’s stand-up comedy is weird. He does a lot of characters, he’s physical, and his humor is absurd. Here are some other words to describe Weinbach: deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980’s, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc. The list goes on and on. Brent began his comedy career in the underground San Francisco scene, but now tours all over the United States at clubs, colleges, festivals, theaters, music venues, living rooms, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, etc. He also has at-shirt with his name and his face on it.
Brent was a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award at the HBO Comedy Festival, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He has appeared on Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, toured with the Comedians of Comedy, performed at the Coachella and Bumbershoot festivals as well as Just For Laughs in Montreal, and was the creator and star of the Super Deluxe web series “Weinbach in Wonderland.”
"Weinbach’s comedy is about poaching characters from real life and inhabiting them that you forget who you’re watching onstage." -East Bay Express
"…a borderline-offensive yukster for a post-multicultural era." -San Francisco Bay Guardian
"weird, scary, hilarious" -Time Out NY
"…one of the Bay Area’s most intriguing and idiosyncratic comedic voices." -San Jose Mercury News
"…jaw-droppingly good" -The Stranger
"Halfway between gross and mesmerizing, this comedian is all-the-way funny." -Houston Press
"…weird in the best way" -Time Out NY
"…purely absurd, maniacally funny…" -East Bay Express
Brent Weinbach will be performing a special musical set at Snob Theater | Bridgetown Comedy Festival at the Hawthorne Theater on Thursday, April 21st with fellow comedians Moshe Kasher, Emily Heller, Ron Funches, and Chris Thayer and musical guests The Ascetic Junkies and Chervona.
Snob Theater is a one of a kind show that combines performances by today's best in indie rock with equally feted stand-up comedians. Originating at San Francisco's Dark Room Theater, Snob Theater creates a magnet for smart and entertaining performances and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere for the lucky audience. Produced and hosted by comedian/music blogger Shawn Robbins, Snob Theater showcases the comfort of the performers as they take chances in a stripped-down setting. Musicians have included the likes of John Vanderslice, Sea of Bees, The Ferocious Few, Still Flyin', Sean Hayes, Jonah Matranga, Picture Atlantic and Judgement Day, while the comedians range from local favorites to stars of Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and HBO. Each show is also not without a special guest or two. So you never know who you'll see at Snob Theater...
Snob Theater has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Noise Pop Music Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Yelp.com's Yelpin' La Vida Local. Also featured in SF Guardian, SF Weekly, 7x7, SF Station, Scoutmob, The Portland Mercury, Laugh Spin, RE: Comedy Magazine, The Bay Bridged, The Deli SF, Future Sounds, and Broke-Ass Stuart's Goddamn Website.
"When I reluctantly performed on it a few months ago, I quickly realized the "Snobs" know what they're doing. I don't know how they know, but the show --- and the flow of show between musicians and comedians -- is Tony the Tiger quality grrrrrrrrrrrreat! It doesn't really matter who's on the show, it's just a cool mix. The whole is greater than the sum of it's blah blah blah. You get it. It's like Voltron."
- W. Kamau Bell, SF Weekly + The W. Kamau Bell Curve
"The Snob Theater showcase at The Hawthorne Theater (at Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011 in Portland, OR) was pretty solid gold." - Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury
"Since the series started earlier this year, Snob Theater has featured darlings of the local music scene alongside equally feted local comedians."
- Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly
"Snob Theater is genius. It's a beautiful and truly awesome fusion of great comedy and great local music. I came out for Snob Theater a little while back and was beyond impressed. It was such a fun concept and housed in the Dark Room - it's got a ton of character."
- Jessica T., Yelp.com
"...deeply artistic and punk rock and felini like. I'll remember it for sures." - Michael Musika