Jun 2, 2015 by Jenna Zine
It's June in Portland - so naturally that means gray skies and rain. I don't mind - anything that looks like we've staved off global warming for a hot second (hilarious pun, intended) gets a hearty thumb's up from me! 

Speaking of serious subjects - we've got a seriously kick-ass Keep It Like A Secret right around the corner! Please join us Thursday, June 11 for Kristine Levine (Portlandia), Barbara Holm (Bridgetown), Jon Washington (comedy gold), Jeremiah Coughlan (ginger gentleman), and special Skype guest Matteo Lane (MTV2's Guy Code) for an evening of mirth. Bonus - it's the birthday edition! My b-day is June 9th, but that's a pure technicality. We all know birth"day" means birth"week"! Grab tickets here - but don't delay, there are only 5 left!


In other fun news - I've got a comedy show in Salem on Friday, June 5th - so drop on into the Capitol Theater if you're in the neighborhood! And while we're here, why not get a running start at July? You guys are the first to know the lineup for the 12th Keep It Like A Secret! It's all happening Wednesday, July 29th, featuring: Anthony Lopez, JoAnne Schinderle, Ben Parrish, Julia Ramos, Freddie Walker, and special Skype guest Sam Jay! Stay tuned - tickets on sale soon! xo

[Kristine Levine! Image Credit]
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May 2, 2015 by Jenna Zine
logo-lady-full.gifKeep It Like A Secret (KILAS) is a monthly pop-up comedy showcase - produced and curated by Jenna Zine (that's me!), and hosted at Jackpot! Recording Studio with Larry Crane

But, Jenna - you already write about KILAS in your monthly blog posts! It's true - you are correct. But this is a special ongoing post for those who have come to learn more about this showcase, to be constantly updated in our handy right column! Swellegant! 

Speaking of: we have a new website! Sure, it bounces you right into Facebook, but the URL is all ours so we are feeling pretty fancy. Check us out at www.keepitlikeasecretcomedy.com for current show information, links to tickets for sale, fun photos of past shows, and news on videos available on YouTube. 

KILAS shows - upcoming:

Thursday, June 11th
tickets on sale now (and going fast)!

Kristine Levine 
(Portlandia, SXSW, and more)
Barbara Holm 
(Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sketchfest, and more)
Jon Washington 
(comedy gold!) 
Jeremiah Coughlan 
(ginger gentleman and semi-finalist in Oregon's Funniest Comic competition)
Special Skype guest TBA

Don't hesitate, grab your tickets today! Right here, at Eventbrite

Wednesday, May 27th
Our special one-year anniversary show!
Sold out! Thanks to our audience for making this a sold out event, over one month in advance!

Caitlin Weierhauser
Venu Mattraw
Cara Parker King
Tiffany Greysen
Stephen Miller
Jamie Morrisey
Dave Carrico
Special Skype guest Shane Torres

KILAS shows - past:

We've been lucky enough to host some seriously talented people! Check out these past lineups: 

April 2015
Tom Brady - our first touring comedian to headline KILAS, visiting from Chicago
Amy Miller
Jen Tam 
Patrick Quinn
Special Skype Guest Dave Ross from L.A.

February 2015
Nathan Brannon
Danny Felts
Robbie Pankow
Christen Manville
Special Skype Guest Mike Lawrence from NYC

January 2015
Susan Rice
Bri Pruett
Hutch Harris
Herman Jolly
Special Skype Guest Kate Berlant from L.A.

December 2014
Steven Wilber
Andie Main
Whitney Streed
Nariko Ott
Special Skype Guest Dan St. Germain from L.A.

September 2014
Alex Falcone
Lucia Fasano 
Mike Cahill
Megan McFarland
Special Skype Guest Ted Alexandro from NYC

August 2014
Shane Torres
Andy MacDonald
Deira Nebauer
Colleen Broderick
Rich Meneghello
Special Skype Guest Josh Inocalla from Nashville

July 2014 (our first show at Jackpot! Recording Studio)
Dax Jordan - a Portland native, visiting us from L.A. 
Jason Traeger
Craig May
Becky Braunstein

June 2014 (another fab apt. show)
Venu Mattraw
Caitlin Weierhauser
Rich Meneghello
Dave Carrico
Jamie Morrisey

May 2014 (our very first event!)
Cara Parker King
Tiffany Greysen
Stephen Miller
Jim Boedecker
Special Skype Guest: Drew Miller from Live @ the Apt in NYC
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May 2, 2015 by Jenna Zine
"What happened to April?" That's what you're probably asking yourself. Funny, as I am wondering the exact same thing. Oh, how fun to be on the same wavelength, dear reader! You are my soulmate. 

We could sit here, pondering the mysteries of the Universe while trying not to panic at the thought of a whole month that's gone a-missin'... OR we could talk comedy. I think you can guess which one I'm going to choose!

Let's see... where to start? Did you know I was featured on a really cool podcast? It's true! Danny Felts - comedian, athlete, podcaster, graphic designer, and all-around wonderful guy - invited me to be the subject of his lovely show "Regular People with Danny Felts." We walked around my old hood (SE Portland, which is also my current hood. Funny how the more things change - the more someone stays stuck in a really awesome rut) while dissecting the PDX music scene from the 90's, my many run-ins with Death Cab for Cutie (including the time I almost drank urine from a Gatorade bottle while on tour with the guys), and what lead me to laughter (aka "why I became a comedian"). It's a super fun listen, even if you are not me! 

Of course the big thing on the docket this month is the ONE YEAR anniversary of my baby, the Keep It Like A Secret comedy showcase! Yes, on Wednesday, May 27th, we will be celebrating the show that I started in my tiny apartment on a whim that has now turned into a powerhouse event. In honor of the first two apartment shows, we are bringing back the original two lineups to help us celebrate. Fun fact: I started this showcase because I was, in part, totally terrified of open mics and the first lineup includes some of the performers that I was in class with at the time. What's cool about this is, a year later, everyone has continued with comedy! An all-star class of people sticking to it - fuck, yeah!

Here's the tricky thing: the May KILAS, featuring Caitlin Weierhauser, Vena Mattraw, Cara Parker King, Tiffany Greysen, Stephen Miller, Jamie Morrisey, and Dave Carrico - plus very special guest Shane Torres, via Skype - is already sold out! 

But don't fret - I've got you covered! I'm going to let you get a sneak peek at June, which is going to be totally stellar. We've got another KILAS a few short weeks after May's anniversary bash - and I highly recommend that you grab tickets asap. The lineup for the Thursday, June 11th event is: Kristine Levine (Portlandia, SXSW, and more), Barbara Holm (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sketchfest, and more), Jon Washington (comedy gold), and Jeremiah Coughlan (a ginger gentleman and semi-finalist in Oregon's Funniest Comic competition) - plus me, your host and emcee! I'm also working on a super-sercret special Skype guest, to be announced soon. Oh - and it's my birthday (week/month); so please join me and come party down! 

Tickets are moving fast, but you can still grab 'em here at Eventbrite. Mark your calendar, and then your diary so that you can say, "I was there!"

I'm also performing at Capitol City Comedy on Friday, June 5th and a serious roster of hair metal karaoke on Saturday, June 6th - details to follow! As always, I heart you and hope to see you at the show! xo

[Photo: Yes, a tiny version of me - who still loves cake. Which, though it blends into the tablecloth, is totally hiding there.]
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