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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