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 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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Mar 3, 2015 by Jenna Zine
Were you hoping for a new headline? I thought about shaking it up, I really did. How about "Fifty Shades of Comedy"? No, too trendy. "March Means Laugh Your Ass Off!" It does mean that, and no one can really argue. Who can't laugh at a month that celebrates by turning Budweiser green? But then I thought to myself, "Jenna, you need to settle down and stay the course. Don't get fancy. Just state what's on your agenda." No flowery language - I only have time for making hay while the sun shines. Spoiler alert - I also won the heart of The Bachelor and I'm moving to Iowa!

But before I go off into the blissful hinterlands with the hottest Bachelor EVER, after the most AMAZING courtship and most SHOCKING season OF ALL TIME, I do have a few shows to complete. Let me tell you about them!

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First up is an event that's not mine, but is very special nonetheless. Hey, it doesn't have to be all about me, all of the time. At least that's what my therapist tells me. Anywhoodles - this is right around the corner, so unzip that wallet, remove that credit card, and book a seat Saturday, March 7th for the PDX Comedy Mix Tape! Ever dreamed of being on an album? This is your chance - a live recording of a comedy show, with an absolutely astounding lineup of some of the best comedians P-Town has to offer. All the details you need are right here. 

Next is a showcase I'm super honored to be a part of: Earthquake Hurricane Comedy at the uber-hip Kickstand Comedy Space. I'm part of an "emerging talent" lineup and I am soooo excited! That one is going down Wednesday, March 11th at 8:00 pm. It's technically free, but a $5 donation is highly encouraged. And trust me - it's gonna be so worth it. Embrace the rare opportunity to see someone emerge without all that awkward labor!

But, wait - there's more! Some of you might know that me and the hubs* just moved into our dream home and, to celebrate, we're having an EPIC garage sale! Again, if you know me, you know that I have a serious collection of vintage swag. For those of you who don't know, allow me to introduce myself as someone with a refined palette for steeze, combined with the shopping skills of a motherfucking ninja. i.e. - I used to thrift when you could actually score stuff (as is evident by this tantalizing shot of this adorable fish) and now I need to release a lot of it back into the world. What? Not comedy, you say? Oh, just wait until you see all the stuff I've collected. Trust me, my husband thinks it's HILARIOUS. We are shooting to unload these treasures the weekend of March 21 & 22. I am a lot of things, but not crazy enough to put my home address on this blog. Email me at: if you would like more details. Also, what a great way to test if anyone is reading this!

March isn't done. March will tell you when it's done! Next: the amazing Robert Ham (yes, that's his real name - lucky bastard) has asked me back to emcee another fab $5 Bill Showcase at Turn! Turn! Turn! on Killingsworth on Wednesday, March 25th. That lineup hasn't been announced - though I'm on it, so I think we have all the information we need. Ah, jk - I'll totes update when I get the info. 

And finally, here is a very special head's up regarding April. The next Keep It Like A Secret is Wednesday, April 8th - it's more than a month away and it's already on its way to selling out! But you are on my mailing list - you are smart and you know you need to act now so as not to miss Tom Brady (or, as I like to call him, Tom "Full Balls" Brady), Amy Miller, Jen Tam, Patrick Quinn, and Dave Ross (via Skype). It's gonna blow the roof off - don't miss it! Tickets and show info right here.

Until then, dear friends! And, as always, hope to see you at the shows! xo

(*Yes, I am one of those annoying women that refers to her husband as "the hubs." I hope you can forgive me.) 

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