Thursday June 26th, 7:30 PM (Dinner available starting at 6PM) is The He & She Show: A Live Stand Up Comedy Date Night presented by The Oregon Public House – Portland’s only non-profit pub. Funny moments exist in all relationships. Few relationships however are made up of two comedians, which share each of those funny, awkward and sometimes embarrassing moments with an audience as a married comedy team. Headlined by Doug & Teresa Wyckoff, Hosted by Shawn McBride and Featuring Jelani Greenidge & Stephanie Oberto. This is the kick off show for their 101 day, 48 state tour: The Newlywed Tour: Portland (Oregon) to Portland (Maine). The show takes place at The Village Ballroom & The Oregon Public House (700 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211)
The struggles of co-existing are wrought in each hilarious detail on stage for all of us to share. Enjoy a stand-up & situational comedy experience with two of the funniest comedians married today: The newly married comedy duo of Doug Wyckoff and Teresa Wyckoff. Their show an interactive show using marriage advice drawn from the audience while weaving in each of comic's own stories, jokes and experiences together seamlessly with audience suggestions. This format ensures that no two shows are ever the same.
As newlyweds, married less than a year, Doug & Teresa Wyckoff feel they have a lot to share about marriage, and a lot to learn. So they are going on a 3½-month tour – 101 days – from Portland (Oregon) to Portland (Maine) doing over 70 shows in all the lower 48 states. During this tour they will be searching for the most romantic spot in the country. They will be performing at comedy clubs, casinos, restaurants, bars, theatres and even some Elks Lodges. They are selling all of their belongs, sending their 18 year old to Australia for a year and seeing the country in their 2003 Ford Focus, that has over 200,000 miles on it already. What could go wrong?
Doug Wyckoff is a seasoned and established comedian in his own right. He is also a founding member of the famed Hawaii comedy group and production company: Power Up Comedy. He can be seen on Grey's Anatomy, CSI New York and if you look closely you can see him in the box office hit Bridesmaids. Doug is an irreverent stand up comedian whose obstinate humor is universally offensive to all creeds, races, and cultures. He is non sequitur in his comedic performances, a lone wolf howling at the moon yet a leader of his pack, at least in age, and in his own mind. He brings laughter wherever he performs: from the world famous Comedy Store to the monthly shows on Maui and clubs across the mainland. He has shared the stage with all-star comedians such as Tom Arnold, Whitney Cummings, Chris D'elia, The Greg Wilson, Don Barnhart, Ron Morey, and Curtis "Chino" La Forge. He headlined around the country from Casinos to comedy clubs and even a kids show.
Teresa Wyckoff, the aforementioned comedian new wife of Doug Wyckoff, is a sarcastic, dry and witty comedian with embarrassing and usually awkward moments that have become comedy jewels for all of us to share in. Originally from the Portland Metro area, she didn't start performing stand up comedy until she moved to North Carolina and later New York City. Wanting to live somewhere just as expensive as New York but warmer she moved to Maui where she met Doug and became one of the founding members of Power Up Comedy. Earlier this year her and her now husband Doug moved back to the lovely state of Oregon along the freezing cold Oregon Coast and questions her decision-making skills. Her unique brand of comedy is subtly a bit naughty but wrapped in an innocent and sarcastic package. Teresa has headlined for the Female Comics of Hawaii show in Honolulu as well as co-headlined with The He & She Show on assorted Hawaiian Islands and the mainland. She has also shared the stage with Don Barnhart, The Greg Wilson, Ron Morey and Doug Wyckoff.
Hosting the show is Portland's own Shawn McBride. Originally from Eastern Washington, Shawn has been bringing his insights to Portland bars and clubs with intimacy and warmth for the last 2 years. Constantly on the verge of apology, he questions himself and other things that trouble him. While a regular in Portland, he can be seen in Reno, San Diego, and Chicago when his employer unwittingly funds his "tours".
Jelani Greenidge is an award-winning freelance writer, emcee/producer, and worship musician who has recently taken the leap into saying funny things in front of people for money (which is an improvement over his previous hobby, saying funny things in front of his wife for free). Topically speaking, he tends to live right around the intersection of nerd culture, hip-hop culture, and evangelical culture. Stop by and say hi! It’s not a busy intersection.
Stephanie Oberto lives and works in the Portland area. She studied film production in college and makes funny youtube videos. Stephanie’s quirky opinions about unimportant things will have you wondering whether or not she knows things like science and politics exist.