Win Tickets ($30): The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! @ The Secret Society | Featuring Bri Pruett, JoAnn Schinderle, Whitney Streed, & Jason Traeger

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! @ The Secret Society on October 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 14.


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The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! feat. Bri Pruett, JoAnn Schinderle, Whitney Streed, & Jason TraegerThe Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! feat. Bri Pruett, JoAnn Schinderle, Whitney Streed, & Jason Traeger
October 17, 2016
Doors: 7 pm / Show: 7:30 pm | $10 ADV, $15 Doors | 21+
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The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St, Portland, Oregon 97212

The long-running Portland Mercury column “I, Anonymous” is famous for allowing readers to send in their most whacked-out rants and confessions—anonymously and without being judged. NO LONGER! In “The Portland Mercury Presents: The I, Anonymous Show” host Bri Pruett will read some of the wildest, uncensored I, Anonymous submissions ever, which will then be judged by our hilarious jury. Watch some of the funniest people alive judge the most awful people ever for your fun and enjoyment!

Bri Pruett
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon. She’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane No Dick comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition, San Francisco Sketch Fest and Bumbershoot. She makes regular appearances at Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater, and other Portland showcases.

She’s a fierce ally of Action/Adventure Theater, a non-profit independent theater and black box venue in Southeast Portland. She appeared in Action/Adventure’s celebrated, long-running, improvised serial: Fall of the House. A/A also produced an original Sketch Show: Making Sex, which local press said Bri showed “razor sharp comic timing.” Oh yeah. She’s the comedy sidekick, writer, and co-creator of Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, a live, talk/variety show. Along with comedy buddies Alex Falcone, Curtis Cook and Anthony Lopez she is the power quartet behind weekly comedy showcase Earthquake Hurricane.

She has a background in improv and teaches these skills at Curious Comedy Theater where she’s a regular player with improv singing-ensemble: Pipes.

She frequently lends her time as a comedian and MC to several non-profit organizations: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Planned Parenthood advocates of Oregon, and JOIN. She’s also the regular host of the Museum Mash-up discussion series at The Portland Art Museum.

She is a Karaoke Jockey extraordinaire at the Boiler Room in old town, Portland.

Bri is a monthly contributor to the ever popular Portland Mercury, Blogtown, USA, with her sex and dating column: Let’s Do It! with Bri Pruett.

Willamette Week named her one of the Funniest 5 Comedians in Portland. Aw, thanks guys!

Joann Schinderle
JOANN SCHINDERLE hails from the upper Midwest, and despite being a Portlander now, will probably never lose her “hot dish” accent. (Hotdish ingredients include but are not limited to: ground beef, canned vegetables, canned soup, cheese, and tater tots.) For the past year JoAnn has been making strides in Portland’s thriving comedy scene by way of stand-up and improv. As a stand-up, her humor is relatable, snarky, and has a storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your best friend letting you in on a secret. As an improviser and member of the Curious Comedy House Team ensemble, she creates big characters and will “yes and” the shit out of you. JoAnn’s performed both mediums at venues in Chicago (Second City Training Center) Minneapolis (Acme Comedy Club), and all around Portland (Curious Comedy Theater, Helium Comedy Club, Brody Theater, and FunHouse Lounge.) If you enjoy friendly banter you can follow JoAnn on twitter @joannlizabeth.

Whitney Streed
Whitney Streed does comedy because it is the only way to make puns feel like art. Whitney performs and produces shows all over the Pacific Northwest, including the exciting new comedy game show Rants Off/ Dance Off, and can seen playing a feminist and potential home-buyer on IFC’s hit show Portlandia. Festival appearances include Bumbershoot, Seattle SketchFest, All Jane No Dick, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Jason Traeger
Jason Traeger has been called “the hot, new 40-something face of Portland Stand-up” Two years after his arrival on the scene his friendly, lysergic style earned him a spot as a finalist in Helium Comedy Club’s 2014 Portland’s Funniest Person contest. That same year he was invited to curate and host a night of Stand-up for the TBA:14 Festival, the city’s premiere arts event. During his run hosting the “Get up, Stand up” series at Mississippi Studios, Jason shared the stage with some of the best and brightest comics working today. In addition to his comedy, Traeger works as a visual artist and photographer. Over the course of two years he has collected more than 2,000 of his photos of the scene on his blog, Portland Stand-up Comedy Photo Album.
Whitney Streed cares about you and wants you to be happy.

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23 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): The Portland Mercury Presents…The I, Anonymous Show! @ The Secret Society | Featuring Bri Pruett, JoAnn Schinderle, Whitney Streed, & Jason Traeger

  1. Anne October 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    So one time I uh..

  2. David Rottenberg October 10, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see Bri Pruett! This looks like it will be a blast!!!

  3. Amber Hutchins October 10, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    I Love the Secret Society! I never get a chance to go over to it though, this would be way too fun!

  4. Alex October 10, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Great chance to check out a slice of Portland’s comedy scene and Secret Society, to boot :)

  5. Chris Webb October 11, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Big fan of Bri Pruett!

  6. T_dah October 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    What a fun show this should be! Can’t wait! Thanks!!

  7. Emily October 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    Great comedy at the Secret Society.. count me in!

  8. Perry October 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    I might be the worst person in that room

  9. Jessica October 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    This is going to be hillarious, please pick me!

  10. Hilary P October 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    I deal in anonymous confessions daily, as a full time phone sex operator. I think it would be difficult as in really really hard to top the kind of things that fill my ears on a constant basis. But if such a Rule 34 ish kind of deal is out there, I need to be the one to know about it, so I may properly disseminate the appropriate inside information to my exceptionally large and growing base of clientele.

  11. Laura Sonnenberg October 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    I would love to see this show…absolutely!

  12. Judy October 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    I need a good laugh! Who knows, maybe I will confess as only a Cougar can do!

  13. Sarah Hunt October 12, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    My mom could use a solid evening of laughs, and I’d love to bring her to this! She cackles. Who can say no to a cackling old woman… No one, you say?

  14. Emily October 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Laughing the night away at the Secret Society sounds like a great time!

  15. mary October 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    We are all going to get washed away in this HISTORIC storm….might as well go laughing.

  16. Tarika October 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Going to see Bri Pruett with my girlfriend would be a perfect antidote to Trump-era malaise.

  17. Shadow Rose October 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    This sounds fun! Let the judging begin ;-)

  18. Shannon October 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    I have many fond I, Anonymous memories, and this would add to it!

  19. AJ October 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

    Love it – please pick me!

  20. Faith O'Malley October 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    This sounds hilarious!

  21. Lisa Cox October 14, 2016 at 7:45 am #

    PLEASE! Would love to go.

  22. Ditty Nicolaides October 14, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    Let’s see if Portlanders can shock 72 year old me! Me! Me!

  23. molli vandehey October 15, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    i love the idea of the secret society, it seems so cool

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