Win Tickets ($32): Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE @ Curious Comedy Theater | Storytellers Have 5 Minutes to Prepare a True 5-Minute Story, Featuring 2 Past Winners & 3 Runner-ups

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE @ Curious Comedy Theater on March 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 29.


From our sponsors:
March 30, 2019
Doors 6:30p, Show 7:30 p.m. | $16 | 21+
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Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE MLK Blvd, Portland

RUSSIAN ROULETTE is our high stakes, high-risk live storytelling show where six seasoned performers spin a giant game show wheel filled with mystery prompts. Storytellers have just 5 minutes to prepare and tell a true 5-minute story based on the prompt they land on — the audience votes for the winner!

This show features TWO past winners, THREE multi-time runner-ups looking to grab a win — all telling compelling funny/poignant/gross/sexy/mysterious on-the-spot stories. Our audience votes for a winner at the end of the night. The winner draws an audience winner — both get $250+ of booty from our sponsors and partners including a $25 GC and earrings from betsy + iya, $100 GC to Popina Swimwear, a pair of tickets to Portland Center Stage, full-size sexy lip balm from Skin by Marywynn and more!

Hosted and Produced by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by BOBBY D from
ASL Interpreted by BLAKE WALES

STORYTELLERS for this round are:

+ JASON ROUSE Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Actor/Writer, Once Spoke To Mike Myers For 5-mins Before Realizing Who He Was

+ KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler

+ ELINA LIM Queer/Immigrant/Woman From Singapore, Started Singapore’s First Contemporary Storytelling Event & Invisible Spectrum Stories in PDX, Makes Excellent Dumplings, Working on a Bill to Keep Sexual Assault Victims Safer in Oregon

+ ADAM ARNOLD Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Fashion designer, Hikes Every Sunday, Likes Spumoni, Has Watched Every Episode of Deadly Women (At Least Once), Can’t Eat Raw Garlic or Onions, Has a Gold Tooth

+ BRIAN S. ELLIS Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up, Writer, Behavioral Therapist, Has been a Cheese-Monger, Wine-Maker, Knife Salesman, and Soda Jerk, Author of Four Poetry Collections Including OftenGo Awry, Once Won Every Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation on VHS in a Thrift Store Window Display Raffle

+ KISHA JARRETT Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Runner-up. Marketing Director at Artists Repertory Theatre, Wrote/Directed a Short Film that Debuted at Sundance, Terrible Photographer, Owned a Brooklyn Bakery Called
Painted Lady Cakes

10% of ticket proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank. “Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. They distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,200 food assistance sites in Oregon and Clark County, WA.”

MORE ABOUT BLAKE WALES: Blake is a C.O.D.A and has been signing his entire life. Growing up with a hearing mother and deaf father, Blake was immersed in American Sign Language from birth. He received his B.F.A in acting from Adelphi University in New York where he was also a company member with the New York Deaf Theatre. In Portland, Blake regularly provides ASL interpretation for the improv group “J-Names” at Curious Comedy Theatre and this year he’ll also be interpreting Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE. He has also worked with various non-profit arts organizations in attempts to make events more accessible for all audiences and has been featured on KGW and KOIN news. Blake is always thrilled to be able to intertwine his performance background with his deep-rooted love for ASL and the Deaf/Hoh community.

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26 Responses to Win Tickets ($32): Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE @ Curious Comedy Theater | Storytellers Have 5 Minutes to Prepare a True 5-Minute Story, Featuring 2 Past Winners & 3 Runner-ups

  1. Elizabeth March 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    I’ve heard these are fun, would love to go!

    • Lee March 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

      SPOILER: Everyone walks out alive.

    • Jacob Williams March 26, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

      I’ve been yearning to go to a comedy event here

  2. Aleks March 15, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    I could use a laugh.

  3. Jamie March 16, 2019 at 5:05 am #

    Sounds fun!

  4. Sabine Monsees March 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

    I need some stessrelief!!!

  5. Stiles Gunn March 18, 2019 at 11:33 am #

    This sounds like a unique night of comedy, I would love to win!

  6. Zoe Shipley March 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

    Yes please, this sounds like so much fun! I love both storytelling and improv – what a great combo!

  7. Joe Saling March 19, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    This sounds a lot like The Moth Podcast… Seriously funny!

  8. Therese Long March 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    Sounds great!

  9. Regan March 19, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    this would be so fun!

  10. Lani March 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

    This looks fun! Would love to win.

  11. Eileen L Hawes March 19, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    This sounds really fun, and I’ve been wanting to go to Curious Comedy for a long time. I appreciate the opportunity!

  12. Kelly Gallagher March 20, 2019 at 11:09 am #

    I used to enjoy the Moth Radio Hour on NPR, but routine has changed since moving back to PDX last December and haven’t been listening to it, so this would be fun to see a similar story telling event live! Thank you for offering to give us an evening of listening fun.

  13. Nicholas Palmer March 25, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    Sounds fun! I’d love to try out a new (to me) show.

  14. Jopey March 25, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    Back fence is always the bees knees.

  15. Megan March 26, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

    Because Russian Roulette is hilarious and I haven’t been to one in years. Plus we need a date night!

  16. Erin March 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

    I would love to hear this talented story tellers… what a fun date night! Thanks for the chance to win, PDX Pipeline!

  17. Megan March 28, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

    I would love a chance to attend this, sounds fun :)

  18. Jennifer March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

    This looks cool, Id love to go! :)

  19. Jen March 28, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

    This looks fantastic, yes please!

  20. Jenn March 28, 2019 at 6:13 pm #


  21. Kayla March 29, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    I love Curious Comedy and would love to win these tickets!

  22. Melissa Fowler March 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    This would be cool

  23. Jeff linsday March 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    This would be fun

  24. Eric March 29, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    Yearning writer, but financially unfortunate…

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