Kickstarter: Art Poster For The 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival by Danny Felts ( dannyfelts )

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is a stand up comedy festival that happens every year on the east side of Portland, OR. It’s been regarded as one of the most fun comedy festivals in the country, it’s featured a swath of talent so varied it’s hard to keep up with how funny they are, and every year I wonder why there’s never been a screenprinted poster for the damn thing. As a comic/amatuer graphic designer it’s been my goal for the last 3 years or so to get a poster made for the festival, and now it’s actually happening.

[Take a gander at this fucking crowdsource. My far-out buddy—and ultra funny comedian, performing here in the Bay on 5/29-30—is trying to raise the BARE MINIMUM for a screen printing project. It’s only asking $500, with 13 Days left. It’s a no-brainer that this ish is getting funded. If everybody that followed this blog donated the minimum dollar, it would double this project’s budget—and be way more than I’ve ever made on my writing. AT THE VERY LEAST, watch the video that Danny made because it’s clever, charming and cool. 

P.S. I’m waiting til there’s 5 days left to contribute because I’m 1. a procrastinator and 2. waiting to get my cake up. But look above at how awesome this poster is! I’m gonna buy a frame!]

Check out 2013: by Danny Felts, a 17-minute visual epic of a comic in a life of infinite jest. 

Favorite Things of Last Night: “It’s Only Two Minutes: ‘I Like My…’”

Ugh. I’m still exhausted from the 2nd Annual S.H.I.Ts and Giggles Festival in Humboldt. No sleep for three days in a quicksand of flavors and a glorious humming glow of a unbearable camaraderie… it was intense. One of the many highlights of the experience was the “It’s Only Two Minutes” show. The premise of the show includes candid, free-association, improvisational stand-up within condensed distress and competition. In the beginning, the audience was only composed of comedians, towards the end, a glazed mixture of appreciative listeners caramelized around the event’s rim. The middle, completely uproarious. “It’s Only Two Minutes” works well within the familial vibe of S.H.I.Ts and Giggles, most beautifully encapsulated in the concluding ‘I Like My…’ Game where comedians improvise paternalesque one-liners from crowd-culled prompts. Here are some of my favorite responses from the show, occurring 08/24/2013

"I like my women like I like my ‘9/11’s: going down on everybody!" - Brandon Stokes

"I like my women like I like my ‘tofu’: tasteless and pretentious." - Marcia Belsky

"I like my women like I like my ‘freedom fighters’: Black!" - Danny Felts

"I like my women like I like my ‘mother’: showing absolutely no affection for my father." - Andre Parker

"I like my men like I like my ‘parachute’: willing to open up or we’re both gonna die." - Emmett Montgomery (Champion).