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Annual Choice Gala
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon welcomes Lizz Winstead as our "voice for choice" at the Annual Choice Gala! Lizz co-created and was former head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and remains one of the top political satirist in America.
Stick around after dinner and join us in the VIP comedy lounge featuring more Lizz and an all female lineup of Portland’s favorite comedians.
The US Government is following Lizz. Shouldn't you?
When: Saturday October 26, 2013
7:00pm- 9:30pm Dinner Program
9:30pm- ? VIP Reception and Comedy Club:
Book signing and meet and greet with special guest Lizz Winstead.
Plus, intimate performances by hilarious local comedians
Where: Portland Hilton
Purchase online today or call (503) 223-4510.
VIP Reception and late night comedy lounge will feature:
Originally from Seattle, Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, The Portland Mercury, Hahajk, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named "one of the best things about comedy in 2012″ by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and exuberant.
Seattle City Arts Magazine called her a "comedy wizard” and Seattle Stranger Newspaper described her as an "adorable wunderkind” and she describes herself as "running away from this question to hide under the desk right now.” Follow Barbara on Twitter @barbara_holm
Mel Heywood is a Vancouver-born, Portland-raised Cancerian artist/comedian with a heart of gold. She has graced many stages in town: Homo's Got Talent, Ye Olde Slocum House Theater, Queers for All Seasons (Seattle), Homomentum, Siren Nation's Dolly Parton Hoot Night, Tonic Lounge's weekly Recurring Humor Night, Comedy at Crush, and Cabaret with a Q. She's performed with a wide range of local groups (including the world-famous Cattitude cat-based "performance art" ensemble), and most recently as a member of Lez Stand Up. She's currently working on a graphic novel/puppet show about mystical women & Mormon polygamy in the mid-19th century. Mel is available for weddings, Bat Mitvahs, and inspirational seminars. Read our interview with Mel!
Katie Nguyen is an improv, stand-up, and sketch comedian. She regularly performs stand-up at The Brody Theater, Curious Comedy Theater and showcases around Portland. She was a semi-finalist in Helium Comedy Club's Portland's Funniest Person Contest this year. Follow her on twitter at @ktnuggin
Bri Pruett is a comedian of all disciplines performing wherever anyone will listen, usually in and around the Pacific NW in theaters, bars, casinos, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the All JaneNo Dick Comedy Festival. Bri is the sidekick/director of original talk/variety show Late Night Action with Alex Falcone. Bri has opened for comedians like Ron Funches (NBC), Sarah Schaeffer (MTV), Fred Armisen (SNL)and Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald. You can see her performingwith her improvised musical ensemble Pipes and hosting a stand-up showcase every other Saturday at Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, OR. She is also a regular host for the Funhouse Follies burlesque troupe. You can read about Bri's adventures in her Portland Mercury Blogtown column about sex and dating: Let's do it with Bri Pruett. Follow her on twitter @bripruett Read our interview with Bril!