Thursday, August 25, 2005

Thoughts on Portland

Due to the overwhelming support of our fans and friends, we were able to enjoy our journey to Portland, Oregon, without having to pay for everything ourselves. That alone was the sweet icing on the comedy cake. It was an honor to be among sketch comedy geniuses from across the country, specifically Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Hey, where was Chicago? Anyway, the caliber of comedy was as top notch as it was different, and in addition to laughing constantly, I learned a heck of a lot:

* Portland is a beautiful city. It is a city, but feels like a small town.
* There is a distinctive difference between "East Coast" and "West Coast" sketch comedy. Generally, West Coast sketches tend to be longer, and trippier. East coast sketches tend to be shorter and dirtier. Plus, the East Coast has Jay-Z.
* The Subway meatball sub in Portland tastes EXACTLY like the one in New York.

I probably learned other things, but watching Madagascar on the return flight mysteriously erased my memory, returning me to a zen state.