Hosted by Open Mic Gary Busey
Holy smokes. ALLEN STRICKLAND WILLIAMS. This funny dude was anointed by Comedy Central as a “Comic to Watch.” He dropped a half-hour special for them and Paste Magazine dubbed it one of 2019’s “10 Best of the Year.” And here he is performing his patented comedy stylings right here in Portland for two evenings at the Funhouse Lounge.
Mr. Strickland Williams’ half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central in the fall of 2019 as part of their Comedy Central Stand Up Presents slate. Allen has also performed stand up on Conan twice and can be seen in Cooking On High on Netflix, Corporate on Comedy Central and has done talking head for The Top 14 Greatest Valentine’s Day Movies of All Time on the CW.
Other TV credits include Comedy Dynamics: Coming to the Stage on Hulu, After Darth from Abominable Pictures and Flophouse on Viceland. Allen was recently listed as one of the 10 Best Rising Stars in LA Comedy by THE CULTURE TRIP and appeared at the 2016 New York Comedy Festival as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, a showcase for the hottest up-and-coming comedians in the nation. Follow Allen on twitter @TotallyAllen
Joining Mr. Williams will be Portland Mercury “Undisputed Genius of Portland Comedy” Corina Lucas, making her triumphant Portland return after moving her talents to L.A in 2019 and Willamette Weekly’s “Funniest Five” Chris Johnson.
Oh, and your host for the evening: Open Mic Gary Busey, fresh off the stage of Funhouse’s production of Point Break: LIVE!
Doors at 9:30 PM. Laughs at 10 PM