"Tight Five"Eliza Skinner, Bri Pruett, Alex Falcone, Anthony Lopez and Ayron Jones
This episode was originally taped at a live show on April 6, 2016
Four comedians share some of their best material and do battle with hecklers you’d only hear on public radio. Eliza Skinner describes the “magic intelligence” that is comedy, Alex Falcone shares the first joke he ever wrote, Bri Pruett recounts a terrible early gig at an Applebee’s, and Anthony Lopez reflects on how his career path to faith healer / professional wrestler went off the rails. Plus, Ayron Jones blows us away with an acoustic song off his electrifying new album.
Eliza Skinner’s comedy has been featured everywhere from BBC to Chelsea Lately. Radar exclaimed, “Eliza Skinner is too hilarious to pass up…." She's currently a staff writer for The Late Late Show with James Cordon and is at every major comedy festival. She's busy, you guys. And funny.
Ayron Jones calls his music Seattle Rock, which is a perfect combo package of punk, hip-hop, and soul. It’s like “Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Nirvana.” Jones has opened for blues legend Robert Cray and has also worked with Sir Mix A-Lot to produce an album.
Bri Pruett is a stand-up comic and improviser from Portland, Oregon. She’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival , Riot LA, SF Sketchfest and Bumbershoot to name a few. Bri is a regular contributor to the Portland Mercury, Let’s Do It with Bri Pruett and co-hosts a weekly radio show on XRAY-FM with Arthur Bradford called Sex Drugs & Basketball. She’s appeared on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast and is a regular on Live Wire.
Alex is a standup comic and talk show host based in Portland, Oregon. He has appeared Alex Falcone is a comedian and writer from Portland, OR. He's appeared on the IFC show Portlandia a couple times and at numerous comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He writes for The Portland Mercury and The Willamette Week. His work has been quoted in Rolling Stone, VOX, and Boing Boing. Along with Bri Pruett, he hosts the Portland talk show, Late Night Action with Alex Falcone.
Anthony Lopez is a writer, comedian and a friend. He has written for the Gothem Awards and the poplular Portland based talk show, Late Night Action. He has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, UCB East and is a regular at serveral comedy clubs throughout the Northwest. He was recently a finalist in the Portland’s Funniest Person contest.
Along with Curtis Cook, Bri, Alex and Anthony host the weekly stand up showcase, Earthquake Hurricane at Velo Court, a combination comedy club/bike shop/bar/kombucha dealer.