See me perform in March

UPDATED: I just added that Kaleidoscope show, which came to my attention after I wrote this post!

Here in NY, March has already come in like a Nazi-like lion accompanied by a lockstepped herd of hyenas, blanketing us with 10 inches of snow.

And in response to the cruel fate dealt to us by Punxsutawney Phil’s evil, evil Shadow, I’ve decided to… do several regularly scheduled comedy shows!

Come to them!

New York City’s resident groundhog Staten Island Chuck, on the other hand, claimed to NOT see his shadow and then BIT THE MAYOR:

So which is the most frightening land mammal? That which possesses sinister magicks allowing it see our future, or that with a mighty bloodlust for fiscally-conservative/socially-liberal billionaires?

The answer is neither. This is the most frightening land mammal.


See me perform in February

Boy howdy, are there some fun shows to see in February!

In addition to Ye Olde Reuben Williams Comedy Houre, (almost) every Saturday at 10:30 at UCB, I get to be a guest at the world-famous Comic Book Club!

This is exciting for two reasons:

  1. I am a nerd for the Comic Book Club, and listen to their podcast most every week.
  2. I’ll also have my new Bassist Wanted book in tow that night, and will have a planned impromptu book release party/signing after the show at some bar TBD. More on that soon.

So come to the show(s), buy a book and listen to this:

While I have not found the right girl to marry yet, I have found the right band for my wedding. And it is those guys. (Thanks to Pat for the link!)


BREAKING: I perform every Saturday now

Breaking news has occurred! So I need to update my post about my shows in January.

I just found out earlier in the week that I’ve joined Reuben Williams! An illustrious group of folks including my old pals Charlie Todd, Anthony King, Kate Spencer and Charlie Sanders. Another pal, Ben Rodgers will be joining the team also. At this point, I feel like I’ve listed more than half the group, and it makes it seem like the rest of the folks are not my pals. This is not true, so here are the remaining pals: Eugene Cordero, Eric Scott, Lennon Parham and Joe Wengert.

“But what does this mean for me, Porter?” Well, this means I won’t be performing intermittently on Tuesdays, but rather I’ll be up every single Saturday at 10:30pm.

So you can’t use your “I can’t go see shows on weekdays” excuse anymore, folks! And you can’t use your “you have to tell me which weeks you’re performing” feint either! You can still, however, pull your “I don’t want to see your stupid shows, dickface” trump card, just like always.

For January specifically, this means your options are:

Also, earlier today, a plane choked on some birds and crashed twitpic, and things were batshit, but then everything was cool.


See me perform in January

So it’s 2009. Everything’s changed.

Except me performing most every week at UCB with my group, The Scam. That has not changed.

Why not come see me sometime?

Other things that have not changed:

  • Friday Night Lights: still teetering on the edge of good and disappointing
  • Barack Obama: still actually did get elected president (for real)
  • Vampires: still a threat


See this post for details, but the schedule above is now moot like a poot. Here’s the correct list of my shows:


See me in some real art

If you live in New York, you can head on over to the Postmasters gallery on 19th at 10th Ave to see me in some real art.

Who were the artists?

These artist folks, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, asked my comedy group, The Scam, to appear in some filmed stuff for an exhibit they were making.

The McCoys are very cool, and live in a cool house, and have cool kids, and sort of are what I would like to be when/if I grow up.

What is the art?

The piece is called “I’ll Replace You” and the idea was to have various people replace the McCoy’s in their daily lives. Some people filled in as artists, others as parents, others as friends. The whole thing was filmed and photographed. Some parts are funny, some touching.

I stepped in as an artist. I explain a piece to a gallery owner in a video, and give a talk about another piece of art in another video. I have not seen it yet, but apparently I am featured in it a good amount, which is exciting. My parts are what would be considered a “funny” part.

Where is it? How long will it be there?

The exhibit, as I said, is at the Postmasters Gallery at 459 West 19th Street (at 10th Avenue). It’s open open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6 pm. The piece will be there until January 10, so don’t miss it.

In closing…

So there, I am now in a gallery of real, live art, and you aren’t. Eat that, jerks!


Anton Chigurh sketch

Bassist Wanted cartoons are still imminent. Like, as in tomorrow there’ll be cartoons.

Meanwhile, here’s a sketch I was in for the folks at Deli Proof Collective: