John Mink with Andy Andrist and friends
Andy Andrist (Writer of Man Show, Doug Stanhope's Unbookables, HBO) and John Mink;(Ex-Sweethearts NYC, Live @ Beaston of Bourbon NYC) are doing 2 shows on June 1st at F/ Stop. $10 presale online for general seating. If tickets remain, tickets will be available at the door. This venue is pretty small seats around 35. Thus, you will get a very intimate and personal showing from us. First show seats at 6:30 and second show seats at 8:40.
Merchandise will be sold after each show with signings.
John Mink be headlining each show.
Offending crowds became hobby, with a pungent tone of freewill to promote the underdogs scorecard. His raw-dog antics have been seen all over the Northwest, performing his own style of Guerrilla Comedy; surprise shows. Plugging in a small amp, in random bar or tavern, only to be thrown out by his teeth with threats of trespassing.
As a funny regular he also hosted a weekly comedy show for 6 months in Salems Oldest Bar, Nobles Tavern.
He frequently hosted and co-produced shows with names such as Andy Andrist (Man Show, Unbookables), Susan Rice (Comedy Central, Showtime, PBS), Bobcat Goldthwait: (Police Academy, God Bless America), Todd Armstrong (Permanent Comedy), Kristine Levine (Portlandia, Unbookables, 50 States Guinness Record.) Mink has performed comedy gigs across the NW and NYC with many namesakes in the comedy community.
Mink moved to New York City in 2015.
Some Credits: Carolines on Broadway (NYC), New York Comedy Club (NYC), Broadway Comedy Club (NYC), Q.E.D. (NYC), Pocket Theater (Seattle), Helium Comedy Club (Portland, OR), Green Room (Eugene, OR), Level B Theater (Salem, OR), Capitol City Theater (Salem, OR), Grisly Pear (NYC), Laughing Devil -(Now The Standing Room)-(NYC), and many others.
Minks favorite shows are in small dark alleyway bars where the underbelly of America can be found, in hopes of starting the revolution.
When hes not on the road, his free time is spent marathon running, streamlining vigilante justice, and enriching the lives of farm animals. He also comes from a long and triumphant line of Freemasons, who founded the fair city of Eugene, Oregon. Although he is 1/32 African American, he made the choice long ago to forgo racial material in his repertoire. This triple threat will soon be a licensed real estate salesman, in the hopes of parlaying his selling adventures into comedic gold. Favorite color is yellow.
"I was molested by a handicapped guy when i was a kid. I didnt know if I was gay or just really helpful. Its a line from my comedy act and its true. Thats the one reason I still consider myself a comedian trying to find some light in the darkest places.
Shocking to some, upsetting to others, but not dishonest. If you faced the humiliation of child sexual abuse, Im sure your stories are different from mine; raped, groomed, corrupted, compromised, lied to, drugged, twisted and scarred in every meaningful way. Trust gained, spirits broken. You go home, but youre not there anymore. Everything looks the same but everything feels different, you are a stranger in your own life. Lies kept. Secrets buried. A head full of chaos, like a clothes dryer full of rocks. Forever altered, a path interrupted, thoughts crowding thoughts, fear and anger spring from the forgotten well and steal days and years and lives. Yes, its personal.
A man gains the trust of a boys family, and then steals from all of them in ways that can never be discussed, or forgiven. A man has a video taping business and uses a boy as a helper . When the camera is pointing at the stripped boy, who is helping whom? Is that why the boy gets money, gifts, and promises? To dull the teeth on the bear trap? What do those images do for that man? I know what those images cost that boy. After 30 years I had to remove the rocks from the dryer because I literally couldnt live like that anymore. The chaos erodes, and the tunnel gets darker and deeper until it ends, or you find some light. Maybe by confronting the source of the darkness, you can catch a glimpse of light. Now the boy turns the camera on the monster in the darkness, and reveals that there is no monster at all, but instead a sad man, and the light feels warm."
Both Comics will be giving an intimate taste of their crazy lives and how comedy has become a strong hold within each.
Their will be atleast 1 and most likely many friends who jump on stage and kill with their own brutal affairs of comedy.
F/Stop Fitzgerald's Public House (View)
335 Grove St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
Portland, OR United States
May 19, 2016 11:09 AM