Say what you will, but as a lesbian I have an uncomfortable appreciation for a well-executed d*ck joke. And with the wealth of them at this year’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the chances of me seeing some of the best are much greater. See what I did there? Lucky for Portland, Bridgetown’s hometown hero Richard Bain and Chicago’s most delightfully offensive regular Mike Lebovitz, are here this weekend and just happen to be, how do you say, connoisseurs of genital humor.
This is not Richard Bain’s first time to the Bridgetown rodeo. A comedian who “appreciates all of life’s wonders and d*ck jokes” is one of the most missed exports and wildly under-rated comics on this year’s lineup. Once a Portland-based comic, Bain moved and took his brand of decisively clever and self-deprecating humor with him to LA in 2011 alongside other Portland transplants, Ron Funches and Ian Karmel.
Since then Bain’s been featured on FunnyorDie and The Tonight Show and is currently apart of the video sketch group, Dead Kevin. He is also raising money for his sister Ashley, who lost her home and one-year-old son in a North Carolina tornado the evening of Friday, April 25. More on that can be found here.
Find Richard Bain at Bridgetown, Friday at the Sizzle Pie Stage at the Eagles Lodge Late Show, Saturay at the Analog Café Late Show and Sunday at No Pun Intendo and Jupiter Tent Closing Show. He’s also on Twitter @DickBain, obviously.
You can’t really talk d*ck humor without mentioning Mike ‘With My D*ck’ Lebovitz. Easily defined as a clown, Mike’s brand of comedy is subversive, outlandish and on the brink of offensive, which is arguably the best place to be. What’s not up for discussion is that Mike is by far one of the best currently in the vibrant Chicago comedy scene.
A current member of Comedians You Should Know, Chicago’s premiere stand-up comedy collective, Mike is also curator and co-creator of Senorita Weiner’s Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, which is Chicago’s longest-running clandestine comedy show in addition to being the original underground, members-only ice cream social. He was named A “New Face” at the 2013 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and weirded people out at the 2013 Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids.
Trust me when I say that Mike is a must see! Or at least, a must hear. He recorded an episode of Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net on Thursday night of the fest and can be found Friday at Surprise Me! and The Blackout Diaries, Saturday at the Analog Café Early Show and Sunday at the Sizzle Pie Stage at the Eagles Lodge Closing Show. Mike can also be found on Twitter @MikeLiebovitz