A lot of people have been asking how the Auggie Smith roast went down. Here are the highlights as remembered by me:
Troy Thirdgill in a beautiful daishiki as Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whom I’ll bet you didn’t even KNOW was a friend of Aug’s. Amazing.
Dax Jordan on Lonnie Bruhn: If you took away the palsy, he’d just be cerebral.
Andy Andrist on Dax: What’s in his neck, it looks like… an elbow?
Me on Ron Osbourne: Doesn’t he look handsome? This is the first time I’ve seen him in pants that didn’t zip into shorts.
Aug on Holli: Holli Pappan, she’s the second-hottest comic in Portland, behind Andy Wood.
Me on Aug: He talks about having kids, but he doesn’t understand that you have to sleep with the same woman…for nine months…in a ROW.
Andy Wood on Mustard Man: Musty couldn’t be here, but he’s missed because…
Aug: You’re gonna do the Musty jokes?
Andy: I wrote ’em! I’m gonna do ’em!
Andy Wood on Richard Bain: Did you hear that Richard Simmons is going on the Richard Bain diet? He eats shit, but only when it matters!
Art on Richard: What’s it like when Richard tries to dress up for an event- AWK-WARD!
Dax on Virginia: She’s a vegan, she rides a bike to work, and she’s still fat!
Me: I’m gonna kill you.
Dax brought some show-and-tell, in the form of a forgotten storage trunk full of Auggie’s possessions, including a photo of himself on the toilet, and a Christmas Looney Toones tie, from the dark days when he was first learning to dress himself.
At the end of the night, as we stood around finishing our drinks and laughing at the pain we were going to bring to people who called us fat, we heard a majestic KA-WHUMP and turned towards the sound, many of us crying “Shit, Lonnie!”
But it was a tiny lady’s boots sticking in the air, and the semi-sober but very embarrassed Edie Van Ness was fished out from where she had fallen. Once it was clear that she was not hurt, we went back to laughing. She is in the center of this photo, which was taken pre-fall.
Front: Andy Andrist
Behind Andy: Richard Bain and Ron Osbourne
Keith Wallan, Arlo Stone, Edie Van Ness, Auggie Smith, Troy Thirdgill, Holli Pappan, Susan Rice, The Top of Andy Wood’s head, Me Looking Like an Ass, Dax Jordan, Art Krug. I am not speaking to fully a quarter of these people now! life is fun.