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Merry Time hosts ‘Comedy Cult Night’

Sept. 29 debut features Portland comics

Published on September 27, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on September 27, 2017 11:42PM

Chase Brockett


Chase Brockett

Chris Khatami


Chris Khatami

ASTORIA — The Merry Time Bar & Grill will host a series of monthly events called “Comedy Cult Night,” emceed by Seaside’s Gideon For-Mukwai.

The event will debut 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, and feature Portland comics Chase Brockett and Chris Khatami. There will be a $5 entry fee. Guests must be 21 or older with valid ID.

The establishment (995 Marine Drive) boasts a full bar and serves scratch-made food until 9 p.m. Limited seating will be available.

Brockett grew up in Bakersfield, California, where being tiny and asthmatic forced him to become funny. After growing taller and ditching his inhaler, he moved to Southern California, where he would begin performing all over the West Coast.

Brockett explores subjects such as family, relationships, politics and science. His smart and endearingly frustrated comedic style fits well in any room. A fellow comedian describes him as “America’s nephew.” His affable charm has delighted audiences in all venue types, including bars, theaters, college campuses and clubs such as the Improv and Comedy Store.

Khatami hosts one of Portland’s top-rated podcasts, “ Reboot, Reuse, Recycle.”

The Comedy Cult is expected to run for three months.


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