2017 was a milestone (and one-of-a-kind) year for Portland’s weekly late-night talk show, as WHO’S the ROSS? celebrated its 700th performance, endured a foot of snow mid-show, found its greatest muse in the local hip-hop scene, showcased a pair of talented septuagenarians (one which our host is related to), and found LOVE.
Below are some of our favorite clips from 2017, topped (for the second year in a row) by the Rose City’s favorite fire performer, Ivizia! Watch performances by some of PDX’s elite + freshest hip-hop artists (backed by the WTR house-band) including Mic Capes, Rasheed Jamal, Bocha & Karma Rivera, witness a long-time wish-list guest Ural Thomas cover soulful standards + impart glorious wisdom, laugh as Mama Ross performs stand-up comedy & is honored on Mother’s Day, and watch our staff members meet some memorable (and in one case monumental) mamacitas.
Cheers to 2017, as we welcome a game-changing 2018!