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WHO’S the ROSS? EP 698 feat Dave Dahl + KPTV’s Marja Martinez

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WHO’S the ROSS? last show before their longest PDX hiatus in 5 years, featured the return of one of our favorite guests + a lovely first timer, who flipped the table on our host before the show…

The evening started as we spoke to news/weather reporter Marja Martinez of KPTV FOX12, who had filmed her own interview segment with “The Ross” before the show. The tables turned on Marja! Marja! Marja! on the Dante’s stage when she provided a light-hearted, flip flop wearing chat (complete with “Salt Bae” cameo).

Next, we put our sketch comedy hats back on, as our regular WTR contributor Caws Pobi played “beer buffoon” Jacksun Sunjack to hilarious results, as he + an audience member sampled his (surprisingly “not terrible”) brews.

Finally Dave Dahl did his first live interview in years, as he and Ross didn’t miss a step when they enjoyed an improvised (“yes and” laden) psychoanalysis of the Killer Bread founder, closing the night in classic fashion by donning a guitar and kickin’ out the jams with our house-band (after all, Dave is a Beard AND Blues Master).

Now, take a peak at the results of WTR EP. 698, and join us again at Dante’s every Tuesday this Summer, starting June 20 for show #699!

WHO’S the ROSS? “Mother’s Day Special!”

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“Mom, did you ever think you’d follow in your son’s footsteps?”

From actress, to mother, to teacher, to stand-up comedian. That’s the life of Mama Ross, who took center stage Tue night at Dante’s to perform for a delighted audience, who was shocked by how funny this cute lil British redhead mum could be!

In the Ross Family, our performance is a reflection of who we are, so after Mama knocked out the crowd with her perspective on aging gracefully (and opportunistically) we honored her with a truly Portland celebration featuring “Beards & Roses” from the Portland Beardsmen, a lovely cake from Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, and a performance by Leo London of The Domestics. All this, plus we got to chat with the Rose Festival’s Star Light Parade Grand Marshal ELVIS, who serenaded the room like only this PDX legend can!

Now that you know the story, enjoy this hilarious & heartwarming new edition WHO’S the ROSS?