WHO’S the ROSS? 700th Show perfectly reflected the kind of comedy program PDX’s weekly late-night talk show has evolved into over the past nine years…
Always focused on engaging our live audience, WTR’s humor has aged like a fine wine…meaning it’s more refined, but still guaranteed to get you drunk! The program increasingly spotlights the talent/personality of the Rose City’s music scene, the people/performers that keep Portland “weird,” all while maintaining its roots in the silly/stupid that makes us laugh!
Five of our favorite musical guests headlined the evening (Rasheed Jamal, And And And, Maze Koroma, Emma Browne, Tony Ozier), many a weirdo capped the night off with a Benny Hill bang, and fire dancer Ivizia stole the show (as always!). Classic segments were brought back to life, while epic new memories were made in bunches.
Below is the full episode, presented by Do503, cut into digestible segments. Live from Dante’s, it was one our most joyous shows ever, and we hope that joy is reflected in the clips you’re about to watch.
Cheers to Show 700…and 700 more!!!!!!!
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!