End of School Special – Show Preview

Who's the Ross? End of School Special NW Elixirs Chef Andrew Garrett Portland comedy late-night talk show

With the school year coming to a close and the summer temperatures rising, it’s time for “Who’s the Ross?” to put a boot into the backside of your Finals and help you prep for Summer vacation with an exception line-up of new and familiar guests this Tuesday night at Dante’s!

Fill your belly with Chef Andrew Garrett from our sponsor NW Elixirs Hot Sauce! Fresh off competing on the Food Network’s original show “Chopped” and being featured in Penthouse Magazine (yes…THAT Penthouse) the Chef will join us for a cooking demo featuring his unique brand of hot food and spicy cocktails!

Enjoy a performance from first time guest, and frequent Sinferno performer, aerialist Kerri Jonquil!

And musical guest Kyle Craft will perform a couple original tunes backed by the incomparable THEM! THE BAND! You’re not going to wanna miss Kyle, he’s the next big thing, as if Beck & Bob Dylan had a love-child!

The Wizard of Rozz – Show Notes

Who's the Ross? Wizard of Rozz Scarecrow Tin Man Lion Toto


There’s no place like home!

And home is Dante’s. For all of its idiosyncrasies, it’s the place where I cut my teeth, where I performed hundreds of shows since 2008. It’s got the best stage, best staff, and worst bathrooms. We love it!

Being back after a month of performances at The Kit Kat Club gave us new inspiration, and that inspired us to create a musical parody of The Wizard of Oz, which we aptly titled “The Wizard of Rozz.” Detailing our journey back “home,” we presented a rag tag, energetic, community-theater style monologue, that was a love letter to our humble abode. We even had a tiny dog named Ruby play the classic role of Toto, cause why would you not have a cute little dog garner you extra attention on stage and plenty of “awwwwwws”? (and regardless what they say about performing with children and animals, Lil Ruby was the consummate professional!)

This show was for us; for the staff, the performers, writers, and our friends. I got to geek out about classic hip-hop with local legend Vursatyl. I spoke to my fellow talk show host and Wilson High class of 2000 grad Boaz Frankel about our old theater teacher. And one of my best friends, the naturally hilarious Bobby Mickey (my original co-host who helped me get my start in this talk show game) & I got to reminisce about touring to small towns where he made out with “Silver Hairs” A. cause he loved older women, and B. because they’d buy him a sandwich.

It was a perfect night. A perfect return.

-Aaron Ross