Friday Feature: Christopher Klemmer!

8 Jul

FINALLY IT’S FRIDAY! Here’s a little bit about Christopher Klemmer, Portsketch co-creator, director, writer, and all-around know-it-all…

When I was a child, my favorite pastime was: Chucking rocks at hobos. Well that and badminton.

To stay cool in the summer, I: Hang out in the air conditioned paradise that is Sears.

The color to best describe my personality would be: Flesh.

The movie to best describe my life is: The Greatest Story Ever Told

The book to best describe my future is: My First Five Husbands…And The Ones Who Got Away by Rue McClanahan

My favorite part about Portsketch is: Finally being able to use fame and fortune to ruin the lives of those who doubted me in Jr. High school.

Sometimes when I close my eyes I like to pretend I’m: not listening.

The last thing I usually think of before falling asleep is: Wow! I sure changed a lot of lives today. Well done!

If I could have a dozen of something it would be: Depends where I am. There are some instances where toilet paper would make the most sense but most often it would be a terrible answer.

I’m often caught: enjoying Sakkio Japan at the Fox Run Mall food court. You caught me again Mallrats!

I’m most known for: being the nerdy twin on the hit TV show “The Hogan Family”

TONIGHT Chris will host our show at 10:30pm at the Players’ Ring!

Don’t miss out on sketch comedy from Portsketch, and our special guests: improv comedy from Stranger Than Fiction, music by Palefighter, and NH storyteller E. Christopher Clark.

Stay up late tonight!

Six Unique Shows!

4 Jul

*There are SIX unique shows for our run at The Players’ Ring Late Night Summer series; expect a different show each night!*

Featured Guests Include:

Music by Pale Fighter

NH Storyteller E. Christopher Clark

Improv comedy from Stranger Than Fiction

A family friendly sketch by John Herman

You’ll bearly be able to contain yourself with a sketch by Steve Johnson

Music from talented, Barbara Gomes

Stand-up from Sam Bennett

impressions and wigs, and more…

The Players’ Ring Online Box Office or call (603) 436-8123 today!

Dates: July 8th – July 17th

Times: Fri/Sat 10:30pm, Sun 9:30 pm

Friday Feature: Michelle Blouin!

30 Jun

Here’s Michelle, catch her before her mind drifts off into space aka Star Wars land…

When I was a child, my favorite toy was:  Definitely my Star Wars figurines.  My favorite was the Ewok Village.

A movie that best describes my life is: Star Wars.  The battle between good and evil has kept my life interesting.  Though, most people tend to lean to the “good side”, I must confess, there is nothing like exploring the “dark side” of the force!

My favorite animal is:  the kangaroo.  You have not lived until you’ve tried the kangaroo jerky from Perth, Australia.

If I could be any fictional character it would be:  Cartman from South Park for sure.  He is the only fictional character on the planet who is a complete asshole all the time and gets away with it!

If I could have a dozen of something it would be:  I would say today, $100.00 bills.  Tomorrow it could be Grey Goose martini’s with extra olives.

My dream vacation is:  The Wonka Factory.  Honestly who wouldn’t want to swim in a pond full of chocolate?!

Come see Michelle perform this summer

July 8 – 17th at the Players’ Ring

Friday Feature: Brian Kelly!

24 Jun

Please welcome new Portsketch Player, Brian Kelly…

When I was a child, I wanted to grow up to be: an architect, but an over-educated, underemployed actor doing sketch comedy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was a close second.

If I could eat one thing all day it would be: It’s important for you to know this is not a joke. Today I have literally eaten only hamburgers, as I did yesterday. Isn’t being an adult grand?

My favorite part about Portsketch is: Well I was promised pretty girls would laugh at my jokes, so when that happens that will be my favorite part. Until then its probably the 401k.

If I could be any fictional character it would be: Santa. Breaking and entering is the only thing that makes me feel alive anymore and Santa’s got that free pass. Plus that suit has swagger.

My drink of choice is: Usually the sixth one of the night. That one’s usually right on the border between Comfortable Buzz and I Don’t Like Your Tone Officer and I like to live dangerously.

My weapon of choice is: The sixth empty martini glass.

The last thing I usually think of before falling asleep is: My parents never really accepted me for who I am. I’M NEVER GOING TO BE A DOCTOR MOM YOU’RE SUFFOCATING ME I KNOW YOU READ THIS!

If I could have a dozen of something it would be:  A dozen more Tyler Perry films. I wake up every morning thinking the world needs more Madea.

Come see Brian perform this summer July 8th – 17th

at The Players’ Ring!

Countdown to Opening Night

21 Jun

17 days

Until opening night at The Players’ Ring!

 

Look forward to…

 Music by Palefighter

Palefighter songwriter, Matthew Carano writes deeply personal, intimate music that describes relationships mostly, but not in a trite way. As everything we engage is a relationship, be it a city, a book, or a human, so can it be a topic for artistic expression.”

 


 

Improv Comedy from Stranger Than Fiction

Interactive comedy, YOU make suggestions, you steer the scene!

(Go see them perform at The Players’ Ring this summer, Tuesdays at 8PM)


Reading by NH author E. ChristopherClark

E. Christopher Clark is an author, educator, and all-around geek who is passionate about storytelling in all its forms.

And of course…sketches by Portsketch…

July 8-10th, 15-17th

Fridays/Saturdays 10:30PM

Sundays 9:30PM

Get tickets here

Friday Feature: Shawn Crapo!

17 Jun

Learn about Shawn, our favorite Superhero wannabe…
When I was a child, my favorite pastime was:  TV, especially watching cartoons.  It helped to make me the warped individual that I am today.

If I could eat one thing all day it would be: Though a drinkable, I’m going to go with coffee.

The color to best describe my personality would be: Blue.  Can’t tell you why (because I don’t know), I just has always had a fondness for blue.

My favorite part about Portsketch is: How insanely much fun it is to hang with a group of cool and funny people.

My favorite movie is: Star Wars.  Dammit, not “A New Hope” or Episode IV or any of that crap!  When I saw it in the theater when it was released in 1977, it was muthafuckin’ STAR WARS and that’s all it will ever be to me [/end needless nerd rant]

If I could be any fictional character it would be:  Jay-sus… I dunno.  Umm… Maybe Hazel from Watership Down? (though I’m probably closer to Fiver or Pipkin)

The last thing I usually think of before falling asleep is: Is walking about the deck of a sweet TD-8C scout ship as I tool around the galaxy… or about my beautiful wife, whom I  love so much.  You know, either one.

If I could have a dozen of something it would be:  Avoiding any obvious answers like “winning lottery tickets”, I guess I’d go with (a pause to note that I’ve been sitting for 10 minutes and not really thinking of anything that I’d like a dozen of, so I’m going to go with my first gut reaction…) Dice.  As long as they’re sweet & custom, icosahedrons, Fudge dice, whatever.

My dream job is:  Superhero.

Shawn as John Lennon, posing with the real Yoko

Come see Shawn perform this summer July 8th – 17th

at The Players’ Ring!

Invite yourself!

16 Jun

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