I've always told my siblings that I would only move to Texas if I were on my death bed -- and now that seems likely. The medical system is excellent, and it's my mother who is. Dying, I mean. And therein lies my dilemma.
There's no question Portland is now firmly established on the national comedy map -- and the credit goes largely to Andy Wood, an electrical engineer turned comic who helped launch Bridgetown, running this week from April 12 to 15.
Steve Martin famously admitted to donning his signature white suit for his stand-up act in the 1970s as a way to literally stand out amongst a mob of other hungry, young comics. This now appears the happy problem of comediennes as well.