After long-ass absence, The Butcher Shop boys are back and angrier than ever! Angry at each other mostly, but we were able to hold it together to long enough to talk with some talented and funny people about a serious cause.
Black Laughs Matter is a special comedy show taking place Sunday, December 6th to raise funds for the St. Joseph’s Grand Lodge in North Portland, a key gathering place for the black community that is under threat of closing its doors due to tens of thousands of dollars in fines that have been imposed by the city. Black Laughs Matter will be hosted by Nathan Brannon and features comedians The Real Hyjinx, Jeremy Eli, Anthony Robinson, Alyssa Yeoman, Ed Black and Curtis Cook with musical guests Brannon Rockwell-Charland and Jabulani Leffall and Benjamin Evans of the band Free! Mason Jar.
We were joined in this episode by Curtis, Brannon, Jabulani and Ben, as well as one of the organizers of the Black Laughs Matter show, Donovan Smith of Ignorant/Reflections. Despite our guests not being big sports fans, we held a sports trivia contest which yielded shocking results to say the least.
Come check out Black Laughs Matter on Sunday, Dec. 6th at the St. Joseph’s Grand Lodge at 3503 N. Mississippi Ave. Tickets are $15 and you can get advance tickets here.