Portland's alt-weekly newspaper, the Mercury, has put together an all-star comedy show at Revolution Hall, and my band the Doubleclicks has been added to the mix. The show is called "The Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy." Says the Mercury: "In this one-of-a-kind show you’ll see Portland’s best-known stand-up comedians (plus hilarious up-and-comers) as well as luminaries from the local improv, sketch, and music worlds."
We're honored to part of this amazing lineup! Here's what they said about us:
Becoming an undisputable genius of comedy is no easy feat. Add a musical component to the mix and it seems downright impossible. Fortunately, Portland is home to the charming and prolific geek-folk duo the Doubleclicks. Made up of of sisters Angela Webber (guitar and ukulele) and Aubrey Webber (cello), the Doubleclicks write songs that will make you laugh without leaning on parody and vulgarity. Songs like “Cats at Parties” will have you beaming while also addressing the real struggle of overcoming social anxiety. Meanwhile, a heartfelt touring song like “Coming Home to You” finds more common ground with the Mountain Goats than it does with Weird Al or Tenacious D, yet it still kicks off with a Dungeons & Dragons reference and manages to sneak in an all-too-relatable reference to dinner at Chipotle. It’s traits like these that make the Doubleclicks undisputable geniuses, and a rare treasure in the world of musical comedy acts. CT