I chat with Portland stand-up comedian Nick Walker! We talk about Dick Gregory, cults and that time an audience member called me a "faggot" during my stand-up set! Also, Doing the Dishes has its first walk-on guest!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:21pm PDT

This episode features my duet with musician, Will Raisl. We also talk about his upcoming album!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

Hey, I came up with a new character for my comedy act and was wondering if you could help me identify who the character is.

Please watch!


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My guest on the show today is Maze Koroma from the Portland hip-hop collective, Renaissance Coalition. You can find his music, as well as the rest of the group's music and videos, at http://www.renaissancecoalition.com/

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:25pm PDT


1. Read a book, magazine or newspaper


2. Think about something pleasant that happened during the day


3. Set up cheap mouse traps around the house


4. Have that 8th and “final” drink


5. Tell yourself that you’re itchy[1]


6. Dial 911 and hang up

[1] Telling yourself out loud is optional and preferred.

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My guest is musician Briana Marela! You get to hear her reaction to the Macklemore scandal! You can find her music at brianamarela.com

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:46pm PDT

There remains much debate as to whether or not a joke writer should punctuate the end of a joke with an exclamation point. Though some feel a punchline will be driven home with an exclamation point, others feel that exclamation points should be driven off of a cliff:

“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

How long do you think F. Scott Fitzgerald debated with himself over whether or not he should end that quotation with an exclamation point? You're telling me that F. Scott Fitzgerald didn't laugh after he came up with that quote? And how many people have said "Eff Scott Fitzgerald!" and laughed at his or her own joke?!?


Category:Riff-Raff -- posted at: 2:57pm PDT

I sing the song "Some Nights" by fun. in its entirety!

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Quite a few of the movies hitting theaters recently have been inspired by the Bible (Noah, Son of God, Heaven is For Real and 3 Days To Kill), and in anticipation for Easter, Netflix has added some faith-based films.  In capitalizing off of Easter, Netflix appears to be taking its cues (or queues) from the candy industry.  It’s hard to know which of these biblically inspired movies is worth a peak and which are as worthless as a Peep.

That is why I am here to recommend the controversial 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorsese. Based upon the also controversial novel of the same name, the film depicts Jesus Christ (played by Willem Dafoe, who would later reprise the role in Born on the Fourth of July) questioning his faith, rejecting his duty as messiah and engaging in sexual acts. 

The film’s screenwriter is Paul Schrader, who is most famous for writing another Scorsese film, Taxi Driver. This explains why after coming down from the cross and choosing not to be crucified, Jesus takes Mary Magdalene to a pornographic film.

Though I’m not religious, I felt blessed after receiving my tax return. I’m not sure how much I got back because I haven’t opened the envelope. “How do you know that you got a tax return then?” you ask. Because my taxes came back with a “Return to Sender” stamp, obviously!

The reason I’m preaching about this film is that even though some Christians see this film as sacrilegious and blasphemous for portraying Jesus as human, it is probably the most relatable telling of Christ’s life.  As we see Jesus doubt his place in the universe, we see our own self-doubt.  Who hasn’t felt small in the face of conquering something bigger than us, even though we feel it is our life’s mission?  What’s the point of being created in God’s image (I’ve been told that I look like a “weird-looking Willem Dafoe”) if we’re imperfect?  In the Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus’ passion becomes ours.



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My potential sidekick and I talk about CORN and SCIENCE! Also, I am looking for a new audio editor for the podcast. E-mail me at raffertydoesthedishes@gmail if you are interested.

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT