Don Frost at the Helium Comedy Club
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
(True) Tall Tales with Don Frost is an evening with some of Portland’s best local comics, who will try to dig a few skeletons out of their closet and trade tales right on stage.
This edition’s theme will be “What Happened?!!” Storytellers will include Jeremiah Coughlan, Julia Ramos, Jay Robert Flewelling, Jacob Christopher and Nathan Brannon.
For more information or to get your tickets visit the Helium Comedy Club website.
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