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Our premiere of “Waiting for the Brazilian”

When: Tuesday, February 4, Doors 6 pm/Show 7:30 pm

Where: Harvey’s Comedy Club, 436 NW 6th Ave., Portland 97209


Who: Starring comedian Jacki Kane, featuring Beto Guimaraes and host comedian Joanie Quinn

Tickets: $15 online at harveyscomedyclub.com/$20 at the door

Two-item minimum

 The first 40 breast cancer survivors to call Harvey’s & reserve a seat get in free!

The Story Behind the Show
Jacki Kane was hopped up on steroids during chemo treatment when she stayed up all night and wrote “Waiting for the Brazilian.” A year later, she found her notes and was surprised that the material was actually funny. What better way to celebrate surviving breast cancer than to make fun of it and share the love! It’s a one-woman comedy show with poorly delivered parody songs and a few surprises. Hope you can make it!

Our Performers

Jacki Kane
After being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer last year, comedian and public speaker Jacki Kane tapped into humor to cope with the stress of going through treatment. Jacki started performing stand-up comedy in the ’90s and founded the parent comedy TIME OUT: The Mother of All Comedy Shows, which ran for three years in Portland. She has performed at MamaCon in Seattle and has appeared in MORE Magazine with comedian Caroline Rhea. This is her first one-woman show. Join her in getting the last laugh while raising money for Komen Oregon.

photo copyDancer Beto Guimaraes
Born and raised in Olinda in northeastern Brazil, Beto Guimaraes is dedicated to sharing the richness of his culture through many forms of Brazilian dance, such as Samba, Samba de Roda, Pagode, Coco de Roda and Maracatu. He teaches dance at Dance with Joy Studios  dancewithjoystudios.com in Sellwood.

Host Joanie Quinn

joanie headshot

Joanie Quinn has performed regularly with “TIME OUT: The Mother of All Comedy Shows” at Curious Comedy Theater, hosted at Harvey’s Comedy Club in Portland and performed in the “All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival.” She appeared in the hilarious “Honey, I Shrunk My Libido” Comedy Show at MAMACON 2013 in Seattle and will perform in MAMACON 2014 as well. She is now co-producing and performing in the monthly showcase called “Spilt Milk: You’ll laugh til you cry!” Find her at livetired.net.

A Benefit for Komen Oregon

2013 KomenO logoThere are so many ways that Komen Oregon helps women that most people don’t realize. Besides helping uninsured women get mammograms, Komen Oregon also helps with the everyday expense of dealing with breast cancer – like transportation. And, of course they are doing the heavy lifting on ending breast cancer for good:

Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington is working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. We join more than two million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Komen has invested almost $29 million in Oregon and SW Washington to fund research, early detection, survivor support and advocacy. Join our promise by calling 503-552-9160 or visiting us online at komenoregon.org.

Meet Our Super-Nice Sponsors

Russ Cederberg photographyRussell Cederberg took the bald lady photos for Race for the Cure this year and did an amazing job. Plus, he was super great to work with and really fast. I was thrilled when he didn’t shy away from my wearing a “pineapple bra.”

RF_sigRachelle Fisher is an amazing graphic designer. She designed that snappy poster. Snappy because I see heads turn when people see it. Rachelle’s every bit a true professional, but also a kick-a artist. She’s freelance like me, so hire her!

LogoBlueRachel, owner of Dance with Joy Studios, is so nice! When my friends threw an auction for me, Rachel donated dance classes. And she didn’t even know me! She allowed us to use her new expanded studio to do a photo shoot. I’ve also been taking dance with Beto, who teaches there. It’s a sunny fun space and the classes are a total blast. Drop in for Beto’s Samba Class Sundays at 12.

bnc logoNothing can stress you out more than writing, performing AND promoting a show. So when I called Bill Newcomer at BNC to see if he could help, I wanted to collapse in happiness when he said yes. Thank you, Bill, for printing postcards and posters!

Harvey LogoHarvey’s doesn’t know me. I could be a hack, right? But they want to help raise money for Komen Oregon. So I got a chance. They’ve been great to work with and super nice. Thanks, Harvey’s! Looking forward to performing there and seeing all of you! Come early and get yourself some dinner!


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  1. […] do this and turn it into a show.” I did, and we just did it a couple of weeks ago. It’s called Waiting for the Brazilian because all of your hair falls […]

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