Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Laughter is the Best Medicine

When is the last time you had a fall on the floor, gasp for air, snort, cry, tummy burning kind-of laugh? The kind-of laugh that is happy in a cathartic way. Sometimes it seems that those laughs are fewer and farther between now that my social life events have given way to being with my parenting life. Although, I must say, my children do make me laugh quite a bit, and they give me a lot more material to laugh about when I am with my friends. Still, it has been awhile since I had an all-out laughisode.

Monthly at Airplay Café, there will be something to laugh about...

Local moms wanted to join the showPortland, Oregon - After issuing time
out's all day to small children, the one person who really needs a time out is
mom. Airplay Café (701E. Burnside, Portland, OR) and local comedian and mother
of two, Jacki Sturkie, are putting together the mother of all comedy shows
designedto give moms a break and encourage much-needed camaraderie: TIME OUT:THE MAMALOGUES.

The show will start off at 7 pm with stand-up, then open the stage for moms to tell their stories. Every mom who shares a story will win awonderful parting gift. Jacki will pepper stand-up in between"mamalogues." The "headliner" at the end of the show will be a momcelebrity sharing her story, performing music or doing a reading

Each show will feature a theme:

Friday, January 16th, 7-8:30 pm
Holiday Horrors Recovery Night
Did your kids point out your Aunt Martha's anatomically correct sex parts at Thanksgiving dinner? Tell us your stories and we guaranteeyou'll feel better that the holidays won't strike again for another year.

Thursday, February 12th, 7-8:30 pm
Honey, I Shrunk My Libido
Sex. Where did it go after you had kids? If your laundry gets more action than you do (Ever notice how it reproduces in the hamper?), then this show is for you. If you found your libido, by all means –tell us how!

Thursday, March 12th, 7-8:30 pm
What Not to Wear: The Toddler Edition
Unleash your most embarrassing kid stories. The one with the most bite, or punch, wins.

Thursday, April 16th, 7-8:30 pm
Motherhood: Extreme Makeover
It's a baby! It's extra weight! It's the Incredible Morphing Body! They say after having kids everything changes. Well, duh. Things thatwere supposed to go back didn't. What do you do now? Laugh about it.

Thursday, May 14th, 7-8:30 pm
Cinco de Mom-o
Your mother! Five stories of downloading motherhood angst – whether it's about your mother or your mothering.

Thursday, June 11th, 7-8:30 pm
I Was a High School…
What Were You Anyway?Has dropping off your kid at school caused flashbacks from yourchildhood? Do share! Telling your story can be as sweet as revenge.

Tickets for TIME OUT: THE MAMALOGUES are available or at the door. Moms interested in participating inthe show should email:

About Airplay CaféOpened by Patti Jagger and her musician husband Andy Simon, AirplayCafé has a split personality. By day, Airplay offers a casual, comfortable setting where kids romp and parents relax. At night, the lights go dim and the casual setting goes more minimalist modern with live music acts and other events. A barista is on hand to serve upcoffee, wine, beer on tap, bistro fare and unique desserts.

About Jacki SturkieJacki Sturkie is a Portland mom, stand-up comedian, and owner of SassMouth Cards, greeting cards that take on life as a jaded mom. In her former life, Jacki worked as a copywriter and stand-up comic, but quitdoing when she got tired of living out of her car. Jacki also writes Daily SASSfirmations (a not-so inspirational blog at, runs an industrial design firm with her husband(, and tries to keep her two small children from impaling themselves onhousehold objects.

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