In a short time, Jon Washington has become an indelible part of the Portland Comedy scene, appearing on LiveWire Radio, at Helium Comedy Club, and having had his existence acknowledged by the Portland Mercury on multiple occasions. In addition to producing and being seen in shows peppered about the Portland area, he’s cut a swath across the Pacific Northwest, appearing at Seattle’s Comedy Underground and a smattering of pool halls and lotto dens across this great region.
He stalwartly hosts the podcast Jon Reads the Paper, which celebrated its one-year anniversary with its first live taping last fall, with many to follow in the spring. He is also one of the head writers of the Spicy News, which has had guests that include Bridgetown favorites Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes, Ron Funches, and so many many more.
With a dry wit and the ability to spin the trivial into the super-grave (and vice-versa), Jon’s focused his neuroses into a distinct voice. Jon Washington’s cerebral approach to both pop culture and the mealy fabric of everyday life has quickly earned him the mantle of being the Jon Washington of Standup Comedy.