Lonnie Bruhn is a one of a kind in Portland. Besides being highly talented, very funny and occasionally offensive to some audiences, he brings with him a long, storied history in Portland’s burgeoning comedy scene.
I sat down with him last summer and lo and behold, the nearly two hour conversation didn’t get recorded on my iPad. But not only do I give him 90% of the credit for building this website, but he indulged me in yet another interview.
He is a man of many opinions and much wisdom and there is no way I could capture everything he has to say in just one interview, so look for an upcoming series to further flesh out this multi-dimensional human being.
In his own words: “I’ve been labeled many things – edgy, dirty, or X-rated, but I don’t think I’m any of those labels. I’m just honest. I like to say I’m uncensored. Life is uncensored so why should a comedy show be any different? Recently, I did a show at a casino where I couldn’t swear or say god’s name in vain. It was a challenge, but I did it. I really had to get creative though. What I am – honest, curious, uncensored, funny, physical, and kind of weirdly lovable (according to my fans). What I’m not – mediocre, bored, predictable, or coordinated.” Also included in Lonnie’s interview are a couple of songs by his favorite band, Asylum Street Spankers. On the front end of the interview, you will find “Walkin’ & Whistlin’ Blues” and on the tail end, “Hometown Boy.”