The McLendon Sisters kill you with their Funny

The last show’s theme was ‘That’s a Mouthful’ and so it seemed only fitting to have two people, with feisty and different points of view, telling the same story. And why not have those people be two sisters who are charming, hilarious,  say gross things, and are easy on the eyes?

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Planned Parenthood storytelling show loaded with Back Fence alums!

We are always thrilled when a storytelling event that is also raising money for benefit comes along. We love it even more if some good friends of Back Fence are on the bill! On December 14th, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon will present “Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior” at The Bagdad Theater.

Performers will tell stories of awkward interactions during the most wonderful time of the year. From terrible sexual encounters, to family drama and try turkeys, everyone will walk away realizing how normal their loved ones actually are. All benefits go to the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, helping Oregon remain a pro-choice state.

We are also crazy excited that former Back Fence storyteller Jimmy Radosta is the organizer of the event, and a few other talented alums are among the storytellers. This includes Meagan Kate, one of our long-time Back Fence Assistants, but you have to promise not to tell her Mom — and lovely Live Wire host, Courtenay Hameister.

The show is hosted by local podcast masters Cort & Fatboy (former storyteller), who will lead you through the evening of stories by:

• Ron Funches, standup comic (recently featured on Conan)
• Courtenay Hameister, host of Live Wire!
• auGi, writer/performer of SexyNurd
• Meagan Kate, writer, comic, actress, your BFF
• Kim Stegeman aka Rocket Mean, Rose City Roller girl
• Enrique E. Andrade, stage actor and the Spanish voice of MAX
• Gabe Dinger, standup comic
• Nicole Sangsuree, singer/songwriter

So grab some friends, and enjoy an evening of laughs while giving to a great cause!

What: Naughty Listed: Stories of Holiday Misbehavior
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 (doors 6pm, show 7-9pm)
Where: Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland
Tickets: $20 from CascadeTickets.com or at the Bagdad box office

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Derrick Brown’s ‘That’s a Mouthful’ story!

DERRICK BROWN came to town from Long Beach, CA. to tell the true story of how a tiny music show in Nashville became a showdown between his band, SPRING HILL SPIDER PARTY, and 300 rabid fans of  KINGS of LEON. 

More fantastic ‘That’s a Mouthful’ stories comin’ at you soon!

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OH! WHat A MOUTHFUL of A niGHT!!!

LAST THURSDAY’S show was another rousing success!!!! All different kinds of true stories that were dark, heart-breaking, funny, gross, exciting, weird, and everything in between.  What a spectacular way to end the 2011 season!!!

Let us commence to re-enjoying the night through some awesome pictures!














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Pre-show Reservations Nearly Gone!

Photo Credit: Brian NaylorWe are just about out of pre-show reservations (10 left as I write)! BUT, we will create a WAIT LIST as soon as the doors open and begin letting as much  of the list in as we  can at around 7:20. 

A reminder to those that do have reservations…it is recommended that you arrive by 7PM, 7:15 at the lastest…after that we will begin releasing reservations to accommodate the wait list. 

 SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

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STORIES from the ‘Mistakes Were Made’ show are UP!

TAKE A MOMENT To relive your favorites or enjoy September’s ‘Mistakes Were Made’ stories for the first time.  SEE THEM ALL, HERE!

MATT SMITH’S anguished missed opportunity with an exchange student…

Get your reservations for the NOVEMBER 17th showwhile they are still available!

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DYNAMIC sister duo added as Storytellers!

>>>RESERVE TIX HERE !!

ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

PRODUCED & HOSTED BY +  B. FRAYN MASTERS & SARAH GRACE McCANDLESS

 + 21 and over ONLY +

PRESENTING our NOVEMBER BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling SHOW

FEATURING AMAZING & TRUE STORIES BASED ON THE THEME THAT’S A MOUTHFUL’

 introducing our awesome storytellers* (in alphabetical order)

AMBER JO HATT

Radical Social Worker + Undefeated Leg Wrestler in 4 States

DARIA ELIUK

KRSK “the Buzz” (105.1 FM) + Once a Summer Camp Counselor

DERRICK BROWN

Former Paratrooper + Write Bloody Publishing

FIONA McCANN

Born in Dublin + Lived in Japan, Argentina, and Cape Cod

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SHELLEY McLENDON & WENDI McCLENDON-COVEY (telling a story in tandem!)

Roadhouse: The Play! + Once an Awesome McMenamins Waitress & Bridesmaids + RENO 911 + Hillshire Farms Sausage Spokesperson

And the MOMENT IN THE SHOW you’ve come to LOVE!!!!

Our super exciting LIGHTNING ROUND!! FIVE randomly drawn audience members will have a chance to strut their narrative stuff by doing their best to tell an entire THAT’S A MOUTHFUL story in just ONE MINUTE!

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You can RESERVE tickets for our upcoming show through this site, but the actual tickets will be purchased at the door for $12.00 the night of the show. 

Reserved tickets will be guaranteed until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the show. To expedite the ticketing process please bring CASH the night of the show to purchase your tickets.

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WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.  6:30PM  FOOD/DRINK — 7:30PM STORIES! 

WHERE: MISSION THEATER in NW PDX. 1624 NW GLISAN.

WHAT: ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES.

HOW MUCH: $12 WITH RESERVATION, $15 WITHOUT

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FOR YOUR INTERMISSION ENJOYMENT YOU’LL RECEIVE A FREE SAINT CUPCAKE!

A BIG GIANT THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS…HOTEL deLUXE, NEW DEAL VODKA & POPINA SWIMWEAR!

*Storytellers subject to change

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Now and November

WHOA. What a NIGHT of MISTAKES WERE MADE storytelling!! Thank you to our stupendous and brave storytellers (including the 5 one-minute lightning round stunners) for an evening of both hilarious and haunting stories. We are ever so grateful for our amazing and supportive audience… AND, we will miss you MELISSA LION as you move on to new adventures…but, you will always be one helluva an awesome Back Fence Babe to us.

We will be posting the videos and some fun artifacts from MISTAKES  WERE MADE storytellers in the upcoming weeks!!!

AND mark your calendars for the next storytelling extravaganza on Thursday, NOVEMBER 17th at the MISSION THEATER. THAT’S A MOUTHFUL stories from San Diego-ite and head of Write Bloody Publishing, DERRICK BROWN, 101.5 The Buzz’s, DARIA and MORE (to be announced in the coming weeks!)

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SEPTEMBER STORYTELLING: Mistakes Were Made

+++ CUT TO THE CHASE: GET your reservations HERE! +++

ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

PRODUCED & HOSTED by MELISSA LION & B. FRAYN MASTERS

+ This show is 21 and over ONLY +

PRESENTING our SEPTEMBER BACK FENCE PDX Storytelling SHOW. FEATURING AMAZING & TRUE STORIES BASED ON THE THEME: ‘MISTAKES WERE MADE’

Our SEPTEMBER storytellers (in alphabetical order)!!!

EGAN DANEHY

Host/Producer of Mortified PDX + Changer of Diapers

MATT SMITH

World Class Auctioneer

MEG WORDEN

Former Federal Prisoner + Current Nutrition Coach and Yoga Teacher

PRISCILLA G. ROBINSON

Former Forensic Military Photographer/Photojournalist + Current Fragrance Salesperson

SARAH GRACE McCANDLESS

Author of The Girl I Wanted to Be + Comic-Con Celebrity Escort

SAURABH TAK

Born and Raised in India + Current New Yorker + Moth StorySLAM Winner

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And the MOMENT IN THE SHOW you’ve come to LOVE!!!! Our super exciting LIGHTNING ROUND!! FIVE randomly drawn audience members will have a chance to strut their narrative stuff by doing their best to tell an entire MISTAKES WERE MADE story in just ONE MINUTE!

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You can RESERVE tickets for our upcoming show, but the actual tickets will be purchased at the door for $12.00 the night of the show. Reserved tickets will be guaranteed until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the show. To expedite the ticketing process please bring CASH the night of the show to purchase your tickets.

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WHEN: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.  6:30PM  FOOD/DRINK — 7:30PM STORIES! 

WHEREMISSION THEATER, 1624 NW Glisan

WHAT: ALCOHOL. FOOD. TRUE STORIES. FREE SAINT CUPCAKES.

HOW MUCH: $12 WITH RESERVATION, $15 WITHOUT

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FOR YOUR INTERMISSION ENJOYMENT YOU’LL RECEIVE A FREE SAINT CUPCAKE!

A BIG GIANT THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS…HOTEL deLUXE, NEW DEAL VODKA & POPINA SWIMWEAR!

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SEPTEMBER SHOW

Howdy Story Lover!

Our next show is Wednesday, September 21st at the Mission  Theater…the theme is MISTAKES WERE MADE. It’s gonna be AWESOME.

RESERVATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ABOUT A WEEK!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

See you soon.

The Back Fence Babes

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