Aaron Ross.

Those who follow me on Twitter may remember a series of updates from a few weeks back in which I recounted arriving at the NW 32 TV studios (ready to tape Outlook Portland), only to realize that I had completely forgotten my wardrobe — it was back at my house, 25 minutes away.

Not having a spare hour in which to go home, get my clothes, and come back, I punted: I hit every department and clothing store within a few miles of the TV studio. My goal? Find something that would not make me look like a guy who’d…you know…forgotten his clothes at home.

I was not successful in this goal.

What I ended up wearing was an ill-fitting, sand-colored shirt that resisted any and all attempts at de-wrinkling. There was however, no choice — the taping was already half an hour late…and the show must go on.

My clothing woes -while irritating- were also mitigated by the knowledge that the taping could be somewhat delayed. As a live performer, Aaron Ross has no such luxury. In the guise of his alter ego, talk show host Ed Forman, Aaron Ross hosts The Ed Forman Show, a live, slightly-unhinged version of a 1970s talk show. The Ed Forman Show can be seen -“experienced” is perhaps a better word- Tuesday nights at Dante’s, in beautiful downtown Portland.

For half an hour, Aaron and I talked about performance, the art of comedy, and the double-edged sword of working in front of a live audience. Also, at one point, his shirt came completely unbuttoned…perhaps out of sympathy for my own wardrobe half-disaster.

Catch the whole thing this Sunday on Outlook Portland (Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist? KISS vocalist Paul Stanley…as a rubber duck.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Melrose, and Rick Emerson.

NEXT WEEK: The Day the Earth Exploded — The 30th Anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption.

IN TWO WEEKS: Thad Smith, Director/Producer of the feature film Everyman’s War.


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