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.
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.
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.