Portland comedian Lonnie Bruhn makes no excuses for his bad behavior. In fact, he beats himself up for it and talks about it in his routines.
If you liked Bruhn's humor the last time he made an appearance at Joker's Comedy Club in 2008, then you'll get another chance July 12-14 at the Richland club.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Cover is $10 at the door.
Bruhn told the Herald in 2008 that he understands the cynicism that stalks the world, and even though he suffers from cerebral palsy, he doesn't let that get in the way of pursing a career he loves.
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But he can be pretty rank in his comedy because he tends to think out loud and doesn't sugarcoat a thing. He said some club owners around the Rose City won't book him because his language is so offensive.
"Some traditional venues are frightened to bring my style of humor into their establishments, and that's fine because it encouraged me to create my own tour and take it to untraditional venues," he said. "Plus a portion of the proceeds to my shows go to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation."
If you follow Bruhn's blog, you'll also find a guy who is practical about his feelings for the downtrodden.
"This last three months have been tough for me personally," Bruhn says on his website. "I wish I could pretend it hasn't been. I have no right to complain about anything. I have my own podcast and I'm throwing a pity party? There are people sleeping under awnings in downtown Portland, and I'm mad because I didn't get a break today. Wow!"
He takes pot shots at himself as well, relating in his blog that life is good, even when it isn't.
"If the only thing I have to worry about is the fact I might not make enough votes to make the top 10 of the world's stupidest online contest, my life is grand and I should simply shut my (expletive) little baby mouth," he says. "There is a defining moment in this episode when I realize this and I couldn't be happier it happened. It opened my eyes and humbled me."