Early Show: The New Negroes Live hosted by Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle
Naomi Ekperigin, Shain Brenden, Chris Johnson

The New Negroes

Baron Vaughn

Open Mike Eagle

Naomi Ekperigin, Shain Brenden, Chris Johnson

Doug Fir LoungePortlandOR
Ages 21+
Mostly Seated - The socially aware Comedy Central series and brainchild of actor/comic Baron Vaughn and rapper Open Mike Eagle

$25 - $30

DOORS 7PM / SHOW 7:30PM

THIS EVENT IS 21+

VALID U.S. ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED

Separate tickets required for each show. Click here for Late Show tickets.

“New Negro” is a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance referring to Black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories, and affirming their various identities in order to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs. This show is KINDA doing that, but with sillinesses and jokisms. Join Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle as they host an array of talent some old, some new, all New Negroes.

Baron Vaughn

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Baron Vaughn is a series regular on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” with 4 seasons currently streaming. He's the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return also streaming on Netflix. He's made a documentary called Fatherless for the Fusion network directed by Dawn Porter. He’s also been a recurring guest star in Corporate , Those Who Can’t , Comedy Bang Bang , and appeared in the films Cloverfield and Black Dynamite . As a comedian, Baron’s performed stand-up on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens , TBS’s Conan (twice), Showtime's SXSW Comedy , as well as The Meltdown and The Half Hour both on Comedy Central. He's performed at many festivals around North America including the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), SXSW Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), High Plains Comedy Festival (Denver), Vancouver Comedy Festival, Accidental Comedy Festival (Cleveland), Chicago Comedy Exposition, JashFesht (Palm Springs), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). Baron has two comedy recordings, Raised by Cable and Blaxistential Crisis , both available on AST Records. The TV show version of The New Negroes will be released on Comedy Central in the near future.

Open Mike Eagle

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A member of California's Project Blowed collective with a whip-smart sense of humor, rapper Open Mike Eagle was born Michael Eagle II in Chicago. It was at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale that the aspiring MC became an RA, and after he met Hannibal Buress, the resident advisor and student became fast friends. Grad school took him to the West Coast, where he joined the Project Blowed collective along with the group Thirsty Fish. In 2010, he went solo on Mush Records with Unapologetic Art Rap, an album that featured college bud Buress along with left-field MCs like Busdriver and Serengeti. Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes followed a year later on the Hellfyre label; then he collaborated with producer Awkward and issued 4NML HSPTL on Fake Four in 2012. The Mello Music group released the aptly titled Dark Comedy in 2014, the same year that Eagle submitted a track to The Ron and Fez Show, which the satellite radio talk show duo soon picked up as their theme song. He stuck with Mello for 2016's Hella Personal Film Festival, an album recorded with U.K. producer Paul White. Solo effort Brick Body Kids Still Daydream followed a year later, with EP What Happens When I Try to Relax arriving in 2018.