Loft Debut

Shayne Smith

Fri, Aug 2, 2019
Sat, Aug 3, 2019
Loft Debut

Shayne Smith

with Bengt Washburn
Former gang member, current comedian. Shayne Smith is the winner of the 2015 Salt City Comedy Superstar contest and voted best Alternative Comedian of 2016 by City Weekly.
Shayne explores the true horror stories of his life with his lighthearted surreal interpretations, proving that you can’t judge a book by its face-tattooed cover. You may have heard him on Dry Bar Comedy or co-hosting the comedy podcast Freaky Geeks.

Always outgoing and overflowing with contagious positivity, Shayne Smith is someone you don’t want to miss! His 1-hour special PRISON FOR WIZARDS can be seen streaming on vidangel.com.

Bengt Washburn

"Washburn is a truly hilarious comedian..." The Monterey County Weekly

Bengt Washburn is an Aquarius with Hazel eyes who prefers boxer briefs, solid deodorants, and Crest toothpaste. He is 5'9" tall, weighs about 149 pounds and can bench 150 pounds three times without a spotter. He has a vertical leap of 16 inches. 8 years ago a lump appeared on his right thigh. Its not visible from the stage but according to some kids at the water park, it looks creepy. Many people say Bengt looks kind of like a monkey.

Bengt Washburn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in a large Utah town (1,200 people) as the fifth child in a small Mormon family (7 children). Bengt is married to an officer in the United States Airforce. They have lived in 6 different cities over the last eleven years. Most recently he moved to Springfield, Virginia (Washington D.C.) after living in Stuttgart, Germany for 3 years.

Bengt is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusen, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central and most recently Conan on TBS. He was invited to perform at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, the Aspen Laff Festival and Gilda’s Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He’s been heard on NPR, PRI and Bob and Tom. All three of his comedy Cd’s can be heard playing on XM Sirius radio.

Most people who know him would say Bengt is a logistically impaired ditz, but his comedy is described as intelligent, surprisingly universal considering the content matter and profoundly funny.