Saturday, August 14 2021 at 11:00am
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
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Food & beverage will be available for purchase during event.
Due to new masking recommendations for the Portland area while indoors with others outside your own household, please wear a mask when entering the Kennedy School and leave it on except when eating or drinking. If you forget your mask, one will be provided for you at the door. Social distancing will be possible. Since there are BIC participants who are considered medically vulnerable, thank you for considering the health of all participants.
Just five days into her first career as a high school teacher, Mimi Hayes’ head exploded. On a blind date. Naturally, she became a stand-up comedian. I’ll Be OK explores the inner workings of Hayes’ damaged brain and her odd desire to make it a punch line. Mimi will peel herself back like an onion to reveal the truth behind her jokes and the shocking and vulnerable revelations brought about by her near brush with death (and why she just can’t manage to take things seriously).
Mimi Hayes is an American comedian, speaker, and author of “I’ll Be OK, It’s Just a Hole in My Head.” Hayes wrote the book while recovering from a brain injury at the age of twenty-two as a high school teacher. Her honest take on trauma and love followed her to the stage as a stand-up comedian and a public speaker on mental health. She adapted the book into a one-woman show which she debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Her podcast “Mimi and The Brain,” has been showcased at national podcast conventions and her work has been featured on National Public Radio, WHYY the Pulse, HelloGiggles, and various other publications.