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Wild night of comedy Thursday at National Hotel

Doug Lussenhopp, a.k.a. DJ Douggpound, performs Thursday at comedy night at National Hotel.
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DJ Douggpound returns to Nevada City for a raucous evening of live comedy and music, absurdity and fun, Thursday, Oct. 29 in the dining room of the historic National Hotel. Presented by the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF). Doug Lussenhopp, a.k.a. DJ Douggpound, is a rare bird in the comedy world: part joke DJ, part real musician, part video editor, writer, performer, and all kinds of amazing on Twitter.

He’s the go-to editor for the surrealist comedians Tim & Eric of Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, Good Job!, and has lent his chops to Jon Benjamin has a Van, Funny or Die Presents, and, of course, IFC’s smash hit, Portlandia. He is also the mastermind behind NCFF’s annual Live Comedy show.

Joining DJ Douggpound is JP Hasson a.k.a. JP Incorporated and Pleaseeasaur. Born John-Peter Hasson, Hasson grew up in Indianola, Washington.

In the early 1990s, at the age of 15, Hasson began creating and composing improvised comedy songs in his parent’s garage under the name Pleaseeasaur. After a chance meeting with his musical idols, Philadelphia based satirical punk group The Dead Milkmen, Hasson began collaborating with the band’s guitarist/singer Joe Genaro and eventually co-created a self-released full-length album during the summer of 1994 under the band name We’re Not From Idaho.

In 1995, he become the full-time bass player of The Dead Milkmen side-project Touch Me Zoo. Hasson has also collaborated with Ben Blankenship and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden, Rob Crow of the band Pinback and toured as the opening act for the legendary band Devo.

After years as a freelance composer, comedian and visual artist, JP launched his own Los Angeles based creative firm specializing in the creation and coordination of music, sound-design, art and animation for film, television, video games and live tours, called Theme Park.

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