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May 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Gabriel Rutledge: ‘the pizza delivery business is not at all like it’s portrayed in the adult film industry’

Comedian Gabriel Rutledge will perform May 8-11 at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.

Comedian Gabriel Rutledge will perform May 8-11 at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.

Gabriel Rutledge has been making people laugh professionally for 13 years.  His dream has always been to be a full-time comedian, an achievement he earned after he quit his successful pizza delivery career in 2000. The Olympia-based comedian won the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2004 and has been working the road ever since. He will be performing May 8-11 at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland.

Along with touring full-time Rutledge has also managed to balance a healthy home life. He and his wife, Kristi, host a podcast (the Rutledges) where the two trade comedic barbs while examining the inner workings of their family life.

Name: Gabriel Antelope Rutledge

Base of Operations:  The Dirty South (Olympia)

Age:  40

How long have you been performing stand up?

13 years since my first open mic.

What was your first time onstage like?

Terrifying and exciting. I sort of sounded like I was reading a humorous essay, but it went well enough that I was encouraged. Afterward my wife said “That was pretty good, I was afraid it was going to be like that time you sang Garth Brooks at karaoke.”

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