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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Remembering Tristan Devin

Posted by on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I hadn't been back to Scratch Deli, formerly People's Republic of Koffee, since co-owner Tristan Devin died in November. Then this morning, it was suddenly time to return. Next to the door was this, and it made me really happy, and kind of sad. As it should.


From his obituary in City Arts:

Devin stood out as a stable and benevolent presence. Surrounded by fledgling talent and fragile egos, he made the café a welcoming, all-inclusive hub for comedians. Onstage, he excelled at creating characters that were absurdly, tragically flawed, invoking compassion for the most broken souls in a way that, in heartbreaking retrospect, suggested a deep personal familiarity with suffering.

His friends are gathering next week to celebrate what would have been his 33rd birthday. More info is here.


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Back in the early days of Blood Squad Tristan played with us a few times. He was so funny, and razor- sharp. We were shocked by his death and miss him like hell.
Posted by Bfelk on February 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM · Report this
I still think about him every time I set foot in that space and every time someone makes me laugh. Please do come to his memorial event next week, someone this unique and kind should never be forgotten.
Posted by Sahoyah on February 20, 2013 at 3:24 PM · Report this

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