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Emily Heller Talks Feminists and Being Funny

With a new album in the works and a Portland show approaching, the California comic holds forth on how comedy is like cooking, gorillas, and why her jokes aren’t just for “intersectional feminist librarians.”

  • By Katelyn Best
  • Published 11/11/2015


Wet Hot American Comedian Michael Ian Black Comes to PDX

The stand-up comedian from The State and Wet Hot American Summer is in Portland for a two-night event at Helium.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/14/2015


Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/30/2015


Two Minutes with Kevin Hart: The Shortest Interview with the Shortest Comic

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart performs tonight at the Moda Center—but this morning he ran a 5K on the waterfront. We asked him why.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 09/11/2015


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/13/2015


6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 08/12/2015


Jim Gaffigan, Portland, and Food: a Love Story?

Six reasons why TV's king of clean comedy will find Portland a tasty stay.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/16/2015


Eddie Izzard's Three Decades of "Executive Transvestite" Style

The British comedian comes to town this weekend. But what will he wear? We glanced back at the ever-changing Izzard look over a three-decade career. Bring back the bustier!

  • By Lisa Borst
  • Published 06/23/2015


Bridgetown Comedy Festival: The Recap

From Janeane Garofalo's Spanx to Dana Gould's questionable clown jokes, we scribbled down the best moments from the 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival—or at least the best ones we could remember!

  • By Marty Patail and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/12/2015


Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 7–10

Obama AND Bill Moyers? Very statesmanlike! Also, drunk comedians (so, so many), duct tape art, and a penal colony tale from Down Under.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 05/07/2015


Your Roadmap to Portland's Comedy Scene

With underground shows, packed LGBT-centric stages, and a killer festival, local comics have never had it better.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 04/27/2015

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/16/2015


Ian Karmel on Splitting Life Between LA and PDX

The once-local comedian is back in town from LA (and a new gig on the Late Late Show with James Corden) to record an album this Saturday at Mississippi Studios.

  • By Cervante Pope
  • Published 02/04/2015


Meet Cameron Esposito, Our New Comedy Crush

An LA-based comic shows Portland the love, and we show off her funniest tweets.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/29/2014


Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen Grab Coffee in Portland

The Portland episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiered today. It's awkward, it's funny, and it's worth a watch.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2014


Win Tickets to See John Oliver

The HBO host/comedian brings his British snark to Portland for two shows at the Keller on November 22.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 11/05/2014


Comedian Shane Torres, The Exit Interview

Funnyman Shane Torres is heading for New York. We took a moment to say goodbye—and ask what his worst Portland moment was.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/06/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14–17

MFNW 2.0 takes over the waterfront, Dew Tour shreds down Broadway, and the Adult Soapbox Derby barrels down Mount Tabor.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/13/2014


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7–10

Providence Bridge Pedal combines Portland's bikes and bridges, First Thursday hits the streets with art, and the Bite of Oregon reminds you that Portland is one of the best places to be hungry (as if you needed reminding).

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/07/2014


What’s in a Name: Bath Night (Because It Sure Beats Angel Tit)

Comedian Sean McGrath explains the difficulty of naming a sketch comedy show—and the five names he rejected. Aug 8–30

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/06/2014
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