Native American Sketch Comedy Group Promises 'Mix of Chippendales and Gallagher'

With social criticism and silliness, the 1491s aim to skewer Indian stereotypes.

04/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson


Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

From a St. Johns rapper to a preteen actor, these are the rising stars to watch.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann


What You Missed at Dave Chappelle's Sold-Out Show

It was great, just like you knew it would be.

03/18/2016 By Marty Patail


Bridgetown Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

Highlights for the June fest include Rachel Bloom, Rachel Dratch, Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Baron Vaughn.

03/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson


Come Say Goodbye as Two of Our Favorite Portland Comics Join the Exodus to LA

Amy Miller and Sean Jordan are leaving Portland, and you’re invited to their going-away party.

03/10/2016 By Fiona McCann


Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Bri Pruett and Courtenay Hameister: Funny in Oregon

A stand-up comedian and former Live Wire radio host talk women in comedy, Portland creatives, and artisanal cheese.

02/25/2016 By Fiona McCann


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 25–28

Lewis Black puts on his angry face, New Orleans funk comes to the Crystal, and Romeo and Juliet do some pirouettes. Send February out with a bang.

02/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Rebecca Jacobson


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 28–31

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brings home the Multi-Love, the hilarious Hari Kondabolu calls us names, Mavis Staples hits the screen, and mochi gets made at PSU. Go crazy, Portland.

01/28/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks Parenting and Pop-Tarts En Route to PDX

Longtime comedian and NPR contributor Paula Poundstone brings her arresting ties and acerbic wit to Portland this week. We caught up with her ahead of her Aladdin Theater shows.

01/13/2016 By Jack Rushall


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 31–Jan 3

Kick out the old, ring in the new—there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dawning of 2016 this weekend. Calexico, comedy king Greg Fitzsimmons, and conga-dancing polar bears—go crazy, PDX!

12/30/2015 By Fiona McCann


7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann


Ian Karmel Talks Off-Limits Jokes and Old Portland Nostalgia

He has Portlandia, Chelsea Lately, and Conan appearances under his belt, and now PDX comic Ian Karmel has a new album out on Kill Rock Stars. We caught up with Karmel to find out what's so funny about Portland.

12/01/2015 By Fiona McCann


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.”

11/11/2015 By Katelyn Best


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.

10/14/2015 By Marty Patail


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.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


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.

09/11/2015 By Katie Vaughan


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.

08/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies


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.

08/12/2015 By Allison Jones


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

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

07/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies