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COMEDY

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

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

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 04/18/2016

PORTLAND'S FUTURE

Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

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

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/25/2016

COMEDY

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

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

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 03/18/2016

COMEDY

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

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

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 03/15/2016

COMEDY

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.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/10/2016

SPRING ARTS

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.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/01/2016

OREGON WOMAN 2016

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.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 02/25/2016

POMO PICKS

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.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/25/2016

POMO PICKS

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.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/28/2016

COMEDY

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.

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 01/13/2016

POMO PICKS

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!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/30/2015

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 12/03/2015

COMEDY

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.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/01/2015

COMEDY

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

COMEDY

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

POMO PICKS

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

COMEDY

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

POMO PICKS

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

COMEDY

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

COMEDY

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
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