CULTUREPHILE

Four Hot Portland Comedy Acts

Our stand-up shows are packed, our sketch troupes are breaking the rules, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival attracts big names from around the country.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 13–16

Zombies in love, XRAY.fm launch party, steamy tango, ticket alerts, and Live Wire turns 10 with Fred Armisen, Sherman Alexie, and Sallie Ford and her new band.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: January 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob

01/02/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

THEATER

Taking On Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off'

Mapping 20 seconds of craziness from a famous farce

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Director John Waters on Christmas

The infamous filmmaker hits PDX with his one-man holiday bonanza. But first, he tells us about loving Justin Bieber, why Santa is gay, and 'Portlandia.' Dec 6

11/18/2013 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14-17

Green Day takes theater to the suburbs, Margaret Cho slaps you around, and Nine Inch Nails does, well, whatever NIN wants to do. Plus, photos of puppies mid-shake!

11/13/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Andy Kindler

The 'Late Show' correspondent and voice of Mort on 'Bob's Burgers' talks about the state of comedy, comparing Adam Carolla to Hitler, and former Portland comics. Oct 24–26

10/24/2013 By Jamison Taffel

COMEDY

Q&A: The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee

We talk with the comedian about which correspondent she’d most likely eat and talking to dead people. Plus, we're giving away tickets to her Oct 25 show!

10/22/2013 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 17-20

Indie bands hijack the symphony, female comics conquer the stage, OBT infiltrates your dreams, and Turkey commandeers Rambo. It's a weekend of artistic invasions!

10/17/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

Comedy

Review: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross

Despite the revelation that there’ll be no ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff, the night careened through hilarious ‘Mr. Show’–style sketches.

09/30/2013 Photography by Robert Ham

COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Todd Barry Like You’ve Never Seen Him

On his “Crowd Work” tour, the noted comedian makes an entire show out of audience interaction. Sept 20

09/17/2013 By Jamison Taffel

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Lily Tomlin on Saturday

The versatile and decorated actress and comedian revisits the classics that made her famous in a benefit for Our House. We've got two tickets to give away.

09/05/2013 By Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 8–11

Hit the bridges on your bike, feast on Oregon's finest, meet a Malaysian superstar, and collide with something beautiful this weekend.

08/07/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff

COMEDY

Exit Interview: Portland As F***'s Ian Karmel

We talk with the city's best-known comic about his imminent move to L.A., the prospects for local comedy, and the 3 Portland-As-F*** things he'll miss most.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

COMEDY

Q&A: 'Dork Forest' comedian Jackie Kashian

Podcaster, comic, and writer of erotic fan fiction will be showcasing all of her talents this weekend at Hawthorne Theater.

07/11/2013 By John Chandler

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 27–30

A creepy and kooky clan, a local standup comic made good, and final performances for a trio of long-running plays are among our weekend highlights.

06/27/2013 By John Chandler

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Cute cats! Classical culture! Fears and phobias! The Builders and the Butchers! It's going to be a busy weekend.

06/19/2013 By John Chandler

STYLE SPOTLIGHT

Dracula in Dior

A new book poses the question: If the Devil Can Wear Prada, Shouldn't Dracula Wear Dior?

06/12/2013 By Eden Dawn

COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Jen Kirkman

The 'Chelsea Lately' costar and newly minted best-selling author talks divorce, kids, and comedy. She performs Sat at Live Wire and the Hollywood Theatre.

05/29/2013 By John Chandler