Q & A

Scott Thompson Brings His Fashion Icon Character, Buddy Cole, to Portland

The Kids in the Hall star talks coming out in the '80s, making punk rock decisions, and how Buddy Cole is here to help us.

07/15/2019 By Eden Dawn

Q&A

Super Troopers Stars Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan Return to Portland

Riding high on their first season of TruTV’s Tacoma FD, we chatted with the duo from Super Troopers before they take stage this Sunday night at the Aladdin Theater.

05/17/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Funny/Not Funny

Q&A: Comedian Mohanad Elshieky On Suing the Feds

The Libyan refugee and stand up will perform at Pop Up Magazine tonight and tomorrow.

05/13/2019 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 7–10

Ali Wong hits the Keller, the Portland Film Festival kicks off, Laura Veirs plays Polaris Hall, and Bag & Baggage revamps The Winter's Tale.

03/06/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Carlos the Rollerblader Is Portland’s Advice Hotline on Wheels

The local emcee and community organizer gets serious about identity and the city’s support of people of color.

01/29/2019 By Molly Woodstock

Get Your Funnies

Pete Holmes Filmed His HBO Comedy Special Here Because Portland Is Like a Train Set

We chat with the HBO darling and self-described "fun dad" about his Christian upbringing, Crashing, and why he chose to film his newest special at the Aladdin Theater.

12/13/2018 By Eden Dawn

Comedy

Portlander Katie Nguyen Will School You in Funny

The 30-year-old comedian, a high school teacher by day, tells it silly but straight.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Comedy

Chris Gethard Explains Why Comedians Care About Portland

In advance of his Portland visit, the New York comic—out with a new book called Lose Well—talks writing, failure, and success.

10/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Comedy

Chappelle’s Show Cocreator Neal Brennan Says Stand-Up Is More Relevant Than Ever

The comedian brings his new act to Portland, promising all the deadpan hilarity he’s known for.

08/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Q&A

Comedian Bri Pruett Gives Advice to New Portlanders

Last year the stand-up comic did the most Portland thing for a successful artist: she moved to LA.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Comedy

Hannibal Buress Talks Prom, Sobriety, and Spin Class

The stand-up comic and Broad City fave swings through Portland on April 15. We caught up with him ahead of the show.

04/10/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Comedy

Randy Rainbow Brings His Sassy Show Tunes to Portland

The pink-spectacled satirist takes his internet hits on the road. He dishes on accidental activism and the carousel of crazy.

04/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mohanad Elshieky Fled Libya. Now He's a Stand-Up Comic in Portland.

The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Comedy

Comedian Jim Norton on How He Got Robert De Niro to Spank Him

The famously dirty comic unloads ahead of his September 23 show at the Aladdin Theater.

09/18/2017 By Marty Patail

Sketch Comedy

Portland’s Newest Comedy Festival Celebrates Sketch

Sketchfest’s cofounder Ted Douglass promises plenty of laughs—and powerful air conditioning.

07/11/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Comedy

Portland Gets Its First-Ever Queer Comedy Festival

It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.

06/12/2017 By Lisa Dunn

Comedy

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Returns—Maybe for the Last Time

Cofounder Andy Wood is considering calling time on Portland’s best-loved comedy fest.

04/27/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

From Bridgetown Comedy Fest to PDX Supergroup Eyelids, May's Pop Culture Hot List

The comedy shows, record, and play you can't miss this month

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Comedy

Comedian Ali Wong Talks Jumbotrons, Rom-Coms, and Bun Bo Hue

The Baby Cobra star passes through Portland for four back-to-back shows. We ask her about her book and upcoming big-screen plans. She asks us about furry slippers and Vietnamese food.

03/21/2017 By Ramona DeNies

The Oregon Woman: Follow Along

19 Oregon Women You Must Follow on Social Media

Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff