Long Story Short
The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.
The famously dirty comic unloads ahead of his September 23 show at the Aladdin Theater.
Sketchfest’s cofounder Ted Douglass promises plenty of laughs—and powerful air conditioning.
It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.
Cofounder Andy Wood is considering calling time on Portland’s best-loved comedy fest.
The comedy shows, record, and play you can't miss this month
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.
The Oregon Woman: Follow Along
Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.
Portland Monthly Staff
The Monty Python veteran says Portlanders are smart. When he swings through town on March 15, he hopes we've also got sass.
In addition to stand-up stalwarts like Janeane Garofalo, Baron Vaughn, and Karen Kilgariff, Oswalt hits the Schnitz for a special pre-fest show.
After intensive prep, Gad Elmaleh—"the Jerry Seinfeld of France"—embarks on a national stand-up tour.
The longtime local comedian brings back her solo show, Stellar, before she abandons us for Los Angeles.
Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.
Portland Monthly Staff
Wise Up: Get Artsy
Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.
The comedian tells us the question he'd ask Obama, what his five-year-old daughter thinks of Trump, and why visiting Portland is like going back to an ex-girlfriend’s house.
All Jane Comedy Festival
The LA-based comic is in Portland for All Jane. She talks activism, visibility, and her failure to avoid her fate.
In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.
BEST OF THE CITY 2016
From in-your-face theater to a bold magazine for women guitarists, here are some of Portland’s best things to watch, hear, and read.
Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson
Funny people flocked to Portland this weekend for the ninth annual fest. Here are the moments that made us laugh longest and hardest.
Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Katie Vaughan, and Lisa Dunn
All-lady lineups. Comic deconstruction. Heaps of hometown (and formerly hometown) heroes. Here are our top bets for this year's fest.
Rebecca Jacobson and Marty Patail