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
Cabaret meets rap meets hit-you-between-the-eyes humor: Jane Lynch comes to town with See Jane Sing. We caught up with the former Glee star ahead of her Newmark show.
The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.
With social criticism and silliness, the 1491s aim to skewer Indian stereotypes.
It was great, just like you knew it would be.
Highlights for the June fest include Rachel Bloom, Rachel Dratch, Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Baron Vaughn.
Amy Miller and Sean Jordan are leaving Portland, and you’re invited to their going-away party.
OREGON WOMAN 2016
A stand-up comedian and former Live Wire radio host talk women in comedy, Portland creatives, and artisanal cheese.
David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.
Ramona DeNies, Jack Rushall, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz