The Essentials

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

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

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Comedy

Bridgetown Announces Initial 2017 Lineup—Plus Bonus Patton Oswalt Show

In addition to stand-up stalwarts like Janeane Garofalo, Baron Vaughn, and Karen Kilgariff, Oswalt hits the Schnitz for a special pre-fest show.

02/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

COMEDY

The 11 Best Jokes from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Funny people flocked to Portland this weekend for the ninth annual fest. Here are the moments that made us laugh longest and hardest.

06/06/2016 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Katie Vaughan, and Lisa Dunn

COMEDY

Eight Can't-Miss Shows at the 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival

All-lady lineups. Comic deconstruction. Heaps of hometown (and formerly hometown) heroes. Here are our top bets for this year's fest.

05/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Marty Patail

THE ESSENTIALS

Anthony Lopez to Moby’s Memoir: June’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

COMEDY

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

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

03/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

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

COMEDY

Q&A: Local Bridgetown Comedian Nathan Brannon

Portland's own Nathan Brannon shares his thoughts on Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

04/16/2013 By John Chandler

COMEDY

Bridgetown Comedy Fest is Coming!

It's another full-to-bursting lineup of comic giants at the sixth annual festival of funny on SE Hawthorne.

03/14/2013 By John Chandler

Comedy

Laughs on Hawthorne

More than 100 extremely funny folks—including Janeane Garofalo and David Koechner—will hold court on upper SE Hawthorne Boulevard for four days of high hilarity during the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, April 23–26.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg