Comedy

Girl God Brings Surreal, Frenetic Comedy to Portland

Grace Freud and April Clark will come to town for a May 21 date at the Old Church Concert Hall. 

05/17/2022 By Conner Reed

Profile

For Belinda Carroll, Comedy and Activism Go Hand in Hand

Activist Belinda Carroll has been shaking up Portland's comedy and gay scenes for years.

11/19/2021 By Karly Quadros

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 7–13

A pair of horror double features, Freddy Krueger onstage, brainy below-the-belt comedy, and more.

10/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 30–Oct 6

The Symphony returns, TBA winds down, an Iranian vampire classic comes to the Clinton, and more

09/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23–29

Japanese Breakfast comes to the Crystal, Oregon Contemporary opens a new show, a ’90s fringe classic screens at the Hollywood, and (much) more.

09/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 9–15

The Dandy Warhols hit Zidell Yards, comic con comes to town, Kickstand wraps up its Laurelhurst Park series, and lots more.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 2–8

May we offer you a women-led film festival, some outdoor laughs, or a drag paint-and-brunch in these trying times?

09/02/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 26–Sept 1

Pedalpalooza winds down, the Agnès Varda Film Fest soldiers on, and Laurelhurst Park remains the city's premier comedy venue.

08/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Comedian Riley McCarthy Thrives on Discomfort

The 2021 Portland’s Funniest Person runner-up talks mental health, the time he lied about being a doctor, and his successful Twitch show.

08/26/2021 By Brooke Jackson-Glidden

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 19–25

Kickstand Comedy hits Laurelhurst, Babe: Pig in the City hits Cinemagic, Converge 45 ruminates on public monuments, and lots more.

08/19/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 12–18

A music festival, a documentary film fest, a Missy Elliott bike ride, and more. Want to stay cool? Consider popping into a gallery or a movie theater.

08/12/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Ted Lasso, Chris Rock, and More

The content in our queues, from Jason Sudeikis to Jones comma Samantha

01/14/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: July 1

The Portland Monthly team shares the content in our queues.

07/02/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: June 17

The Portland Monthly team shares the content keeping us sane (or somewhere close).

06/18/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of April 29

The Portland Monthly staff shares the non-pandemic content getting us through the week.

04/30/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

How We're Coping

A Portland Comedian on How Coronavirus is Shaping the Comedy Landscape

Shain Brenden says he and other comedians have had to "adjust accordingly." But that doesn't mean it's not a little bit funny.

04/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

PDX → CA

Three Tried-and-True Ways to Explore LA

For a city this size, narrow your scope.

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2020

Guitar-strumming drag queens, explosive volcano art, and festivals galore.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann