Michael Ian Black
The Doug Fir presents a intimate evening of stand up with comedian, actor, and author Michael Ian Black, best known for being a founding member of the legendary MTV comedy troupe The State, as well as its wonderfully absurd offshoot, Stella, and from his roles in the cult classic comedy-turned-Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer and Comedy Central's Another Period.
Jun 9, 9 pm, Doug Fir, $25
Chris Gethard: Beautiful/Anonymous
Fresh off his mental health-focused off-Broadway show that turned into an HBO special (Career Suicide; it’s… intense), Chris Gethard is coming to Helium for a stand up set followed by a live taping of his entertaining podcast Beautiful/Anonymous where he tweets out his phone numbers and chats, about anything, with the first caller. He was just named one of the 50 funniest people currently working by Rolling Stone, and you should see him while he’s here. DOUG BROWN
Jun 1, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20
Live Wire! Radio: Season Finale
The most recent season of Portland's own nationally-syndicated variety show ends with an appearance from beloved comedian Ron Funches, an export of the Portland comedy scene who is currently making waves in Los Angeles with his acting and voice work.
Jun 1, 7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $15-35
Don Frost isn't a traditional stand up. He doesn't write jokes or routines. He just gets up there and goes right off the rails, ranting on whatever catches his mind's eye. It's different every time—but every time it's tremendous. ANDREW R TONRY
Jun 1-4, 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Harvey's Comedy Club, $10
Wonderland: A Sketch Comedy Show
Jason Rouse, Ted Douglass and Lori Ferraro present a brand new configuration of local sketch comedy favorites in a showcase for twisted ridiculousness, featuring practiced purveyors of absurdity Ferraro, Katie Behrens, Stacey Hallal, Laura Sams, and Janet Scanlon.
Jun 2-24, Fri & Sat 8 pm, Siren Theater, $15
The I, Anonymous Show!
The monthly live comedy show based on the Mercury’s wildly popular and long-running column, "I, Anonymous," settles into its new home at the Curious Comedy Theater. Join host Caitlin Weierhauser and special guests Adam Pasi, Anthony Lopez, and Kelly Richardson as they pass judgement on some of the wildest rants and confessions submitted by YOU the reader!
Jun 7, 7 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10-15
Sara Schaefer, JoAnn Schinderle, Alyssa Yeoman
An evening of stand-up with the Los Angeles-hailing comedian known for her podcast with fellow stand-up Nikki Glaser, You Had To Be There, as well as their cancelled-too-soon show on MTV, Nikki & Sara Live. Schaefer's appearances at the All Jane and Bridgetown comedy festivals have made her a fan-favorite here in town, and tonight she'll be joined by Control Yourself host JoAnn Schinderle, along with Seattle-based comedian Alyssa Yeoman.
Jun 10, 8:30 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $12
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
A live episode of the Potter-obsessed podcast, with hosts Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile digging deep into a chapter of the books, and using it as a springboard to tell stories about their own lives, and get up to some other entertaining weirdness while they're up on stage.
Jun 11, 7 pm, The Old Church, $25
Aunty Donna: Big Boys
The absurdist Australian sketch and comedy group consisting of writers and performers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, director/writer Sam Lingham, filmmaker Max Miller, and musician Tom Armstrong bring their Big Boys live show to the Aladdin stage for the Portland stop on their first North American theatre tour.
Jun 13, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $30
The 7th Annual Annual Pride Northwest Comedy Show
Belinda Carroll presents a Portland Pride tradition, and returning to headline the event is Vickie Shaw, with support from Pink Collar Comedy Tour's Kaytlin Bailey. Hosted by D. Martin Austin.
Jun 15, 6:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $18-25
Sporting a greasy combover, oversized glasses, and a horrible attitude, fictional entity Neil Hamburger is more of a sentient cartoon character than your average Portland-ribbing stand-up. The role of the phlegmy, celebrity-antagonizing Hamburger is played winningly by comedian and musician Gregg Turkington, and he’s always a sweaty, ornery joy to witness. MEGAN BURBANK
Jun 15, 9 pm, Star Theater, $18
Comedian Craig Robinson (AKA Darryl from The Office) leers over a keyboard, singing faintly horrifying things, but he does it with an impish gleam in his eye, like your grandma when she's feeling bad and decides to have a nip of sherry at lunchtime. Tonight, Robinson brings his winsome-as-fuck material to the stage at Helium. It's definitely gonna be weird. MEGAN BURBANK
Jun 15-17, 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $33
Bitch Sesh Live
Actresses, comedians, and writers Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider bring their hit Earwolf podcast, Bitch Sesh, to the Alberta Rose stage for a special live taping. The podcast offers listeners a weekly recap covering the ins and outs of Bravo's The Real Housewives franchise, and the live show promises dramatic reenactments, audience questions, clips, and some very special guests.
Jun 16, 7 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $37.50
Peaches Christs's 9 to 5 Inches
San Francisco-based drag performer, emcee, and actor Peaches Christ presents a new parody of the 1980 cult classic film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton, 9 to 5. The Portland premiere of the show features performances from RuPaul's Drag Race favorites Pandora Boxx and Bendelacreme, San Francisco drag legend Heklina, as well as cast of Northwest performers including: Mackenzie Miller, Fraya Love, Sparkle Leigh, Strawberry Shartcake, Isabella Extynn, Angel Snowbunny, Visage LaRue, and Tipsy Rose Lee.
Jun 17, 7 pm, Aladdin Theater, $30-60
Adult Swim On the Green Tour
Last September's Adult Swim Drive-In tour was cancelled due to the rain, but that (hopefully) shouldn't be an issue this time around when the network known for shows like Rick and Morty, Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter, and The Eric Andre Show brings its "On the Green" tour to Sellwood Riverfront Park. Enjoy a full-night of games, food, and exclusive prizes, plus free screenings of "Things You've Never Seen," including specials, pilots, and episodes of new Adult Swim shows.
Jun 19, 7:15 pm, Sellwood Riverfront Park, $5, 18+
An evening with the writer, comedian, podcaster, jorts-addict and film director whose 2016 film, Yoga Hosers, is the second in the director's True North trilogy, focused on a pair of clerks who have to fight racist sausages with the help of Johnny Depp.
Jun 21-22, 7:15 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20-30
The past Bridgetown Comedy Festival performer and host of the hit TruTV show Adam Ruins Everything, which aims to reveal the shocking hidden facts that lurk behind everyday goods and services, returns to Portland for a weekend of stand-up at Helium.
Jun 23-25, 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $22
An evening of stand-up from the Saturday Night Live star known for co-hosting Weekend Update and from his acclaimed 2016 Netflix special, Michael Che Matters.
Jun 24, 7 pm, Revolution Hall, $25
Uhh Yeah Dude
A live episode of the long-running, much beloved comedy podcast starring Seth Romatelli and Jonathan Larroquette.
Jun 24, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $25-27, all ages
We Hate Movies
New York City-based comedians Andrew Jupin, Stephen Sajdak, Eric Szyszka, and Chris Cabin bring their popular bad-movie podcast to the Mississippi Studios stage for a pair of live tapings.
Jun 24, 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Mississippi Studios, $17-20
Fresh off his appearance on Netflix's Full House reboot, Fuller House, Bob Saget takes his raunchy stand-up routine back to Helium giving you the opportunity to take in an evening of jokes told by TV's renowned "Dirty Daddy."
Jun 30, 7:30 pm, 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $35-45
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!