T.J. Miller, who you may remember from such acclaimed films as Yogi Bear, Deadpool, and Emoji Movie (and star of an actually acclaimed TV show, Silicon Valley) is coming to Portland like it's no big deal. Just another regular comedian, cruising through town! But it might be a big deal, depending how you feel about the significant allegations levied against him in the past several years.
Miller has a laundry list of controversies listed on his Wikipedia page, including a fake bomb threat against Amtrak this year. Miller allegedly called the police claiming that a woman on the train with him had a bomb in her bag, but actually he was just having an angry, intoxicated argument with her.
It wasn't the first time Miller yelled at a woman in public. At a comedy show in New York last year, Miller harassed a woman from the stage until she cried. An attendee of the show said “He was just going after this girl and not saying jokes.” He was later escorted off the stage by the host.
The unprofessional behavior extends to his acting career too: Former Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund says he was a "bully and petulant brat" on the set. HBO announced that he wouldn't be coming back for season 5 of Silicon Valley earlier this year.
The Emoji Movie actor also allegedly assaulted a romantic partner while in college. Though Miller publicly denies the allegations that he choked and beat the woman during sex, he has allegedly talked about the incident to friends.
And to top it off, he's apparently a transphobic asshat too. This guy never stops!
So why is he coming to perform at Helium Comedy Club in Portland? Helium is hosting Miller on August 24, 25, and 26, but the club has no comment on the matter, according to a representative. Knowing Portland, his appearance could either stir up a lot of protest, or create no reaction at all.