This is a man whose stand-up is so casually sharp, so leisurely raw, and matter-of-factly hilarious that audience members have been known laugh so hard they literally throw up. That's Hannibal Buress. He's one of the best stand-ups currently working. You should go see him.
Apr 15, 8 pm, Keller Auditorium, $30-45
CHAPO TRAP HOUSE
The acclaimed political humor podcast hosted by Will Menaker, Matt Christman, Felix Biederman, Amber A'Lee Frost, and Virgil Texas bring their absurdist commentary to the Holocene stage for a special live taping of the show.
Apr 1, 8 pm, Holocene, $25
THE I, ANONYMOUS SHOW
The long-running Portland Mercury column “I, Anonymous” is famous for allowing readers to send in their most whacked-out rants and confessions—anonymously and without being judged. NO LONGER! In “The Portland Mercury Presents: The I, Anonymous Show” host Caitlin Weierhauser will read some of the wildest, uncensored I, Anonymous submissions ever, which will then be judged by our hilarious jury. Watch some of the funniest people alive judge the most awful people ever for your fun and enjoyment!
Apr 4, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
BIANCA DEL RIO
If you’re not familiar with the sharp-tongued comedy of drag artist Bianca Del Rio (real name Roy Haylock), let’s get you up to speed! Bianca took home the crown in season six of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most hilarious insult comics. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. She’s also the quick-witted darling who will beguile and entertain you with wild true life stories, all peppered with her signature filthy language. In other words, dirty birds, miss this at your peril. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Apr 5, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $39.50
KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON & CORINNE FISHER
The Sorry About Last Night comedy duo and hosts of the popular anti-slut-shaming podcast, Guys We Fucked, bring the "Bridget Bishop Tour" to Portland for a full weekend of shows at Helium Comedy Club.
Apr 5-7; 8 pm, Thurs; 7:30 pm & 10 pm Fri-Sat; Helium Comedy Club, $22-28
THE TRAILER PARK BOYS
Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, the trio at the heart of Canada's most beloved redneck comedy series, return to Portland for a staging of their latest live show.
Apr 6, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $29.50-49.50
Helium presents a weekend of stand-up with the comedian out of Old Hickory, Tennessee, known for his 2017 Netflix special, his appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and @midnight, and for being listed at #1 on Vulture's 50 Comedians You Should Know list in 2015.
Apr 12-14; 8 pm Thurs; 7:30 pm & 10 pm Fri-Sat; Helium Comedy Club, $20-25
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID: SPRING QUEENING
Get ready to laugh out loud in real life with a lineup of hilarious queer feminist comedy whizzes like Danni Rae Cannon, Alejandra Ruiz, and Samhita Reddy at this comedy show that doubles as a benefit for Women of Color Organizing for Racial Justice.
Apr 14, 7:30 pm, $10
WEEDING OUT THE STONED
Alex Grubard hosts this comedy competition featuring 16 local comics, 15 of which are kinda (or full-blown) stoned out of their gourds, one of which is stone-cold sober. It's up to the audience to determine, through responses to Grubard's sobriety tests, which comic is the straight man or woman for the night.
Apr 15, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $16
I mean, if you really wanna drop a c-note just to be stuck in a room actually listening to this smug fuck run off at his ever-smirking old mouth, sure. Okay. You do you.
Apr 15, 8 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $39.50-125
The 2014 Portland's Funniest Person winner and one of the true oddballs of the local comedy scene gets full run of the Helium stage for what's sure to be a strange and surprising evening of stand-up.
Apr 18, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20
LEZ STAND UP
One of Portland's single best stand-up showcases returns with an extra-special headliner: Caitlin Gill of Flophouse, with support from local stand-ups supreme Kirsten Kuppenbender, Laura Anne Whitley, and Caitlin Weierhauser.
Apr 20, 8 pm, Siren Theater< $12-15
SEDAN: LUXURY SKETCH COMEDY
Portland’s comedy scene gets EVEN MORE delightful with Sedan, a new sketch group featuring seasoned performers Shelley McLendon, Loren Hoskins, Paul Glazier, Chad Parsons, and the Mercury’s own Wm. Steven Humphrey. Though they did divulge that they were almost called the Crybaby Turtles, Sedan promises “action, adventure, and tears.” I call shotty! MEGAN BURBANK
Apr 21-May 5, 8pm Fri & Sat, Siren Theater, $10-20
WELLRED COMEDY TOUR: FROM DIXIE WITH LOVE
Comedy and writing partners Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester bring their charming southern-fried comedy and storytelling back to the Helium stage for the Portland stop on their "From Dixie With Love" tour.
Apr 26-28; 8 pm Thurs; 7:30 pm & 10 pm Fri-Sat; Helium Comedy Club, $25-40
The New York-based comedian known for his viral YouTube videos brings his live show to the Aladdin Theater stage for a night of political comedy and song parodies.
Apr 27, 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Aladdin Theater, $37.50