The acclaimed comedian and writer takes some time away from her new Netflix series The Break to swing through Revolution Hall for a pair of shows.
Aug 9, 7 pm & 10 pm, Revolution hall, $35
The I, Anonymous Show
If you like comedy and lots of ranty-rants, then you’ll love the monthly I, Anonymous Show—now at its new home at Curious Comedy Theater! Hilarious host Caitlin Weierhauser will present the weirdest and wildest rants from the Mercury’s long-running I, Anonymous column which will then be riffed upon by a panel of local comedic geniuses! Find out what happens when rants stop being polite, and start getting real. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Aug 1, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
The Cool Kids Patio Show
Andie Main's Cool Kids Patio Show returns to the Doug Fir patio, pairing top-notch stand-up with music from some of the finest singer/songwriters in town. This time, Emily Overstreet provides the sounds, while Nariko Ott, Steven Wilber, and Adam Pasi bring the laughs.
Aug 2, 6 pm, Doug Fir, free
Todd Barry, Dax Jordan
Todd Barry doesn't even really need jokes, although he's got a ton of great ones. Give him a couple marks in the crowd, and just five minutes of conversation, and you have a night of comedy with more laughs per pound than any hyperactive loud mouth screaming into the mic. BOBBY ROBERTS
Aug 4, 10 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20-24
Amy Miller, Joe DeRosa, David Gborie, Chris Charpentier
Did you miss the last time Portland's own Amy Miller triumphantly returned home? Lucky you, there's a one-night-only opportunity to rectify that at the Siren! Not only will your guts bust with laughter over her new material, but she's being supported by a hilarious lineup including David Gborie, Joe DeRosa, and Chris Charpentier
Aug 5, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $20-25
The beloved comedian and actor who portrayed Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim's Delocated and Eugene on Flight of the Conchords takes a break from voicing Gene Belcher on Bob's Burgers and brings his stand-up out to Portland for a one-night stand at the Aladdin Theater.
Aug 9, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $25
The Stumptown Improv Festival
Portland's homegrown celebration of improv comedy returns to the Artists Repertory Theatre with a full-slate of performances featuring some of the best improv groups from near and far.
Aug 9-11, Artists Repertory Theater, click here for a list of performers and showtimes, $15-110
That's What She Said: Emotional Labor Day
What better way to celebrate summer than to enjoy some brilliant comedy by feminist comedy collective, That’s What She Said. Hear from Dannie Rae Cannon, Samhita Reddy, Shannon Sales, and Katie Piatt amongst others and rest easy knowing your dollars are going directly to a local nonprofit serving immigrants and refugees.
Aug 11, 7 pm, Siren Theater, $10
The Los Angeles-via-Minnesota comedian and actress best known for her standout roles on Silicon Valley and People of Earth returns to Helium for a one-off set celebrating "Valentine's in August."
Aug 14, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20-65
It takes no small amount of chutzpah to name your podcast Never Not Funny, and it takes a ton of skill to consistently live up to that. Jimmy Pardo delivers all those things at a blistering rate of speed; this isn't so much stand-up as it is a mile-a-minute conversation with a crowd happy to ride his comedy roller-coaster. BOBBY ROBERTS
Aug 16-18; Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm; Helium Comedy Club, $17-33
Lez Stand Up: Hot August Dykes
Lez Stand Up heats up another showcase of quality queer comedy, including sets from regulars Laura Anne Whitley, Caitlin Weierhauser, and Kirsten Kuppenbender, along with L.A.'s Amanda Faye Jimenez, and a special birthday guest spot from Carlos the Rollerblader
Aug 17, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $12-15
The co-creator and co-writer of Chappelle's Show gets a chance to display his stand-up chops live on Aladdin Theater stage.
Aug 18, 7 pm, Aladdin Theater, $28.75
The Ohio-hailing comedian who honed his stand-up here in Portland before moving to LA went viral earlier this year when he live-tweeted a story about an office lunch theft. Catch up with him tonight when he returns to his old stomping ground for a one-off show at Helium Comedy Club.
Aug 22, 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $15
Fresh off the release of her acclaimed essay collection Girl Logic, the Texas-born and raised comedian and 2008 Last Comic Standing winner brings her "Elder Millennial" show through Portland ahead of a forthcoming Netflix special.
Aug 24-25, 7:30 pm, Revolution Hall, $30
The former star of HBO’s hit Silicon Valley has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons since leaving what seemed like a perfect role for him—you know, a maladjusted asshole. Apparently, he's still working the comedy club circuit, because people are (inexplicably) still booking him, so you can check in with him this weekend if you feel like giving money to an abusive piece of shit in return for "jokes."
Aug 24-26, Helium Comedy Club, $30 (shit, really? $30 to spend just an hour in a room with this smirking shaved 'squatch? Fuck outta here.
Andie Main’s Revolution Comedy series refuses to fuck around when it comes to great comedy and sticking a finger in the eye of the Trump administration. That’s why the show not only provides great stand-up from Portland’s funniest local comedians (as well as those from across the nation), it also raises moolah for important local progressive charities.
Aug 27, 7 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $5
Sean Jordan, Ian Karmel, Shane Torres
Beloved LA-via-Portland comic Sean Jordan is returning to his old stomping grounds to tape his debut live album, and he's bringing his frequent partners in crime Ian Karmel and Shane Torres along for a pair of shows at Mississippi Studios.
Aug 30, 7 pm & 9:30 pm, Mississippi Studios, $15
A full-slate of stand-up with the unique, outspoken, touching, thoughtful-yet-still-hilarious comedian. It's no wonder Margaret Cho's got a Grammy award for Best Comedy Album, and multiple sold-out world tours under her belt.
Aug 30-Sept 2; Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm; Helium Comedy Club, $30-38