Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!
Mystery Science Theater 3000's 30th Anniversary Tour comes to Portland. Join MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, the show's new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), and their robot friends as they take to the Schnitzer stage to present a pair of special live shows coupled with screenings of The Brain and Deathstalker. (Fri Nov 9, 7 pm & 10 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $39.50-299)


Hell Hath No Funny
You can always count on Siren Nation coming through town and putting together one hell of a lady-centric night of comedy. This year's hell is hosted by Corina Lucas, with stand-up sets from local all-stars Amanda Arnold, Katie Nguyen, Kirsten Kuppenbender, and Ali Reingold. Part of the 2018 Siren Nation Music and Arts Festival. (Fri Nov 2, 9 pm, Alberta Street Pub, $12)

Pete Holmes
The NYC-based comedian known for creating and starring in the semi-autobiographical HBO show, Crashing, and for hosting the weekly interview podcast, You Made it Weird, swings through the Aladdin Theater to tape his new HBO special. (Nov 2 & 3, Fri-Sat, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm, Aladdin Theater, $25-30)

Rachael O'Brien, Sabrina Danzl
Curious Comedy hosts an evening of live podcasting and stand-up from Rachael O'Brien, an Oregon native known for her role on Bravo's Vanderpump Rules and for hosting the "Be Here for A While" podcast. (Sun Nov 4, 8 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $20-40)

Brandie Posie & Friends
Curious hosts an evening of stand-up headed up by the Maryland-hailing comedian, writer, and producer, known around town for her performances at Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the All Jane Festival, her live comedy-animation show "Picture This!", and as a co-host on the popular Lady to Lady Podcast along with Barbara Gray & Tess Barker. (Mon Nov 5, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10)

Results May Vary
Election night is going to be tough no matter what happens, and Kelly's is hosting a ton of Portland's best comics to help make sense of the polls, the votes, the news, and the results—or at least, make fun of them if making sense isn't possible. Hosted by Chris Khatami, Tiffany McGuire, and Kat Buckley. (Tues Nov 6, 5 pm, Kelly's Olympian, free)

The Capitol Steps
The Washington DC-based political satire group known for their Government-skewering song parodies and comedy routines bring their act back to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for a special Election Night performance. (Tues Nov 6, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $35 & up)

Celeste Barber
The Australian actor, writer, comedian, and fast-rising internet personality brings her North American tour through Portland fof a pair of shows at Helium Comedy Club. (Wed Nov 7, 5:30 & 8 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $25)

The I, Anonymous Show
One of the greatest Portland comedy shows returns—and with more guaranteed laughs! It’s the monthly I, Anonymous Show which takes the Mercury’s wildest I, Anonymous column submissions and presents them alongside a panel of hilarious comedians. This month features pinch-hitter and Mercury 2018 “Genius of Comedy” Kate Murphy is hosting a panel of fellow “Geniuses of Comedy” alumni including Amanda Arnold, Marcus Coleman, and Nariko Ott! Face it, you need some laughs, and the I, Anonymous Show will absolutely provide ’em! (Wed Nov 7, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Brian Posehn
The beloved comedian, writer, and actor known for his roles on Mr. Show, W/ Bob and David, and The Sarah Silverman Program brings his unrivaled charm and wit back to town for a three-night stand at Helium. (Nov 8-10, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $20-26)

Gad Elmaleh
The Moroccan-French stand-up and actor who has been described as the "Ben Stiller of France" and the "Jerry Seinfeld of French comedy" swings through the Newmark for the Portland stop on "The Dream Tour." (Fri Nov 9, 8 pm, Newmark Theatre, $35-45)

That's What She Said: Get Stuffed
Here's the deal: The Siren Theater opens its doors, you come in, and get comedy treats from the city's finest stand ups, and, your admission provides much needed treats to the Equi Institute. No tricks. Just laughs and funds going to good causes. Performers include headliner Corina Lucas, Alejandra Ruiz, Sarah B. Samhita Reddy, Katie Piatt, and more. (Fri Nov 9, 7 pm, Siren Theater, $10)

Kira Soltanovitch
The How to Be a Grownup regular takes the Siren stage for this one-night-only stand-up showcase. (Sat Nov 10, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $15)

Cole Escola
The Clatskanie, Oregon-born comedian and actor known for his original comedy shorts and for playing Matthew on Hulu's Difficult People and Chassie Tucker on At Home with Amy Sedaris brings his "Help! I'm Stuck" show to the Alberta Rose stage for a one-off Portland show. (Tues Nov 13, 8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20)

David Sedaris
If you think you’re too cool for David Sedaris—the first of his name, brother of Amy, author of NPR’s old reliable holiday mainstay (c’mon, the Santaland Diaries is GOOD) and such humorist delights as Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim—you’re lying to yourself and you need to stop. Sedaris’ dry wit is indispensable in trying times. Go get some! (Thurs Nov 15, 7:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $32.50-57.50) MEGAN BURBANK

David Koechner
The actor and comedian who came up in Chicago under the teachings of Del Close and rose the ranks of Second City Northwest before eventually breaking out as Champ Kind in Anchorman puts a weekend-long whammy on the Helium stage. (Nov 15-17, Thurs 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm & 10 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $22-28)

Lone Wolves
They move in packs, they pounce unexpectedly, and they retreat into the shadows when they're done—the secretive and hilarious sketch troupe Lone Wolves return to the Siren Theater's stage once again for two shows only, starring some of the best comedians the city has to offer, including Shelley McLendon, Janet Scanlon, Paul Glazier, Erin O'Regan, Lori Ferraro, and many more. (Nov 16-17, Fri-Sat 8pm, Siren Theater, $10-15)

Neil Hamburger, Magic by Simone
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. (Sun Nov 18, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, $20) MEGAN BURBANK

Jimmy Carr
The English comedian, writer, and actor brings his dark wit, deadpan delivery, and unrivaled crowed work out to the Aladdin Theater for the Portland stop on "The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits" World Tour. (Thurs Nov 29, 7:30 pm, Aladdin Theater, $37.50)