How Did This Get Made
An island of hilarity and insight in a massive sea of bad movie podcasts, How Did This Get Made stars June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, and the Tick-Tock Man himself, Jason Mantzoukas, all looking at a cinematic misfire and trying to figure out just how in the hell it wound up the way it did, usually with the help of some special guests. (Sat Sept 14, 7:30 pm, Keller Auditorium, $45-75)


Sinbad
Enjoy a night of stand-up from the veteran comedian and actor who got his start on Star Search before becoming a household name for his starring roles in Houseguest, First Kid, and Jingle All the Way. (But not Shazam. Because that's not a movie. So he was never in it. There's a whole story about it. Your memory likes to fuck with you. He'll probably talk about it in the show.) (Sun Sept 1, 7 pm, Helium Comedy Club, $35)

The I, Anonymous Show
If you love sick secrets, crazy rants, and side-splitting laughs, have we got a show for you! The I, Anonymous Show stars the fabulous Kate Murphy, who selects the wildest, strangest submissions from the beloved Mercury column and reads them live on stage. Joining Kate is a panel of whip-smart comedians—this month it’s Shain Brenden, Katie Nguyen, and Hunter Donaldson—who dissect these submissions with hilarious precision. If you’re looking for serious fun, the I, Anonymous Show is the place to be! (Wed Sept 4, 7:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Danny Duncan
The YouTube star known for his skateboarding and prank videos brings his live show to the Wonder Ballroom when the "Virginity Rocks World Tour 2" rolls through Portland. Expect new jokes, stunts, songs, special guests, and more. (Wed Sept 4, 8 pm, Wonder Ballroom, $25-28, all ages)

Generic Hospital
Brad Fortier brings back his loving spoof of—and tribute to—daytime soaps: Generic Hospital, an episodic improvised tale of deceit, intrigue, passion, and probably secret twins and such. Two episodes a night, with a special guest there solely to stir the pot. (Fri Sept 6, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $10-15)

That's Edutainment with Dr. Know
Marty Smith has been better known in Portland by his nom de plume "Dr. Know" for ten whole years now, and to celebrate this momentous event (because being the most consistently rewarding thing to read in the Willamette Week is definitely a notable feat) he's hosting this special event where the column comes to life on the Alberta Rose stage, with help from author and former Live Wire! Radio host Courtenay Hameister, local sketch comedy all-star Jason Rouse (Sweat, The 3rd Floor), OPB senior producer Allison Frost, and musicians Victor Nash (Point Juncture, WA), and Dan Hunt (Neko Case). Learn about pivotal moments in Oregon history! Specifically: Learn about those moments through song, wry narration, and people wearing giant costumes. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Children. (Sat Sept 7, 7 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $18-30)

Andie Main
She might have left for the rarified air of Colorado's notable rocky mountain highs, but Revolution Comedy creator and always-hilarious stand-up Andie Main is back home to record her new LP, Magpie. (Sun Sept 8, 7 pm & 9 pm, Kickstand Comedy Space, $10)

Josh Potter
Mississippi Studios hosts an evening of stand-up with the Buffalo-hailing comedian and podcast host best known for his appearances on Tom Segura & Christina Paszitky’s “Your Mom’s House” podcast. (Sun Sept 8, 7 pm, Mississippi Studios, $18-20)

Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss
The stand-up and podcaster (the two terms are pretty close to synonymous at this point) comes to the Siren Theater to present his heady blend of comedy and science. And beer. Comedy + Science + Beer = Shane. (Sun Sept 8, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $20-25)

Live Wire! Radio
Portland's own syndicated variety show returns to the Alberta Rose Stage, hosted by the ever-amiable Luke Burbank as always, with special guest comedian/actor Rhys Darbys, live music, and more. (Thurs Sept 12, 7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20-35)

Steve Hofstetter
A night of stand-up comedy with the host of "Finding Babe Ruth" on FS1 and regular panelist on the MLB Network's MLB Now, currently touring in support of his new memoir, Ginger Kid. (Fri Sept 13, 8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $20-25)

Pauly Shore
Most remember Shore from Encino Man and Bio-Dome, but Shore was born into the comedy game via his mother Mitzi, owner of Los Angeles' famous Comedy Store. (Sat Sept 14, 9 pm, Star Theater, $25)

Laughs at the Abbey
Alberta Abbey welcomes Last Comic Standing semi-finalist K-VON for a night of stand-up that includes support from local up-and-comers Jaren George, Quinne Salameh, and Chris Johnson. (Sat Sept 14, 6:30 pm, Alberta Abbey, $10-35, all ages)

Pretty Much It: Live
Comedians Jacob Shao and Eric Striffler bring their popular podcast to town to do commentary for movies and TV shows from past and present live on the Alberta Rose stage. (Wed Sept 18, 7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, $35)

Mini Ladd & BigJigglyPanda
The "Demonetized" Tour hits Portland, bringing an evening of stand-up, memes, video games, and stories from YouTube personalities Mini Ladd and BigJigglyPanda to the Revolution Hall stage. (Thurs Sept 19, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $35)

Claudia Oshry
The force behind the breakout Instagram account @girlwithnojob brings "The Dirty Jeans" Tour to the Aladdin Theater stage for an all-ages Portland show. (Thurs Sept 19, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, $30-35)

Joe Mande
Comedian and writer Joe Mande made a name for himself trolling celebrities and corporations on Twitter, but now that he’s denounced the platform, you’ll need to seek out his sharp tongue and relatable wit through other channels. His Netflix debut, Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special, is a great place to start, as is his work on the brilliant NBC fantasy sitcom The Good Place, but why not get acquainted in person tonight when he brings his "King of Content" Tour to the stage at Mississippi Studios. (Fri Sept 20, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, $16-20) CHIPP TERWILLIGER

Saved by the Bell: 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saved By the Bell is turning 30, and the Siren Theater is celebrating the occasion by transforming into the Peach Pit for the night and hosting an array of comedy, music, spoken word, and storytelling inspired by the beloved sitcom. Featuring Siren regulars Shelley McLendon (The Aces, Artistic Director of The Siren Theater), Lori Ferraro (Bath Night, Poltergeist Live), Anne Zander (Juicebox), Erin O'Regan (The Lost Boys-Live!, Thorns Blogger for Portland Mercury), Courtenay Hameister (Author or Okay, Fine, Whatever), and more! (Fri Sept 20, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $10-15)

Jo Jo Jorge Falcon
An evening of stand-up with Mexican comedy legend Jo Jo Jorge Falcon, affectionately known by his fans as "The Comedian of a Thousand Faces." (Sat Sept 20, 8:30 pm, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, $39-90)

The Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy
Portland comedy is better than ever—and in this one-of-a-kind show you’ll see Portland’s funniest people (and hilarious up-and-comers) all on one stage. Stand-up comedians, sketch comedy, and acts that defy description…all featuring Portland’s local “undisputable” geniuses! Hosted by Nariko Ott, with Dylan Carlino, Shrista Tyree, Shain Brenden, Lance Edward, D&D, Dianna Potter, Eddie Su, Wendy Weiss, Ben Harkins, Tory Ward, and Corina Lucas. (Sat Sept 21, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $17)

Eric Andre
Fresh off voicing Azizi in The Lion King and the release of his hidden camera prank movie Bad Trip, the actor, comedian, and talk show host brings his hyperactive alt-variety show to the Revolution Hall stage as part of the "Legalize Everything" Tour. Prepare yourself for mayhem, destruction, and lots of laughs. You also might get wet. (Sun Sept 22, 5 pm & 8 pm, Revolution Hall, $38.50-40)

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Talkin' Dirty with Shrista & AJ
Get ready for the funniest, sexiest show in town, Talkin’ Dirty with Shrista & AJ! Hosted by hilarious comedian Shrista Tyree and sex educator/performer Amory Jane, this show will feature gut-busting comedy paired with a live sex ed demo. There will also be lots of conversation, games, and surprises galore! Don’t miss this wild and funny evening filled with laughs and sex! (Thurs Sept 26, 8 pm, Siren Theater, $15) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Pam Ann Returns
Pam Ann promises "a jolly fucking holiday" in Pam Ann Returns, a one-woman show touring North America with an abundance of cheeky musical numbers, inappropriate comedy, and somehow she even manages to rope Mary Poppins—or rather, Mary Poppers— into the mix. (Fri Sept 27, 7 pm, Winningstad Theatre, $52-106)