Bridgetown is One Month Away! Get Your Tickets or Sign Up to Volunteer Now!

bridgetownPeople! Can you believe it? The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is only one month away! It is well worth your time and resources to spend the week enjoying the awesomest comedy event in Portland that happens all year.

Bridgetown has grown bigger and more packed with talent with each passing year. In this, its sixth year, the line-up is spectacular, with big names like Dana Gould, Reggie Watts, and Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper. Beloved former Portland comedians like Dax Jordan, Richard Bain, and Virginia Jones will also be there, plus a host of startlingly talented folks from all over the country (I’m talking Todd Glass and Kurt Braunholer and Moshe Kasher, people. I’m talking Jake Weisman and Guy Braunum and Brandie Posey and Emily Heller. I’m talking KATE BERLANT here, people.  I could go on but I won’t. It’s going to be fantastic.)

The festival is  April 18 – 21 and will primarily be held on Hawthorne Boulevard. Weekend passes, priced at $79, are on sale now at, with an additional $10 pre-sale discount available through March 27th.

Also! There is still time to volunteer! Bridgetown couldn’t happen without the amazing people who contribute their time and energy. Whether you want to sit at a table selling tickets or shirts, drive things and people around, or just lift heavy boxes for a while, the festival would love your help. You can volunteer a little or a lot, and your reward is free admission for a night or the whole weekend. Sign up now at and you will hear back within a couple weeks about what your role will be. Comedy all the time, people! All! The! Time!

Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Andy Wood, Tonight!

DUDE. YOU. GUYS. Reggie Watts, Ron Funches and Andy Wood are playing the Crystal Ballroom tonight. By the time you finish reading this you should be preparing to go out your door and to this show.

What? You don’t have $26? Pawn some oranges. Scrounge for car change. Sell your firstborn cat. Just get yourself to this amazing show.

7 p.m. doors, show at 8 p.m. Sunday; $26; 21 and over; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.


Keep Portland Funny AND Comedy is OK 9/29/10!

Snappy Tuesday! Let me ask you, comedy friends, how often are there two awesome showcases on the Same Night in town?? The answer is… rather often, actually, this is a pretty hopping scene right now. But this week two of the most established and awesome showcases are rolling along on Wednesday, so there is no reason for you to not be enjoying some laughter and lightness as September rolls to a close.

Comedy is OK rocks Helium Comedy Club at 8pm with the oh-so-funny Ron Funches, Mark Saltveit, Phil Schallberger, dalas verdugo, and Brock Fansler, with your effervescent hosts Mikey Kampmann and Andrew Michaan. [EDIT: Also apparently Andy Haynes will be there, hot off the presses from a set on Jimmy Fallon!] Also there will be fake porn, or so I hear. Very good times!

Keep Portland Funny destroys the Knife Shop at Kelly’s Olympian at 9pm. Lovable host Dennis Williams brings a whizbang cast of characters to the stage, including Christen Manville, Timmy Williams, Andy Wood, and in a rather impressive feat Andrew Michaan again! Very good times as well. See you there or there or another there!