The second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival is back, flush with the success of last's year inaugural blowout. From Thursday to Sunday, the festival is packing top-tier comedians into eight different Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard stages. There are so many shows, you can't possibly hit them all. So WW chose a few favorites and designed a quiz to help you pick which comedians you shouldn't miss.

GO: Bridgetown Comedy Festival takes place Thursday-Sunday, April 23-26. See for the full schedule and list of venues. $50 for a four-day pass. See below for individual show prices.

Which Comic Are You?

In your free time, you like to…

You would describe yourself as…

You're embarrassed by how much you like…

If you answered A to two or more questions, check out Brendon Small, creator of Adult Swim cartoons Home Movies and Metalocalypse.

Home Movies: a 10th Anniversary Celebration, Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 236-9234. 7 pm Saturday. $15. All ages. Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 301-8213. 10 pm Saturday. $18. 21+. The Tomorrow Show at Hawthorne Theatre, 3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 233-7100. Midnight Saturday. $15. 21+.

If you answered B to two or more questions, check out Janeane Garofalo, of Saturday Night Live, 24 and one of the greatest movies ever, Wet Hot American Summer.

Hawthorne Theatre. 9 pm Thursday, April 23, and 8 pm Saturday. $15. 21+. Bagdad Theater. 10:30 pm Friday. $20. 21+. Mt. Tabor Theater. 10 pm Sunday. $18. 21+.
If you answered C to two or more questions, check out David Koechner, the sportscaster from Anchorman and one fifth of the Beer Shark Mice improv troupe.

Beer Shark Mice at Bridgetown Improv at Bagdad Theater. 9:30 pm Saturday. $20. 21+. Bebop Heroine Hour at Hawthorne Theatre. 9 pm Sunday. $15. 21+. Beer Shark Mice at Bridgetown Improv at Hawthorne Theatre. 11 pm Sunday. $15. 21+.
If you answered D to two or more questions, check out Maria Bamford, one quarter of the amazing Comedians of Comedy and founder of L.A.'s What's Up, Tiger Lily? comedy night.

Bagdad Theater. 11:30 pm Saturday. $20. 21+. What's up, Tiger Lily? at Mt. Tabor Theater. 8 pm Sunday. $15. 21+.

Headout Picks




Anyone who claims world music can't be fun hasn't listened to Buraka Som Sistema, the Portuguese electronic outfit that mixes Western hip-hop with calypso rhythms.

Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.

A twin bill of sleaze from the programmers at Austin's legendary Alamo Drafthouse: Gator Bait (1974), with a former Playmate gunning down inbred rednecks, and Psycho from Texas (1981), starring a fried-chicken-gnawing serial killer. The South will rise again! Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, 238-8899. 8:30 pm. $8.




Atlanta's reckless garage rockers return to town with a more sedate and, dare we say, country new album. Notorious for urinating and vomiting onstage, tonight we can at least hope for a band make-out sesh, right?

Berbati’s Pan, 231 SW Ankeny St., 248-4579. 9 pm. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.

Canada's forgotten heavy-metal drummers make a comeback. And another comeback. And a comeback where only 174 people show up in the arena. See review. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., 223-4515. Friday-Thursday, April 24-30. $5-$8.

Ryan Cloutier's wild-eyed LastRites Productions presents its third stage adaptation of a classic B movie. In this one, Batwoman and the Batgirls hunt down a villain named Rat Fink. Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St., 547-4019. 10:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays. Closes May 9. $10.

Noah Mickens and crew present an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party/musical revue/circus extravaganza with a live score by Trashcan Joe and the usual circus suspects as Lewis Carroll characters. Bossanova, 722 E Burnside St., 7 pm Fridays-Saturdays, April 24-May 2. $15 balcony, $27 seats, $65 with tea.




Now that the appeal of the ill-named "shitgaze" genre is starting to wear off, we can see why Vivian Girls got it right in the first place. Mixing drony reverb and girl-group harmonies is always a good thing in our book.

Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639. 8:30 pm. $10. 21+.