Amy Miller: See Jesse Elias! Not that Jesse needs my help to convince people heâs a genius, but I think Jesseâs a genius. We started around the same time in San Francisco, and he was one of the people who constantly made me feel like I should just give up because I would never be as smart as he is. He makes cereal funny. Eagles Lodge, 10 pm Thursday. Alhambra Theatre Lounge, 8 pm Friday. Alhambra Theatre, 10 pm Saturday. Eagles Lodge, 8 pm Sunday.
Shane Torres: The CrabFeast is the funniest podcast you may not have heard of. Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson have comedians come in and tell some of the funniest stories you have ever heard in your life. Itâs the thing I look forward to every Toozedee (Tuesday) morning. Doug Fir Lounge, 1 pm Saturday.
Nathan Brannon: Iâm looking forward to James Adomian. His creativity is very entertaining, and even more inspiring to me as a comedian. You can always expect him to do something unexpected, onstage and off. White Owl Social Club, 8 pm Friday. Alhambra Theatre Lounge, 10 pm Friday. Hawthorne Theatre, 11 pm Friday. Alhambra Theatre, 8 pm Saturday. Analog Theater, 11 pm Saturday. Alhambra Theatre, midnight Saturday. Doug Fir Lounge, 10 pm Sunday.
Kristine Levine: I just discovered Mary Mack and fell in love. She has an evil innocence that is completely disarming. You just donât see her coming, and then bam! Punched in the gut with funny. Hawthorne Theatre, 8 and 9 pm Thursday. Hawthorne Theatre, 7 pm Friday. Bossanova, midnight Friday. Jupiter Hotel tent, 9 pm Saturday. Hawthorne Theatre, 8 pm Sunday.
Bri Pruett: Kyle Mizono is an L.A.-based super-silly joke magician. Yes, sheâs an Asian-American female (which is so hot right now), but sheâs also a creature from another universe who will build absurd castles of comedy before your eyes. Iâm confident she could make an audience of babies laugh as hard as an audience of doctor and lawyers. Itâs smart comedy, because itâs instinctual. Bar of the Gods, 9 pm Thursday. Hawthorne Theatre, 9 pm Friday. White Owl Social Club, midnight Saturday. Hawthorne Theatre, 7 pm Sunday.
[For the original piece on Portland's Funniest 5, see here. For a full list of Bridgetown recommendations by WW, go to wweek.com/bridgetown.]