In six years, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has boomed in size, and it's played a huge role in getting Portland on the standup map. This year, the fest is moving to May, when big-name national comedians and gobs of local comics will take over Hawthorne for four days.
Today, comics were told who's been accepted to the festival.
Bridgetown organizer Maura Brown was not yet authorized to speak about the line-up. However, using social media and inside sources, we've compiled a preliminary list of local comics on the bill, including all of WW's Funniest 5. We will update the list as more information comes in.
And we're very sorry to Los Angeles Elite Yelper Sean Leary, who we hope will be funnier next year.
The only chance I have to get into the Bridgetown Comedy Festival is if every other comedian in the world quits for two months.— Sean Leary (@SeanPatrickLear) February 17, 2014
Here's who our sources indicate is in so far: