Comedy and Variety
W. Kamau Bell wants to make you uncomfortable.
Bell, one of the
sharpest voices on race and politics in today’s comedy scene, has no
qualms about calling out people’s assumptions, hypocrisie
My all-time favorite Onion story is one from 2012
headlined “Female Friends Spend Raucous Night Validating the Living Shit
Out of Each Other.” I thought back to that article during Independent
Cranston plays Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's political drama, which was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Bryan Cranston isn’t the only one making his Broadway debut right now.Bill Rauch, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directs the Breaking Bad star in All the Way, which opened to positive reviews yesterday, March 6. Cranston plays Lyndon B. John...More
Three decades on, Joanna Priestley’s animation is as inventive as ever.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Joanna Priestley knows abstract animation can be
intimidating. That’s why the independent animator chuckles as she sits
before a sluggish Mac in her Northwest Portland studio and hits “play”
Movie Reviews & Stories
Early in Hayao Miyazaki’s latest—and
probably final—film, an earthquake strikes Tokyo. The earth buckles and
writhes, rippling like a belly dancer’s abdomen. It’s a remarkably
Ryan Townsley comes onto the stage swinging. The gangly
17-year-old, a junior at Clackamas High School, stomps his feet, winds
up an imaginary baseball bat and sways side to side as if readying fo
The setting is the epitome of pedagogical
order. Posters of Hindu deities line the walls, a giant bottle of hand
sanitizer sits sentry on the teacher’s desk, buckets of markers top the
The network still hasn't set a premiere date for the comedy.
Former Portlander Ron Funches might still be waiting for his NBC series to hit screens, but at least he gets to embark on a nine-city standup tour with his co-stars.
Funches joined the cast of Undateable nearly a year ago, about a group of romantically challenged men. Though NBC has yet to set a premiere date for the scripted comedy—never a good sign—Deadline HollywoodMore
Irish playwright Marie Jones frames A Night in November
with two soccer matches. The first is in Belfast in 1993, a World Cup
qualifier between the two Irelands—the Republic and its northern,
Growing slate of Portland comics scheduled to perform at this year's festival.
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.