Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

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A list of locals accepted to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival started to leak last month, but yesterday the fest unveiled the rest of the lineup. Or most of it, anyway—there's a good chance a few more big names will be added to the list before the six-year-old fest, which this year runs May 8-11.There are more than 100 performers new to Bridgetown, including Community creator Dan Harmon. ...   More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

UPDATING: A List of Locals Accepted to Perform at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Growing slate of Portland comics scheduled to perform at this year's festival.

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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 ...   More
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Moments from Day 1

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WW reporters file from the first day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Most of these comedians will perform again tonight and tomorrow: check out the schedule and buy tickets here. [For  moments from days 2 and 3 of the festival, click here.]THAT MOMENT WHEN... You walk into the Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge and are greeted first by darkness, and then by two creepy paintings glowing neon under ...   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Moments from Days 2 and 3

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WW reporters file from the  the Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Many of these comedians are performing again tonight: check out the schedule and buy tickets here.[For moments from Day 1 of the festival, click here.]THAT MOMENT WHEN... Mark Koff ressurected the Yo Moma joke. Well, sorta. The New York comedian instead flipped the script on the late Def Comedy Jam classic at White Owl Social Club primetime ...   More
 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Friday at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Improv, Stoners and White Kids

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Last night, the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival kicked off in the Barmuda Triangle of Southeast Hawthorne. The first joke I heard get a big laugh involved a reference to Louie Anderson. It can only get better from there, right? And it will, as Friday's lineup is perhaps the most packed of the festival's four nights. Here are a few of the best bets:Theme Park: Some might shudder at the thought ...   More
 
Friday, April 22, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Countdown to Bridgetown: Hari Kondabolu

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The Bridgetown Comedy Fest is just 17 days away! Today we're featuring Hari Kondabolu, in my opinion one of the funniest young comics in America. (Also, his brother, Ashok, is one of our funniest hype men.) Kondabolu's aggressively sarcastic and a little confrontational with his audiences. A lot of comics who deal with race and racism allow white audiences to get away feeling superior to all those ...   More
 
Monday, April 4, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Countdown to Bridgetown: Sean Cullen

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In just three weeks, Bridgetown Comedy Festival will flood every venue in the Hawthorne Stumble Zone with some 170 comedians for four days. It's more comedy than it is actually possible to consume, so scheduling your laughs is bound to pose a problem. To get you started, we'll post some fine video from a Bridgetown performer here every day* until the start of the festival. Let's start with Seán Cullen, ...   More
 
Thursday, March 31, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announces Full Lineup

Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Kristen Schaal and 170 others

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The 2011 Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its full lineup, with some big-name headliners in Margaret Cho, Andy Dick and Kristen Schaal, along with some 170 others. Now in its fourth year, the festival returns to Hawthorne Blvd. April 21-24. You can nab a ticket to all four days for $60 until March 31 (yes that's tomorrow; we were slow off the mark), after which point it goes up to $75. Check ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Bridgetown Comedy Diaries: Night 1


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Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the fastest-growing comedy extravaganza in America, kicked off last night. We were there. 6:16: Show up to pick up tickets at Mt. Tabor theater. See 15 comics walking down Hawthorne and realize that there is no separation between the crowds and the comics here. 6:29: Talk to a couple comics who, excited about Helium comedy club moving to town (they have booths all ...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 Ben Bateman

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