Countdown to Bridgetown: Blaria, best friends forever

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Arts & Books
New Yorker Phoebe Robinson and her bestie, Jessica Williams, do a lot together, including host the monthly, live show Blaira (“black Daria’). Robinson’s comedy is biting, political, and made all the better by her laid-back delivery. Right now, she’s all over TimeOut NY, the TODAY show and Last Comic Standing, but she and Williams will take over the Doug Fir on Friday to co-host an impressive ...   More
 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 RIHANNA WEISS

Prepare Yourself for Bridgetown Comedy Fest 2015

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Arts & Books
You have exactly one week to prepare your liver for Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Every year in May, armies of well-liquored fans and aspiring comedians overrun Southeast Portland for four days (or nights, rather) of open mics, headlining shows like the 20th anniversary of Dr. Katz, and the really funny shit that happens on drunken walks from the Doug Fir to Revolution Hall. Expect live coverage ...   More
 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Enid Spitz

Countdown to Bridgetown: Kate Berlant, the Stoned Philoso-comic

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Arts & Books
The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is only six days away. Then you get four chances to see Kate Berlant deliver a very different kind of observational comedy.Kate Berlant is a megalomaniac self-help guru. She’s a stoned philosophy major who’s cornered you at a party. She's an existentialist-poet. She’s a futurist with an edge of Borscht Belt — which is to ...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2015 RIHANNA WEISS

2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Lineup Announced

Big names include Jonathan Katz, Jessica Williams and Dana Gould.

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Arts & Books
Bridgetown Comedy Festival has announced its 2015 lineup. The big names include Jonathan Katz, the namesake of the early Comedy Central cult favorite Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, and Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams, Twitter's favorite choice to replace Jon Stewart.Former Last Comic Standing judge Andy Kindler, Simpsons writer Dana Gould, Neil Hamburger ...   More
 
Friday, February 27, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Bridgetown Picks From The Funniest 5

Last November, WW polled the local comedy community to determine this city’s top five comedians. Here are their weekend recommendations.


Comedy and Variety
Amy Miller: See Jesse Elias! Not that Jesse needs my help to convince people he’s a genius, but I think Jesse’s a genius. We started around the same time in San Francisco, and he was one of    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Don’t Tell This Joke

On the eve of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, here are hacky lines that should be banned.


Comedy and Variety
Have you heard the one about the beards? In the seven years since it was established, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has swelled into one of Portland’s best annual events. It’s a boozy four-d   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 WW Culture Staff

The 16 Funniest Things Said While We Were in the Room at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

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Arts & Books
"I feel like ironing boards are just surf boards that got practical and gave up on their dreams." —Aaron Weaver “I’m the queen of getting pregnant and then not having babies.” —Kristine Levine “Here’s a life hack for you guys: If you ever need to get your entire T-shirt and counter wet, wash a spoon.” —Tanner Hodgeson “Being sober in a nightclub is like being a journalist at ...   More
 
Monday, May 12, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Bridgetown Jokes's Diary: Saturday 10 May

Jokes from day three of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

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Arts & Books
WW writers file from the third day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Many of these comedians will perform again today: Check out the schedule and buy tickets here. Our day-by-day picks are here. Read jokes from day one here and from day two here. Drinks Consumed Yesterday: 4 ounces of Bulleit. 12 ounces of Stone IPA. 16 ounces of Olympia. 16 ounces of Budweiser. 16 ounces of Fort George 1811 ...   More
 
Sunday, May 11, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Bridgetown Jokes's Diary: Sunday 11 May

Jokes from the final day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

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Arts & Books
WW writers file from the final day of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Read jokes from day one here, day two here and day three here. Drinks consumed yesterday: 16 ounces of Bridgeport Trilogy 1. 32 ounces of Rainier. 8:10 pm. Hawthorne Theatre. Mary Mack: “I’ve been doing a lot of shows in L.A. because I was sick of people appreciating me for what is on the inside.” 8:15 pm. Hawthorne Theatre. ...   More
 
Monday, May 12, 2014 WW Culture Staff

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