Hotseat: Shane Torres

The soon-to-depart comedian on why he's petrified about New York City, brunch with Whitney Streed and how Portland comics need to work harder.

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Arts & Books
It’s a sad day in Portland comedy. Standup stalwart Shane Torres is decamping for New York City. Torres, who was runner-up in WW’s Funniest 5 poll last year, has been a rock in Portland’s comedy landscape since 2007. The Texas-raised comedian (and self-described "Native American Meatloaf impersonator") has witnessed the scene grow from poorly attended, anything-goes open-mic nights to packed, ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 MIKE ACKER

Shane Torres

A Texas-born comedian becomes Portland’s funniest person.


Comedy and Variety
Nearly seven years ago, comedian Shane Torres thought the best joke in his arsenal was the first one he’d ever written. Apparently the open-mic patrons at the Hungry Tiger Too didn’t think n   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

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