Vanifest Destiny: Foot On The Gas

Dave Stone moved to L.A. and lived in a van to make his comedy career happen.


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Editor’s note: WW contributor Pete Cottell lives in a van. For two years, Dave Stone, an L.A.-based comedian performing at this weekend’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, also lived in a van. We    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Q&A: Maz Jobrani

The Iranian-born comedian and co-founder of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour talks about ethnic stereotypes, metal detectors and why he won't play a terrorist.

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Maz Jobrani is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. Born in Iran, his family moved to California when Jobrani was six. He got his standup start at the Comedy Store and has since become known for his bridge-building style of comedy that mines misconceptions about the Middle East. He’s appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

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

The Funniest 5

Meet Portland’s best standup comics, as chosen by their peers.


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Portland comedy shows often feel like house parties. Half the people know each other, and everyone else is bonding over $2 tall boys while griping about OkCupid skeezeballs and roommates who flo   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 WW Staff

All Jane No Dick: Days 2 and 3

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WW writer Mike Acker reports from days 2 and 3 of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick. Read his first post here.Who holds an all-female comedy festival on a full moon? That was a question posed by local comedy legend Susan Rice at Friday’s early show at the Alberta Rose Theater. Rice recently celebrated her 30th year as a professional stand-up comedian, and there was a rather poignant moment ...   More
 
Sunday, October 20, 2013 MIKE ACKER

All Jane No Dick: Moments From Day 1

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WW writer Mike Acker selects his top moments from the first night of all-female comedy festival All Jane No Dick, which kicked off yesterday. The festival continues through Sunday; check out the schedule here.1. Ten minutes into their opening set, Canadian improv comics Tegan Verheul and Sarah Szloboda (collectively known as Tegan and Sarah Improv) stop. In the midst of playing two sorority-sister ...   More
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Scene Setter

Newcomer Amy Miller explains Portland’s comedy booms and busts.


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Cat photos. Cat photos. Girls in yoga pants. Cat photos. Tupac shrine. Pizza. Purple weed. Arrested Development GIFs. Wait, what’s this on my Tumblr feed? Oh, it’s Beaverton-bred standup comic Ian   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Headout Picks: 8/21/13


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WEDNESDAY AUG. 21 NO AGE [MUSIC] Serving as an effective encapsulation of some of the best ideas coming out of L.A.’s underground punk scene in the past five years, this basement-dwelling duo    More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Q&A: Ron Funches

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All good things, it seems, must eventually move to Hollywood: Ron Funches, one of Portland's best standup comics, is taking his talents to Los Angeles next month. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, the 29-year-old comedian relocated to Oregon to escape persecution for being "the only brother on the block into bumping Alanis Morrisette." Juxtaposing a disarmingly childlike demeanor with jokes ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Mock Star

Carrie Brownstein is making fun of you.


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In her 10 years as a Portlander, Carrie Brownstein has been many things: a guitarist, an actress, a blogger, an advertising writer, a dog trainer and, most recently, the creator of a TV series...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 AARON MESH

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