5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 503-477-9477, curiouscomedy.org.

Over a decade ago, Curious Comedy's founders managed to kickstart a floundering Portland comedy scene with a true diversity of age, race, gender and, especially, format. Their emphasis on improv still turns heads in a standup-centric town, and after investing in state-of-the-art video equipment, their live-streamed sets have won fans around the globe.