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Fresh Meat: Curtis Cook

The Ohio-raised comedian, writer and co-host of Black By Popular Demand 2.


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Editor’s note: Welcome to Fresh Meat, in which Portland comic Amy Miller interviews newcomers about their hopes and dreams and the foodstuffs from their native lands that Portland fails to prepa   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Green Room: Eric Wareheim


Comedy and Variety
If you’re an aficionado of Adult Swim, you know Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But the comedy duo’s lo-fi aesthetics and sense of retro-futurist dread are familiar to anyone who’s stayed   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Hotseat: Ryan Sickler

The CrabFeast co-host goes from Baltimore to Beverly Hills.


Comedy and Variety
Many standup comedians aspire to that vaunted everyman shtick. Few truly attain it. And even fewer pull it off while still offering shrewd insight into our daily struggles to get by. Ryan Sick   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Interview: The Weird and Wonderful Emo Philips

Oh, The Humanity.


Comedy and Variety
Last May’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival didn’t lack for jaw-dropping moments. But none quite compared to a one-liner—not even a complete sentence—from Emo Philips. On the Doug Fir stage du   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

A Comedy Dance Party With Kyle Mizono

Jokes, jigs and boozy squirt guns.


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Comedian Kyle Mizono wants to dance with you. And she wants to do it in the dim, clown art-filled environs of Funhouse Lounge, with the looming threat of being drenched in booze by comedians wie   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Interview: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael

If Spike Lee has anything to do with it, Jerrod Carmichael will be standup comedy’s next superstar.


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Very few Spike Lee joints are comedy. Fewer still are comedy specials. In fact, until this year, the only one was 2000’s The Original Kings of Comedy, which made Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertain   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MIKE ACKER

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

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.


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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

Beyond the Badger

YouTube legend Randall made a career for himself post-Honey Badger fame. Now he plays guidance counselor for other memes.


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In early 2011, a mysterious man, identifying himself only as “Randall,” posted a video to YouTube. A dubbed-over National Geographic segment on honey badgers, The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger fea   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 LAURA HANSON

Little Bit Helps

Kristine Levine serves budding comics with constructive criticism.


Comedy and Variety
The diplomatic version is that Kristine Levine is not a huge fan of comedy open-mic nights. But anyone who knows Levine, a blue-collar East Portland comedienne whose last appearance in these pag   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
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