Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1496-1-.html Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 On The Rebound - The Blazers broke our hearts. Are we ready to get back with the NBA’s hottest team? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21659-on_the_rebound_the_blazers_broke_our_hearts_are_we_ready_to_get_back_with_the_nbas_hottest_team.html Maybe it was when Kobe’s alley-oop to Shaq sealed Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals. Maybe it was when Greg Oden’s knee exploded for the third time or when Brandon Roy finally gro]]> MusicfestNW 2013: Brian Posehn - Can an alt-comedy fartiste finally grow up—at age 47? http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-21074-musicfestnw_2013_brian_posehn_can_an_alt_comedy_fartiste_finally_grow_up%E2%80%94at_age_47.html Brian Posehn has been earning a living making people laugh for more than two decades, primarily by telling fart jokes. Recently, though, Posehn has done something he once vowed to avoid: tell jo]]> The Second Season - The Blazers return to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2011. Here’s how they stay there. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22427-the_second_season_the_blazers_return_to_the_nba_playoffs_for_the_first_time_since_2011_heres_how_the.html Last weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers played the best game of their surprisingly good season. Their April 13 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors and their crazy-hot shooting guard Ste]]> Interview: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael - If Spike Lee has anything to do with it, Jerrod Carmichael will be standup comedy’s next superstar. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22698-interview_comedian_jerrod_carmichael_if_spike_lee_has_anything_to_do_with_it_jerrod_carmichael_will_.html 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]]> Hotseat: Brooks Wheelan - One year on SNL is plenty. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25314-hotseat_brooks_wheelan_one_year_on_snl_is_plenty.html Not very many people are both a biomedical engineer and a Saturday Night Live alum. In fact, Brooks Wheelan might be the only person on earth with both on his résumé.  Born and raised in Iowa]]> Top 5 Fall Comedy Picks - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25321-top_5_fall_comedy_picks_.html Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s She Said/She Said Tour Once called the future of comedy by Jay Leno, Cameron Esposito was named Comedian of the Year by Consequence of Sound, crowned N]]> Californication - One of Portland’s top comics is leaving for L.A. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25415-californication_one_of_portlands_top_comics_is_leaving_for_la.html Over the past few years, Portland has grown into a hotbed of standup comedy nights, but it still doesn’t have the paid gigs needed to carry a large roster of working comics. For that, there are basi]]>