Funny Knows Funny

We asked past Funniest 5 comics to pick what’s best at this year’s Bridgetown.

Comedy and Variety
Nathan BrannonIMAGE: Inger Klekacz7 Minutes in Purgatory at Doug Fir Lounge, 7 pm Saturday. $20.  Ian Abramson created this show, where comedians do their standup set in a soundproof room to   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Hotseat: Kristine Levine

After 15 years in standup, Portland's doyenne of blue-collar comedy records her first album.


Arts & Books
As Portland's doyenne of blue-collar comedy, Kristine Levine has a way of cracking jokes—whether about her fat kids or about finding dead bodies in the jack shack—that's both brassy and delightful. In 15 years of doing standup, though, she's never recorded an album. That changes this Saturday, Oct. 4, when Levine takes the Funhouse stage for two back-to-back shows. Levine, who landed in the ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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

Portland Comedy Community Prepares to Roast the Mustard Man

Comedian Mark Kikel, who once drank a bottle of mustard on The Tonight Show, is getting razzed tonight.


Arts & Books
Do you know the Mustard Man? If you count yourself a member of the Portland comedy community, you probably do. For the last 30 years, Mark Kikel has hosted open mics and booked shows for Portland comedians, even at times when the going was slow and comics couldn’t find places to practice and perform their craft. “It sounds like I’m waxing philosophical,” says Portland comic Kristine Levine, ...   More
Thursday, June 5, 2014 LAURA HANSON


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