BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013 PERFORMERS

He improvised and requested for topics to riff on. Bridgetown Comedy Festival helps grow city’s comedy scene”. What venues is the festival using this year? Moshe Kasher, in particular, is going to own the hearts and minds of Portland one of these days. What a blast this show was. It turned out to be magic. The festival was born in after then Portland comics Matt Braunger and Andy Wood struck up a conversation with fan Kimberly Brady, who was attending a performance at the Towne Lounge. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Watts and his band released five albums.

Thanks to our Sponsors: Curious Comedy Playas of Portland had the challenging task of opening for Theme Park and they scored laugh after laugh from the supportive crowd. His laid-back and confident delivery makes him a local crowd favorite. This year’s fest runs April ; tickets go on sale around noon today, along with the official release of the lineup, but organizer Andy Wood was kind enough to give us a sneak peek at this year’s headliners. Photo courtesy of thedalaivato twitter. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Ben Jacobsen Kristofor Lofgren.

Do certain shows forbid late admittance? I’m not sure, but it happened. There are plenty of reasons for this—hardworking local comics, pop culture’s renewed interest in standup—but the Bridgetown Comedy Fest deserves a slice of the credit for helping stir excitement and visibility around comedy in Portland.

Did I mention that I was wholly vindicated?

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Robert Popper, reaching into his prankster repertoire, did something really fun as he orchestrated a live crank call to the Governor Hotel. He’s one of the fathers of quote-unquote alternative comedy, in the sense that it’s basically creating a thing where you can be funny on your own terms. Glass playfully and ironically cajoled the drunkard for a bit before booting him into orbit. His laid-back and confident delivery makes him a local crowd favorite.

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This wristband is what grants admission to shows, and must be worn at all times.

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He improvised and requested for topics to riff on. The complete lineup of performers is here. After the memorable Reggie Watts closed, Braunohler handed out a few autographed posters to the crowd and closed it out. Kamau Bell on FX.

Like Lance Bangsat that point, I only wanted to immerse myself in the culture of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and be an observer. One thing is for certain — they’re not showing up at the April 23—26 event looking for a big paycheck.

Now we’ve got a legitimate comedy venue in Helium, at least one or two great touring comics swing by every month, and every bar in town seems to have a local comedy showcase. Also, a special Blogtown congratulations to Mercury contributors Ian Karmel and Alex Falcone for snagging spots in bridhetown fest. Not to criticize but Space Camp was a safe and dull choice.

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Moshe Kasher, in particular, is going to own the hearts and minds of Portland one performegs these days. It was quite the contrary, in my mind, I was playing Improv John Stockton and dishing out a comedy assist by offering up the roast-worthy bridgetowm of Kardashian.

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So I bought a festival pass. Comedian Tone Bell was raised in Decatur, Georgia. The Bridgetown Comedy Festival runs April He currently tours around the country performing at colleges and clubs. How the fastest-growing comedy festival in the country snuck into Portland,” Willamette Week Apr. The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is a stand-up comedy festival located in the Hawthorne district of Portland, Oregon every spring, featuring standup comedy showcases, live podcasts, bridgetoan discussions and improv comedy.

Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. For more details about this year’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Portland stand-up comic, mainstage cast member at Curious Comedy Theater: Photo courtesy of thedalaivato twitter.

Once a show has sold out, you will not be able to enter. If anything unites Bridgetown’s roster of out-of-town stars like Janeane Garofalo and up-and-coming local hopefuls, it’s comedy for comedy’s sake.

Anthony Lopez is an alum of the festival. Todd Glassthe most experienced comedian of the festival week, closed out the night. Mercury Ticketing Buy tickets to events around Portland. We ended up, by chance, seeing Reggie perform at the next two shows after Kurt Tub. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from July Articles with permanently dead external links Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: MercPerks Great deals on local businesses.

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