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Alejandro is a show producer / comedian based in Philadelphia. He is the creator of the web series “Sadulous” and rap battle game show “Eat Your Beats,” which celebrated five years of live performances in August of 2019. He has been featured as a standup comedian at Helium Comedy Club, Punch Line Philly, and Good Good Comedy Theatre.
Alli Coleman, a New Jersey native, has spend the last few years challenging the conservative notion of comedy in South. A cerebral wit compliments a stage presence that is quirky and engaging. Coleman takes on topics from general observation and molds them into extreme left turns disguised as sharp visualization in mindfulness and storytelling. Coleman headlines regularly has featured for a long list of comedians throughout various venues in the South such as: Rich Vos, Brian Reagan, and the Lucas Bros.
Allyson Koplin is a Texan turned Oregonian, nurse turned podcaster, and most notably, La Croix-lover turned Diet Coke addict. Allyson and bestie, Hannah Eather, spent too many hours watching true crime documentaries until finally realizing it was time to make our own true crime podcast. Dumb and Busted is the lazier version of that wherein deep-diving case details is replaced by the hosts' opinion-based speculation and exhaustive investigations give way to jokes...mostly jokes.
Alyssa Al-Dookhi is an Arab American comedian, writer and game show host living in Philadelphia. Alyssa grew up in the sweltering luxury of Kuwait and attended college in the frozen tundra of Kalamazoo, Michigan. However, it is in the city of Brotherly Love that Alyssa found comedy, honed her sharp wit and cultivated her laid back, stoner style.
She produces and hosts the popular Good Good Comedy game shows “Eat Your Beats!” and “Make Up Or Break Up.” You can also catch her showing her passion for public television as membership talent on WHYY. She performed at the 2018 and was featured at the 2019 Women in Comedy Festival presented by HBO.
Amanda Lynn Deal
Amanda Lynn Deal is a Portland comic by way of Chicago where she studied improv at The Second City and Produced/Performed there for 4 years before moving back to the great PNW. She currently runs two weekly open-mics in Portland. Mondays at the Haymaker and Sundays and Schmizza Pub and Grub. She also runs a weekly Wednesday showcase at Orchards Tap in Vancouver, WA.
Originally from Ipswich, UK. Angela is unapologetically shameless. You can find her performing all over LA - The Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club, The Haha Comedy Club etc.
Anne Zander is a performer, writer and producer (Le Why Not Productions) in Portland, OR. She studied clowning at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London (MA Theatre Lab) and has been improvising comedy for over a decade. Her resident show, Dear Diary, plays at Kickstand Comedy every 2nd Thursday. Her solo show, JUICEBOX, debuted at the 2019 Fertile Ground Festival to rave response.
Ariana is a Chicago native and excellent kisser. She produces Chicago's Thoughts & Beers showcase and has been seen at Zanies, The Comedy Bar, and the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Ariana is the lead singer of ridiculous-rock band Titty Citty and has seen all 15 seasons of NBC's critically-acclaimed medical drama, ER.
Ariel Evans is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian. She got her start in her hometown, Seattle, WA. She has performed for audiences all over the country; including the Charm City Comedy Festival in Baltimore, "Last Comix Standing" at the Comix Mohegan Sun (CT), and the Beast Village Comedy Festival in Iowa. She was a semi-finalist in the She-Devil Comedy Competition in New York City. Ariel produces sold-out comedy shows in both Seattle, WA and Brooklyn, NY. She hosts multiple shows weekly for Laughing Buddha Comedy. Ariel describes her comedy as "social commentary with family baggage."
Avalon is a Portland-based comedy person and all-around art weirdo. In addition to co-hosting Forgotten Fantasies, he hosts and produces BooHaHa: a funny podcast about scary stories and tangents.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Ben Harkins is a Portland based comic. His unsweetened wisdom and deadpan delivery have made him an audience favorite throughout the PNW. His irreverent material attacks everything from the cost of groceries to the extinction of species. He's performed on Bridgetown Comedy festival, SF Sketchfest and opened for Matt Braunger, Baron Vaughn and Ian Karmel.
Bobby Higley turns anxiety, depression, and PTSD into comedy Gold." - Stranger Magazine
Bobby Higley is wild eyed, sassy, gay-ex-Mormon, middle child of 7. Fashionable, dark, & deeply irreverent. Picture abused gender-bent Martha Stuart. Played by a Sassy Stoner Twink, post-prison. Bobby's been a participant of both the Midwest and Portland Queer Comedy Festivals, Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, as well as the Altercations festival in Austin.
The regularly features & headlines in the PNW & has opened for Sandra Valls, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Derek Sheen, Sabrina Jalees, & BenDeLaCreme. He also runs the successful traveling Kink/Consent comedy show "Safeword" & Gutter Twink Productions.
Bobby is also a recurring personality on Cut Casting, and his Youtube videos have gotten over 36 million views.
Bryan Bixby's the comic your grandmother's mortified she laughed at. His punchline-heavy adult comedy keeps the laughs rolling at a rapid-fire pace. Bixby is a regular at Harvey’s Comedy Club, opening for acts such as Mo Mandel and Eddie Ifft. He was one of Helium Comedy Club's New Faces. A finalist in Portland's Funniest Person contest. Finalist in the Western Oregon Comedy Competition. Named Helium's Dirty Dozen Roast Battle Champion (2017). Winner of Joking Bad: Dirtiest Comic Competition (2018). Co-producer/host of Starving For Laughs: a comedy show benefiting Oregon Food Bank. He's been featured in the Point Break Comedy Festival and the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival.
Caroline M Smith
Caroline Smith is a comedian, photographer, writer, and dance instructor, who resides in Portland, OR with a knock-off Maine Coon cat named Sweetpea.
Local Portland silly person. He likes making you laugh.
Carolyn Main is the host of Pitch Please! The Game of the sixty second Screen Play! Four Contestants pitch competing screenplays, fast! Based on an illustrated deck of movie cliches.
Chad Johnson has taken every chance he's had to get on a microphone since he was welcomed into Salem comedy, November 2013. From weekly open mics to showcases anywhere between Portland and Eugene, Chad tackles the perils of being a young, unequipped father while using his time on stage as a chance to poke at the gray areas of life.
Chase Anderson has been doing stand up comedy around Portland for 4 years. Where most comics harness their comedic powers from the sun, Chase harnesses his powers from the wind. He’s been referred to as “a warm breeze of humor” by his peers. He lives off of a diet of mostly shellfish, can hold his breath for over an hour and sleeps for 16 to 18. hours per day.
Chase Brockett grew up in Bakersfield, CA, where being tiny and asthmatic forced him to become funny. After growing taller and ditching his inhaler, he moved to Southern California where he would begin performing all over the west coast. His comedy explores a variety of topics such as family, relationships, politics, science, and general life weirdness. His smart and endearingly frustrated comedic style fits well with any audience. Described as ‘America’s nephew’, his affable charm has delighted crowds all over the world. He currently resides in Portland, OR where he produces 'Dead Comics Society' and 'One More Round' at Rogue Brewery.
Chelsea Burns is a comedian, writer, and improviser in Portland, OR. She's created dozens of memes for Cracked.com and wrote an article that was featured on their 'Viral on Cracked' list. In 2018 she performed at the HIGHlarious Comedy Festival in Seattle, WA and the NW Women's Comedy Festival in Springfield, OR.
Chelsea is the producer and co-host of Comedy: The Musical, a show where a comedian tells jokes, then the musical improvisers create songs inspired by their punchlines.
As one of the youngest rising comedians in Portland, Chris Johnson has been featured in comedy clubs all over the Northwest. Nowadays he storms onto every stage with a heavy arsenal of quips and jabs at his parents, his relationships, anime, and of course, the surplus of caucasity that surrounds him in his everyday life.
Chris Khatami is a podcaster, comedian, and Persian based out of Portland. He tells jokes all over the West Coast, and has performed at Portland Podcast Festival, Undertow Comedy Festival, Rose City Comic Con and Sacramento Podcast Festival.
He hosts a podcast called Spec Script, where a funny person writes an episode of a TV show they have never seen. It’s real good and you should check it out!
D Martin Austin
D MARTIN AUSTIN is a writer, comedian, & accidental activist living in Portland, OR. They have been a regular contributor to The Portland Mercury, Associate Producer for Portland Queer Comedy Festival, & work closely with radically queer and sex positive organizations like SPEEC (Sex Positive Education & Event Center). They are a social critic with the ass of an equine goddess.
Dalia started comedy in London, UK, where she first started honing her silly, playful, and sometimes dark material in major clubs and festivals all over the country. Her warm and conspiratorial stage presence and punchy writing helped her progress quickly and gain favor with reviewers. Her comedy was broadcast on BBC Radio, and she also performed at Live' Nation's Latitude Festival, the Brighton Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including a full run with Christian Knowles Productions’ Lunchtime Special show. She has also performed in Canada, Ireland, including Live Nation's Electric Picnic Festival, as well as in Egypt where her family is from, including Egypt’s first ever Cairo Comedy Festival.
Since moving back to her home state of CA she has appeared in the Desi Comedy Fest, QueenFest, the New Urbanism Film Festival, Sacramento FemmeFest, and SF Sketchfest twice. She produces and host her own shows Interruption Show at the All Out Comedy Theater in the SF Bay Area and at the Comedy Palace in San Diego, and Ground Floor at Oeno Vino in LA. She took Interruption Show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, where it received a glowing review from the UK’s Funny Women.
Dan Weber grew up in Tillamook Oregon, or as he calls it, Alabama By The Sea. Having always wanted to do comedy, he waited a mere 24 years to start. The intervening time wasn’t a total waste, as it provided him with a wealth of material to draw from.
Dan talks on stage about all the topics you are supposed to never discuss in polite company.
From San Gabriel Valley, I got my start in comedy in Covina, California and over the last 3 years have been gaining momentum in the Los Angeles Comedy scene.
Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV weatherman who lives in San Francisco. Drew is a regular at the San Francisco Punch Line, has worked with Steve Byrne, Dov Davidoff, Jimmy Pardo and Nicole Byer and more, and has appeared at comedy festivals such as SF Sketchfest, Gilda’s Laughfest and the Asheville Comedy Festival. Drew also created the popular show, “I Think I’d Be Good At That” where a person who has never done standup before headlines a comedy show, which has also been featured as part of SF Sketchfest.
I am Eddie, a local Portlannd come dian, and I am originally from Taiwan. I talk about American culture shock from a modest Taiwanese dude's perspective and my journey in America!.
Elizabeth Teets is a Portland based Writer, Comedian and Fashionista. She is the host of Queens of Hollywood on X-Ray Fm and producer of the Women In Comedy series Isn't She Great at the Hollywood Theater. She has been featured at The Oregon Fringe Festival, Cream City Comedy Festival and the TBS National College Comedy Competition. Her writing can be found at The Hard Times, Bunny Years and YesClash. You can follow her on Twitter @elizabethteets but you should really try @elteets on Instagram because that's where the outfits are.
Jewish dog owner and professional woman Emma Jonas loves to make the uncomfortable funny with -- oh, she's the Jewish one, by the way. Not the dog. Dogs don't have religious beliefs, as far as we know. But they would look adorable in a yarmulke. What were we talking about? Right - Emma's comedy explores life's frustrating conundrums, like why boys think periods are yucky and how to stay positive when you just can't handle how advanced marijuana has become. She has worked with greats like Kate Willett, Jessa Reed, Myq Kaplan, Billy Wayne Davis, David Huntsberger, and more.
Emmett Montgomery is a Seattle based comedian and storyteller and has been voted by the readers of Seattle Weekly as Seattle's Best Comic 2015, 2017 and 2018 (it wasn't a category in 2017) and was one of the top 100 on season 9 of NBCs Last Comic Standing. Emmett believes that the best comedy is based in community, kindness and weirdness and produces, hosts and curates the comedy showcase Joketellers Union at Clockout Lounge on Wdnesdays, the experimental basement show The Magic Hat ay the Rendezvous on Mondays, and the celebrated variety show Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery at Annex Theatre every first Sunday of the month. In addition to stand-up he enjoys doing neat things like telling sad stories on podcasts, giving color commentary at indie pro wrestling shows, teaching storytelling and public speaking workshops for the formerly homeless and putting on footie pajamas with Santa Claus faces for feet and educating people about the fun nightmare of Christmas as Sugar Plum Gary for his critically acclaimed cosmic horror holiday show. Mr. Montgomery lives in Seattle with his wife, who is beautiful and his 13 year old daughter who is an elderly chihuahua.
Geoff Parks has been doing comedy in Portland and Salem for 8 years, with a podcast called "Geoff Needs Something To Do" to his name (returning soon question mark?) and meme curation skills that are the envy of weird people everywhere. He can be funny sometimes, also, which seems relevant. Always looking for tabletop games.
Grace Jung is a stand-up comedian based in Los Angeles. She has performed at clubs across the US, Europe and Asia including Carolines on Broadway, Flappers Comedy Club, and the Ice House.
Hayley Beacon is a Bay Area native, standup comedian, and writer. As a comedian, she has featured at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Laughing Devil NY, Motor City Comedy Fest, and SF Sketchfest. Fully acknowledging that she sounds like a pathological liar, Hayley's material is honestly sourced from real life experiences. If you’re into defensive millennial material, cliche sassiness, and pop-sociology references, you’ll love her. If not, your Berniecrat aunt probably will. Currently Hayley co-produces four showcases: Hourglass Comedy, Line of Fire Comedy, Big Mood Comedy, and Don’t Tell Comedy East Bay.
Hannah Eather grew up in the Seattle area and migrated her way south to Portland ten years ago...BEFORE it was cool to move here, duh. After retiring from her career of alcoholism, she reunited with her dear friend and co-host, Allyson Koplin through their shared love of chain smoking and hanging out in fast food parking lots for the holidays. Hannah sparked a love for podcasts which got her and Allyson thinking how they create a mind-blowing podcast of their own. 2 years later (gestation period in podcast years), DUMB AND BUSTED WAS BORN.
Heidi Brander is an award-winning writer for three of Canada’s most popular comedy series: 22 Minutes, Baroness Von Sketch Show and Still Standing. She has performed at Boston's Women In Comedy Festival, the Halifax Pop Explosion, and Toronto's Women in Comedy Fest. Her debut album "Big Shiny Jokes" went to number one on iTunes and is in rotation on Sirius XM Radio. Her other accolades include a 2012 Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Stand-Up Newcomer, and a 1994 win over Ryan Gosling in an elementary school lip-sync competition.
I’m your pal Hunter.
iris Jean Gorman
Comedian, Dog creep, semi-person -Iris Gorman has worked at Harvey's Comedy Club and Helium Comedy Club. She has also been featured on local shows around Portland. Follow her on Instagram @irisisacreep
Jake Silberman is a Portland based stand up, recently voted “Portland’s Funniest Person” by the Willamette Week. He is a regular feature at Helium and Harvey’s comedy clubs, where he has opened for, amongst others, Adam Cayton-Holland, Norm Macdonald, and Kyle Kinane. He has also featured at the Liquid Laughs Comedy Club in Boise, ID, and performed on the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival. When not performing, he worries about why he’s not performing.
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s, chances are James Bosquez has a joke tailor made for you. His nostalgic brand takes snarky references mixed with everyday life to make his comedy both a relatable and unique experience. Originally from Texas, James now makes his home in Portland, Oregon where they don't have good Mexican food.
Jamie Carbone is a comedian whose lifetime of nerdy experiences and faking adulthood have helped him find a voice for himself, originally in West Virginia, then Chicago, now Portland. He has been a featured performer for showcases and festivals across the country, including Boston's Thunderfest and Phoenix's Bird City Comedy Festival, and is a past winner of West Virginia's Last Comic Standing. In Chicago he has helped create showcases like Stupid Smart Comedy and Snack Attack, and is still long-distance producing Slide Into Your DMs, a show that combines comedy with the random dice rolls and magical encounters of Dungeons and Dragons. He spends his free time making jokes about Frasier on Twitter @ThiccSonice
Jared Richard is an improviser, comedian, producer, writer, and director. He also enjoys tennis. He is one of the owners of Capitol City Theater in Salem,OR and has performed with comedians such as Brian Posehn, Myq Kaplan, Sara Schaefer, and other various names to impress you. He has also performed all over the west coast and even did an open mic in Australia! The only thing more impressive than this bio, is of course the fact that Jared was able to write this many words.
Jaren George was born and raised in New York City, is a comedian now living in Portland, OR. Performed in shows mostly around the Northwest, 2019 DC Comedy Festival, and SF Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival. He just wants you (the audience) to be engaged and feed off his intensely high charismatic ways. Jaren's style for jokes can only be described as "energetic storytelling" with a second main entree of "Ah, I see what he did there" because he spoils you. He will bring you unconventional humor and twists. Jaren simultaneously runs a show in Portland called Optimism and co-hosts a show called Comedy: The Musical. You can catch him doing shows around Portland. Your cat adores him.
Jason Anderson is most well known for not getting his grandmother to stop talking about that one time he was on WeTV’s Bridezillas in 2008. A standup comic who's writing has been described as "brilliant" by the Washington Post and as "I don't get it" by his grandmother. In order to appease his grandmother, he made an appearance on HBO’s Silicon Valley. Upon hearing this news, his grandmother was quoted as saying, “What valley?” Jason tours clubs nationwide and has been featured on the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, the Tower City Comedy Festival and the San Diego Comedy Festival. He's been a regular commentator on TMZ since 2017, has appeared on ABC, was JackFM’s Comic of the Month, and is in the 2018 feature film Traffik, with Omar Epps and Paula Patton, playing the key role of “Guy on Drugs in Nightclub.”
His grandmother wishes he would appear on Bridezillas more often.
Jason Lamb is the co-host and producer of Minority Retort, the NW’s premier standup comedy show featuring people of color. He’s also the host of the Minority Retort radio show, which airs Friday mornings on XRAY.FM, co-founder of the Portland Podcast Festival, co-producer of The Blackonteurs, the all Black/African-American storytelling show and the writer of numerous unpublished comic books and unproduced screenplays.
Jenna Vesper is a Portland based comic who is a high energy, crass, hardworking, loud divorced/queer/chubby/hairy slut who loves jokes about her dead parents!
Recently awarded ‘Best Comedian’ in the Willamette Week Jenna produces Portland favorite Comic Strip every last Friday of the month. She also produces/hosts SMUT, Disowned The Show, a bachelor recap podcast called Date Card Pod, and is the associate Producer of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival now in its fourth year. She was a Semi-finalist in Queerspace Magazines Outstanding Queer Comedy Competition and has graced the stages of All Jane comedy festival, Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, HAHA Harvest Festival, and Point Break Comedy & Meatball Festival.
Validate her on all social media platforms @jennawithasmile
‘Seriously, give Jenna validation. She really needs this right now.’ - Jenna’s therapist
John Morris Ross
John Morris Ross IV is a Sacramento/San Francisco based comedian who is ready to share his life with you. The twice married & divorced, former Pentecostal Christian, father of four, son of two (heroin-addicts) has a few unique stories to tell and perspectives to share. "(Ross) Shatters the boundaries of personal-information discomfort," is what Submerge magazine said about him. And they were right about that. Here's a few more things about John. - The Comedians Call It! 51 Great Comics Tell Us Who Will Be the Next Big Thing in 2019, Semi-Finalist - Comedy Central's Up Next Search 2013, Semi-Finalist - Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketch Fest, Host of the long running STAB! Podcast Panel Show
Jono Gindhart is a Portland Oregon braised Stand up Comic, originally from PHX Arizona.
His dry clinical wit snaps like a whip and shakes like a beaver tail. His jokes range from serious to silly and dirty to absurd. He can work clean, but by day gets paid to perform acts of a sexual nature, so no material restrictions is preferable. His on stage presence feels like a magic Elvis lives behind his eyes, and his friendly calm demeanor can instantaneously snap into an honest to god fire. The New York Times calls him: “an amateur comic you can watch if you’re near comedy open mics in Portland Oregon, if you want.” His subject matter ranges from his love of enjoying hating pet peeves, to other funny things, to facts about how he developed Stockholm Syndrome from his boxer shorts.
Creator/ Producer/ Co-Host of Starving For Laughs; A stand up Comedy charity show designed to raise money for local communities/ food banks.
Co-Producer/ Co-Host of Synchro-Niss-With-Me; Part Comedy show, part comedy adventure.
Co-Host of The Good, The Bad And The Funny; A weekly show with a traditional format, featuring the best local, national and international stand up comics coming through the Specific Northwest.
Juliet is a queer comedian in Portland making waves with her sassy gender talk. She has appeared in The Gay Agenda, SMUT, Brown Bag Comedy, Synchro-Niss with Me, and is a semi-regular contributor to Spec Script. She also organizes events at What the Gender F*@k!
Justin Cousson is an ethnically ambiguous comedy human who can't figure out what to do with his hair. The Maryland-born comedian has been praised by Reggie Watts in Billboard Magazine for his "shoddy, abstract, very cool" comedy sets, which were a mainstay of several long-running stand-up variety shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. He's shared stages with Patton Oswalt, Demetri Martin, Maria Bamford, Judah Friedlander, and numerous others, and his work, which includes stand-up, multimedia comedy, several prominent feuds, and the roommate-shaming faux-art installation Passive-Aggressive Art Gallery, has been featured in Buzzfeed, Esquire, the Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post, and Food and Wine Magazine for some reason.
Highly animated and contemplative, Kandyce is a joy to watch. She was a semi-finalist in the World Series of comedy and has since performed in comedy festivals all over the country.
Originally from Cleveland, OH - Chris mixes his antagonistic sense of humor with a Midwest friendliness. A second place finish in the 2014 Cleveland Comedy Festival helped Chris gain traction in the world of stand-up comedy. He has also written for publications including The Hard Times and Waiting for Next Year.
Kat Buckley is a comedian hiding from Tampa Florida in Portland Oregon. She is a writer for Late Night Special, a scripted weekly comedy show at Curious Comedy Theater, and writes daily on her Twitter where she has over 27,000 followers.
Kat is the co-founder of the Point Break Comedy & Meatball Sammich Festival, and has been a part of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, the Highlarious Comedy Festival and has been mutinied out of multiple improv troupes.
Lars Soderlund is a likeable, aging performer who makes green smoothees for breakfast and can’t stop eating tortilla chips. He’s a teacher of English, and his philosophy is that you should treat everyone nicely so they don’t show up later with a gun. He’s been featured on comedy shows in Eugene, Salem, and Portland, and hopes you can make it to this show; it’s going to be really fun.
Lee Cox is a comic trying to live in Portland. His dry, dark humor has allowed him to open for international headliners Tig Notaro and Kyle Kinane, as well as ruin many first dates.
Mary Jane French
Mary Jane French is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Richmond, VA. She has opened for Cameron Esposito, Rory Scovel, Brandie Posey, and Sara Schaefer. She has performed on festivals across the country including the Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Charm City Comedy Festival, The Bechdel Test Festival, The All Jane Comedy Festival and Baltimore XFest. In 2018 Thrillist.com named Mary Jane the best undiscovered comedian from Virginia.
Michael is a champion of all good bad film & archivist of odd video. He produces & hosts the retro revue comedy shows Forgotten Fantasies & VHS Vengeance and spends most his time yearning for yesteryear.
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Michael Phelps is a comedian, musician, and producer who has been questioning the world around him since the day he could think. Drawing from personal experiences, Phelps uses energetic stories to examine social order, politics, and the absurdities of everyday life. Phelps is a host and producer of The CAST IRON Comedy Showcase in SW Portland. He was featured in the Point Break Comedy and Meatball Sammich Fest 2019 and is part of the dream team behind Portland’s Ha Ha Harvest Fest 2019. Though Phelps will occasionally advocate for toppling capitalism through class warfare, he ultimately wants to have fun, watch basketball, and bring joy to the world.
Mitch Mitchell (pronouns he/him; they/them if you're nasty) is a trans/queer comedian and story teller originally from San Diego, California. Shortly after moving to Seattle in 2014 he face-planted into the stand up comedy scene. Mitch has won Queer Peace Magazine's Outstanding Queer Comic Competition, best of Bawdy Story Telling Seattle, and regularly features on local show cases and LGBTQ+ fundraising events. His mom thinks he’s funny.
Winner: Best of Bawdy Storytelling--Seattle (2019)
Winner: Queer Space Magazine’s Outsanding Comic Competition (2019)
Featured Performer: Gender is a Joke; a Fundraiser for GASS (2017, 2018, 2019) in Seattle
Featured Performer at They/Them Festival in Seattle (2019)
Featured Story Teller at Bawdy Storytelling--Seattle (2018)
Featured Story Teller at Slant Stories in Portland (2018)
Naomi Fitter escaped from Ohio at the age of 22 and is now in training to be a Jewish mother. Her soothing midwestern voice has been described as "sexy," "librarian-like," and "nearly inaudible." When she's not telling jokes, she spends time creating our future robot overlords.
Once described "as if a Juggalo founded a ska band".
Florida woman without the meth addiction. Olivia Searcy is a stand-up comedian who has been performing stand-up weekly since 2013 and mostly performs in the South and along the Gulf Coast. She is a co-founder of the Pensacola Comedy group Back Porch Comedy and also hosts her own monthly showcase at local bar Chizuko. Her comedy can be described as self-deprecating, observational, and storytelling. When it comes to storytelling, these stories range from how the cops showed up to her parents house once because they thought she was kidnapped (as an adult) to her recently crashing a ribbon cutting event at a retirement home with a friend because she was broke and wanted free food and champagne. She has shared the stage with/opened for the likes of Dave Stone (Squidbillies, Last Comic Standing, Boogie Man Podcast with Kyle Kinane), Myq Kaplan (Netflix), Shane Mauss (HBO, TBS, Comedy Central), Kristine Levine (Portlandia), Ben Kronberg (Last Comic Standing), Ryan Niemiller (American’s Got Talent), Cliff Cash (Comedy Central, Sirius XM), Jessica Michelle Singleton, Mo Alexander and other well known touring comics.
Pam Benjamin has been the Director of Mutiny Radio since 2013. She earned her MA (Fiction) '10 and MFA (Poetry) '12 from SFSU. She's has two novels and over 50 poems published both nationally and internationally and host 6 podcasts with 12 hours weekly live on air. Pam has been performing stand up comedy all over the US since 2011 and produces a weekly comedy showcase every Friday 8pm at Mutiny Radio. Listen to her and all the other wonderful free speech programming at www.mutinyradio.fm.
Hey! I’m a disgruntled Social worker by day and a bi-racial queer comic by night, bringing my identities and ridiculous hand gestures to the stage. My favorite shows to do are benefits for community causes. also I’m cheap so I know we’re going to have a good time. ❤️
Rebecca Leib is a comedian and writer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin whose writing has been seen on NBC, Disney, ID, VICE/Pulse TV, Buzzfeed, and in Reductress, The Rumpus, LAWEEKLY, ThoughtCatalog, Art Etc and Beautiful/Decay, to name a few. She performs stand up and storytelling all over the country, including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, UCBLA, UCBeast,and at her own show, "Haunted" that she hosts and produces at The Dynasty Typewriter. She currently writes on James Patterson's "Murder Is Forever" on the ID channel, and has a comedy podcast called "Ghost Town" about the world's abandoned and mysterious places. She is managed by Persons Unknown and repped by William Morris Endeavor.
Riley Mccarthy is a kind, queer, sober, punk from Wisconsin. He was a finalist in 2018s Portlands Funniest Person and was named one of Portland Mercury's Undisputed Geniuses of Comedy the same year. Riley balances earnest material about mental health and politics, with whimsical flights of fancy.
Sarah Ranney is a San Francisco based comedian from New Jersey. As cohost, she adds her special blend of snark, wit, and wicked vulnerability to the podcast In a Word. As a writer, she brings that same raw energy to Killing My Lobster, San Francisco’s premier sketch comedy group. Sarah’s brand of sharp, dark, and deliciously smart humor is as refreshing as it is entertaining. She keeps panache and wit in her pocket, and sometimes chocolate, which, like her comedy is dark, but not completely bitter.
Shain Brenden is a comedian, writer and actor living in Portland, Oregon. He was named an “Undisputable Genius of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury and finished in the top 3 of the Portland’s Funniest Person Contest in 2019. He was also named one of Willamette Weekly’s Funniest Five Comedians in 2018. He’s performed in the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, Memphis Comedy Festival, and the NW Black Comedy Festival. You can catch him performing regularly at Helium Comedy Club and he also hosts a weekly comedy show called Dough. A University of Memphis alumni, Shain’s proudest moment was throwing a half-eaten corn dog at Eli Manning during a University of Memphis vs. Ole Miss game in 2003. He's sneaker game is unflappable.
Shane Hosea is a podcaster, game designer and performer from Forest Grove Oregon (but he usually tells people he's from Portland). He had a long running podcast about capitalism called The Hosea Hustle, is a co-producer on Spec Script, and is the designer of Haste!RPG.
Shannan Hunt is a Portland based comedian, actor, writer, podcaster and producer. Hunt is an award winning film maker. She is producing and co-directing a film about the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Portland comedy community. She has also had films screened at The Portland Film Festival.
She produces and occasionally hosts the 5-years-strong Early Open Mic at Kelly’s Olympian, and is the producer of the hit live show Synchro-Niss With Me, a show that brings Synchronicity, stand-up, and person-on-the-street together for a magical and riotous good time.
Her work has been seen on IFC.com and Bitch.com Her dream is to kill on a stage in front of 40,000 people and then ride off on a unicorn and disappear into a cloud of glitter.
Shante is a PNW native, comedian, musician, writer and producer. She is a two-time graduate of the Brody Comedy Theater and a two-time graduate of the Helium! Known for her warmth, spunk and whit, she shares the humorous trials of family life, growing up poor and being raised by die-hard hippies. Shante has performed in and produced successful Stand-Up Comedy Showcases in the Vancouver area and is very excited to be a part of the Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival J Her dream is to open her own café lounge in her home-town of Portland and host regular comedy and live music nights with up & coming talent, good food and drink plus plenty of love and laughter. Coming soon to a café near you!
The Real Hyjinx
Born and raised in Asheville, NC; bred and perfected in the cities of Las Vegas, Atlanta and Portland, The Real Hyjinx is an infusion of music and comedy that has made him a fast-rising all around entertainer. He has appeared on AMC's Showville (Summer '13) as a finalist and was voted Fan Favorite. He is a well known performer and has hosted many events throughout the Pacific Northwest. He also co-produces a weekly open mic ( The Real Comedy Spot) and monthly showcase (The House Of Hyjinx). The Real Hyjinx has opened for Rodney Perry (The Mo'nique Show), Ricky Harris ( Everybody Hates Chris), Ralph Porter (B.E.T's ComicView), Tony Roberts and Easu McGraw ( Lil Yellow Bus Tour) to name a few. Now on tour with the Northwest Nutz he can be seen in venues throughout the west coast and beyond.
Wendy Weiss is a Portland comedian, stripper and teacher. Her comedy discusses the ins and outs of her professions. Wendy has been featured in showcases and festivals across the US including Undertow, Beast Village and All Jane.
Will Weldon is a Canadian comedian who has been living in America for so long, people are surprised when they find out he's Canadian. Probably a bad sign. He's performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival twice, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival four times, and South by Southwest not even once (shouldn't have closed with that one). He's opened for such actual draws as Patton Oswalt, Heather Macdonald, and Joel McHale, and was/is a regular performer on such well know LA alt shows as the Meltdown, Hot Tub, and Put Your Hands Together. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central, recently wrapped as a lead in the indie comedy/horror film "Too Late", and has a truly wretched dog.
Zehava Glazier is a comedian and performer from Tulsa, OK who has had multiple videos go viral on YouTube and Instagram. She is known for her irreverent observations, hilarious stories, and charming smile.
Zoe is a hot mess stage clown with no credits.