Our city is a great place for artistic expression. What you may not know about is the comedy scene, which offers lots of opportunities for amateurs and experienced comedians to test their sets in front of a live audience. If you’re a lover of comedy and want to see the talent right here in your community, attend one of these Portland comedy nights.
Portland comedy clubs and bars host fun events weekly or monthly featuring local comedians, as well as some national acts.
Many of these events are open mics, meaning people can come and sign up to perform. If you’re interested in performing at any of these events, plan on showing up early to get your name on the list.
These events are meant for an adult audience. Since many of them are at local bars, they are 21+.
Portland Comedy Nights
Curious Comedy Theater
This nonprofit comedy club is on a mission to improve the lives of Portlanders through the art of comedy. One cool way they entertain our community is by offering $5 comedy improv shows multiple times a month, usually every other Sunday. The current $5 shows are called Open Court.
Check Curious Comedy‘s calendar for dates and times. Shows take place at 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
It’s Gonna Be Okay is Eastburn‘s free weekly stand up comedy show. On Mondays at 8 p.m., the bar showcases many tried-and-true Portland comedians as well as the occasional national act.
Eastburn is located at 1800 E Burnside St.
Helium Comedy Club
Helium Comedy Club is a contemporary entertainment venue that brings national acts to our city on a weekly basis. On some Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Portland’s popular Helium Comedy Club hosts an open mic featuring up to 20 local comics. Admission is $5.
Helium Comedy Club is located at 1510 SE 9th Ave.
Bangerz Comedy Night features comics from the area as well as special out-of-town guests. The event is every Thursday at 8 p.m. at Neighbors Taproom. Admission is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
Neighbors Taproom is at 1306 East Burnside Street in Portland.
The 4th Wall PDX
See the talent of local comedians at the Friday live comedy night from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. This event is held every Friday except the first Friday of the month.
The 4th Wall is at 1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland.
Get a taste of local talent at the Friday night comedy showcase in Funhouse Lounge‘s circus-themed setting on the second and fourth Friday at 10 p.m. Admission is $10. After the show is the Midnight Mic hosted by local comics. It starts at midnight and is free to attend.
Funhouse Lounge is located at 2432 SE 11th Ave.
The free comedy show at the Vancouver brewery gathers some of the best local comedians in downtown Vancouver. The event is hosting by Kevin Hossum at 7:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month.
Loowit Brewing Company is at 507 Columbia Street in Vancouver.
Leikam Brewing Company
Sorry Not Sorry is Portland’s monthly free comedy show featuring women, POC and LGBTQIA+ comics. The event is the second Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. at Leikam Brewing.
Leikam Brewing is at 5812 East Burnside in Portland.
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