Laugh, our stand-up comedy series curated by Amy Miller, is back for the second year in a row. Same time, same place, which means a late night set in the Lucky Barn on Saturday night. This year, you can look forward to these fantastic comedians: Caitlin Gill, Amy Miller, Brandon Lyons, Laura Anne Whitley, Marcus Coleman, and Paul Schlesinger.
Join us Saturday, August 5, 11:00pm-12:30am at the Lucky Barn!
People are talking about Caitlin Gill. Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is.
Caitlin has performed for Flophouse on Viceland, at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been featured on Hidden America with Jonah Ray, the series Take My Wife and in The New York Times. She was voted Best Comedian in the East Bay Express “Best Of” Edition in 2013. You can also hear her on podcasts like Put Your Hands Together, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and NPR’s Snap Judgement. See her live every week at the Hollywood Improv Lab hosting Crabapples with Bobcat Goldthwait.
Originally hailing from St. Louis (a fact he can’t stop bringing up,) Marcus Coleman was named one of Portland’s “Geniuses of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury.
A laid back shit-talker with a smile, he’s been called a “bright new star” and praised for “sharp, smart jabs on politics, family, and life as a black man” (Portland Mercury).
Among the cool venues and such he’s been lucky enough to perform are: Revolution Hall, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Secret Society, Jackpot Recording Studios, Curious Comedy Theater, and Helium Comedy Club; where he was named Dirty Dozen Roast Battle champion and picked as one of their “New Faces”
Laura Anne Whitley is a comedian, storyteller and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She’s a queer jew from Alabama who loves Dungeons and Dragons, intersectional feminism and conspiracy theories. Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming and full of surprises.
Laura Anne is a performing member and producer of Lez Stand Up: a Portland based, all queer, feminist comedy collective and showcase which performs up and down the west coast. Lez Stand Up was voted “Best Comedy Show in Portland” by the readers of the Willamette Weekly in 2016, and has been featured in Paste Magazine, After Ellen, and Travel Magazine’s “Essential Portland Comedy.”
Laura Anne performs all over the PNW, including Seattle’s Gay City Arts, Not Enough!: A Queer Art and Performance Festival, Slant Storytelling Series and TBA 2016. She was featured as the opening act for Adrienne Truscott’s award winning show “Asking For It” in 2015.
Brandon Lyons is a comedian living in Portland. He does stand-up. Mostly light-hearted stuff about pop culture and race in America (that can be light-hearted, right?). He hosts comedy nights at Helium, Harvey’s and Al’s Den. Find him at @notbrandonlyons on Twitter.
Paul Schlesinger is an inspirational tall comedian living in Portland, OR. He’s 33 but looks like a hot 19 year old and we sure love looking at him. His current scheme is to find fame on youtube with his public access show/daily vlog, Hella Sketch. He has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Bumbershoot and all along the West Coast.
Curator & M.C.: Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams. You may have heard her on Doug Loves Movies, the Bennington Show, Put Your Hands Together, or NPR.