Full Lineup for Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announced

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Full Lineup for Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announced

The full lineup for the Portland-based Bridgetown Comedy Festival has been officially announced, and it’s pretty great. In addition to the preliminary lineup, they’ve announced a number of performer highlights and a bunch of new segments as well, on top of the pre-festival performer Patton Oswalt. Can it get any better? Nope.

Eugene Mirman will be making his first Bridgetown appearance with his storytelling show Hold On with Eugene Mirman, where he sits down with special guests and finds humor in little details from their personal stories, likely by saying, “Wait …. Hold on,” over and over and over again. (He’s really sinking his teeth into Gene Belcher these days.) You’ll also get to see more than 50 comedians doing standup, including Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Myq Kaplan, Brooke Van Poppelen, Kevin Avery, Chris Fairbanks and many more.

There are also plenty of shows and segments to choose from, like the podcast Can I Pet Your Dog?, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook, The Jackie and Laurie Show and The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn, to name a few. Every year, this is such a huge event—2017 is no different.

What is Bridgetown? Well, you’re weirdly far into the article to not know that, but we’re glad you asked. Here’s a little description that really sums up the beauty of this comedy festival, per a press release:

Long before Portlandia burst onto the scene, there was the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Over the course of the past decade, Bridgetown has established itself as one of the most esteemed entertainment events on the West Coast, a celebration of innovative humor that proudly bears Portland’s signature style.

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival will be hosted in Portland, Ore., from May 4-7. Check out the full lineup of performers below, the full list of shows here and get tickets here.

Janeane Garofalo
Eugene Mirman
Andy Kindler
Karen Kilgariff
Jackie Kashian
Baron Vaughn
Matt Braunger
Marcella Arguello
Kevin Avery
Eliza Skinner
Ahmed Bharoocha
Laurie Kilmartin
Dave Hill
Shane Mauss
Candice Thompson
Myq Kaplan
Andres du Bouchet
Chris Fairbanks
Lashonda Lester
Ron Lynch
Annie Lederman
Maggie Maye
Nico Santos
Brooke Van Poppelen
Robert Jenkins
Drew Lynch
Debra DiGiovanni
Marcus Coleman
Billy Wayne Davis
Caitlin Gill
Janine Brito
Matt Kirshen
Jesse Elias
Matt Knudsen
Amy Miller
Anthony Lopez
Caitlin Weierhauser
Shane Torres
Becky Braunstein
Steven Wilber
Bryan Cook
Robbie Pankow
Alex Falcone
Barbara Gray
Bri Pruett
Ismael Loutfi
Wilfred Padua
Gabe Dinger
Drennon Davis
Michelle Biloon
Andrew Sleighter
Philip Schallberger
Caleb Synan
Sean Devlin
Dusty Slay
Robby Hoffman
Justin Hicks
Sean Jordan
Katie Nguyen
Mike Lebovitz
Chinedu Unaka
Brad Silnutzer
David Venhuizen
Carolyn Busa
Greg Coleman II
Ben Harkins
Brandie Posey
Zak Toscani
Irene Tu
Stephen Agyei
Nick Chambers
Nasser Khan
Forrest Shaw
Raj Desai
Christian Ricketts
Tom Thakkar
JR De Guzman
Troy Walker
Andy Erikson
Andrew Orolfo
Andie Main
Natasha Muse
Kathleen Kanz
Josh Johnson
Zach Sherwin
Nathan Brannon
Pat Brown
Sara June
Mekki Leeper
Julia Claire
Amanda Arnold
Matt Lieb
Arish Singh
John Novosad
Kirsten Kuppenbender
Kara Klenk
Kristin Key
David Perdue
Kenice Mobley
Sonia Denis
Brodie Reed
Bret Raybould
T.J. Chambers
Whitney Streed
Casey Crawford
Shalewa Sharpe
Gareth Reynolds
Andy Wood
Yedoye Travis
Scott Losse
Samantha Ruddy
Nate Craig
Jason Goad
Curtis Cook
George Civeris
Phoebe Bottoms
Julia Shiplett
JoAnn Schinderle
Nick Sahoyah
Milan Patel