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Al Madrigal @ Helium Comedy Club | “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Tonight Show”

With more than 15 years as a stand-up, Al Madrigal has found success as an actor, correspondent and podcaster as well as on the live stage. Madrigal stars as Andy, a thoroughly whipped stay-at-home dad, alongside Minnie Driver and David Walton in the new NBC comedy, About A Boy

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Many Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800+): Aziz Ansari, Helium Comedy Club, Embers 45th Anniversary, Better Living Show, Oregon Tulip Festival & More

The weekend is here and it’s your last chance to enjoy Portland Dining Month, so be sure to enter to win dinner for a year. There are many great events going on this weekend including Aziz Ansari, Kurt Braunohler at Helium, Embers 45th Anniversary, Better Living Show, Oregon Tulip Festival, theater, music, and much more.

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Phil Palisoul @ Helium Comedy Club | “Last Comic Standing,” Late Night Talk Shows

Phil’s non-abrasive style, and widely appealing brand of humor has been the featured entertainment at countless corporate events for such companies as Coca-Cola and Hummer/GM.

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Garfunkel & Oates @ Helium Comedy Club

Garfunkel & Oates @ Helium Comedy Club | Comedy-Folk Duo, IFC Comedy Show

Garfunkel and Oates is a comedy-folk duo, consisting of actress-songwriters Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome. The band gets their name from “two famous rock-and-roll second bananas”, Art Garfunkel and John Oates.

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Chris Fairbanks @ Helium Comedy Club | “The 70s House,” Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites Back”

In the past few years, Chris took first place in 2003′s Funniest Person in Austin contest, attended Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival in their “New Faces” showcase, starred as “Randy” on the MTV reality series “The 70′s House”, received 1st runner-up in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots contest, and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.

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Bobby Lee @ Helium Comedy Club | “MADtv,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”

Bobby Lee, a native of San Diego, CA, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps — running the family clothing store. After stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, Lee was spotted by Frank Burns, the legendary manager of La Jolla’s Comedy Store.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($800+): Bite of Oregon, Foam Fest 5K, Bridge Fest Block Party & More! | August 8-11, 2013

The weekend returns and there is plenty of exciting things to do such as Foam Fest 5K or the Bridge Fest Block Party. Treat your taste buds at Bite of Oregon or grab a massage at the PDX Holistic EcoFair.

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Rhys Darby @ Helium Comedy Club | ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ Nominated for the Billy T Award

Rhys Montague Darby is an actor and stand-up comedian from New Zealand, known for his energetic physical comedy routines, telling stories accompanied with mime and sound effects of things such as machinery and animals. Darby was nominated for the Billy T Award in 2001 and 2002.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($350+): Fremont Fest, First Thursday, Trek in the Park & More! | August 1-4, 2013

Your eyes aren’t lying; those are clouds in the sky, which should give us with a couple of cool days before highs hike back up in the 90s on Sunday. There’s plenty of free outdoor films this week including Top Down Rooftop Cinema & Clips Beer & Film. And this weekend is the first weekend for Trek in the Park’s final run: The Trouble With Tribbles.

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Kevin Nealon @ Helium Comedy Club | Weeds, Saturday Night Live, Just Go With It

With his unique sense of humor, profound dry wit and likeable demeanor, Kevin Nealon has established himself as one of the premiere television, theatrical and stand-up comedians of his generation.

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Adam Ferrara @ Helium Comedy Club | “Rescue Me” & “Top Gear,” 2-Time Nominee for American Comedy Awards

Adam Ferrara is a stand up comedian and actor, recently dubbed “hilarious!” by Entertainment Weekly. He is currently a regular on the Emmy-nominated hit FX TV show “Rescue Me” and starred in the blockbuster movie “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” with Kevin James in January, 2009.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways (950+): Northwest String Summit, 8 Track Relay, Sand in the City & More! | July 18-21, 2013

The weekend is upon us again, and we can expect highs in the mid-80s. If you love live music, there’s plenty to hear this weekend from the Northwest String Summit to Wildwood MusicFest or stay closer to home and check out the Sometimes a Great Notion Festival and the 8 Track Relay.

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Myq Kaplan from “Last Comic Standing” @ Helium Comedy Club | “Last Comic Standing,” Late Shows

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, and many other places that you might not care about.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways (950+): Mississippi Street Fair, Oregon Distillers Festival, Oregon Berry Festival & More! | July 11-14

We’re nearly halfway through July and summer’s in full swing. We can expect highs in the upper 70s and there’s plenty to do from the Oregon Berry Festival to the Oregon Distillers Festival + there’s no shortage of places to watch free things outside such as concerts, movies, Shakespeare and more concerts.

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Hari Kondabolu @ Helium Comedy Club | Writer For “Totally Biased,” Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central

Hari is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.

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Greg Fitzsimmons from “Chelsea Lately” @ Helium Comedy Club | Regular on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno

Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. A regular with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, Greg has made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show”.

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MANY Portland 4th of July Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($800+): Fireworks & Celebrations, Waterfront Blues Festival, Movies in the Park & More | July 4-7, 2013

The Fourth of July holiday is here is here and we can expect highs in the lower 80s this weekend. There’s plenty to do from the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival to Movies in the Parks + there’s no shortage of places to watch the fireworks. Happy Independence Day!

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Fortune Feimster from “Chelsea Lately” @ Helium Comedy Club | Writer/Performer on “Chelsea Lately,” “Last Comic Standing”

Fortune Feimster, the loveable Southern comic with great hair and an even better personality, moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue comedy after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Peace College in North Carolina.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($700+): North American Organic Beer Festival, Sake Fest PDX, Columbia Sternwheeler | June 27-30, 2013

The weekend is here and we can expect highs in the upper 80s this weekend. There’s plenty to do outside from the North American Organic Beer Festival to the Portland Historic Auto Races, as well as sampling some sake at Sake Fest PDX or cruising with the Columbia Sternwheeler. This weekend is also your last chance to take advantage of Portland Dining Month.

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Rob Schneider @ Helium Comedy Club | “Saturday Night Live,” “50 First Dates,”The Hot Chick”

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing.

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Rob Schneider @ Helium Comedy Club | “Saturday Night Live,” “50 First Dates,”The Hot Chick”

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing.

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Win Portland Tickets from PDX Pipeline

Win Portland Tickets ($1,050+): Vans Warped Tour, Gaylabration, Cider Summit NW & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Vans Warped Tour, Cider Summit NW, Michael McDonald, Gaylabration & M0re!

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Win Tickets ($240): Michael McDonald @ Helium Comedy Club | Ten Years on Mad TV

You’ve found the one who is best known for his ten years playing freaks on Mad TV. Michael got his start writing and performing for free at the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. His first paid writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman’s infamous low-budget movie studio.

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Sarah Colonna @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “After Lately”

Sarah is a writer and roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She is also a Producer and star on E!’s “After Lately.”

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Sarah Colonna @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “After Lately”

Sarah is a writer and roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately.” She is also a Producer and star on E!’s “After Lately.”

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Chris Hardwick @ Helium Comedy Club

Chris Hardwick @ Helium Comedy Club | Talking Dead, The Nerdist, Wired Magazine

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine, and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries.

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Brett Kreischer @ Helium Comedy Club

Bert Kreischer @ Helium Comedy Club | Trip Flip, The X Show, Hurt Bert

Growing up in Tampa, Florida Bert had no idea he wanted to be a comedian, so he spent six and a half years at Florida State University harvesting his middle class indifference. As only fate would have it, comedy found him. In 1997, Rolling Stone Magazine was looking to write an article about the number one party school in the country, so they sent contributing editor Erik Hedegard down to Tallahassee to spend a week partying.

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Jon Dore @ Helium Comedy Club

Jon Dore @ Helium Comedy Club | The Jon Dore Television Show, Comedy Central Presents

Jon Dore is me. I is a relatively nice human. When I’m not out encouraging people to get along, I am at home drawing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Originally from Canada, I now live in Los Angeles. The days are warm, the nights are cool and there is a bar just down the street which has a happy hour.

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Josh Wolf @ Helium Comedy Club

Josh Wolf @ Helium Comedy Club | Chelsea Lately, College Experiment, My Name Is Earl

When he’s not appearing in his weekly spot on Chelsea Lately or filming his top rated web series “College Experiment” for foxsports.com, Josh Wolf’s unique, honest and high energy style of storytelling has made him a favorite at comedy clubs across the country. Josh first got on stage when he was 15 years-old.

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Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club Portland

Win Tickets ($60): Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky

Lovtiz got his big break when he was invited to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. Immediately after learning that he’d been cast, Lovitz drove straight to Randy Bennett’s class and shouted, “I got it!” Upon hearing the news, Bennett burst out in tears. Lovitz remained part of the SNL cast for five years, from 1985-1990, and during that time he created some of the most memorable and inventive characters in the show’s history: Tommy Flanagan the Pathological Liar, Shakespeare ham Master Thespian, Hanukkah Harry, and impersonations of Michael Dukakis and Harvey Fierstein.

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Iliza Shlesinger @ Helium Comedy Club

Iliza Shlesinger @ Helium Comedy Club | Winner of ‘Last Comic Standing’

Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’S Last Comic Standing. Iliza’s past TV credits include her own half hour special on Comedy Central Presents as well as NBC’S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E! Network’s Chelsea Lately, The Soup, and NBC’S Last Call with Carson Daily.

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The Incredible Boris @ Helium Comedy Club

The Incredible Boris @ Helium Comedy Club | Comedy Hypnotist

The Incredible BORIS entertains worldwide with his award-winning show. His impeccable comedic timing and friendly demeanor ensures an unforgettable experience. He performs internationally and has appeared across USA, Canada, and as far away as Caribbean, Bermuda and Dubai.

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Doug Benson @ Helium Comedy Club

Doug Benson @ Helium Comedy Club | Super High Me, The Sarah Silverman Program

It would take too long to cite all of his credits, but here’s a small sampling: He has his own documentary called Super High Me based on a joke from his standup act. It’s available on DVD! How does a little show called NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” grab you? Fact: he finished top six in the 2007 season, no big deal.

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