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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600+): Chocolate Fest, Cat Show, Fertile Ground, Storytelling | January 22-25, 2015

Hello Portland! The weekend is here and we’ve got loads of yummy chocolate just waiting to be sampled at the Portland ChocolateFest. Funny man John Caparulo is in town and Tramps will be performing their physical comedy at at Kelly’s Olympian. Fertile Ground starts tonight and brings 75+ acts to area venues over the next […]

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John Caparulo @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “The Mad Cap Hour”

Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman on the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he’s known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($550+):Truffle Fest, Rose City Classic, Seahawks, Valentine’s Day & More! | January 15-18, 2015

The weekend is here and there’s a log of fancy dogs in down for the Rose City Classic (get your puppy fix on Friday at the Puppy Spectacular). The Seahawks play Green Bay Sunday for the 2015 NFC Divisional Championship. Helium hosts Faizon Love & Demetri Martin and you can catch Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Crystal! Kelly’s Olympian hosts Open Mic Comedy Night on Sunday & the Oregon Truffle Festival opens this weekend and continues next weekend.

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Faizon Love @ Helium Comedy Club | “Friday,” “Elf”

Love co-starred in Couples Retreat (2009), a comedy film chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort.[6] In 2012, he played the role of Stringer Bell in the satirical trailer for The Wire: The Musical. In June of that year, Love started to appear in a series of commercials for the pre-paid wireless provider Boost Mobile, promoting its new 4G phones.

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Demetri Martin @ Helium Comedy Club | The Daily Show, Comedy Central, Conan

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($450+): Portland Boat Show, Fitmob, Oregon Ducks, Animation Exhibit & More! | January 8-10, 2015

The weekend is here and we’ve got dozens of ways to keep you from the winter blues! Laugh out loud with Kurt Braunohler @ Helium Comedy Club or Miz Kitty’s Parlour.U.S.S. Improvise; The Next Generation, The Musical opens tonight. It’s a big weekend for the Rose City Rollers and the Portland Boat Show is underway at Portland Expo. This weekend is your last chance to see A Look Inside Animation at OMSI!

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Kurt Braunohler @ Helium Comedy Club | “@Midnight,” “Drunk History,” Just for Laughs Comedy Festival

Kurt was recently named one of Variety’s ‘Top 10 Comics to Watch’ as well as Time Out NY’s ’50 Funniest New Yorkers’. He was even named another ‘Comic to Watch’ by Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival.

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MANY Portland Christmas Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,000+): Holiday Lights, Concerts, New Year’s Eve & More! | December 24-28, 2014

Santa sets off on his sleigh today and Christmas is tomorrow! Get outside after family time and discover new things about Portland on a Scavenger Hunt Adventure or lock everyone one in a room and try to escape w/ Escapism Portland! Holiday theater returns this weekend with Golden Girls and It’s a Wonderful Life Musical! See the sights on FestiBus Lights Bus Tour! There’s lots of comedy options with The (Un)Brunchening Comedy Show, Mike Lawrence @ Crystal Ballroom & Steve Byrne @ Helium. If you haven’t yet, now’s a good time to lock in your New Year’s Eve plans!

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Steve Byrne @ Helium Comedy Club | Sullivan & Son, Comedy Central

With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son, a half hour comedy on TBS. The first ten episodes averaged over 2.5 million viewers and new episodes will appear on TBS in 2013.

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Sinbad Special Event @ Helium Comedy Club | Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time

Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a ‘ hit’em in the face’ style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t knows any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him ‘back in the day.’ Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.

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Greg Proops @ Helium Comedy Club | “Whose Line is it Anyway?” w/ Amy Miller & Doogie Horner

Special EventsBest known for his unpredictable appearances on “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” Greg Proops is one of the most smartest, wittiest comedians in the world.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($700+): John Oliver, Adam Carolla, Holiday Gifts & Shopping & More! | November 20-23, 2014

The weekend is finally here and it’s the last one before the holiday rush really kicks in! Relax at The Big Chill or get some hot tub time in at Pray 4 Snow! Some big names in comedy are passing through this week including Adam Carolla, Aries Spears and John Oliver! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest or Portland Saturday Market! Be sure to bookmark our Thanksgiving Calendar, we’re updating it every day with Black Friday Deals, Holiday Tree lighting, parades & more! And there’s still time to place an order for sweet Thanksgiving Tarts from Pix Patisserie or a delicious turkey or sides from New Seasons Market!

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Aries Spears @ Helium Comedy Club | “MADtv,” DEF Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo

As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches.

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Joey Diaz @ Helium Comedy Club | “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “The Church of What’s Happening Now”

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in North Bergen, NJ, Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz has quickly become one of the most sought after actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today. His love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes: whether it is on film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through every performance.

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Margaret Cho @ Helium Comedy Club | “The Cho Show,” Grammy Nominated Comedy Album

Hailed by the New York Times as “Brilliant,” Margaret Cho is a force to be reckoned with! Her Notorious C.H.O. Tour in 2001 culminated in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Margaret embarked on her third sold-out national tour “Revolution” in 2003. Margaret’s work includes her own sitcom “All-American Girl,” her own Reality TV series “The Cho Show,” and her own Broadway show. Tina Fey handpicked Margaret to develop a new show in 2014!

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Eddie Pepitone @ Heilum Comedy Club | “Community,” “Arrested Development”

They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt.

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Jay Mohr @ Helium Comedy Club | “Jerry Maguire,” “Saturday Night Live”

Jay Mohr is a quadruple threat. Film, television, radio and stand-up are all among the treasures in the bag of tricks he’s been working on throughout the 15-year career he began as a teenager. He has worked with superstars, matching wits and chops with Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire,” Al Pacino in “Simone,” Eddie Murphy in “Pluto Nash,” and Bill Murray in “Speaking of Sex.”

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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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