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Portland Labor Day Weekend 2015 – Brooks Wheelan @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, New York Comedy Festival, Comedy Central Top 10 Comics to Watch

September 3-5 @ Helium Comedy Club – Armed with a season of “Saturday Night Live” experience, an iTunes #1 comedy album, and a Comedy Central special on the way, Brooks Wheelan is a stand-up star on the rise. Named one of Comedy Central’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2012, Wheelan has graced the stages of the Montreal Just of Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and many others.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($650+): CannaGrow Expo, Anime, Viva Tequila PDX, WinCo Foods Portland Open & More! | August 27-30, 2015

Hello Portland! Summer’s winding down, but it’s not over yet! Enjoy your last weekend before Labor Day with tasty brews and music at WinCo Foods Portland Open. OMSI is hosting their last Anime Film Festival of 2015, and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion is at Oregon Zoo. Stop by Bar Vivant for Flamenco Fridays and Portland’s CannaGrow Expo starts Friday. Treat your tastebuds at Viva Tequila PDX Festival and find home crafted goods at Urban Air Market!

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Rory Albanese @ Helium Comedy Club | The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

August 27-29 @ Helium Comedy Show – Rory Albanese is the former Executive Producer and Writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Having been a key part of the show for over a decade, winning him 9 Primetime Emmy Awards. He’s currently the executive producer of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” as well as “The Approval Matrix on SundanceTV.

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Mike Epps @ Helium Comedy Club | “Next Friday,” “Def Comedy Jam,” “The Hangover”

August 21-23 @ Helium Comedy Club – Special Events Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors to emerge in the Hollywood scene. He is best known for his role as Day-Day in “Next Friday,” and “Friday After Next.” Mike’s one hour comedy special, “Inappropriate Behavior” aired on HBO and was one of the network’s top-rated one-hour specials of the year. Mike transitioned from his HBO comedy special to hosting duties as the new host of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam.”

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Whitney Cummings @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “The Tonight Show,” “2 Broke Girls”

August 13-15 @ Helium Comedy Club – Special EventsAs a comedian, Whitney Cummings has appeared regularly on “Chelsea Lately,” and she has performed on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” She is the creator and star of the NBC sitcom Whitney, as well as the co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,400+): Bite of Oregon, Beloved Festival, Getaround & More! | August 6-9, 2015

Hello Portland! Take advantage of this weekend’s cooler temperatures with First Thursday tonight! There’s always something new to discover on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure and a BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour! Try something new & savory at Bite Of Oregon at the waterfront. Beloved Festival opens Friday. Need a ride? Check out car sharing car rental company Getaround + enter to WIN a vacation package.

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Arsenio Hall @ Helium Comedy Club | “The Arsenio Hall Show,” Celebrity Apprentice

August 6-8 @ Helium Comedy Club – On May 20, 2012, Arsenio was crowned the “Celebrity Apprentice” for Season 5 of Donald Trump’s hit reality show on NBC, where he competed for his charity, The Magic Johnson Foundation.

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Win Tickets ($34+): Brent Morin @ Helium Comedy Club | “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival, “Conan,” NBC’s “Undateable”

Two years ago, Brent Morin was reliving the horrors of high school as part of his “New Faces” set at the Just for Laughs festival. Things are definitely looking up for the comic, who serves up episodes of personal embarrassment for strangers’amusement. In recent months, the ‘Chelsea Lately’panel regular made his late-night debut on ‘Conan'(where he was a P.A. for three years) and stars in a role opposite old pal Chris D’Elia in the NBC series ‘Undateable,’produced by Bill Lawrence.

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Ryan Hamilton @ Helium Comedy Club | Last Comic Standing, Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

June 25-27 @ Helium Comedy Club – He’s impressed industry insiders by racking up a remarkable number of national competition wins and festival appearances, including winning The Great American Comedy Festival and Sierra Mist’s America’s Next Great Comic Search. He’s also a regular performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival including a gala performance with The Muppets as well as being named the winner and MVP of the Just For Laughs Comedy Leagues.

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Doug Loves Movies Podcast Recording @ Helium Comedy Club | w/ Doug Benson, “Last Comic Standing,” “Super High Me”

June 21 @ Helium Comedy Club – Special Events High Times Magazine named Doug Benson ‘Stoner of the Year’! He is the host of “Doug Loves Movies,” a live podcast about his favorite subject – movies! Join Doug and his special fancy guests for conversations about… movies.

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Jay Mohr @ Helium Comedy Club | Jay Mohr Sports, Saturday Night Live, “Jerry Maguire,” Portland Father’s Day Weekend

June 18-20 @ Helium Comedy Club – After landing his dream job of Saturday Night Live, and launching his career with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, he appeared in over 200 episodes of network television and over 25 feature films working with a plethora of Academy Award winning actors, including Christopher Walken, Rene Zellwegger, Al Pacino, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Cuba Gooding Jr, Ellen Burstyn, Forrest Whitikar, Kim Bassinger, Matt Damon, and Clint Eastwood.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,250): Pedalpalooza, 90s Dance Cruise, Rose Festival, World Cup & More! | June 4-7, 2015

The weekend is back and Portland is PACKED with hings to do this weekend. It’s the last weekend of the Rose Festival and that means the Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, + Fleet Week, CityFair, Milk Carton & Dragon Boat Races & KINK on the Waterfront! Pedalpalooza kicks off today with dozens of rides planned for this weekend. The long anticipated 90s Dance Cruise debuts Friday (Win Tickets)! It’s been 30 Years Since The Goonies was filmed and Astoria is Celebrating with Truffle Shuffles, film screenings, tours & More! And the Women’s World Cup kicks off this weekend, with the US playing its first game Monday.

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Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club Portland

Jon Lovitz @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, The Wedding Singer, Little Nicky

June 4-6 @ Helium Comedy Club – 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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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,250): Rose Festival, Film Festivals, Prom for Adults, Speakeasy Party, Kenton Street Fair & More! | May 14-17, 2015

The weekend is back! Portland is hosting several film festivals this week including The Best of HUMP! & QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. Meet beings from out of this world at McMenamins UFO Festival. In theater, Soul Harmony, BUFFY, 4000 Miles and Our Country’s Good all continue this weekend. Dig out your best dress for Portland’s Prom For Adultsor have a little extra fun at Friendly House Speakeasy. And the home of Paul Bunyan is hosting the Kenton Street Fair on Sunday!

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Jimmy Pardo @ Helium Comedy Club | Never Not Funny Podcast, “Conan,” + Alex Falcone & Jon Schabl

May 15-16 @ Helium Comedy Club – After Jimmy Pardon was told for the thousandth time that he was even funnier offstage than on, he dropped most of the jokes from his act. Now he spends nearly his entire set interacting with his audience. And they love it. Jimmy’s podcast, “Never Not Funny” was voted by both iTunes and USA Today as one of the top comedy podcasts. He currently works as Conan O’Brien’s opening act on “Conan,” and has performed on “Leno,” “Craig Ferguson,” and has his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents.”

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MANY Portland Mother’s Day Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800): Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Brunch, Cruises, Beer Fest & More! | May 7-10, 2015

This weekend is the perfect time to treat your mama right! We’ve got plenty of ideas, brunch, Gardens, cruise, Plants & gifts, Bubbly & Tea, Locally Made Gifts, Wine & Jewelry Treats & More! Bridgetown Comedy Festival opens tonight, featuring 100+ acts through the weekend. And Belgian Beer Fest returns Friday & Saturday,

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Bryan Callen @ Helium Comedy Club | MADtv, The Hangover

May 7-9 @ Helium Comedy Club – Bryan Callen is often recognized from his numerous film and television roles. Currently, he can be seen as Captain Frank Dashell, the leader of the Undead Task Force, whose job it is to rid the valley of Los Angeles of zombies, werewolves, and vampires in the MTV comedy series, “Death Valley.” He can also be seen in a stand-out performance in Lions Gate’s Warrior with Tom Hardy, which is playing in theaters nationwide. He played Samir, the Middle Eastern strip club owner/ gun runner in The Hangover Part II, and in The Hangover, he played Eddie, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel. He has a one-hour special titled “Bryan Callen: Man Class,” which premiered on Showtime in 2012.

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Norm Macdonald Special Event @ Helium Comedy Club | “Saturday Night Live,” “The Norm Show”

April 30-May 3 @ Helium Comedy Club – Special Events Comedy Central named him number 83 on the five part miniseries “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time!” Norm Macdonald is best known for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live” as anchor of the SNL segment Weekend Update, as well as the main character on “The Norm Show.” He guest-starred on shows including “The Drew Carey Show” and “NewsRadio.”

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Tommy Davidson @ Helium Comedy Club

Tommy Davidson @ Helium Comedy Club | “In Living Color,” “MADtv”

April 16-18 @ Helium Comedy Club – Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show “In Living Color.” He has also appeared on “MADtv,” “The Proud Family,” and on “Black Dynamite.” Tommy also hosted the “Comedy All-Star” series and can currently be seen as host of “Gotham Comedy Live!”

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Nikki Glaser @ Helium Comedy Club | Inside Amy Schumer, @Midnight, Nikki & Sara LIVE

April 9-11 @ Helium Comedy Club – Nikki Glaser is a comedian, writer, and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show, CONAN, and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show, Nikki & Sara LIVE, as well as the popular podcast, You Had To Be There. She lives in New York City, performing nightly at clubs such as The Comedy Cellar and The Stand, and travels frequently as a nationally touring headliner.

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MANY Portland Easter Weekend Events & Giveaways ($650+): Egg Hunts, Bunny Hop, Spring Beer & Wine Festival & More! | April 2-5, 2015

The weekend has returned and so have spring festivals: Spring Beer & Wine Festival is at Oregon Convention Center Friday & Saturday, and the The Cocktail Demystified is on Saturday at Melody Ballroom. Comedian Chris Kattan is at Helium for tonight only! KPSU’s 30 Shows in 30 Days continues this weekend with tonight’s Kickoff Party & A Boat Party Friday! Find amazing finds at more than 600 sales at NW’s LARGEST Garage Sale and Vintage Sale! And it’s Easter Weekend! Easter Bunny, Hunts, Treats Cruises, Brunch, Tea, History & More!

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Comedy Showcase w/ Chris Kattan @ Helium Comedy Club | Saturday Night Live, Night at the Roxbury

April 2 @ Helium Comedy Club – From 1995 to 2003, Chris Kattan was one of the main reasons you tuned into “Saturday Night Live,” creating memorable characters like Mango and Mr. Peepers. Chris has appeared in featured films like “Corky Romano,” “Undercover Brother,” and “A night at the Roxbury.” He’s made guest appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” as well as “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

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Doug Benson @ Helium Comedy Club

Doug Benson @ Helium Comedy Club | “Last Comic Standing,” “Super High Me”

April 3&4 @ Helium Comedy Club – Doug Benson (“Last Comic Standing,” “Super High Me”) has been on an album-a-year schedule since 2008 (his most recent release being “Gateway Doug 2: Forced Fun”), plus he has two popular weekly podcasts (“Doug Loves Movies” and “Getting Doug With High”), does the occasional film (“The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled”) and makes regular appearances on “@midnight” on Comedy Central. Such a busy schedule for High Times’ 2009 Stoner of the Year.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($900+): Spring Color Festival, Italian Fashion, Beer Tours, Easter & More! | March 26-29, 2015

March 26-29 – The weekend is finally here and we’re all ready all this sunshine! It’s the perfect time for a visit to Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, celebrate the return of Spring at Holi Festival of Colors, or get some great brews on a BeerQuest Walking Tour! Grill up you best Grilled Cheese for the Franz Grilled Cheese Photo Contest. Natasha Leggero is here this weekend at Helium, and this is your last chance to see Flair: An Office Space “Parody”. And Trekkies don’t want to miss Resistance is Futile: A Star Trek Quiz on Saturday!

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Natasha Leggero @ Helium

Natasha Leggero @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “Community,” Late Shows

March 26-28 @ Helium Comedy Club – Natasha has been a favorite round table guest on the wildly popular “Chelsea Lately,” on E! since it’s premiere in 2007 and is currently headlining packed comedy clubs across the country with her own mix of sophisticated writing, physicality and glamour.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600+): Tulip Festival, Body Mind Spirit Expo, Shopping, Fashion & More | March 19-22, 2015

Spring is officially here! Get outside for opening weekend at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival or discover new things about the city on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Test your skills at Escapism Portland! FREE Fridays at Portland’s Barrel Room continues this week and OMSI is hosting Anime film festival. Snag some amazing deals at evo’s Winter Gear Clearance Sale, With Love, From PDX Pop Up Shop and Spring Seconds Sale @ Ace Hotel Cleaners!

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Michael McDonald @ Helium Comedy Club | Ten Years on Mad TV, “Model Citizen”

Michael McDonald is not a singer. That’s the other guy. He is also not a professional fighter. That’s the other other guy. He’s also not an abusive unemployed alcoholic. That’s some of the rest of the Michael McDonalds out there. You’ve found the one who is best known for his ten years playing freaks on Mad TV.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600+): Brewstillery Festival, Scrapbooking, Rob Delaney, Bridal Event ROCKED & More! | Feb 26-March 1, 2015

The weekend is finally here and we have tons of ideas to fill your days. Find the perfect pairings of beer and spirits at Brewstillery Festival. Ruthless! The Musical opens this weekend and Portland Art Museum is hosting Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 for the next month. Geeks Who Drink Parks & Rec Trivia on Sunday and the funniest man on twitter Rob Delaney is at Crystal Ballroom. MarchFourth is celebrating 12 years since forming with two huge anniversary shows. This is your last Friday to enjoy PDX Pipeline Appreciation FREE Fridays at Barrel Room. And Portland Brides can plan an amazing wedding at ROCKED Wedding Event @ The Nines Hotel.

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Taylor Williamson @ Helium Comedy Club | “America’s Got Talent,” “Last Comic Standing”

I started performing stand-up comedy while I was a senior in high school in Del Mar, California. I now live in Los Angeles and travel the globe (if you don’t count countries other than America and Canada) telling jokes. I’ve performed at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Montreal, Canada and I was the youngest comedian to ever perform on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON.

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Joe Rogan @ Helium Comedy Club | “Fear Factor,” “NewsRadio”

Special EventsA standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. Rogan is host of The “Joe Rogan Experience,” one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Rogan also provided color commentary for the “Ultimate Fighting Championship,” acted as host of the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” as well as playing Joe Garrelli on the NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”

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An Evening With @ThatKevinSmith @ Helium Comedy Club | “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” “Jay and Silent Bob”

Special EventsA writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films, including “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma,” “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Red State” & “Tusk;” Creator of AMC’s “Comic Book Men;” authored “Silent Bob Speaks,” “Shootin’ The Sh*t with Kevin Smith,” “My Boring-Ass Life” and most recently “Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good.” He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,100+): Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, Music Festival, Comedy, Trivia & More | February 5-8, 2015

The weekend is here and the rain has returned! Stay out of the cold and check out First Thursday. Try new beers at Lost In The Woods @ The Hop & Vine or find the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift at Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition! The Sabertooth Micro Fest Runs all weekend at Crystal Ballroom + Fridays are FREE days at Barrel Room. We’re thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day – plan ahead with our HUGE list of Valentine’s Weekend events, parties, dinners & More!

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FREE Tickets: Dirty Dozen @ Helium Comedy Club | Notoriously Dirty Comedy From Portland’s Favorite Comics

Test your comedic limits! Get ready for the raunchiest, naughtiest, dirtiest, oh-no-he-didn’t comedy show on the entire west coast. 12 comics for $12 performing material that comes straight from the swarthy gutter of comedic ingenuity!

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