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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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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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