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Sarah Colonna @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “Back in the Day,” Life as I Blow it

Sarah Colonna is currently a writer and roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is also a Producer and star on E!’s “After Lately.” Her two comedy books, “Life as I Blow it,” and “Life and Sex: Not Neccessarily In That Order” became huge hits on Amazon.

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Portland 2014 July 4th Weekend Events: Ian Karmel @ Helium Comedy Club | “Chelsea Lately,” “Funniest Person in Portland”

Ian, a homegrown Portland comedian, was named a “New Face” at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Currently a writer and regular roundtable guest on CHELSEA LATELY, he has also recently appeared on IFC’s PORTLANDIA.

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Jamie Lee @ Helium Comedy Club | “Girl Code,” “Last Comic Standing”

Named one of the “Top Five Comedians Who Should Be Movie Stars” by Nerve.com and one of the “Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter” by Huffington Post, Jamie Lee is an unstoppable force in the funny biz.

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Breaking News: Dave Chappelle Adds 2 More Portland Shows Tonight @ Helium Comedy Club

Helium Comedy Club just announced breaking news that Dave Chappelle will perform 2 additional “Special Event” shows tonight @ Helium.

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MANY Portland Memorial Day Weekend Events & Giveaways ($1,500+): Rose Festival CityFair, Dave Chappelle, Wine Tasting & More | May 22-26, 2014

Are you ready for a 3 day weekend!? Enjoy wine tasting at Hip Chicks Do Wine or on a tour w/ Short Bus. The Rose Festival City Fair starts tonight, which includes rides, music, food & more all weekend.

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Breaking News: Dave Chappelle In Portland This Week @ Helium Comedy Club

Helium Comedy Club just announced breaking news that Dave Chappelle will perform 6 “Special Event” shows tomorrow night through Friday. You can get your tickets here. They are sure to go FAST! UPDATE: Saturday shows have been added! ———- From our sponsors: Dave Chappelle “Special Event” May 21 – May 24, 2014 | $55 Wednesday, […]

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Win Portland Tickets ($800+): Portland Cinco de Mayo, 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, CountryCon & More

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the CountryCon, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Cinco de Mayo & more.

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Win Weekend Passes ($198): 2014 Portland Bridgetown Comedy Festival | 200+ Comedians, 100 shows, Reggie Watts, Paul F. Tompkins & More!

Bridgetown is a carefully curated four-day celebration of laughter and innovation featuring alt-comedy luminaries like Reggie Watts and Paul F. Tompkins alongside over 100 up-and-comers. Programming includes stand-up, podcasts, improv, storytelling, music, and more.

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Win Tickets ($80): Wesley Stace’s Cabinet Of Wonders @ Aladdin Theater | China Forbes, Colin Meloy, Laura Veirs, & More

Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders is a variety show with celebrated musicians, writers and comedians. It will make you laugh, think and sing along. Sometimes all at once. A little bit Vaudeville, a little bit rock n’ Roll, and a whole lot of fun. Wesley Stace generously travels to Portland to host this show for MyMusicRx, we are so lucky to have him!

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Christopher Titus – Special Event @ Helium Comedy Club This Weekend | Angry Pursuit Of Happiness

Christopher Titus never lies. The truth can be painful, but the truth is really funny. Employing what he calls “hard funny,” Titus has released three ninety-minute comedy albums and starred in four one-hour comedy specials for Comedy Central. After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, Titus debuted his first one-man show, “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding,” at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles. It was from this performance that the FOX sitcom “Titus” was born.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Free Tickets ($700+): Mardi Gras, Oscar Parties, Mt. Angel Wurstfest & More | Feb. 27-March 2, 2014

The weekend is finally here! Mardi Gras is Tuesday, so that means most of the parties are this weekend, including Mardi Gras Ball, BeerQuestPDX Haunted Pub Crawl, & Shanghai Portland Party Bus Mardi Gras Celebration. On Sunday, get red carpet ready for the Oscars!

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Steve-O From MTV’s “Jackass” @ Helium Comedy Club | Stuntman, “Dancing With the Stars”

Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Creator/Director/Producer) who was working with Johnny Knoxville to create a stunt based reality show. The rest is history. MTV aired the first season of JACKASS in 2000.

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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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Frank Caliendo @ Helium Comedy Club | “Mad TV,” “Fox NFL Sunday”

Frank Caliendo is well known for his dead-on impressions of famous actors Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro; politicians George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; broadcasters John Madden and Charles Barkley; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Jay Leno, and David Letterman.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($700+): First Thursday, Music Fest NW, Oregon Ducks & More! | September 5-8, 2013

The weekend is finally here! As fall moves in, this is your last weekend to head to a variety of parks to watch free movies. Also, MusicFestNW is in full swing through Sunday with more than 170 bands. College football continues this weekend, too; there’s plenty of local venues to cheer on your favorite team.

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Win Portland Tickets ($700+): Feast Portland, Larry The Cable Guy, City Lights & More!

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Feast Portland, Meow Meow, Larry the Cable Guy, City Lights & More!

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Win Tickets ($108): Larry the Cable Guy @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Nominee, Multiplatinum Recording Artist

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theaters and arenas across the United States. Larry has created The Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase, and has donated more than 7 million dollars to various charities.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Ticket Giveaways ($550+): Southeast Sunday Parkways, POWFest, Rose City Rollers & More! | August 22-25, 2013

The weekend is here again and with highs in the 80s, be sure to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. There are plenty of exciting things to do such as Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways or Besaw’s 110th Anniversary Bash. This weekend is also your last chance ever to see Trek In The Park.

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James Adomian @ Helium Comedy Club | Finalist on Last Comic Standing

James is a frequent guest on COMEDY BANG BANG and other wild podcasts, and was a finalist on the most recent season of LAST COMIC STANDING.

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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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Midnight Mass @ Brody Theater | Free, Amy Miller, Shane Torres + Josh Androsky, Who Went on Price is Right on Shrooms

A special standup show with 2013 Portland’s Funniest winner Shane Torres, national touring comics Josh Androsky (who writes for Vice and also went on the Price is Right on shrooms) &Kevin O’Shea, + more

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Trekathon @ Funhouse Lounge

Trek-a-Thon @ Funhouse Lounge | 28 Hours of Star Trek-Inspired Improv, Drinks, Fundraiser

To get the 2013-14 season started with a bang, we are presenting a “Trek-a-thon” 28 hours of Star Trek inspired improv June 7 & 8. We will be performing our original USS Improvise, as well as USS Improvise the Next Generation both in various styles, Broadway musicals, Shakespeare and fairy tales.

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Portland’s Funniest Person Contest – Prelims @ Helium Comedy Club | 140 Contestants

These are the preliminary rounds of the 2013 Portland’s Funniest Person Contest where 140 contestants are competing for the title and the $1,000 Grand Prize!

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Anthony Jeselnik @ Aladdin Theater | Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon Writer, Variety Top 10 Comics to Watch

Anthony Jeselnik is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Tulane University. Anthony is a stand-up comedian, most famous for THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF DONALD TRUMP and THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN.

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Win Portland Tickets: ($800+): Portland Rose Festival, Eastside Garden Tour, Crown Paella + Jelly Helm & More

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including the Portland Rose Festival, the Eastside Garden Tour, Crown Paella + Jelly Helm & more!

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Weediculous Comedy Tour @ Mission Theater

Win Tickets ($30): Weediculous Comedy Tour @ Mission Theater | Live Stand-Up, Four Comedians

“Weediculous” is a national documented tour of four Los Angeles based fun loving comedians as they spend two months in a van performing in comedy clubs, theaters, rock bars and cannabis dispensaries across America while capturing conversations with everyday citizens, shop owners, growers, politicians and lawyers.

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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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2013 Portland Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Win Festival Passes ($150+): 2013 Portland Bridgetown Comedy Festival | 200+ Comedians, Dana Gould, Reggie Watts & More

The sixth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival will be held April 18-21 in venues centered around Hawthorne Boulevard. Alternative comedy legend and longtime Simpsons writer/producer Dana Gould, the incomparable musician/comedian Reggie Watts (Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), and creators of the BBC cult comedy hit Look Around You Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper.

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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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