The 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Is Now Taking Submissions
If you’re looking to do a comedy festival, this a pretty darn good one to try to get into.
Portland’s annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival is coming up, specifically on May 11th-15th. They’re taking submissions for individual performers as well as shows to come out to Oregon and delight the wonderful folks of Portland.
The early deadline is Jan. 1st and the submission fee is $20. The final deadline is Jan. 31st with the submission fee kicked up slightly to $25.
If you’re interested, find out more/submit here.
Here’s The 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Line-Up
So, far they’re going to have Andy Kindler, Janeane Garofalo, Jessica Williams, Kurt Braunohler, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane, Matt Braunger, Jackie Kashian, Dave Hill, Dr. Katz, and a whole lot more coming to Portland, OR.
Here’s the entire line-up:
Allen Strickland Williams
DJ REAL (Nick Stargu)
Jason Van Glass
Joel Kim Booster
Samaria Sam Jay Johnson
Mark james heath (Mjh)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: a 20th Anniversary Celebration
Andy Kindler’s Particular Show
7 Minutes in Purgatory
The CrabFeast Podcast
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler
Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian
Funny Over Everything
Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking Game
Nerdist’s Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast
Hound Tall Discussion Series with Moshe Kasher
Talk Show: The Game Show
The Dana Gould Hour
The OkCupid Show
Heart of Darkness
THE TINKLE TWINS! (with Arden Myrin and Dana Gould!)
The Mike Eagle Show/Secret Skin Live
Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All your Secrets
The Nickel Club
TV Guidance Counselor
Not that you needed another reason beyond the coffee, beer, weirdness, etc. to visit Portland, but this is a pretty great one. Get your passes, mark your calendar from May 7th-10th, and do whatever else you need to do to go Bridgetown in just over two months.
Submissions for 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Now Open
One of our favorite comedy festivals The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR is raring up for their 2015 edition and if you want to possibly be one of their performers, you can now make a submission as an individual performer or a show a la Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Set List, etc.
For now, the submission fee is discounted at $20 until Jan. 11th and it goes up to $25 until Feb. 1st. Bridgetown will then take place May 7th-May 10th.
If you want to submit, do so here.
Nathan Fielder, Emo Philips, Reggie Watts & More Added to Bridgetown Comedy Festival
In case you weren’t going to Portland, OR next weekend from May 8th-11th for Bridgetown Comedy Festival, here’s some brand new additions to their line-up/programming that will probably make you change your mind.
Now scheduled to perform at Bridgetown this year:
-Two shows titled Baron Vaughn Presents: The New Negroes, in reference to the Harlem Renaissance movement by the same name, showcase the best young black comedians in the nation
-The Show That Dare Not Speak Its Name, curated by James Adomian, showcases the best young LGBT comedians in the nation.
-Paul F. Tompkins and Dead Authors Podcast
-W. Kamau Bell along with former Totally Biased writers Hari Kondabolu, Eliza Skinner, Aparna Nancherla, and Janine Brito
-A special showcase, Voodoo Doughnut Recordings Presents Ian and Nathan and Friends, will celebrate the release of a 7-inch record featuring sets from Portland-bred favorites Ian Karmel and Nathan Brannon.
Convinced? Of course, you are. Get your tickets here.
The Hilarious Andy Peters Will Try to Cover All of Portland’s Amazing Bridgetown Comedy Festival
Every year, around just about now (specifically next weekend Apr. 18th-21st), the city of Portland, OR hosts the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, an amazing weekend of great comedy that has been oft and best described as “comedy summer camp”. SoundCloud has partnered up with the great folks at CleftClips (Super Serious Show, Hot Tub LA) to have the festival covered and documented with one of our favorite comedians, Andy Peters.
There will be comedian interviews, random encounters, and overall silliness coming from the Peters’ “Wandertown” at Bridgetown dispatches. You can and should hear all of that coming up very soon here.
LA’s in Portland (at Bridgetown)
The Comedy Bureau is actually taking its first excursion from LA this weekend to Portland for the 3rd Annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival!
Not only is it a more than reasonable festival to attend with $75 all access pass, but over a third of the scheduled performers at Bridgetown are currently based out of LA, many of whom I see at performing at various bars and garages and rearranged apartments on a regular basis. Now, many of the best, funniest, most original, well-known, on-the-rise, and hardly known (even back home) comics from LA’s comedy scene and from several other places around the U.S. will take the stage for all of Portland, the Pacific Northwest, and perhaps some real hardcore comedy nerds who flew out from elsewhere, and the Comedy Bureau will be here at Bridgetown for all of it.
I could make a long list like everyone else blogging about it is doing in regards to who is showing up to this thing, but I think it’s a waste, especially when Bridgetown was voted Punchline Magazine Readers’ Favorite Comedy Festival of 2010.
If you really want to find when Kyle Kinane is going up or see Kristen Schaal’s name on the list of performers, then here you go:
Expect daily recaps, interviews, pics, and whatever else the Bureau Director can muster. For those back home stuck in traffic trying to come up with #obamatraffic jokes, LA news, comedy crawls, and open mic runs will still be there.
I won’t be at an open mic in LA to find new ways to depress anyone whose listening unless you’ll be at the all night open mic that’s here for Bridgetown at the Tanker. Details on that to come as well, perhaps in live-tweet form @thecomedybureau.