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Nathan Brannon
By Helen Silvis | The Skanner News
Published: 09 July 2014

PHOTO: Nathan Brannon will perform Aug. 27, the final night of Weekly Humor at the Tonic Lounge

Portland's reputation for comedy continues to grow, with upcoming shows featuring a diverse array of talent. Don't miss the awesome talent at Jen Tam's "Am I right Ladies?" July 19 (and every third Saturday) and Whitney Streed's Weekly Humor Night at Tonic Lounge, which runs every Wednesday through August 27. 

"Am I Right, Ladies?" is a monthly stand-up set produced by local comic and visual artist Jen Tam. As the name suggests, comics in the show aim to provide a hilarious antidote to racism and sexism. Without a home after the closure of one of Portland's few all-ages venues, Backspace, the show has found a new home at Ford Food and Drink, and runs every third Saturday.This month's comics include: Katie Rose Leon, Christian Ricketts, Dinah Foley, Sister Brattney, Katie Nguyen, Manuel Hall, Tim Ledwith, and Ash Casteman, plus music by the ethereal female-fronted two-piece Oro Azoro (https://www.facebook.com/oroazoro).

What - Am I Right, Ladies? - A Totally Radical Feminist Showcase

When - Saturday, July 19, 2014. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Where - Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave. #101, Portland, OR 97202

Cost - Suggested donation $3-5. No one turned away. All Ages.


What: Weekly Humor Night at the Tonic Lounge

When: Wednesdays through August 27.  Doors open at 9pm. Show starts at 9:30 pm. Open mic following the show, starts at 11:30 pm.

Where: The Tonic Lounge, 3100 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

Cost: Suggested donation $3 to $5.

On the Schedule

July 16: Kristine Levine! Plus Art Krug, David Mascorro, Christen Manville, Amanda Arnold, Crystal Davis, Matt Styner, Andy Schanz, hosted by Whitney Streed.

July 23: Amy Miller, Cody McCullar, Iris Gorman, Tristian Spillman, Danny Felts, Trevor Thorpe, Nic Goans, Cara Parker King, hosted by Whitney Streed.

July 30: Christian Ricketts! Plus  Shane Torres, Jon Washington, Steven Wilber, Katie Rose Leon, Jason Traeger, Brian Nickerson, Laila Hamdan, hosted by Whitney Streed.

August 6: Mystery mix of comics.

August 13: Anthony Lopez! Plus Barbara Holm, Nick Walker, Sean Connery, Rebecca Waits, Deirdre Lyons-Keefe, Lauryn Pithey-Petrie, Andy MacDonald, hosted by Whitney Streed.

August 20: Tim Hammer! Plus Adam Pasi, Adam Dahl, Dan Weber, Manuel Hall, Patrick Perkins, Caitlin Weierhauser, Steve Magnuson, Crystal Kordowski, hosted by Whitney Streed.

August 27: Final week featuring Nathan Brannon, Jimmy Newstetter, Jen Allen, Anthony Lopez, Sean Jordan, Kristine Levine, Lonnie Bruhn, Kyle Harbert, Bri Pruett, Phil Schallberger, and Ira Novos. Hosted and headlined, by Whitney Streed.

Find more upcoming events and comedy shows at the Pdx Comedy blog

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