There’s nothing quite like a comedy show to lift the soul and luckily Portland has a great collection of shows, events and clubs offering very regular performances. Here are our Top 10 best comedy clubs in Portland, Oregon…
1. Helium Comedy Club – a contemporary entertainment venue that bring stadium-sized talent to an intimate theater
Helium Comedy Club has a unique style of comedy that’s unlike any other venue in Portland. It is located in the heart of downtown Portland. With shows almost every night, Helium is the perfect place to see some of Portland’s best up-and-coming comedians.
It has become a staple for comedy lovers around town. The 400-seat room provides a full dinner menu and extensive beer list. The club also features the Helium Bar overlooking the main stage with extended hours for shows on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Helium Comedy Club is on 1510 SE 9th Ave, Portland
2. Curious Comedy Theater – a nonprofit improv and sketch-comedy venue with a bar
Established in 2008, Curious Comedy Theater is Portland’s only non-profit theater devoted to the art of comedy. In addition to the regular lineup of shows, they also offer improv classes and stand-up workshops. Curious Comedy is more than a hilarious show, it’s also an opportunity for food and drinks.
So before you go into the theater session with some good humor vibes already running through your veins make sure that there are seats available at this bar. Seating capacity amounts up to 150 people so don’t wait too long or else someone might take them when they arrive after you.
- Curious Comedy Theater is on 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
3. Funhouse Lounge – a circus-themed club hosting comedy, music and karaoke
What do you get when you cross a vintage French Quarter dance bar with a New Orleans jazz club? The answer may be found at Funhouse Lounge. This Portland lounge has been hosting live jazz, blues, funk, and soul performances since 2003.
Since the venue is located in the cultural district of Portland, it attracts people from all over the city and state to experience the music and drink good cocktails. The interior is simplistic with a concrete floor and finished walls. This place provides an escape from reality while maintaining its industrial feel.
- Funhouse Lounge is on SE 11th Avenue in Portland.
4. The Siren Theater – an independent theater with stand-up and improv comedy shows
The amazing Siren Theater in Portland, Oregon, is a destination for playwrights, directors, standup comedians, and actors. It provides an intimate setting for some of the most unique theatrical and comedy experiences in the world. The theater’s designers have created a space that feels like home.
The Siren Theater in Portland is home to the blockbuster Home of Bad Reputation productions. Visit the Siren Theater for a fit of laughter and enjoy hysterical improv comedy at this historic building in Portland.
- 315 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
5. Kickstand Comedy – this non-profit, all-inclusive space is one of the best comedy clubs in town
So you’re considering attending a comedy show at Kickstand Comedy in Portland. Excellent choice. Kickstand showcases some of the funniest talents on the west coast. You can expect a night of laughter and fun, with some of the best comics around. Whether you’re a newcomer or a comedy aficionado, you’ll find something to enjoy at Kickstand Comedy.
Kickstand Comedy is a new and rapidly growing comedy club in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Since opening their doors in 2014, they’ve quickly become one of the most popular venues for live stand-up comedy in the city. With a spacious and comfortable showroom, Kickstand has something to offer everyone who loves to laugh. Check out their schedule online and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.
- Kingstand Comedy is on 16 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
6. Shark Bite Improv – dedicated to high quality low cost live entertainment for all
The Shark Bite Improv Club is a new, exciting opportunity for the citizens of Portland to participate in an activity that is both challenging and rewarding. With help from the wonderful instructors at the Shark Bite Improv Club, you will learn how to speak quickly, communicate with your scene partner, create unexpected endings for scripted scenes, and more.
The club has been around for a while but has only recently begun producing this new show on their channel. It is unclear if they will continue with this format in the future, but it can be inferred that they are motivated by a sense of adventure and creativity.
- Sharkbite Improv. 1620 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201
7. ComedySportz Portland – live comedy for everyone plus improv classes and workshops, team building and applied improv training
ComedySportz Portland is home to some of America’s most hilarious improvisers who will make sure that no matter how many times they do it (and trust me; there’ll be dozens), everything still feels fresh. You won’t regret spending an evening at CSz as every show offers its own special brand of entertainment which guarantees laughs galore.
ComedySportz is an improvisational comedy show where players try to make each other laugh, and audiences have been entertained by this zany tradition since 1984. The game’s creator Dick Chudnow based his idea on competitive Theater Arts called “Theatresports”. ComedySportz Portland has been going strong since 1993.
- ComedySportz Portland is located at 1963 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209
8. Doa Pro Wrestling – for something a bit different but with still plenty of laughs
This one is a bit different. It’s not a comedy club per se but it’s a place where you can see some of the funniest people in Portland. Doa Pro Wrestling is a wrestling organization that features comedians as wrestlers. Doa Pro Wrestling brings in some of the best comedians and puts them into a wrestling ring where they can do things like stunt shows and comedy skits.
If you’re looking for something different and want to see some great comedy, check out Doa Pro Wrestling.
- Their address is 211 SE 11th Ave, Portland OR 97202
9. Bend Comedy – a great comedy club near Portland
Looking for a place to see some live comedy in Bend? Look no further than the Bend Comedy. This small, intimate venue hosts comedians of all levels of experience, from up-and-coming talent to nationally touring headliners.
The club also offers classes in stand-up comedy, so if you’re feeling bold, you can give it a try yourself. Check out the Bend Comedy Club website for upcoming shows and events. You won’t be disappointed.
- They’re located at 390 NE Revere Ave, Bend OR 97703
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Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children’s theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa danced in Cuba and road tripped down America’s west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her family, cats and ukulele.