Homegrown October

A Selection of Portland's Best & Brightest

Jake Silberman
Jake Silberman is a Portland-based stand-up who might best be described as a hopeful misanthrope. Ranging from a day on the bus to race relations, Jake's material, as well as his penchant for crowd work and off the top observations, are making him a sharp name in Portland’s thriving comedy scene. Jake was a finalist in the 2017 Portland’s Funniest Person Contest. He is a regular host and feature at Helium comedy club, and has opened for Norm Macdonald, Kyle Kinane, Joey Diaz and many more. Jake has performed on the Mutiny Radio, Charm City, 10,000 Laughs and Sacramento Comedy Festivals.

Video | @JSilberino

Upcoming shows:
Dirty Roast Battle, Wait...What?

David Mascorro
David Mascorro is a Portland based comedian who’s quickly becoming one of the most sought after stand-ups in the Northwest. His infectious energy, natural charisma, and trademark style make each of his performances an unforgettable experience. The son of Mexican immigrants, Mascorro trained as an improviser at both the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. His unique upbringing and improv background allow him to craft vibrant, personal stories with energetic delivery and unrelenting punchlines. While his last name may be hard to pronounce, it’s never difficult for an audience to relate to David’s honed point of view. Mascorro has been featured on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, produces several shows and podcasts (including Funny Humans, The Awkward Phase, and Bug-A-Boo), and regularly performs at Portland’s prestigious Helium Comedy Club.

@DavidMascorro | mijocomedy.com

Upcoming shows:
Dork Horses

Alex Falcone
Alex Falcone is a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. He’s been on the IFC show "Portlandia" a handful of times and he’s appeared at bunch of comedy festivals including Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. His writing has been quoted in Rolling Stone, VOX, Boing Boing, and been featured on the front page of Reddit multiple times. In early 2017, he published his debut novel, a young adult romance called Unwrap My Heart about a girl who falls in love with a sexy mummy. Publisher’s Weekly called it “unfortunate.” And one time, Salt & Straw even named an ice cream flavor after him (“Falcognac”) and it was delicious. Despite these modest accomplishments, he’s somehow remained totally down to earth and approachable.

Video | @alex_falcone | alexfalcone.ninja

Upcoming shows:

Anthony Lopez
Anthony Lopez is a Portland-based comic who has appeared on Doug Loves Movies and has written for the Gotham Awards and the popular Portland-based live talk show Late Night Action. Anthony has performed at the Bridgetown comedy festival, Bumbershoot, UCB East, and is a regular at several comedy clubs throughout the Northwest. He was recently a finalist in the Portland Funniest Person Contest and is a co-host of the popular weekly show Earthquake Hurricane.


Upcoming shows:
Open Mic

Amanda Arnold
Amanda Arnold is a Portland-based stand-up comic. As soon as Amanda gets on stage you're ready to laugh. This self-proclaimed "chubby not ugly" joke slinger delivers the funny from the very start. Amanda's fast paced, extremely funny comedic style earned her the title “Top 5 Funniest Comics” in Portland, Oregon by the Willamette Week in 2016. Amanda has been featured in the All Jane Comedy Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest, Bridgetown Comedy festival and Laughs on Fox. Amanda did stand-up comedy for the first time when she was 8 years old! Yes! You read that correctly! It's no wonder you get a feeling when watching her that some people are just born funny.

Video | @ManDuh_Arnold

Upcoming shows:
Open Mic

Adam Pasi
Adam Pasi is a Portland comic who is quickly becoming among the most recognized names in Northwestern comedy. Born in Tacoma, WA and raised on army bases on the East Coast and in Germany, Adam’s unique outlook on life allows him to craft absurd yet relatable stories, culminating in admittedly ridiculous calls to arms. Adam has appeared on the IFC show "Portlandia" and has performed on the Limestone, Wenatchee, and Bridgetown comedy festivals. He is a regular host at Helium Comedy Club, as well as a co-host of the bi-monthly comedy game show Funny Humans vs. The Wheel. Frequently intense, but never taking himself too seriously, Adam Pasi encourages all who’ll listen to join him in his mostly imaginary, but always amusing crusade against... well, something. Whatever it is, being loud and silly is the only way to fight it.

Video | @adampasi

Upcoming shows:
Dork Horses, Opening for Jubal Flagg

Brandon Lyons
Brandon Lyons is a comedian living in Portland. He does stand-up. Mostly light-hearted stuff about pop culture and race in America (that can be light-hearted, right?). He hosts comedy nights at Helium and Al’s Den, and has the best jump shot in Portland comedy.


Upcoming shows:
Open Mic, Hosting for Dan Cummins

Caitlin Weierhauser
Caitlin Weierhauser is a kind-hearted bully, reminiscent of an elementary school PE teacher in their delightfully unhinged enthusiasm. They are sharp tongued and quick witted, frequently personal, often political, and entirely too tantrum-prone. Caitlin was voted best comedian by Willamette Week Readers' Poll and won Portland's Funniest Person Competition at Helium Comedy Club this year, and they are a member of Lez Stand Up, Portland's favorite comedy show voted Best 2016 & 2017. They have performed at Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Seattle Sketchfest, Savage Henry, and All Jane.

Video | @unclecait | lezstandup.com

JoAnn Schinderle
JoAnn Schinderle was a finalist in the 2017 Portland's Funniest Person Contest and is regular host at Helium Comedy Club. She has worked with some of the biggest names that roll through including Kevin Nealon, Jen Kirkman, and Fazion Love to name a few. JoAnn's humor is relatable, snarky, and has a storytelling style that will make you feel like she's you best friend letting you in on a secret. She hosts one of the best local comedy shows every Sunday in NE Portland called Control Yourself. Once a month the show is recorded live & distributed as a podcast which can be found on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Video | @joannlizabeth

Upcoming shows:
Open Mic, Writers Bloc, WWYT

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