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[Comedy] Kathy Griffin – The State Theatre – 08/20/15

Who [Comedy] Kathy Griffin When Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:00pm – $30-$65 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoKathy Griffin

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Jim Jeffries (comedy) – The State Theatre – 06/25/15

Who Jim Jeffries (comedy) When Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:00pm – $37.50 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoJim Jeffries

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Dave Attell (comedy) – The State Theatre – 06/13/15

Who Dave Attell (comedy) When Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:00pm – $25-$30 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoDave Attell

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Curbside Enthusiasm Preview

This First Friday the art walk will be getting a dose of local stand-up comedy in an unconventional venue: the back of a truck. Portland Comedy Co-op, a collective of comedians performing together since 2013, will be bringing their sets outside of the dark bars and clubs usually frequented by stand-ups in the Maine comedy scene. . . . → Read More: Curbside Enthusiasm Preview

Todd Barry (comedy) – One Longfellow Square – 04/16/15

Who Todd Barry (comedy) When Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:00pm – $18 – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info”New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up.
Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy.

Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver’s right hand man in Amy Heckerling’s Vamps, and as Paul Rudd’s co-worker in David Wain’s Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival. Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes.

He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade. Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.””

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Hannibal Buress (comedy) – The State Theatre – 03/12/15

Who Hannibal Buress (comedy) When Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:00pm – $25-$30 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoHannibal Buress

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Wyatt Cenac (comedy) – One Longfellow Square – 02/25/15

Who Wyatt Cenac (comedy) When Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:00pm – $15 – All Ages Where One Longfellow Square (map) 181 State St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info”Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. Prior to that, he spent three seasons writing on KING OF THE HILL.
Wyatt can be seen in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, Darren Grodsky’s independent film GROWING UP (AND OTHER LIES), and Barry Jenkins MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. His one-hour special, COMEDY PERSON, premiered on Comedy Central in 2011. He also produced the film, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, which was shown at Sundance in 2012. Wyatt’s comedy special BROOKLYN can currently be seen on Netflix; he also released a limited edition vinyl-only album of the same title on Other Music in 2014. He can next be seen in David Cross’ film HITS, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.”

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Jim Jeffries (comedy) – The State Theatre – 02/14/15

Who Jim Jeffries (comedy) When Saturday, February 14, 2015 8:00pm – $37.50 – All Ages Where The State Theatre (map) 609 Congress Street Portland, ME, USA Other InfoJim Jeffries

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Eugene Mirman (comedy) – St. Lawrence Arts Center – 05/23/12

Who Eugene Mirman (comedy) When Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:00pm – $10-$12 – All Ages Where St. Lawrence Arts Center (map) 76 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoEugene Mirman is a comedian and hero who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is a regular on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, had his own special on Comedy Central, and voices Gene in the new animated Fox series Bob’s Burgers.

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Eugene Mirman (comedy) – St. Lawrence Arts Center – 05/23/12

Who Eugene Mirman (comedy) When Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:00pm – $10-$12 – All Ages Where St. Lawrence Arts Center (map) 76 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoEugene Mirman is a comedian and hero who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is a regular on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, had his own special on Comedy Central, and voices Gene in the new animated Fox series Bob’s Burgers.

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(No) Photo Recap: Steven Wright at State Theatre [11.11.10]

Steven Wright performed at the State Theatre on November 11. It was fine.

Brad Wakefield is Biscuit‘s brother. He enjoys comedy.

Acts For Change: Spencer Albee / Tony McNaboe / This Way / Eric Bettencourt / Adam Kurtz / Sly-Chi / Jacob Augustine / Grupo Esperanze / comedian & more

Who Acts For Change: Spencer Albee / Tony McNaboe / This Way / Eric Bettencourt / Adam Kurtz / Sly-Chi / Jacob Augustine / Grupo Esperanze / comedian & more When Sunday, May 17, 2009 11:00am – $15 – 21+ Where Asylum (map) 121 Center Street Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info”In 2008, 21 homeless people died on the streets of Portland, Maine. Now with the recession, the Preble Street Resource Center (www.preblestreet.org), a vital source for more and more people these days, is being used – and strained – more than ever before…..

ACTS FOR CHANGE will unite Portland’s top talents on stage for an unforgetable day of music and comedy to raise money and just as importantly build awareness and education of how we can all do our “Civic Duty” (as President Obama stated in his Inaugural Address) to evoke a positive change in our community for the immediate and longterm….

— EVERY SINGLE PENNY spent (via tickets) and through cash donations will go DIRECTLY to the Preble Street Resource Center. Everything has been done by Volunteers and services donated by our In-Kind Sponsors —”

Musicians/Bands—
Spencer Albee (Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, Rustic Overtones, As Fast As)
Tony McNaboe (Rustic Overtones, Paranoid Social Club)
This Way
Eric Bettencourt
Adam Kurtz
Sly-Chi
Jacob Augustine
Grupo Esperanza
Royal Hammer
The Sea Captains
Pete Miller and His Friends
Tree by Leaf
Grant Street Orchestra
Shane Allen

Comedians—
George Hamm
Brian Brinegar
Seth Bond Perry
Johnny Cail
Dennis Hunt
Erin Cyr
Rich Pickford

Speakers from—
Preble Street Resource Center
Portland Music Foundation
Maine Songwriters Association
– along with speakers from other various organizations, government offices, and local businesses

In-Kind Sponsors—
NL Partners
Portland Music Foundation
The Asylum
Bull Moose Music
Maine Songwriters Association
The Portland Phoenix
Time Warner Cable

For more information:
website: www.preblestreet.org (Preble Street’s main site)
website: www.preblestreetconcert.com (concert site)
twitter: twitter.com/actsforchange

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Confusatron / Ricky Boy Floyd

Who Confusatron / Ricky Boy Floyd When Friday, April 3, 2009 9:00pm – 21+ Where Geno’s (map) 625 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info”the comedy of Ricky Boy Floyd and the music of CONFUSATRON with a sneak preview of Book of The Dead”

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Monty Python Night

Who Monty Python Night When Thursday, February 26, 2009 8:00pm – FREE – 21+ Where Slainte (map) 24 Preble Street Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other InfoMonty Python Night! Hosted by Brian Brinegar open mic comedy + bands playing the music of Monty Python

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