Video: Bridgetown Comedy Festival Highlights | Win Tickets!

We have a pair of festival passes to give away! That's $100! Here's what you do. You comment on this post. Done deal. We are drawing winning name on Friday around noon. That means you miss the opening night, but them's the breaks. Actually, that means you should buy tix now.

Also, We give out free tickets every Thursday on our Portland Facebook Group. So, join it if you like free stuff. We give out festival tickets, concert tickets, and more. Last week, we had tickets for Wonder Ballroom, NW Film Center, Slabtown, Dante's, Roseland, etc…

2008 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Highlights, Part 5
Portland, Oregon


More of the best of the first year of Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, featuring Patton Oswalt, Scott Moran, Tig Notaro, Chris Fairbanks, Kyle Kinane, James Adomian and Dax Jordan. The second annual festival is starting on April 23rd, featuring Janeane Garofalo, David Koechner, Neil Flynn, Brendon Small and over 150 other comedians from around the country. Get your passes now!

The video up there is probably NSFW for most people's work. So watch it at home, over and over.

I saw Bridgetown Comedy Fest co-creator Andy Wood yesterday for about 3 minutes. He received 5 calls during those 3 minutes. We spoke 20 seconds…maybe. His facebook status at 2:12PM yesterday read “is starting to lose it.” This festival is huge. There are over 150 acts during the 4 days. I have no idea how many of those are from out of town and flying/driving in, but I am going with more than 50. That's a lot of work for our city and reward Andy's mental collapse by buying some tickets to the event.

From Jen Lane at Barfly on the Comedy Festival:

Dearest Darlings:

Festival passes are on sale now for the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, returning to Portland, April 23rd-26th, with twice as many comedians, several more stages, and a whole extra day of performances.

This year, over 150 acts are scheduled to perform, including standouts such as Janeane Garofalo, Brendon Small, David Koechner, Maria Bamford, Neil Flynn, Jon Glaser, Todd Glass, Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, Dave Hill, Leo Allen, Brody Stevens, Tig Notaro, Chris Hardwick, Andy Blitz, Natasha Leggero, and Hari Kondabolu.

With more than eight stages running continuously, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival has something for everyone. This year's lineup includes an historic cast reunion of the hit animated comedy Home Movies in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program's debut, featuring creators Brendon Small and Loren Bouchard, along with comedians and fellow cast members including Jon Benjamin and Ron Lynch. We're also pleased to announce the addition of Beer Shark Mice, one of the best long-form improvs groups in the country, featuring David Koechner of Anchorman and Saturday Night Live and Neil Flynn, best known as the hilarious janitor from Scrubs. Late-night sketch and variety shows including The Tomorrow Show, featuring Brendon Small and Ron Lynch, The Midnight Show, featuring James Adomian and Michael Busch and the brilliant Dave Hill Explosion are new additions to Bridgetown in 2009 that are not to be missed.

In addition to the well-known national acts participating in the festival, Bridgetown features local performers and groups, like Portland favorite The Famous Mysterious Actor Show and Seattle's much-lauded People's Republic of Komedy.

This year's festival also features award-winning hit podcasts such as The Sound of Young America, Comedy and Everything Else and Guys With Feelings. All of these will be performing live tapings of their programs at the festival, which will include a wide range of guests from music and the arts, as well as appearances by some of the funniest comics in the festival.

Don't miss this four-day comedy blowout! This year, Bridgetown continues its tradition of giving back to the community, by donating a portion of its proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank, an organization whose need for contributions is at an all-time high as Oregon's hunger rates are among the highest in the country. Bridgetown is proud to play a part in providing assistance to those Oregonians that need it most. Bridgetown will give you $2 off the price of any individual show, with the donation of two non-perishable food items, so please bring donations with you to the shows.

Get your tickets, now, for Bridgetown! You'll need a wristband to get the most out of the Festival, or you can grab tickets to individual shows (Bridgetown takes place at stages at six different venues along SE Hawthorne Boulevard, including The Bagdad, The Hawthorne Theater, BOG, Tanker, The Mount Tabor, and Eagles Aerie #3256). Pre-order your wristbands or tickets online, and pick yours up at will-call. Don't forget, you can get $2 off with your non-perishable food donation, too (that's off the price of individual show tickets, btw).

Click here to visit Bridgetown online, now.

Word to your mothers,

Miss Jen Lane
BarFly Fame


80 Responses to Video: Bridgetown Comedy Festival Highlights | Win Tickets!

  1. Shelby April 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Please, please pick me!!

  2. adoinel April 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    The lineup looks positively stellar. i want that pass.

  3. t_love_pdx April 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    looks like a huge, fun(ny) festival. am excited to see some different long-form improv. and yes, i would love to use a sweet festival pass too see it, yo. thanks pdx pipeline!

  4. ryan April 22, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    I want free tix!!!!

  5. Dan Wheeler April 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    me! memememe! :-)

  6. koes April 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    pick me! plzzzz!!!

  7. schuyler April 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    Bam! Tickets, done.

  8. Katie Reardon April 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Hari Kondabolu is much loved up here in Seattle and I want to see him in Portland now too!

  9. jonhop85 April 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    ahhh yaaaa, winner winner chicken dinner! I’d love to check me out some comedians!


  10. Dan April 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    Free! Yes!

  11. Senor Mole April 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    pick me pick me pick me :)


  12. Sara Padgett Heathcott April 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    I am so excited for Maria Bamford!!!!

  13. Joe Matt April 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm #


  14. orian imaki April 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    @missorian is one of the best laughers in the world! I’ve had comics ask me if i’d come on tour so i’d sit in the audience. pick me pick me!

  15. Jodi April 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    You guys give away he best stuff. Seriously. Pick me this time.
    @jawillers on twitter

  16. Miranda April 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    I would like some passes please!

  17. Andrea Rapp April 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    I wanna go!

  18. adam smith April 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    I need to go to Bridgetown! I have no money and I am the biggest stand-up fan in the area. Not to mention, me and my girlfriend haven’t had a night away from the 8 year old and 3 month old in about…3 months! Please! I’m literally begging!

  19. Shannan Hunt April 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    So, how’s about giving me the tickets so I can make the most of them and go to all the shows, and laugh really hard? I promise to pump a lot of money into the local economy and buy lots of drinks, and even bring a few cans of food just for the HELL OF IT!! I know this is a drawing and completely random, but if you could- please take into consideration that I almost DIED three months ago giving birth to my little Jude. The only thing that kept me going was knowing that soon the Bridgetown Comedy Festival was happening and i would be happy happy happy. The only problem is that now the kid has used up all of my fun money and I will only have enough to go to one of the shows! That is so unfair! Anyway, I really love Chris Hardwick and Steve Agee and Maria Bamford and Tig Notoro and would love to see all of them.

  20. heather April 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    i’m throwing my hat and anything else into the ring that will get me those tickets.

  21. Stuart April 22, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    I need a good laugh, a really good laugh, perhaps you can help me. Tickets would be awesome… Now if it’s food that is needed… I’ll be happy to bring a bunch!


    • ryan herron April 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

      Man, I’d love to take the GF to this one. Pick me! I never win anything.

  22. Tamara April 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Can’t wait to see Hard n’ Phirm, for some science funnies! Steve Agee, Brendan Small and Maria Bamford are all on my list! Hope the gods of comedy ticket winning smile down on me!

  23. lauralogist April 23, 2009 at 4:17 am #

    FREE! I’m down!

  24. aaron April 23, 2009 at 7:48 am #

    hope you pick me. i want to go!

  25. Alix April 23, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Pick me!

  26. Angela April 23, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    pick me! oh please oh please!

  27. Aydika April 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    With these passes, I will:
    – Laugh like a maniac (I need it!!)
    – Bring cans of food to each event
    – Support the venues by purchasing as many drinks as I can safely contain for myself and friends

    I promise!! Thank you for the chance…

  28. Ly April 23, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I wanna go.

  29. Missy April 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    i got laid off. i could really use some humor in my life…and free is oh so good. make me laugh!!!

  30. Daniel Martinez April 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    HLYSHT! 10 year Home Movies reunion? I must go. Please help!

  31. Sara Padgett Heathcott April 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm #


  32. Sarah April 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Muahahahah!!! I love PDX pipeline!

  33. Jessica April 23, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Sounds like a good time!

  34. Kalina Wilson April 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    i’m in!

  35. Tony Faulkner April 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m going on a huger strike until I get the tickets… right after this apple.

  36. Racheal April 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I want to go to the comedy festival!! Is this how I win tix.

  37. Allie April 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    I hadn’t heard about this! Sounds amazing.

  38. Sarah April 23, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    why was the dolphin sad? it didn’t have a pourpose.


    i need a new sense a humor.

  39. Steve April 23, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    after a week like this one I could use a good laugh!

  40. Andrea April 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    I need to laugh, please!!!

  41. Carls April 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    I feel this will be beneficial to my life due to having no sense of humor. Thank you kindly.

    Sincerely, Carls

  42. Cara April 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    yes please!

  43. Ash April 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    oh yes…

    times are tough

    this would mean a whole whole whole lot. it’s funny, or not, but who does have $$ to spend on this kinda thing.

    pick us all!
    who doesn’t need a good laugh

  44. Kimberly McClain April 23, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    I love this event and would love to win free tickets!

  45. josh April 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    WooHoo free stuff

  46. Lee Newberry April 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    ooh! ooh! I’d like some tickets!

  47. Emily Willard April 23, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    Hook it up!

  48. Emily April 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

    Looks like a great event!

  49. Guinevere April 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    I need these tickets!

  50. Melnychd April 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

    I need to laugh and have fun. I miss fun….

  51. Regan April 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    would love to check this out!!!

  52. Jason April 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    This would be the shit! I love laughing

  53. Becky April 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm #

    I want these tickets!

  54. Diana April 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    I think I need a laugh right now even more than I need a glass of wine… and THAT is REALLY saying something.

  55. catherine April 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm #


  56. Ryan April 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm #


  57. Jennifer April 24, 2009 at 12:19 am #

    Oh, if a girl could be so lucky to go….Pipeline, you’re my hero

  58. Ly April 24, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Knock, knock. who’s there? Ly because she got free tickets.

  59. Liz April 24, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    I need a good laugh!!!

  60. Myla April 24, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    I want to win!

  61. Matt Tabora-Roberts April 24, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    ooooo… I want tickets too… really late, but I’m an improvisor… Pick me.


  62. lance mayhew April 24, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    I’d love a pair of tix. @lancejmayhew

  63. Peter April 24, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    I went to last year’s edition– fabulous! I’ll probably spring for a day-pass on Saturday… but Oh Boy would I love to win a festival pass! :)

  64. Mike April 24, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Thanks for the chance for some tickets!
    Happy Friday to all!

  65. Dalena April 24, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    I won! I won! Oh, wait…not yet? I’m blushing.

  66. Tori Hartke April 24, 2009 at 10:59 am #


    I would love to score some free festival passes. I’ve got a hot date tonight, this would make a great ending! :)

  67. Jeff Conner April 24, 2009 at 11:01 am #

    Would love to go.

  68. leethal April 24, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    ooh i want them!

  69. darfawnda April 24, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Yay! A contest with no special way to win…. fingers crossed! :) Just tweet @darfawnda when I win.

  70. Shannan Hunt April 24, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    Well, it doesn’t say anything about how many times you can enter, so heres another one for your reading pleasure!

  71. Sam April 24, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Could definitely use some yuks in my life about right now…

  72. Erika P. April 24, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Steve Agee! What? Really?… In Portland?! I would like tickets please. tweet me @Esaurus.

    giggles to you!

  73. liseah April 24, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    I’d love to check it out!

  74. ryan herron April 24, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Sign me up!

  75. Ryan April 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    Free tix! Woohoo!

  76. Jaimee April 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    **raises hand**

  77. Amy Hewitt April 24, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    I’ve never even heard of this festival until this year, and it is such a great idea! I’d love the chance to check out as many people as possible.

  78. astrogirl April 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    I love me funny!

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