Win Tickets ($160): 2014 All Jane No Dick Women’s Comedy Festival | Kate Berlant, Emmy Winner Sara Schaefer, DeAnne Smith & More!

We are giving away a pair of passes to All Jane No Dick Women’s Comedy Festival on October 15-19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 13.

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From our sponsors:
All Jane & No Dick2014 All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival
October 15-19, 2014
5-day Passes $80, Individual Shows $10-20
More info: alljanenodick.com

The third annual All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival will be held October 15–19 in Northeast Portland. The first and only festival of its kind, this five-day event presents a carefully curated blend of the best up-and-coming and nationally headlining female comedic performers from throughout the United States and Canada. Five-day passes ($80) and tickets to individual shows ($10–20) are on sale now at alljanenodick.com.

The goal of this festival is to celebrate the unique voices of women in comedy, providing inspiration and increasing visibility for the top performers of today and tomorrow. It encourages collaboration and dialogue and highlights the great diversity of artistic approaches amidst female comedic performers today. Programming for All Jane No Dick 2014 includes stand-up showcases, an improv workshop, podcasts, a film screening, panel discussions, and special themed shows.

Most events will take place at Curious Comedy Theater (5225 NE Martin Luther King Dr.), which produces and sponsors the festival. A special opening night show will be held at Helium Comedy Club (1015 SE 9TH Ave.) Wednesday, October 15, and small shows will take place at Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St.) throughout the festival.

Performers at this year’s festival include world-renowned experimental comedian Kate Berlant, the Emmy Award–winning Sara Schaefer (MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Phoebe Robinson (Broad City, NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, creator of Blaria and Blaria Live!), DeAnne Smith (2014 finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Aparna Nancherla (CONAN, Totally Biased), Brooke Van Poppelen (MTV’s Girl Code, Nikki & Sara Live), and Beth Stelling (CONAN, The Pete Holmes Show).

These and many other acclaimed performers descend from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle to share the stage with Portland powerhouses Amy Miller, Kristine Levine, Stacey Hallal, Bri Pruett, JoAnn Schinderle, Susan Rice, Veronica Heath, Lucia Fasano, Katie Nguyen, and Caitlin Weierhauser.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • Picture This!, a show that accompanies stand-up performances with live illustrations.
  • Say Wha?, a show in which comedians lampoon the most terribly written books they can find.
  • The Queer Zone, a showcase of the fest’s LGBTQ performers.
  • An All Jane installment of Amy Miller’s popular monthly show Midnight Ma$$ at the FunHouse Lounge.
  • A screening of the short film Meet My Rapist, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Jessie Kahnweiler.
  • Jill Bernard’s Drum Machine, an improv workshop from Bernard (Education Director, HUGE Theater) followed by Bernard’s award-winning solo show.

ABOUT CURIOUS COMEDY THEATER
Curious Productions is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation; the first non-profit theater in Portland devoted entirely to the art of comedy. The theater is operated by founder and artistic director Stacey Hallal, who studied in Chicago’s top theaters before establishing Curious Comedy in Northeast Portland in October 2008. The theater has created more than 50 original sketch, improvisation, and stand-up comedy productions and regularly hosts nationally touring shows. Its Training Center offers classes and workshops across many comedic disciplines, including improv, sketch writing, and stand-up. For more information, see www.curiouscomedy.org.

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44 Responses to Win Tickets ($160): 2014 All Jane No Dick Women’s Comedy Festival | Kate Berlant, Emmy Winner Sara Schaefer, DeAnne Smith & More!

  1. Roger October 7, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Love to hear the ladies make me laugh! Thank you for the chance at free passes.

  2. Ashley October 7, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Would love to see this! I love comedy shows and get tired of mostly seeing male comedians and the rare female comedian. All of these ladies are great performers and I appreciate them because they are just plain funny without basing their entire routine on jokes that mock their own gender.

  3. Maura October 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Without humor we are lost….
    A night of laughter will make me a better person in the word.

  4. Jenn October 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    I can’t tell you how in need I am of laughing my a** off for a few days and this would do the trick!

    Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle

  5. Jesse October 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I would like to go, not because they are women comics but because they are straight up funny comics. And I ilike laughing until I pee my pants. And I like peeling my pants.

  6. Elle October 8, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    I would love to win this and take my friend, I’m always sending him feminist articles and I bet he’d find these shows educational and entertaining!

  7. Zoe October 8, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Enjoying some comedy is the best way to spend an evening with a friend :)

  8. Claire P. October 8, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I want to attend because my friend Lucia is performing on two days of the festival; because supporting independent feminist and queer art of all kinds is central to my life; and as a tired/stressed caregiver who works with seniors living with mental illness, I could just use a few laughs!

  9. Jon October 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    I was able to catch a couple of these shows last year and they were fantastic. Amy Miller really come into her own since then, and some other great names I’d love to check out. This fest is a great addition to the Portland comedy scene, and hope it succeeds. Thanks Pipeline, for chance to win free tickets.

  10. Carrie Quite Contrary October 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I will miss the DICKS…but these ladies make me laugh without craving a smoke afterwards ;). ♡

  11. Amy October 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    I want to go because All Jane No Dick is the most badass recipe for epic AND awesome. And please please please let me support that with loud laughs and super enthusiastic claps? Also I’ll buy you a drink if you give this pass to me.

  12. Michael Welch October 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Wow, what an amazing live up of hilarious comedians. Would love the chance to go. Thanks!

  13. Rachel October 8, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    My mom has cancer. I’m in love with my friend. I’m broke and filing for bankruptcy. My rent just got raised. Someone stole my bike a few weeks ago and that’s how I get to work. I need lady laughter.
    Or this is all bullshit and this betch wants some free tix. Or not.

  14. Amanda October 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Give me free tickets! I want to see all the ladies tell jokes!

  15. Jianna October 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Because if you don’t laugh every day, you die.

    True story.*

    * (May or may not be a true story, but I don’t want to find out, so gimme the tickets.)

  16. Aurelia October 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I’m ready to laugh, please pick me!

  17. Christine October 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I have never been to comedy theater before, and I’m always looking for new experiences. Also, I could really use a good laugh right now. Thank you!

  18. Amy October 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    I saw the All Jane No Dick show at last years Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and it was some of the best and most creative comedy I’ve seen live. I would love a second chance to see some righteous comedy!

  19. jen October 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Female comedians are the best, and we don’t hear enough of them around town! Would love to go to this.

  20. Stephanie October 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Some of the best comedians out there, would love to go to this

  21. Derek Wilson October 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    Some of my best friends are jokes.

  22. Jennifer kerns October 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    Love funny women!!

  23. Alicia October 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    Laugh or Go Home! You couldn’t shine how bad this is needed! My life is one big comedy!

  24. Roxy October 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Kate Berlant! Aparna Nancheria! Let me go Let me go Pick me!!!!

  25. Cassi October 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    This would make for an awesome date night!

  26. Penny Ardissone October 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Would love to go to this! Women rock!

  27. panda October 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    dickless comedy, I love it

  28. Donna October 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    This would be great to experience!

  29. Robin Graham McIlvain October 10, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Sounds AMAZING and I’ve never been :)

  30. Dan Wheeler October 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    I’d love to check it out. Sounds amazing!

  31. Michele C. October 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE. Wanna go SOOOO bad!!

  32. Isa October 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    I need to laugh more and so does my sister – great comedy is priceless!

  33. Alice October 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I love to laugh! I’d love to go.

  34. Sol October 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    Follow the drama and comedy will follow! I refer to the sexism poster debacle. :)

  35. layna lewis October 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    My 17yr old daughter, Lola, hates me most of the time. She symbolically severed the umbilical cord with knitting needles last week. The one thing we have in common is comedy. Humor is the sour dripping sardonic glue that binds us and saves us from ourselves and eachother.

  36. Abigail Carns October 12, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    i would love to win these tickets! I just moved here a few months ago following a break up and could really use the laughs and stories from incredible female comedians. I was very involved in supporting the comedy scene in Alaska and would love to see what I’ve moved into :)

  37. koto October 13, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    My sister will be visiting from out of town. I’d love to see this with her!

  38. Vanessa October 13, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    First of this place at the GLBT at the Expo Center a few years ago in PDX. Would love a chance to see this show and show my boyfriend that girls are funny too! thanks!

  39. michelle lawlor October 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    I went to the podcast last year and had a blast. I love the idea of an all female lineup. I need some laughs this weekend.

  40. Jacin Harter October 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    I am an active feminist and am so proud to live in Portland where this kind of show is right at home. Tickets to this show would make my life complete. I’ll be doling anything I can to get in. Hoping to photo-bomb anyone protesting (if they actually show up…) Hooray for Men’s Rights, but seriously, this show isn’t infringing on anything, guys- it’s a celebration of laughter – laughter brought to you by incredibly talented women “j

  41. Melissa October 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets to this to take my girlfriend out on a date night! We love comedy shows!

  42. Sharissa October 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    After reading about the MRA who’s been protesting this event I can’t help but want to go check it out! They should all personally thank him for the extra publicity!

  43. Thunderrose October 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    As a non-dick posessing, vagina-at-birth, standup comedy-loving identified person, this show is exactly for me, but only if you make it happen, pdxpipeline. Will you make it so?

  44. Christina Larson October 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I am a comedy addict. Please help support my habit while also enabling a friend of mine in their addiction. Thank goodness ilaughter is a healthy addiction. Thank you for the opportunity to win tickets. I am super excited about this festival.

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