July 17th-21st 2019

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Portland Queer Comedy Festival is a nationally renowned stand-up comedy festival taking place in beautiful Portland, Oregon over 5 days.  Every year, we bring to PDX fifty stand-up comedy acts from all over the world;
comedians with appearances on Conan, NBC, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, and many more to perform in 6 venues, over  5 days, in over 40 shows. Our venues include Funhouse Lounge,  Ford Food and Drink, Curious Comedy Theatre, Kickstand Comedy, NW Cannabis Club and more. The venues are conveniently located near one another creating a fun, bar-crawl festival atmosphere. It’s a party!

We are so excited to bring you YEAR THREE! When we started the festival in 2017, the Orange Administration had just come into power. We were dumbfounded.  Something was needed to restore a sense of hope,  to enrich both comedy and our LGBTQ community. So we planned a festival. It was a rousing success year one,  and year two was double! Because in times like these, laughter is more important than ever.

Comedy is our love and our passion, and bringing you the best in LGBTQ+ comedy is our life mission. We are so glad you’re here. Please say hello at the festival, we love hearing from our audience!

If you are a comedian, submissions will be open February 1st, 2019. We look forward to seeing your stuff! We watch every submission. Please check out the submissions guideline page, and we will see you at the Festival!

Thank you,
Belinda Carroll

Andy Barrett


One of our founders was featured in USA Today!

Read the “Faces of Pride” article here

Check out our amazing write up in the New York Times!


Four Days

Spotlighting comedians who fall on the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) spectrum and their allies, the Portland Queer Comedy Festival’s vision is to not only highlight queer and allied talent from all over the world, but to give back to the Queer community through our community non-profit partner initiatives.

Five Stages

The 3rd Annual Portland Queer Comedy Festival is a five day stand-up comedy focused event to be held in scenic Portland, Oregon July 17, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2019 at Funhouse Lounge and Theatre, Curious Comedy Theater, Ford Food and Drink, Rogue Brewery and Kickstand Comedy.

A Million Laughs

To that end, the Portland Queer Comedy Festival pledges a portion of festival proceeds to area and national non-profits, as well as creating fund drives within the festival shows. If you would like your non-profit to be considered, please email Info@PortlandQueerComedyFesitval.com

2019 Portland Queer Comedy Festival Headliners:

  • Scott Thompson

  • Nico Santos

  • Erin Foley

  • Jen Kober

  • Dewayne Perkins

  • D'lo

  • Irene Tu

  • Jeffrey Jay

  • Sandra Valls

  • Belinda Carroll, Co-founder

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Thank you to Carolin Smith and Debra Nebauer for their photography!

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Special shows featured by


  • Funhouse Lounge

    2432 SE 11TH AVE, Portland, OR 97214

  • Curious Comedy

    5225 NE Martin Luther King JR Blvd, Portland, OR 97211

  • Ford Food & Drink

    2505 SE 11TH AVE, Portland, OR 97202

  • Rogue Eastside Pub

    928 SE 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

  • Kickstand Comedy

    16 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

  • Saucebox Restaurant & Bar

    214 SW Broadway