Portland Queer Comedy Festival is a nationally renown stand-up comedy festival in it’s third year, taking place in beautiful Portland, Oregon over 4 days, July 18th – 21st, 2019. Every year, we bring to PDX fifty stand-up comedy acts from all over the world; comedians with appearances on Conan, NBC, CBC, BBC, and CBS to perform in 5 venues, over 4 days, in over 40 shows. Our venues include Funhouse Lounge, Crush Bar, Ford Food and Drink, Curious Comedy Theatre and more. The venues are conveniently located to 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 we were just recently taken over by the Orange Administration; my co-founder Andy Barrett and I were dumbfounded and had no feeling of hope; we needed something to feel like we were doing something 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! We’re hopeful with a democratic house we will see the end of the Orange, and some indictments along the way; but in the meantime, let’s laugh about it!
Comedy is our love and our passion, and bringing you the best in LGBTQ+ comedy is our life mission. I am so glad you’re here, and 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!
One of our founders was featured in USA Today!
Check out our amazing write up in the New York Times!
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.
The 2nd Annual Portland Queer Comedy Festival is a four day stand-up comedy focused event to be held in scenic Portland, Oregon July 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2019 at Funhouse Lounge and Theatre and associated satellite sites.
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