Our Staff

Belinda

Belinda Carroll

Co-Founder/Co-Producer Belinda has been an activist in the LGBTQ community since 1993, and began in entertainment as a Drag King producing shows at the City Nightclub, the country’s only LGBTQ nightclub at that time. After working as a vocalist throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, Belinda began stand-up comedy in late 2008 and has had the great pleasure of producing sold out shows for, and featuring with — ANT, Vicki Shaw, Dana Goldberg, Jason Stuart, Sandra Valls and more. In addition, Belinda was a co-organizer on the 2010 Butch Voices National Conference, and has worked with Portland LGBTQ Pride in various capacities; as Entertainment Director, Emcee, Stage Manager as well as acting as the main organizer for the Dyke March since 2011. As a writer she has written for Persistence: All Ways Butch Femme. Huffington Post, Cracked.com, PQ Monthly. She can also be heard on 107.1 XRay.FM in the Morning with Jefferson Smith.

Daniel

Daniel Martin Austin

DANIEL MARTIN AUSTIN is a queer single parent raised throughout America’s predominantly white suburbs by a copywriter and a black nationalist. Building from their complicated background and experiences, Daniel wrestles existential anxieties to bring a uniquely accessible voice to readers of their blog and column in The Portland Mercury (“The Party Review”), the stage, and their podcast YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING (on iTunes), with a healthy dose of social criticism, self-deprecation, and a dash of gold lame. This is his first festival production, and nothing could be more of a perfect fit. *Voted Best Showcase (Your Fault for Listening) and Funniest Male Performer at The NW Black Comedy Festival (2017)

Jenna

Jenna Vesper

Jenna Vesper is Portland based is a high energy, crass, hardworking, loud divorced/queer/chubby/hairy slut who loves jokes about her dead parents. She produces Portland local favorites such as Comic Strip, Smut, and puts her addiction to social media to great use as the Portland Queer Comedy Festivals Social Media Director. Validate her on all social media platforms @jennawithasmile ‘Seriously, give Jenna validation. She really needs this right now.’ – Jenna’s therapist

Kathleen

Kathleen Buckley

Kathleen Buckley is a graphic designer running away from Tampa in Portland Oregon. Her specialities include blue comedy, hand drawn type and WordPress. Comedy: Twitter Design: Portfolio