When it comes to comedy shows in Portland, Oregon, there are plenty of laugh-worthy options. Laughter boosts the immune system and helps reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. And, it’s hard to argue with the fact that laughter just makes you feel fantastic. Get some more giggles into your day with one of these Portland comedy shows and attractions.
Helium Comedy Club
Check out the weekly open mic nights plus great shows with nationally known comedians. You must be 21 to attend shows at Helium. Located at 1510 SE 9th Avenue (9th Avenue and Hawthorne Blvd., the entrance is just south of Hawthorne on 9th)
Family-friendly improv shows every Friday and Saturday. Comedy Sportz also teaches improv classes and holds corporate workshops for team-building and more. Located at 1963 NW Kearney St.
Harvey’s Comedy Club
Harvey's offers several shows per week including open-mic nights and other stand-up acts. Located at 436 NW 6th (at Glisan).
Third Floor is a sketch comedy troupe. They schedule shows around town.
Brainwaves offers improv workshops and puts on hilarious performances. Located at 16 NW Broadway.
Eddie May Mystery Theater
Cocktails, dinner, and MURDER. This interactive show will keep you entertained. Who knew murder could be so funny? The troupe performs at various venues.
Spike and Mike Film Festivals
Spike and Mike are known for their sick and twisted animation festivals. They might offend you. Or they might make you laugh until root beer comes out of your nose. Or both. The festival travels to Portland frequently.