The sixth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival will be held April 18 – 21 in venues centered around Hawthorne Boulevard.

Comics this year include comedy legend and longtime Simpsons writer/producer Dana Gould, the incomparable musician/comedian Reggie Watts (Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), and creators of the BBC cult comedy hit Look Around You Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper. Additionally, comics Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony will bring their popular podcast Walking the Room to Bridgetown for the first time.

Acclaimed performers making a Bridgetown debut include Karen Kilgariff (Mr. Show), Julian McCullough (Love You, Mean It; Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Laura Kightlinger (Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show), Blaine Capatch (Comedians of Comedy, Web Soup), Christian Duguay (MadTV, Ridiculousness), Seth Herzog (Chappelle’s Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Jermaine Fowler (The Eric Andre Show).

Renowned comedians returning to Bridgetown in 2013 include Moshe Kasher, Todd Glass, Myq Kaplan, Baron Vaughn, Chris Fairbanks, Matt Kirshen, David Angelo, Kurt Braunohler, Tone Bell, Connor, and festival co-founder Matt Braunger (Up All Night, MadTV). Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack will revisit the festival with their podcast Who Charted?

Also coming to the show is Theme Park featuring Oscar Nunez from “The Office” and Michael Hitchcock from “Glee,” plus live performance from DadBoner

About Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Since its inception in 2008, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival has grown to become one of the largest and most beloved comedy events in the country. The festival has hosted over 500 performers throughout its history, including Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, and Fred Armisen. The lineup for the 2013 festival¬† signature blend of world-famous headliners, up-and-coming performers, and the Pacific talent. Festival venues, focused primarily along Hawthorne Boulevard, include the Bagdad Theater, Mt. Tabor Theater, the Hollywood Theater, and the Hawthorne Theatre, in addition to smaller and more informal performance spaces within the neighborhood. Audience members can see any of the dozens of shows over the course of the weekend with a single wristband; they can quickly hop from seeing a sold-out show in a 500-seat venue to seeing a national headliner in an intimate, 20-seat performance space.

Weekend passes are on sale at

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