You know that guy who you saw in that web-series or on that TV show once, the one who is supposed to be kind of a loser, but a comical one? Well, that person is coming to Portland in September and you can see them perform in person. These stars of cable television and the Internet are just famous enough to have been heard of, but obscure enough to garner the respect and patronage of Portland audiences. This month brings a well-known stand up from Chicago, a millennial cable star, a Comedy Central leading man and a cast member from a classic nineties show. Tickets to these shows aren’t cheap, but you may be able to score an autograph or two.
Thursday, September, 12
Mr. Daly is the star of Review on Comedy Central. The show centers on a man who does online reviews of real life experiences such as going to the prom, being addicted to cocaine or getting a divorce. He does anything his viewers suggest and slowly ruins his life in the process.
He has also appeared on Reno 911 and in the film She’s out of my League. He was a cast member of Madtv in the 90’s and has had small roles on several major network sit coms. His stand-up routine consist of his playing many different characters on stage, including a suicidal cowboy and a comedian whose routine is a composite of standup clichés.
Mr. Daly will go on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $17.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.
Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12
If Mr. Daly is simple too old for you to relate, you may want to head over to the Helium to see this star of MTV’s The Girl Code. The pretty, blonde Millennial has made a career out of making comments on social etiquette amongst middle class American twenty something’s. Discussion topics have included how to use your hair to flirt and when it’s okay to cheat on your boyfriend.
Her stand-up routine centers largely on her relationships with men and her mother. In the fashion of her slightly older fellow comedians, such as Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler, she admits to liking sex and not wanting children.
Ms. Peluso goes on stage at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, 7:30 and 10:00 on Friday and Saturday. Tickets to the show are $20.00 to $28.00.
Thursday, September 17
Helium Comedy Club
In the nineties Mr. Lee was a cast member of the sketch show Madtv. He also appeared in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle as Harold’s nerdy friend, Kenneth. His stand-up routine focuses largely on his experiences of being a Korean American, including what it’s like to be raised by Korean parents and the challenges of being an Asian comedian.
Mr. Lee will go on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $21.00 to $29.00.
Saturday, September 19
The Newmark Theater
Mr. Maniscalco was one of the four comedians featured on Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights, which was a documentary about four comedian’s and their life on the road. He has also appeared on many major late night television shows. He is known for his pragmatic sense of humor. Much of his stand-up routine has to do with the frustrations of everyday life such as being annoyed by people’s general lack of common sense.
Mr. Maniscalco goes on stage at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $53.55.
Eliza Gale – PortlandMetroLive.com Contributor
Eliza Gale began her blogging career interviewing aspiring actors and industry professionals on a Los Angeles based website called Curvewire. She started www.elizagalesintervviews in 2012 and has interviewed over three hundred people about their jobs and businesses since then. She has contributed many interviews to 360drinks.com, which is a Portland based happy-hour website. She also writes for Examiner.com and AXS.com.