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RipCity Comedy Festival 2024
Official Performer Lineup 

*All artists scheduled to appear. Subscribe for updates and more performer announcements

2024 Headliners

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2024 Featured Performers

Our favorite Emmy nominated newscaster and radio show host, and if you disagree: we will fight you. Julie Baker brings #stupidnews straight off the internet into to Rip City Comedy Fest in it's first live version ever.. And I mean, nothing weird here ever makes the news...

Comedian, writer, actor and pretty much solid guy. He was crowned Portland's Funniest Person, dubbed an “Undisputable Genius of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury, and named one of Willamette Weekly's "Funniest Five." As a stand up comic he's made a name for himself performing all over the country at festivals such as: High Plains Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs, San Francisco Sketchfest, Laughing Skull and the Limestone Comedy Festival and Big Sky. He was a featured comic for Don't Tell Comedy's Youtube series and can be heard Netflix is a Joke Radio on SiriusXM

Gabe has appeared on Comedy Central and currently hosts a monthly showcase in Austin, TX called Art Of Punchlines.

Since 2017, Aaron Bell has been a regular in the Philadelphia Comedy scene and has performed all throughout the Tri- State Area.

Originally from Texas. Came up in NYC and worked at The Comic Strip Live, Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club. Chafin's comedy is based on his Native American roots, Texas upbringing 15 years of sobriety and his dog Lacey Jane.

A trans comedian and genderqueer prankster. Lauded as a highly unsuccessful author, Ren was the host of the sold out Colorado Queer Comedy Festival, has told jokes on 9 News Denver, Comedy Works in Denver, and is the organizer of the largest arts fundraiser in Colorado, "Housing for the Homies". You can catch them on the Pretty Witty Gay Comedy Tour and the OUTrageous Queer Comedy Tour in 2024!

Timmy brought home a Pacific-Northwest-best third place in the 2022 Seattle International Comedy Competition. He's been featured on Cut, The New Yorker, and The CBC. He says "hi."

Curtis Cook is a standup comedian and WGA Award-nominated writer who has puked after a keg stand on a show called Flophouse, traveled through an Ebola checkpoint for a segment on Vice News, appeared on IFC's Portlandia, performed standup on Comedy Central, and been featured on Vulture's Comedians You Should & Will Know list.

A Brooklyn-based comedian who has been featured on Means TV, Don’t Tell Comedy, and at New York Comedy Club. He has performed across the country, earning the right to open for some of his heroes such as Ilana Glazer, Tim Meadows, Joyelle Johnson, Moshe Kasher, Cameron Esposito, and more

In 2021, Alex was named a stand-out comic in the Detroit Comedy Scene by Hour Magazine. He has opened for Chris Gethard, Eddie Pepitone, Jen Kirkman, Corrine Fisher, Chris Kattan, Joe Mande, Stavros Halkias, Shane Torres, Guy Branum and DeAnne Smith. He has appeared in Limestone Comedy Festival, Flyover Comedy Festival, Let's Fest, Middle Ground Comedy Festival, Fountain City Comedy Festival, Des Comedie Festival, and The Midwest Queer Comedy Festival. Alex is also a co-founder of The Independent Comedy Club in Hamtramck, MI.

Voted as 'Racket Magazine’s 2022 Minnesota Comic to Watch’, was twice featured in the Minnesota Star Tribune, has opened for Michael Che, Dave Attell, and Big Jay Oakerson, and most impressively, recently managed to get deported from Germany.

A fresh new comedian and improviser who originally hails from the Afrobeats capital of the world, Nigeria. You can find them performing at coffee shops, bars, theaters, and bus stops across the city. When Akudo is not telling tales about her encounter with strangers or letting out her inner child on the stage

A Latino Canadian comedian based out of Portland Oregon. Juan is just the second ever Latin Canadian born comedian to headline a comedy club in the United States and recently filmed his debut special "The Snow Mexican" set for release in early 2023. You can hear Juan on the Just For Laughs Canada Sirius XM radio station, not only as a comedian but also as a producer of other comics albums. Juan paved his own way, founding "Craft Island Entertainment" and "Craft Island Records" and then making the big leap to the US market. With his quirky tales, incredible crowd work and his relatable material about being a misfit, it's one show you won't want to miss!

LA Based comic who's comedy is made up of a thousand little silly ideas, absurd puns, and pop culture references all smushed together. Tyler has performed on several prestigious comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, The New York Comedy Festival, and The Onion Comedy Arts Festival.

Brent Lowrey is a Portland-based standup comedian whose online content has been viewed by millions. He won the 2023 Seattle International Comedy Competition, regularly hosts the Don’t Tell Comedy shows in Portland, and founded - the home of all things comedy in Portland.

Emmett Montgomery is a Utah born/Seattle based comedian who was voted Best Seattle Comedian by Seattle Weekly three times, and has done a lot of neat things including Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing,

A Latino Canadian comedian based out of Portland Oregon. Juan is just the second ever Latin Canadian born comedian to headline a comedy club in the United States and recently filmed his debut special "The Snow Mexican" set for release in early 2023. You can hear Juan on the Just For Laughs Canada Sirius XM radio station, not only as a comedian but also as a producer of other comics albums. Juan paved his own way, founding "Craft Island Entertainment" and "Craft Island Records" and then making the big leap to the US market. With his quirky tales, incredible crowd work and his relatable material about being a misfit, it's one show you won't want to miss!

Co-host of the wildly popular podcast All Fantasy Everything and hosts the always-good-news podcast What’s Dank That I’m Stoked On. Sean was named Portland’s Funniest Person by Willamette Week Magazine, has written for Comedy Central, and he was named one of the “Comics to Watch” by Splitsider Magazine. In 2019, Sean charted at #2 on iTunes with the release of his debut stand up album The Buck Starts Here on A Special Thing Records. He is a regular guest and fan favorite on Doug Bensons’ podcast Doug Loves Movies, and you may also have heard him on Professor Blastoff, The Crabfeast, Put Your Hands Together and Alison Rosen is Your Best Friend.

A writer and comedian who's been called "witty yet strangely informative." Formerly the humor columnist for The Ubyssey in Vancouver, she currently writes for SB Nation and has performed from New Zealand to New Orleans to Macedonia including at Hell Yes Fest and the Ohrid Summer Comedy Marathon. She was also named one of the 2020 Full Artists by Steve Hofstetter's Martin Foundation, but it turns out January 2020 was a bad time for that kind of thing. Gabey's only true ambition was to be on Drunk History, where she would've told the story of the University of Washington's Ivy League-upending, Nazi-beating 1936 crew team.

Monica Nevi is regularly touring nationally and internationally and can be seen performing in clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country. The Seattle-based comedian's debut special “Big Stepdad Energy” (Helium Studios) released in October 2022, and was immediately voted top 50 specials of the year by We Own The Laughs magazine. ​ She has appeared on FOX’s nationally syndicated TV show ‘Laughs’ and ESPN’s Sports Center, as well as Seattle based television programs ‘New Day Northwest’ and ‘[the 206]’ Monica released her documentary series ’80 For 80′ on Amazon Prime Video this year where she hosts and interviews hilarious short episodes with people over the age of 80. It is available now on YouTube. She debuted two albums in late 2020 within one month of each other. Her first standup album, Mostly Finger Guns followed by her debut comedic guided meditation Chill. Both went #1 on the comedy charts.

Diana Graham is a young comic who has performed all over the US in the last 7 years. He has opened for the popular podcast "Two Dykes and a Mic,” Ali Macofsky (Comedy Central), and DeAnne Smith (Netflix). They feel lucky to have found an audience on TikTok, collecting over 9 million views last year, and hope that stand up will continue to fulfill his life's purpose: having fun and making friends.

Ibhan Kulkarni is a standup comic, writer, improviser, American, Christian, and liar based out of Brooklyn, NY. He performs all over New York and beyond, both individually and as a member of the comedy trio, Chicken Big. He also produces and hosts monthly shows in NY, including James & Ibhan Standup, and Chicken Big Power Hour. Most recently, Ibhan has been featured on the Fun & Dumb Improv festival, New York Comedy festival, and was named a New Face of Comedy at Just For Laughs 2023.

Riley McCarthy is a queer comic, writer, and artist from the great state of Wisconsin. They have been named one of Willamette Weeks Funniest 5 comics in Portland and have taken second place in Helium Comedy Clubs Portlands Funniest Person Contest. Riley is the host, producer and head writer of This Ends Tonight,

Rauce Padgett, has been captivating audiences across Florida for 13 years, winning the "Orlando Weekly" Comedian of the Year award four times. He’s opened up for comedy legends such as Jo Koy, Jim Jeffries, and Demetri Martin. From sold-out theaters to packed comedy clubs, he has learned how to command a room. Rauce has amassed a devoted online following through his stand up clips and sketch comedy that have amassed just under 25 million views across all platforms.

His unsweetened wisdom and deadpan delivery have made him an audience favorite throughout the Pacific Northwest. His subversive material attacks everything from the cost of groceries to the extinction of species. He's a regular host at Helium Comedy club and has performed on SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Eitan Levine is a New York-based writer and comedian/human theme park. He’s also written for the New York Times, New York Magazine (The Cut), Amazon, Sony, and Reader’s Digest and has worked on creative projects with companies like Nike, Red Bull, JEEP, Audible, Tru TV, and others. His work has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, Late Night With Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, Extra, and More.

Taking the Seattle comedy scene by storm. Chris’ comedy seamlessly blends fun pop culture observations with takes on harder subjects like Mental Health and being Afro-Latino. Chris has opened for national headliners such as Chris Redd, Jak Knight, Dulce Sloan, Langston Kerman and Kiry Shabazz, was featured on the BBC and the Seattle Times

Stand-up comic, writer, actor, mixed child of the corn from Indiana. Her first album: Asian-American Psycho is available from 800 Pound Gorilla Records *Passed comic @ the Laugh Factory Chicago, The Stand NYC, The Comedy Store La Jolla, and Comedy on State in Madison, WI. Paid regular at Laugh Factory and The Stand. Appeared once at The Comedy Cellar- NYC. Opened for: Robert (Bobby) Kelly, Megan Gailey, Rich Vos, Sean Patton Big Jay Oakerson, Brittany Schmitt, and Todd Barry.

A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon's Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video. He has also performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and his Dry Bar Comedy Special “A Third of The Room” has been viewed millions of times online. Gabriel has recorded 5 albums including his most recent “Good Luck in Court” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. He is also the author of the book "Happiness Isn't Funny:True Stories of a Road Comic.”

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities and a gifted, one-of-a-kind storyteller. His ability to mine humor from the dark, humid corners of the human condition has made him a cult favorite of comedy nerds around the globe. Despite a lack of television or film credits, he has amassed a pretty loyal fan base touring with comedy legends (name-drop alert!) Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt and Janeane Garofalo. Derek Sheen has released four critically acclaimed albums on Minneapolis based Stand Up! Records, with Grammy Winning producer Dan Schlissel.

David Tveite is a clever little sack of elbows and knees who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is a writer and comedian. That’s probably all you need to know.

Palestinian American comedian, and self identified hot-mom. She’s always got you covered for sass, snacks and low key anarchy.

On a voyage into the world of Ho-Ho's He-He's and Ha-ha's with a form of whack-a-doodle pee pee comedy for a paddle. He is the host and creator of Martini Tonight Comedy Show and a co-conspirator on Butter the Comedy Show (2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays at the Funhouse Lounge). For comedy showcases he does 10 minute solo sketches that involve audience participation with the aim of absurd hilarity. He has performed at the Oregon Country Fair, the Portland Sketch Comedy Festival, Treefort Festival's Comedyfort, and at venues all over since 2013. He has a long form power point show called the "Big Wild Ride".

Dan Weber is an optimistically dark and dry standup comedian. He grew up in Tillamook Oregon which should be spelled with three k's because well, you know. Having always wanted to do comedy, he waited a mere 24 years to start. The intervening time wasn’t a total waste, as it provided him with a wealth of material to draw from. ​ Dan talks on stage about all the topics you are supposed to never discuss in polite company. From religion to politics to life experience over-sharing, he leaves no sacred cow untipped.

Ameerah Sanders is a Chicago based comedian known for her dry dark wit and engaging stage presence. She says what we’re all thinking but are too afraid to say out loud let alone on stage! Her humor draws from her life as a former Muslim and current queer heathen. Ameerah headlined the Chief Comedy Festival in 2023. She’s opened for Ron Funches, Hari Kondabolu, Nikki Glaser, and Fortune Fiemster. Ameerah was as an Artist in Residence in the Smart Funny Black Comedy Writer’s Track with Amanda Seales.

"Hi. I’m Cam, a 34 year old balding comedian with jokes about time travel, drugs, time travel, and time traveling drugs. I hope you’re well. I run my own comedy show, been doing this for about 7 years and geez, it’s all been rather nice."

Voted one of Willamette Weekly’s Funniest Five for 2023. In addition to being a regular on many of Portland’s most popular weekly and monthly showcases, Sam has been seen at San Francisco Sketch Fest’s 20th Anniversary, the Upper Left Comedy Festival and Don’t Tell Comedy and has opened for names like Susan Rice, Bruce Gray, Sam Miller, Kelly Ryan, Sean Jordan and Josh Potter.

David has performed at shows across the Pacific Northwest, including the St. John’s Comedy Festival, and is a two-time Portland’s Funniest Person quarterfinalist.

Writer, comedian and sports fan based in Seattle, WA. Lucy won Seattle’s “Comedy Clash” competition in 2019 and competed in the 43rd Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2023. They have performed in the 2019 Salem Comedy and Spirits Festival (MA), Intersections Festival 2019 (WA), 2019 L.A. Laugh Riot Grrrl Fest, Alaska B4U Die Festival 2022, and Upper Left Fest 2023.

As a writer, director, scientist, mercenary and family man, Steven Wilber (born Esteban Cox-Arquette) injects his brand of down-home musings and eldritch incantations into everything he does. Since his early beginnings as bassist for Better Than Ezra cover band, Worse Than Ezra, Steven’s star grew to meteoric heights, starring in 90s sitcom, “Nurse Cop,” wowing audiences with his one-person play “God Won’t Shut Up About My Trauma,” and becoming TikTok famous with his “Spaghettihump Challenge.”

A nineties kid living in a modern world. After a heavily regimented upbringing as a competitive equestrian, her stand-up comedy speaks about standing up to the status quo, chasing her teenage dreams, and going back to being a nerdy girl who at one point simply loved horses. She has performed around the world, including appearing three times at Boom Chicago Comedy Festival in Amsterdam, hosting Windsor Comedy Festival, and appearing regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv and Comedy Store.

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