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Dani Schi

Dani Schi was raised on a farm in northern Michigan and makes home here in Portland. In fact, she runs a non-profit that repairs homes of people in need all across Washington County, helping to stabilize housing, households, and our community. Dani also spends her time on stages all across the Portland area as a standup comic. She’s even returned home to her native state to perform in Detroit’s Women of Comedy Festival.

Dani will appear on the October 13th episode!

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Jenna Vesper

Jenna Vesper is Willamette Week’s 2019 Favorite Comedian ,a high energy, crass, hardworking, loud divorced/queer/chubby/hairy slut who loves jokes about her dead parents! She produces Portland favorite Comic Strip, and produces/hosts SMUT, DISOWNED, podcast Date Card Pod, and co-produces the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. She was a semi finalist in Queerspace Magazines Outstanding Queer Comedy Competition and graced the stages of the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, HAHA Harvest Festival, and Point Break Comedy & Meatball Festival. Validate her on all social media platforms @jennawithasmile ‘Seriously, give Jenna validation. She really needs this right now.’ - Jenna’s therapist.

Jenna on Twitter

Jenna on Instagram

Jenna will appear on the November 10th episode

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Carlos Kareem Windham

Word-smith, musician, activist, playwright, comedian, Carlos Kareem Windham has spent the better part of the last two decades performing for audiences and speaking with students, teachers and organizers on stages and in classrooms across the globe.  Carlos’ works are defiant, explosive explorations of the relationships between race, class and gender in the U.S. and abroad. Whether through the medium of storytelling, lyrics, workshop, or stand-up Carlos takes every opportunity to speak truth to power.

Currently, Carlos serves as emcee and lyricist with Wallace, freestylist and frontman for Lo Speed Chase, is a regular open-mic er and up and coming feature in the Portland stand-up scene, is a regular guest on Mylin & Melanin Podcast, and serves Principal and Founder of El Porvenir Services, LLC. El Porvenir Services, LLC is on a mission to bring communities into the future, and to center the voices of the most impacted in the reclamation of their power in the intersection of race, class, and gender. Through El Porvenir, Carlos works for the creation of just ecosystems where people maintain long-term relationships across difference, in the creation of outcomes that provide equitable opportunities for the most excluded.

Carlos will appear on the September 8th Show at the Jade Lounge @ 6 PM.

Carlos on Facebook & Twitter.

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Mohanad Elsheiky

Mohanad Elshieky is a Portland based comic who was recently named as one of Team Coco Comics to Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. In 2018, he appeared in an episode of Epix’s “Unprotected Sets” and was listed as one of Thrillist’s 50 Best Undiscovered Comics.

Mohanad has a special skill for making you laugh at the seemingly unlaughable, the Libyan-born comedian combines a deceptively laid-back demeanor with his whip-smart perspective on politics and culture. The Portland Mercury called him “an undisputed genius of comedy,” and he's been featured on podcasts such as Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The People and Harmontown. Elshieky zeros in on topics that make seem off limits - then surprises you with how hard you’re laughing.

Mohanad on Facebook

Mohanad on Twitter

Mohanad’s Website

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Molly Smithson

Molly Smithson is a polymath. She is a comedian, author, consultant, social media expert. Molly is launching her own podcast about Relationships, Sex, Cats, Vintage clothes and antiques, Camping, Family, Politics. I’ll ask Molly about all of those things, and specifically “Why does my cat know to crap in a box, but barfs only on the carpet?”

Molly will appear on the July 14th My Real Portland!





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Season 2 Episode 3: Belinda Carroll, Jasmine Pettet, Shannon Olive, and Amanda Richards

Enjoy Comedian Belinda Carroll @belindacomedy, Storyteller Jasmine Pettet of @telltalepdx, Singer Songwriter Amanda Richards @theamandarichards, and Shannon Olive of Rebuild Women First, a project that helps women transition out of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon's primary women only prison, in Wilsonville. Recorded live on Mother’s Day May 12 at the Jade Lounge.

You can download the link below to listen whereever you’d like, or simply visit the homepage for links to the podcast on most popular podcasting platforms/apps.

Corina Lucas

Corina Lucas is a Portland based comedian with a high-energy style. She was raised in the suburbs and went to Catholic School so, of course, her material is filthy.

She placed third in 2018’s Portland’s Funniest Person contest, the Portland Mercury named her one of their ‘Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy’ and the Willamette Weekly named her one of the top five comedians in Portland. She has been on SF Sketchfest, the Portland Queer Comedy Festival and the All Jane Comedy Festival and was featured on the Epix original series ‘Unprotected Sets’.

She has been on The Portland Queer Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. She cohosts The Alliance every Sunday at Alberta Street pub. Her butt has been described as breathtaking


Belinda Carroll

Belinda Carroll is Co-Founder of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival and Organizer of the Portland Dyke March since 2011. Belinda hosts Smut, a monthly comedy show at Funhouse Lounge. According to, she’s one of 8 comedians to watch who are not problematic.

Portland Queer Comedy Festival

Portland Dyke March

Smut at Funhouse Lounge

Belinda on Twitter

Belinda will appear on the October 9th My Real Portland.

Season 2 Episode 2: Nathan Hart, Jo Ann Hardesty, Laura Ivancie
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What a dream this show was! Now, I cut the game show out from the show as my mic was crackly and didn’t sound great. The conversation I had with Jo Ann Hardesty was one of the most amazing evenings of my life. Nathan Hart is fantastic and hilarious - follow him at @starvinghartist everywhere. And Laura Ivancie - what an original gem and the songs she plays at the end of the show complete a super delightful evening. Recorded live at the Jade Lounge at 24th and SE Ankeny on April 14th, 2019.

Nathan Hart

Jo Ann Hardesty

Laura Ivancie

You can download the link below to listen whereever you’d like, or simply visit the homepage for links to the podcast on most popular podcasting platforms/apps.

Next Show April 14! Phenomenal Line Up!!!!

The next My Real Portland features Comedian Nathan Hart (Harvey’s Comedy, The Hard Times , Earthquake Hurricane), City of Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty (Oregon House of Representatives, US Navy, NAACP Portland Chapter, Albina Ministerial Alliance, KBOO), and Laura Ivancie (Waterfront Blues Festival, International Songwriting Competition, Portland Rose Festival). All that, plus a game show and great German food and beer!

Jade Lounge, 23rd and SE Ankeny, Happy Hour at 5:30, Show starts at 6 PM