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Caryn Brooks (just “Brooks” to many who know her...except for her family, because that would be weird) is a Portlander by way of Philadelphia and still has the attitude to prove it. Her career has spanned both journalism and politics. Her writing has been published in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, and many other financially unstable bastions of the fourth estate. These days she’s a civil servant with a stand up comedy habit as a member of the feminist killjoy comedy collective That's What She Said.

She is on the board of the Pride Foundation, an lgbtq community org that funds the movement in the Northwest.

Free time activities include playing softball, bicycle riding, driving around town in her Lezbaru, walking her rascally mutt Duchess, and wondering how she got to be such a stereotype.

Upcoming appearances: 
Nov 9: That’s What She Said “Get Stuffed” show benefitting Equi at Siren Theater.
December 6 Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

D Martin Austin

D Martin Austin is co-founder of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. D is a queer single parent raised throughout America’s predominantly white suburbs by a copywriter and a black nationalist. Building from their complicated background and experiences, D wrestles existential anxieties to bring a uniquely accessible voice to readers of their blog and column in The Portland Mercury (“The Party Review”), the stage, and their podcast YOUR FAULT FOR LISTENING (on iTunes), with a healthy dose of social criticism, self-deprecation, and a dash of gold lame. *Voted Best Showcase (Your Fault for Listening) and Funniest Male Performer at The NW Black Comedy Festival (2017)

D Martin Austin's Youtube

Portland Queer Comedy Festival website

D Martin Austin will appear at the september 11th, 2018 taping of my real portland.

Katie Nguyen

Katie Nguyen is a comedian, sketch writer, improver and actress – Katie’s performed with Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, opened for matt Braunger and Ron Funches, performed with the Brody Theater ensemble and teaches at Deep End Theater, and cohost of Earthquake Hurricane with Alex Falcone, Anthony Lopez, and Mohaned Elshieky. One of Portland Mercury’s Undisputable Genius of Comedy, it’s Katie Nguyen!

Katie’s Website

Katie’s Twitter @ktnuggin, Facebook katienguyencomedy, Instagram @ktnuggin

Katie will be featured on the August 14th recording of My Real Portland!

Caitlin Weierhauser
Caitlin Weierhauser

Caitlin Weierhauser

Caitlin Weierhauser has been part of Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, won Portland Helium Comedy Club’s Funniest Person Competition and was voted Favorite Comedian in the Willamette Week Readers Poll in 2017. Caitlin came in top 3 at Big Sky Comedy Fest, and has performed for Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2015, 2016, 2017), Bumbershoot, Pickathon, All Jane Comedy Fest.

Caitlin's Instagram and Twitter