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March 2

Something’s Berning

Zak Toscani, Robbie Pankow, Adam Pasi, Ben Harkins, Becky Braunstein and Danny Felts join host Andie Main for a night of comedy titled “Bern in the USA,” proceeds of which benefit America’s least insane presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Kickstand Comedy Space, 315 N.W. Davis Ave. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All ages. Info: www.facebook.com/revolutioncomedyPDX.

March 9

Speaking of Bernie ...

Anthony Atamanuik plays Donald Trump and James Adomian plays Bernie Sanders in a comedic debate titled “Trump vs. Bernie” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St. $16 in advance, $20 day of show. All ages. Info: 502-288-3895, www.revolutionhallpdx.com.

March 10-12

COURTESY: PULSE PR - Drew Lynch is carving out a comedy career after taking runner-up honors in Season 10 of Americas Got Talent! Hell be at Helium Comedy Club, March 10-12.

Stuttering to success

Drew Lynch giggles, stutters and self-deprecates, employing his speech patterns to amplify his jokes. His goofy, warm-hearted comedy earned him the position of first runner-up in Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent!” last year. You can catch Lynch at Helium Comedy Club, 1510 S.E. Ninth Ave, Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $31. Info: 888-643-8669, www.heliumcomedy.com.

March 13

Last laughs

Two mainstays of Portland’s comedy scene, Amy Miller and Sean Jordan, are leaving for Los Angeles, and saying goodbye with a show that also features comedy sets from other comics and music from house band The White Guys, with Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Hutch Harris (The Thermals), Adam Shearer (Weinland), and Emily Overstreet (Great Wilderness/ Bitch’n).

Miller has been one of Portland’s most popular comedians over the past several years, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest for 2013 and 2015 in Willamette Week. She’s also been a semifinalist in the TV show “Last Comic Standing,” and has earned kudos from Roseanne Barr, who called Miller “a contender for next alpha female comedian,” and Keenen Ivory Wayans, who said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.”

Sharing the stage is Jordan, who has produced and performed in the showcase Funny Over Everything, and who also has been named “funniest” by the Willamette Week.

Best of all, the show has pizza.

The fun runs from 8-10 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave. $15 in advance, $17 day of show. Parent/guardian must accompany minors. Info: 503-234-9694, www.aladdin-theater.com.

March 17-20

Speaking of pizza ...

Since abandoning his successful pizza delivery career in 2000, Gabriel Rutledge is still traveling around, but now he delivers jokes instead of Cokes, making fun of his parenting, body sprays and bar brawlers.

A past winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, Rutledge has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and also is a frequent guest on radio’s “The BOB and TOM Show.”

You can catch him at Harvey’s Comedy Club, 426 N.W. Davis St., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, March 17-20, as well as 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. Saturday. $15. Info: 503-241-0338, www.harveyscomedyclub.com


• Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Blvd., will host The Summit improv show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. $8 online and $10 at the door. Info: 503-477-5077, www.curiouscomedy.org.

• “Give ‘Em Something To Laugh About! The Ladies Edition Vol. 3” takes place at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Duff’s Garage, 2530 N.E. 82nd Ave. Info: 503-234-2337, www.duffsgarage.com.