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  1. What to expect at 2013 Festival

    October 11, 2013

    The second annual All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival will be held October
    17–20 in Northeast Portland. The first and only festival of its kind, this four-day event
    presents a carefully curated blend of the best up-and-coming comedic performers and
    nationally headlining comics from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago,
    and beyond.

     
    This year’s lineup includes national acts Bonnie McFarlane (HBO One-Night Stand, Late
    Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic Standing), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black, The
    To-Do List, Are You There Chelsea?), Cameron Esposito (The Late Late Show with Craig
    Ferguson, “Put Your Hands Together”), and Aparna Nancherla and Janine Brito (writers and
    performers on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell). Local performers include Portland
    staples Whitney Streed, Stacey Hallal, Barbara Holm, JoAnn Schinderle, Susan Rice, Amy
    Miller, and expatriate Virginia Jones.

     
    The goal of this festival is to celebrate the unique voices of women in comedy, providing
    inspiration and increasing visibility for the top performers of today and tomorrow. It
    encourages collaboration and dialogue and highlights the great diversity of artistic
    approaches amidst female comedic performers today. Programming for All Jane No Dick
    2013 includes stand-up showcases, improv, sketches, podcasts, panel discussions,
    workshops, and the Portland premiere of the documentary feature Women Aren’t Funny,
    produced and directed by headliner Bonnie McFarlane.

     
    Most events will take place at Curious Comedy Theater (5225 N. Martin Luther King Dr.),
    which produces and sponsors the festival. Two special Friday night shows at Alberta Rose
    Theater (3000 N. Alberta St.) have been added. The film screening will occur at the historic
    Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.) on Sunday, October 20. A four-day pass allowing
    access to four shows is only $55. Individual show prices range from $12 to $25. Group rates
    are available. Visit www.alljanenodick.com to view the schedule and purchase tickets. To
    pitch coverage or request a press pass, contact Maura Brown at press@curiouscomedy.org