Episode #42: Getting Creative with Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Touring, playing festivals, meeting loyal fans. Sounds like life as a successful musician, right? On this episode we look at a different audio and performance-driven art form: stand-up comedy. There are many parallels between the comedy and music industries, especially when it comes to releasing albums and booking festivals. We talk to comedy festival pioneer Andy Wood about the ninth year of Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and how it’s affected the nation’s comedy landscape. We also have comedian and writer Shane Torres in studio to help shed light on the similarities among those working hard to make it in the creative world.


Andy Wood (Co-Founder, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Shane Torres (Comedian)

Ian Karmel “Cookie Butter”
Emily Heller “General Loser Community”


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