We’re so glad you found us.

Curious Comedy Theater is Portland’s only 501(c)3 non-profit theater devoted to the art of comedy.

What does that mean for you? Great question. It means we produce hilarious comedy shows, amazing classes and outreach programming that makes a positive difference in the world.

How else are we different from other comedy venues? Another great question. Here are some answers:

1. Affordable: We keep our ticket prices and menu items at reasonable prices and never have drink minimums. Comedy for the people.

2. Local Talent: We focus primarily on developing and showcasing the incredible talent we have right here in Portland. Comedy of the people.

3. Creativity and Quality: Our shows are always surprising and unique while consistently delivering comedy that will make you laugh. Hard.

4. Warm and Welcoming: Our venue is absolutely lovely and we welcome all ages. You will want to hang out all night long. And you can if you want. Until we close.

Hungry for more details? Keep reading!


We produce improv, sketch, and stand up comedy shows. Our Main Stage shows – most Thursdays and Sundays, and every Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm & 10:00pm – change about every five weeks. We have original sketch shows, inventive improv shows and more! See the show page for details!


Our classes can’t be beat. Artistic Director Stacey Hallal designed a curriculum inspired by her time on the faculty at Second City Chicago, training grounds of the greatest American comedic talents. Whether you want to have fun, build confidence, or be a professional comedian, these classes will give you everything you are looking for and more. See our classes page for more details!


Laughter is the best medicine and comedy can teach us important life lessons and build essential skills. We believe there is no end to the power of comedy and laughter. See our outreach page for more information on how we promote women in comedy, use comedy to teach kids important life skills and improve literacy, and give seniors a place to share their voices.