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The 2019 Portland Maine Comedy Festival 

2019 Festival Comedians

Dave

Attell

Live at The State Theatre Saturday July 27th

David Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central's INSOMNIAC WITH DAVE ATTELL, which gave him a cult following.

Dave Attell can next be seen on Netflix’s, BUMPING MICS with Jeff Ross, set to be released in 2019. Dave starred alongside Amy Schumer in her hit films, TRAINWRECK and I FEEL PRETTY. Dave can also been seen on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, CRASHING with Pete Holmes. His stand up series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is now streaming on Netflix.

 

His film credits include Chris Rock’s cult film, POOTIE TANG, FUNNY PEOPLE, SCARY MOVIE 4, and LOS ENCHILADAS! His television credits include, THE SIMPSONS, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, BOB’S BURGERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, THE JIM NORTON SHOW, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, LOUIE, ED, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and TOUGH CROWD WITH COLIN QUINN.

 

He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.

Iliza

Shlesinger

Live at The State Theatre Friday August 9th

Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows.  In 2018, she premiered Elder Millennial, her fourth Netflix stand up special for the streaming service. The campaign featured her styled in classic looks from the late 90s/early 00s. Her past specials War Paint, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills have made her one of the top comedians working today. She’s currently readying her fifth special for Netflix which she’ll film in May 2019.

In addition to her stand up, Iliza was recently seen co-starring in the Paramount Pictures movie “Instant Family,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. She’ll next be seen in Netflix’s “Wonderland” for director Peter Berg, which also stars Wahlberg.

She recently released her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity (Hachette Book Group), a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.  On her new podcast, Ask Iliza Anything, she offers up her unique perspective to listeners, answering their questions on virtually any topic.  Other credits include “Truth & Iliza,” a limited run talk show she hosted on Freeform and “Forever 31”, a digital series she created and starred in for ABC Digital. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing.

Iliza’s stand-up credentials include headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours internationally year-round selling out theatres. She regularly takes part in USO tours to show her support of those who serve and has participated in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe, as well as Al Roker's Today Show USO Tour in Afghanistan. She recently took part in the Geena Davis Institute’s “Funny Ladies: Serious Business” panel and the Emily’s List event Cocktails For Change.

Iliza’s was featured in Elle’s “Women in Comedy” issue two years in a row and her television credits include multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and “The Today Show.”

Iliza lives in Los Angeles where she spends time making up songs and nicknames for her dog Blanche.

Corey

Rodrigues

Live at Port City Music Hall Thursday August 1st

Corey is a highly sought after national touring college, club and corporate performer. He was the winner of The Catch a New Rising Star, The Funniest Comic in New England and the 2017 Big Sky Comedy Festivals. Rodrigues has been featured on the hilarious Gotham Live, Laughs on Fox and True Tv's Laff Mobbs Laff Tracks. In 2018 he released his Dry Bar comedy special, was voted "best of the fest" at the Big Pine Comedy Festival and was picked as one of TBS's Comics to Watch at the New York Comedy Fest. In 2019 Rodrigues made his late night TV debut on the Conan O'Brien show. He currently can be heard daily on Sirius XM. "His comedy is honest and fun", constantly peppering in stories from his life and the lives of those around him. Mix that with a hilarious point of view and he's able to talk about just about anything. 

He has been entertaining since childhood. Growing up in Milton - a small suburb in Massachusetts - and spending a lot of time in the city at his family’s barbershop businesses allowed Corey to bring a diverse voice to the stage. Since a very early age he's had the ability to impersonate many different voices.  He often left family members in tears at gatherings. It wasn't rare for him to startle his childhood classmates by imitating a teacher or principal's voice in the hallways.

Corey made a quick transition from class clown to professional headliner. in the early years he honed and developed those skills on the stage of Boston’s Improv Asylum. From there he became a part of his own short form improv troupe, Flaming Awesome. Referred to as funny, endearing, edgy, quick and exceptionally likeable when he is on the stage, Corey owns the crowd.

Rodrigues has starred in the Independent film Business is War, directed by the late Kemal Gordon, “Corey Rodrigues plays ‘Black,’ a financially challenged individual whose erratic funny cameos bring random laughter at a moment’s notice.” - Entertainment Source 617 “The rest of the cast stands out as well; especially Corey Rodrigues as the comedy relief character Black.” - The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. He has also appeared in multiple commercials and a variety of cable television shows. 

Additionally, Corey has been able to use his comedic gift to impact the community by raising money for Dana Farber, The Pan Mass Challenge, The American Cancer Society, Rebuilding Boston Together, The Jimmy Fund, The Blue Angels of Manchester, CT and countless other charities.

Maine's

Funniest

Comedian

2019

The 2019 Maine's Funniest Comedian Competition ends on August 11th and concludes our festival as a whole at Port City Music Hall. Three judges and the audience will determine the winner of this year's competition. This event is damn near sold out, if it hasn't already. 

Featured Comedians

2019 Festival Performers:

Ben Chadwick
Josh Bilauduea
Tammy Pooler
Robert Glancy
Margaret Vella
Chad Blodgett
Nick Heupel
Kevin McHugh
Sonic Booger
Luis Vazquez
Paul Gillespie
Marie Connor
Steve Halligan
Jason Harris
Ryan Andersons
Emily Mame Ford
Kathleen DeMarle
Marla Demarchi
Michael Atcherson
Evan Hull
Michael Wakefield
Patricia Gould
Caitlin Arcand
Jeffrey DeCaro
Julia Rios
Josh Ramirez
Liam Welsh
Ellington Berg
Jared Kassebaum
Colleen McCauley
Chris Gagne
Catherine Buckler
Liz MacDonald
Sean Duffy
Frank Gazerro
Ryan Gartley
Collin Segura
Kirsten Logan
Gianmarco Soresi
Christian Mangual
Robby Finan
Melissa Caminneci
Joel Klein
Isabel da Rosa
Sharad Ravichandran
Stephen Turgeon
Colleen Riley
Alan Moreau
Kelly Normand
Aaron Maslow
Kenny Capozzi
Eric Webb
Jeff Landry
zana carter
Lee Crisci
Apples Appleton
Liz Estey
Carrie Ross
Cynthia Gray
DANA EAGLE
Anthony Capobianco
Andrew Haskell
Ashley Diggs
Greg Ivan Smith
Henry Catlin
Catherine Buxton
Maryssa Smith
Brady Secules
April Gallaty
Mandy Appleton
Jackson Fisher
Wayne Elpus
Betsy Ellen Wesley
EMILY Duke
Sam Mazany
Sammie James
karen rontowski
Owen Foley
Adrienne MacNutt
Corey Saunders
Della Temple
Brendan Williams
Dylan Uscher
Mark Moccia
Stephanie Elliot
Sam Pelletier
JJ Jones
Reed Chuda
Ryan Shea
Lance Bradshaw
Matt Shore
Scott Mclaughlin
Joe Ellis
Angela Merrill
Al Christakis
Regan Sweeney
Pete Andrews
Bradley Graffam