Helium Comedy Club was host to the final night of competition that winnowed a spreadsheet full of hams into 12 finalists who battled it out to determine Portland’s Funniest Person: that turned out to be Steven Wilbur.

Willamette Week reports Wilbur cracked up the sold out house with his impression of Jay-Z doing  “bad Christian rap,” followed by “a handy pneumonic device for remembering the order of the presidents that was both an impressive feat of recitation and a hilarious joke.”

First rated by audiences, Tuesday’s final round featured a panel of official judges.

Finalists included San Francisco transplant Amy Miller, skateboarder Sean Jordan, last-year’s first runner up Gabe Dinger, artist/photographer/journalist Jason TraegerChristian RickettsStephanie Purtle,Anthony LopezBri PruettAdam PasiJacob Christopher and Curtis Cook.

Care to try your hand at stand up? Here’s a link to the Helium Comedy club website.




Rebecca Webb

Rebecca Webb is the Founder and Team Leader at Portland Radio Project Listen Now

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