The Point Break Comedy and Meatball Sammich Festival with Mav Viola and Brent Weinbach
March 20 - March 24
A pop-up comedy festival featuring headliners Mav Viola (Two Dykes & a Mic Tour; Boston Women in Comedy Festival), Kiry Shabazz (Comedy Central; The Tonight Show) and Brent Weinbach (Comedy Central; Amazon; Andy Kaufman Award Winner) and over 30 national and regional comedians, improvisors and local drag queen favorites. The Point Break Comedy and Meatball Sammich Festival is partnered with the Funhouse Lounge’s licensed production of the wildly popular Point Break: LIVE! stage adaptation where each night an audience member steps into the role of Keanu Reeves. The festival lineup includes showcases of LGBTQIA standups headlined by Mav Viola; a new headlining set of Brent Weinbach comedy witchcraft; a professional wrestling-themed Midnight Melee where the victor will earn a spot on the festival closing show; multiple comedy brunches at Suki’s Legendary Bar and Grill; Heavy Metal Bingo; meatball sandwiches and so much more.
WHEN: March 20th – 24th
WHERE: Most shows at The Funhouse Lounge and Festival Sponsored shows at
Harvey’s Comedy Club; Alberta Street Pub; Suki’s Bar and Grill; Ford Food and Drink; Ground Kontrol and The Alberta Street Pub
ADMISSION: Standard Festival Passes for admission to all 15+ standup shows start at
WHY: It’s a post-Bridgetown Comedy Festival world and the Point Break Comedy and
Meatball Sammich festival is here to satiate Portland Comedy-lovers’ appetites for the nation’s best standup comedy from diverse performers, all things Point Break (1991) and of course: meatball sammiches. All festival passes include access to over a 15 live comedy shows and a discount code for reserved tickets for Point Break: LIVE! Which runs every Thursday-Sunday at 7 PM at the Funhouse Lounge now until the end of March.
What People Are Saying About the Point Break Comedy and Music Festival:
“That sounds awesome.” – Andy Wood, founder of Bridgetown Comedy Festival
“Sure. Why not? Those dates are open anyhow.” – Andy Barrett, Owner of Funhouse Lounge, Director of Point Break: LIVE!, and cofounder of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival.
“This could be huge. Like the Fyre Festival of comedy festivals.” – Carson Creecy, Point Break Comedy and Meatball Sammich Festival Founder and “Gary Busey” in Point Break: LIVE!
“Can I also do an 8-bit video game music DJ-set at Ground Kontrol?” – Brent Weinbach, festival headliner
“That would be a waste of time.” – Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers (from the movie Point Break)