AN Alaskan Comedian and a Portland Comedian. Somehow Both.
Called a “hardcore comedy critics’ favorite” at the Idaho Laugh Fest by the festival’s director, who “never had that kind of feedback before from so many people about the same comic,” Becky Braunstein is a fast-rising standout performer with fresh energy and wide-eyed enthusiasm that is impossible to ignore. She grew up on a mountain in Alaska where she had no one to talk to, moved to Portland after being diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cancer and coming close to losing her voice forever - but she didn’t lose it, and now she won’t shut up. Becky was an audience favorite at the prestigious Big Sky Comedy Festival and Bridgetown Comedy Festival, was selected to perform in the IFC Comedy Road Tour Showcase at the All Jane Comedy Festival, and has also performed at the 208 Comedy Fest, the Beast Village Comedy Festival, the Idaho Laugh Fest, Pickathon, the Golden Spike Comedy Festival (selected for 'Best of the Fest'), the Siren Nation Festival, NW Women’s Comedy Festival, and the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival. This year, she also performs at Hell Yes Fest. Winning 3rd place for ‘Best Comedian’ in the Willamette Week’s 2017 Best of Portland, and selected for the Portland Mercury's 2017 'Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy', as well as Helium Comedy Club’s 2015 ‘Best of Portland’, Becky performs regularly at Helium Comedy Club, Curious Comedy Theater, and hosts a spectacular monthly comedy show called 'Becky with the Good Jokes'. She studied at the same acting school as Liam Neeson, and has a specific set of skills - which include illustrating #FatAnimals, being able to lip-sync the entirety of ‘Pehla Nasha’ from the 1992 hit Bollywood film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, and demolitions.