AN Alaskan Comedian and a Portland Comedian. Somehow Both.
Called a “comedy tsunami”, an “audience favorite”, and “the best thing that’s ever come from Alaska… like, by far” by the Portland Mercury, 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, Bridgetown & Laughing Skull Comedy Festivals, was selected to perform in the IFC Showcase at the All Jane Comedy Festival, and has also performed at SF Sketchfest, Hell Yes Fest, the 208 Comedy Fest, the Beast Village Comedy Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest (where she was called a "hardcore comedy critics' favorite" by the festival's director, who had "never had that kind of feedback from so many people about the same comic"), 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 the prestigious Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, IN. Her comedy has been distributed on Sirius XM and Audible, for whom she also recorded an audio documentary for a special about SF Sketchfest. A 2-time finalist for ‘Best Comedian’ in the Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Readers Poll, and selected for the Portland Mercury's 2017 'Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy', the Willamette Week's 'Funniest Five', as well as Helium Comedy Club’s ‘Best of Portland’, Becky hosts a spectacular monthly comedy show called 'Becky with the Good Jokes' which has included appearances by Matt Braunger, Gina Yashere, Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee, Gina Yashere, Ian Karmel, Jenny Conlee from The Decemberists, and the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. 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.