Becky Braunstein

ALASKAN COMEDIAN / PORTLAND COMEDIAN / YOUR FRIEND

Becky Braunstein is a comedian and actor from Alaska, currently based in Portland, Oregon. She has performed at the Big Sky Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, 208 Comedy Fest, Idaho Laugh Fest, Pickathon, & performs this year at Hell Yes Fest & Beast Village Comedy Festival. Host of 'Becky with the Good Jokes'.

Feature story and interview about 'Becky with the Good Jokes' on KPTV Fox 12 Oregon

Electronic Press Kit

Highlighted Credits

Hailing from Alaska, Becky has blown into Portland like a comedy tsunami, with tons of energy and wide-eyed enthusiasm. Her brand of snappy humor has made her a hit at Bridgetown and the All Jane Festival, as well as being an audience favorite the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Fest. She’s clearly the best thing that’s ever come from Alaska. Like, by far.
— The Portland Mercury, September 13, 2017
  • Special for 'Unprotected Sets' airs this fall on Epix
  • Featured in Teen Vogue
  • Named 'Comic of the Week' by the Jackie & Laurie Show on Nerdist
  • Big Sky Comedy Festival
  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival
  • Laughing Skull Comedy Festival
  • SF Sketchfest
  • Sirius XM
  • Limestone Comedy Festival
  • Hell Yes Fest
  • Audible / Rooftop Comedy
  • Treefort Music Festival - Comedyfort
  • Beast Village Comedy Festival
  • All Jane Comedy Festival (selected for IFC Comedy Road Tour Showcase)
  • Top 1,000 Comedians of 2017, announced on JASH
  • Portland Mercury's 2017 'Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy'
  • 2017 Willamette Week Funniest Five
  • Top 3 for Best Comedian in Willamette Week's 2017 'Best of Portland'
  • Idaho Laugh Fest
  • 208 Comedy Fest
  • Golden Spike Comedy Festival ('Best of the Fest')
  • Pickathon Festival
  • Siren Nation Festival
  • NW Women's Comedy Festival
  • Hudson Valley Comedy Festival
  • Synesthesia Festival
  • Featured in Helium Comedy Club's 'Best of Portland'
  • Finalist in the ‘Portland’s Funniest Person’ competition at Helium Comedy Club
  • Paid Regular at Helium Comedy Club in Portland, OR
  • Winner of the first 'Tonight's Funniest' Comedy Competition, 2015
  • Former member of the Scared Scriptless Improv Comedy Troupe in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Winner of the 1997 Alaska State Spelling Bee (no joke, look it up)



Bio

To the probable surprise of everyone she went to high school with, Becky Braunstein was recently featured in Teen Vogue, in an article insisting that each one of her life experiences "deserves [its] own television show". 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 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 Eagle River, Alaska where she had no one to talk to, moved to Portland, Oregon after being diagnosed with metastatic thyroid cancer and almost losing her voice forever - but she didn’t lose it, and now she won’t shut up. Becky has performed at nearly every top comedy festival in the country, including the Big Sky Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, the 208 Comedy Fest, Beast Village Comedy Festival, and many others. Her comedy has appeared on SiriusXM, IFC and Audible, and her first TV special for the new Epix series 'Unprotected Sets', produced by Wanda Sykes & Page Hurwitz premieres in October, 2018. Becky hosts a spectacular show called 'Becky with the Good Jokes', which has featured appearances by Matt Braunger, Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee, The Unipiper, Ian Karmel, Shane Mauss, Jenny Conlee from The Decemberists, and the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. She competed in the National Spelling Bee in 1997, is about half fluent in German, and dreams of one day living in a house with central air.      


Press

Teen Vogue: An amazing article about me & the viral tweet thread about my weird life!

www.teenvogue.com/story/fat-people-want-you-to-know-theyre-more-interesting-than-their-weight

 

Deadline: Announcement of the Epix series I will be featured in, produced by Wanda Sykes & Page Hurwitz

https://deadline.com/2018/08/epix-orders-unprotected-sets-late-night-docuseries-on-young-comics-with-ep-wanda-sykes-1202446816/

 

Interview feature for the Willamette Week's 2017 Funniest Five issue

http://www.wweek.com/special/2017/11/21/funniest-five-becky-braunstein-came-to-portland-to-cure-her-cancer-stayed-for-her-comedy-career/

 

Splitsider: The Top 1,000 Comedians of 2017 List, announced on JASH

http://splitsider.com/2017/12/zach-broussards-annual-top-1000-comedians-list-is-here-with-the-perfect-twist/

 

Willamette Week 'Get Busy' Featured Event, Cool Kids Deluxe Best-Of Show at the Doug Fir Mainstage

http://www.wweek.com/arts/events-arts/2017/12/20/die-hard-christmas-day-drinking-and-12-other-things-to-do-this-week-in-portland-dec-20-26/

 

Feature story & Interview about 'Becky with the Good Jokes' on Good Day Oregon with Stephanie Kralevich

http://www.kptv.com/clip/13594559/comedian-becky-braunstein-bringing-new-show-to-portlands-funhouse-lounge

 

Feature on the Best of Portland Comedy for the Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy show, Portland Mercury

http://www.portlandmercury.com/comedy/2017/09/13/19313759/the-undisputable-fun-of-the-undisputable-geniuses-of-comedy

 

Results of 2017 Best of Portland (3rd place, Best Comedian) Announced, Willamette Week

http://www.wweek.com/promotions/2017/02/16/best-of-portland-readers-poll-2017/

 

Interview on Good Day Oregon on Fox KPTV about Portland's Funniest Person!

http://www.kptv.com/story/35706476/helium-comedy-club-begins-search-for-portlands-funniest-person

 

Shoutout in the Portland Mercury's Picks for Bridgetown Shows to See

http://www.portlandmercury.com/comedy/2017/05/03/18990593/the-bridgetown-comedy-festival-is-back

 

Full Lineup of 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announced - PASTE Magazine

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/full-lineup-for-bridgetown-comedy-festival-announc.html

 

Coverage of the I Anonymous Show - Portland Mercury

http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2017/03/21/18901424/photos-from-last-nights-i-anonymous-show

 

The Portland Mercury announces the 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Lineup

http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2017/03/14/18891776/at-last-some-good-news-your-bridgetown-comedy-festival-lineup-is-here

 

KGW News Live at the Square story about Curious Comedy Theater's New Years Eve Show, with featured clip

http://www.kgw.com/entertainment/television/programs/live-at-7/celebrate-the-new-year-with-the-curious-comedy-new-year-s-extravaganza/380008795

 

Featured post on TriMet's Instagram Roundup for November

http://howweroll.trimet.org/2016/11/30/instagram-roundup-november/

 

Announcement of Top-5 Finalists in the Willamette Week's 2016 'Best of Portland' poll.

http://www.wweek.com/bop2016/

 

Article with featured interview about the All Jane Comedy Festival in The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2016/09/all_jane_comedy_festival.html

 

Article about the 2016 Notes of Hope benefit show in Vortex Music Magazine

http://www.vrtxmag.com/events/161111-notes-of-hope/

 

Article about the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival in New York

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160630/hudson-valley-comedy-festival-continues-july-1-2-in-kingston-saugerties-rhinebeck

 

Interview on KGW's Live at 7 from the Square with Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, promoting the Notes of Hope benefit show, and talking about being a young adult performer with cancer:

Click here for video

 

Article and podcast appearance on Date Nights with Roscoe Myrick:

http://www.datenights.net/2015/06/26/having-a-laugh-with-one-of-portlands-funniest-people-becky-braunstein/

 

“Portland’s Funniest People Pick Portland’s Funniest Things”, a feature in the Willamette Week, 2015:

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-33407-portlands_funniest_people_pick_portlands_funniest_things.html

 

“Allison Does Standup” – an article featuring advice from Becky and several other comedians about performing comedy:

http://www.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2014/07/14/alison-does-standup-a-beginners-guide-to-open-mic-comedy-kind-of



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