Becky Braunstein


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

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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' now airing on Epix

  • Guest star on ‘Trinkets’ (Netflix)

  • Featured in Teen Vogue

  • Named 'Comic of the Week' by the Jackie & Laurie Show on Nerdist

  • Opened for Tom Segura & Gary Gulman on tour

  • Big Sky Comedy Festival

  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival

  • Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

  • SF Sketchfest

  • Women In Comedy Festival sponsored by HBO

  • Sirius XM

  • Limestone Comedy Festival

  • Hell Yes Fest

  • Audible / Rooftop Comedy

  • Social media content featured on UPROXX

  • 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

  • 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)


Becky Braunstein 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. She appears in Season 1 of ‘Trinkets’ on Netflix, and was recently featured in Teen Vogue, in an article which insisted that each one of her life experiences "deserves [its] own television show". Wanda Sykes & Page Hurwitz agreed, producing Becky’s half-hour stand-up/documentary special as part of ‘Unprotected Sets’ on EPIX. Becky is a fast-rising one-in-a-million performer with fresh energy and wide-eyed enthusiasm that is impossible to ignore. She has performed at nearly every top comedy festival in the country, including the Big Sky, Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, Laughing Skull, All Jane, Limestone, 208 & Women In Comedy Festivals, and many others. Her comedy has aired on SiriusXM, IFC & Audible, and she recently opened for Tom Segura and Gary Gulman on tour. 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, 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.   


Feature in the Oregonian about me & my show, Becky with the Good Jokes:

The Anchorage Daily News: A fantastic article about me & my national TV debut in Alaska’s top news source!:

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


An awesome article about me & my new EPIX special in the Anchorage Press!

KPTV Fox12 News Good Day Oregon: A fun interview with Stephanie Kralevich about my Epix special & more!

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Full Lineup of 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announced - PASTE Magazine


Coverage of the I Anonymous Show - Portland Mercury


The Portland Mercury announces the 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Lineup


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


Featured post on TriMet's Instagram Roundup for November


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


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


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


Article about the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival in New York


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:

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Article and podcast appearance on Date Nights with Roscoe Myrick:


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


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