Did you know that laughing actually burns calories? If you find yourself a tad overstuffed after all the Thanksgiving feasting — but could still use a good belly chuckle — you should check out the Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival, returning to Portland for its fifth year.
Besides being a great excuse to get away from the relatives for an hour or two, you can expect to see 100+ comedians, 40 short comedy films, variety and stand-up shows, drag performances, games, podcast recordings, tarot readings, and more across 11 venues.
Friday, Nov. 24
Hecklevision | Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St.
Have you ever wanted to heckle but were too shy? Well, at 7:30 p.m. you can send jokes to the screen (via text message, of course).
Comedy Cornucopia | Show Bar at Rev Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Ste. 101
Only headliners will be taking the stage at 9:30 p.m. — the big names bring the big laughs.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Babes Benedict: A Comedy Brunch | Lolo Pass, 1616 E. Burnside St.
Crawl out of bed and get some avocado toast with a side of giggles at this lady-centric 12:30 p.m. show.
Eden Sher: I Was On a Sitcom | Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
If you thought Sue Heck from “The Middle” was funny, she’s going to crack you up in real life. Starts at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Hear You Loud and Queer | White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE Eighth Ave.
Celebrate Trans Awareness Month with this lineup of all-trans comics at this 3 p.m. show.
Paint & Laugh | Lolo Pass, 1616 E. Burnside St.
Good luck holding your brush still while you’re ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing). Starts at 4 p.m.