Portland Is Getting a New Comedy Club on Congress Street
The change is a smart pivot for Empire, as more live music venues have popped up over the past few years. What we no longer have is a comedy club. The Comedy Connection was a go-to spot for locals for years but they closed their doors in 2012, there has been a void ever since.
I think that it will be great to have the option to hit up one of Empire's First Friday Comedy Nights. Also on their events page, for your entertainment pleasure:
- Drag hosted by Kat Walker
- Burlesque Idol
- Neil Hamburger, Sept. 5
- McQueen, Oct. 4
- Todd Barry, Nov. 15
- Joe List, Dec. 6
- New York comic Carmen Lynch will open the club on Jan. 10
- Jamie Kennedy Dec. 20-21
- Stand up from national and local comics
Downstairs at Empire Chinese Kitchen, you'll still be enjoying dim sum and cocktails, the restaurant will remain the same.