Comedy vs. Tragedy is a variety competition show in Portland, Oregon. NovaPDX has produced the show since September 2017.


Every third Friday of the month, at Cider Riot, 3 Poets, 3 Musicians and 3 Comedians vie for audience applause and a spot in the final round of the show.

In the final round the audience decides whether a poet, a musician or a comedian wins the show. All finalists walk away with cash prizes, but the winner gets 1 hour of recording time with Shady Pines Media and gets to come back to the show and be a feature performer.

Each Comedy vs. Tragedy show has a feature performance from one of the previous winners of the show and a raffle for the audience with fun prizes.

NEXT SHOW: June 21, 2019
doors are open at 8PM, show begins at 8:30PM

Join us for the next show!


last show PERFORMERS & prize winners

Comedy vs. Tragedy 15

Congratulations to our finalists: DeAngelo Gillispie (poet, 1st place), Sunny Pache (musician, 2nd place) and Nariko Ott (comedian, 3rd place).


Comedy vs. Tragedy 14

Congratulations to our finalists: Trill LeBeau (musician, 1st place), Chris Gonzalez (poet, 2nd place) and Lydia Manning (comedian, 3rd place).


Comedy vs. Tragedy 13

Congratulations to our finalists: Micah Fletcher (poet, 1st place), Trent Toney (musician, 2nd place) and Ben Levy (comedian, 3rd place).


Comedy vs. Tragedy 12

Congratulations to our finalists: A Strange Bird (musician, 1st place), Corina Lucas (comedian, 2nd place) and Red O’Hare (poet, 3rd place).


Comedy vs. Tragedy 11

Congratulations to our finalists: Luke Anthony (musician, 1st place), Jane Belinda (poet, 2nd place) and Shrista Tyree (comedian, 3rd place).



Interested in performing at Comedy vs. Tragedy?
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