Ian Karmel

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Ian Karmel is a stand-up comedian based out of Portland whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal, appealing both to crowds who own homes in the suburbs, and crowds just staying with their parents in the suburbs until they figure some things out. Coming from an improv background, including time with The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade, Ian entered the world of stand-up with a unique perspective that helped him win the 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and 2011 Portland’s Funniest Person and has given him the opportunity to perform at Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and Los Angeles’ Comedy Store.

In addition to stand-up, Karmel has appeared on television, playing a character in IFC’s sketch show Portlandia and as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers.


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