Conan’s writers, “I Am Comic,” Never Not Funny, Asssscat, WTF at 2010 Bridgetown Comedy Fest

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival announced its lineup for its third annual celebration of comedy in Portland, Ore., and high among the highlights has to be the panel of longtime Conan O'Brien writers Kevin Dorff, Brian Stack, Brian McCann and Matt O'Brien, who'll sit down with Conan's Tonight Show warm-up stand-up Jimmy Pardo to dish about what happened behind the scenes at Late Night and the Tonight Show, and also field questions from fans. You know you have questions! Many questions.

But that's not all, folks. Bridgetown 2010 — April 22-25 — also features…

— Pardo's popular pardcast, Never Not Funny, taping live with Pat Francis, Matt Belknap and special guests.

— Asssscat, featuring the UCB's Matt Walsh and Matt Besser, SNL alum Tim Meadows, and special guests.

— Theme Park, an all-star improv collection featuring Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Danny Pudi (Community), Janet Varney (Dinner and a Movie), and Cole Stratton (Rifftrax)

— A screening of the stand-up documentary, I Am Comic, with director Jordan Brady, Ritch Shydner, Dana Gould and Todd Glass among others attending a post-screening Q&A.

The full list of performers includes: Al Madrigal, Aparna Nancherla, Auggie Smith, Ben Kronberg, Billy Wayne Davis, Brendon Walsh, Brent Weinbach, Brett Gelman, Brian McCann, Brian Stack, Chelsea Peretti, Chip Pope, Chris Fairbanks, Christian Finnegan, Cole Stratton, Dana Gould, Danny Pudi, David Huntsberger, Dax Jordan, Dwight Slade, Greg Behrendt, Hal Sparks, Hampton Yount, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Edwards, James Adomian, Janet Varney, Jason Nash, Jesse Case, Jimmy Pardo, John Gemberling, John Roy, Jon Dore, Josh Fadem, Kevin Dorff, Kyle Kinane, Lizz Winstead, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Matt Besser, Matt Braunger, Matt O'Brien, Matt Walsh, Morgan Murphy, Moshe Kasher, Myq Kaplan, Oscar Nunez, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, Rylee Newton, Scott Adsit, Sean Patton, Steve Agee, Susan Rice, Tig Notaro, Tim Meadows, Timmy Williams, Todd Glass, Victor Varnado, and The Walsh Brothers

Pre-sale festival passes can be had for $50 until April 16, with access to all shows except Live Wire Radio (sold separately at A limited number of Golden Tickets — including a pre-fest meet-and-greet, T-shirt, poster and line privileges — are available for $99.

Sean L. McCarthy

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