All About Ian


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“Upon first seeing Karmel, I was struck — he was direct, engaging, and in full control”

- The Portland Mercury

Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal. He is currently a writer and roundtable regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately and most recently he made his late night premiere on TBS’ Conan. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand up in the New Faces category. Ian’s unique perspective helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Minneapolis’ Acme Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and various clubs in Los Angeles. Ian’s other television credits include IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. His training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and he is a regular contributor for the Portland Mercury. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


Festivals

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
Bridgetown Comedy Festival
San Francisco Sketch Fest
Bumbershoot
The Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Savage Henry Comedy Festival

Clubs

Helium Portland
Helium Philadelphia
ACME in Minneapolis
Cap City in Austin
Seattle Comedy Underground
Laughs in Seattle
Cobb’s in San Francisco
The Punchline in San Francisco
Stanford and Son’s Comedy Club in Kansas City

Shows

Holy Fuck!
Meltdown
Comedy Bang Bang
What’s Up Tigerlily
Funny Over Everything
Fly Ass Jokes

Television

Chelsea Lately
Conan
Talkin’ Ball
Portlandia
Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America

Writing

The Portland Mercury
LiveWire Radio
IFC’s Portlandia Blog