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Portland Queer Comedy Festival Presents: Kristen Key w/ Belinda Carroll
Friday, December 13th at 9:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 12/13/19 at 8:00pm PST
Curious Comedy Theater
5225 N.E Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
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Kristin Key

Belinda Carroll

Kristin Key grew up a minister’s daughter in a small town in West Texas. Much like Footloose, she was raised in a no-drinking, no-dancing, no instrumental music environment, so she immediately took up drinking, dancing and playing an instrument. 

She seemed like any other well behaved girl… until she opened her quick witted mouth displaying her undeniable sense of humor, so just to be difficult, she added standup comedy to her vices.At 19, while in college to become a paramedic, she decided to try stand-up at the local comedy club. 

As soon as she took the stage, it was obvious she had found what she had been looking for. Small shows in the Texas panhandle turned into 35 states worth of comedy over the next 5 years as she climbed the comedy ladder one rung at a time. Audiences couldn’t help but love the rapid-fire style of comedy coming from the “Preacher’s Kid”, and though female comics struggled to find work she was booked not for being a woman, but for simply being funny. 

When Last Comic Standing held their auditions in Austin, Texas, like every other Texas comic, she stood in line hoping for a chance to be seen. After 7 hours of waiting, she got her chance and her ticket to Hollywood to compete with the best in the comedy world. Years as a road comic paid off; she advanced to the final six and her fan base exploded.With validation from millions of comedy fans on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, she moved to Los Angeles and has continued to utilize opportunities in radio, television, writing, and live performance. Kristin’s writing was regularly featured in Life & Style Magazine’s Style Slip-up section. 

Key has appeared on many television shows including Comics Unleashed and multiple episodes of VH- 1’s 100 Greatest Series, is frequent guest on the nationally broadcast Bob and Tom Show and played on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio and Pandora Radio. And she still blazes around the world performing live in comedy clubs, colleges and military shows, leaving audiences in stitches wherever she goes.

Stand-up comedian and Portland Queer Comedy Festival Founder/Director Belinda Carroll began stand-up comedy in late 2008 and has had the great pleasure of producing and featuring in shows with — Nico Santos, Guy Branum, ANT, James Adomian, Dana Goldberg, Jason Stuart, Sandra Valls, Julie Goldman and more.
     In addition, Belinda has been seen on Portlandia, MTV, in various commercials and for .0007 seconds of several tv shows you've never heard of. 
     She was a co-organizer for the 2010 Butch Voices National Conference, and a recipient of the 2011 Pride-in-Action award from Pride NW for her work on founding the Q Patrol; a community foot patrol to reduce LGBTQ hate crimes in downtown Portland. She was awarded a Queer Hero award by GLAPN (Gay and Lesbian History Archives of the Pacific Northwest) in 2018. 
     As a comedic writer, she has written for the anthology Persistence: All-Ways Butch/Femme, Curve, Huffington Post, Cracked.com, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week and PQ Monthly. 

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9:00pm to 11:00pm
Doors open at 8:30pm

General Admission: $15.00

Curious Comedy Theater<br> 5225 N.E Martin Luther King Blvd<br> Portland, 97202




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