Whiteside Live: Belinda Carroll
Saturday October 9th. 2021 8PM
This is Belinda Carroll 's Comedy Album taping! Once, Belinda Carroll did an open mic because she was mad about Sarah Palin. No one was prepared for what happened next. Belinda Carroll went after comedy with a vengeance.
After her first open mic in Austin at Cap City Comedy and training in improv at Austin's Institution Theater; Carroll along with her friends, founded the improv troupe 3$Bills,and began producing LGBTQ focused comedy shows!
Later, Carroll moved to Portland. The cool one, not the other one. (Just kidding, Maine)
She founded Portland's Queer Comedy Festival in 2017 to much acclaim and performed in a multitude of long-running comedy showcases.
As, The New York Times wrote about Carroll, "While I had a lot of fun playing marijuana tourist, [the show was] my most enjoyable experience...the sets were punchy enough on their own. No controlled substances necessary."
In addition to writing for publications and anthologies such as the LAMBDA Award Nominee Persistence of Desire, Cracked.com, PQ MONTHLY and Portland Mercury, Carroll has been running an 8-year long NYC/PDX produced comedy showcase SMUT and Kickstand Comedy's Queer Late Night Talk Show Outlandish! while also headlining colleges like UofO, casinos and opening for Erasure, Nico Santos, Erin Foley, Dana Goldberg, Jason Stuart, Sandra Valls and Kids in the Hall 's Scott Thompson.
In March 2020, she was honored with the Oregon State Woman of Achievement award by Governor Kate Brown. She's pretty sure she was the last person legally allowed to touch the Governor.