Barbara Holm

Barbara Holm, stand up comedian


Portland comedian Barbara Holm has performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Arts festival, Rose City Comic Con, PAX Convention, and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She has written for IGN, Live Wire, Splitsider, Comic Book Resources, The Portland Mercury, and the Huffington Post. She has been awarded Time Out New York’s Joke of the Week and was named “one of the best things about comedy” by the Comedy Bureau. Her comedy has been described as clever, unique, idiosyncratic, and exuberant. Seattle City Arts Magazine called her a “comedy wizard” and Seattle Stranger Newspaper described her as an “adorable wunderkind” and she describes herself as “running away from this question to hide under the desk right now.” Book me on shows! Contact:



  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • San Francisco Sketchfest (San Francisco) 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle) 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival (Portland) 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Rose City Comic Con (Portland) 2015, 2016
  • PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Convention (Seattle) 2015
  • San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival(San Francisco)  2012
  • Seattle International Comedy Competition (Seattle) 2012,
  • Women in Comedy Festival (Boston) 2011, 2012
  • New York Funny Songs Festival (New York) 2012
  • 6th Annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival (Eugene, OR) 2011, 2013
  • Seattle Sketchfest (Seattle) 2011, 2012, 2014
Writing Credits


  • Joke of the Week in Time Out New York
  • Named one of the best things in comedy of 2012 –Comedy Bureau


  • “quirky persona that’s offset by a seriously dark, brainy sensibility” –The Portland Mercury
  • “Joke machine” -The Portland Mercury
  • “Adorable Wunderkind” -Seattle Stranger Newspaper
  • “Comedy Wizard” -Seattle City Arts Magazine
  • “What I like about Barbara’s comedy is that her absurdity comes from a place of real innocence. It’s like watching a robot trying to understand the world. The jokes have a real sense of wonder to them which makes them really fun to watch.” – The Comedians Magazine

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  1. on said:

    Loved you tonight at the underground! Great style, delivery and personality. No homo.

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