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.
Well where to begin with Drew Frees? Do we talk about how sweet of person he is? Do we talk about how he's a wonderful outdoors man, and that he and his pet hawk Staniel bring joy to at need children across the Midwest, with there hawk show? Do we talk about how he as an AB blood type? No!!! Because if we get to talking about those things we won't watch him do stand up. So lets just shut up with all are questions and watch him be funny.