Hard to Say with Kyle Ayers

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Saturday, May 18, 8–10 pm
Siren Theater Boise (Portland)
This is an in-person event
$20 - $25

The following description comes from the event organizer.

Kyle Ayers presents "Hard to Say"

A comedy show about Trigeminal Neuralgia, aka ‘Suicide Disease’, chronic pain, brain surgery, pills, experiments, and when none of that works. 

Kyle Ayers (Conan, Comedy Central) tries to make light of having Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare nerve disorder known as Suicide Disease. Inherently already a funny topic, I know. Featured in the LA Times for both his comedy and the disease, Kyle performs his show about his experience living with the disease, getting misdiagnosed for years, getting brain surgery, the successful brain surgery eventually wearing off, and what life looks like when you may have tried everything and nothing works. God, I hope it's funnier than this description.

“The hardest I’ve ever laughed at the darkest jokes
I’ve heard.”  - Adam Conover

“One of the funniest people in LA for years now...
an absolutely hysterical, gripping,
and cathartic solo show.” - The Comedy Bureau


The show has been praised by the likes of Reggie Watts, Aparna Nancherla, Jermaine Fowler, and more.


Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer. You may have seen his standup on CONAN, Comedy Central, or heard his debut album “Happiness” which hit the top of the comedy charts when it debuted on Blonde Medicine Records.

“My favorite album of the year.” - James Hillmer of Don’t Sit in the Front
“Few comedians tempt and tango with chaos quite like Kyle Ayers… Kyle thrives in rolling with whatever’s happening in the moment.” - The Comedy Bureau

He has performed at Bonnaroo, and he also has his own show, Boast Rattle, running on Sirius XM radio, and you may have also seen or heard him on Fuse, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and more, as well as in the feature film Box Elder. He has performed multiple times at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was heralded as a “breakout star.” He’s headlined all over the world, including The New York Comedy Festival, RIOT LA, The World Comedy Summit in Copenhagen, High Plains Comedy in Denver, and more.

His podcast show Never Seen It, where comedians rewrite famous movies and TV shows they’ve never seen, is now a top iTunes charting podcast on Starburns Audio, featuring Dan Harmon, Henry Zebrowski, Bowen Yang, Sasheer Zamata, and more, and has been featured at festivals around the US and Canada.


One night only

7:30 doors/ 8:00 show

$20 adv/ $25 doors

The Siren is all ages, but this show is best for those 18+

Event Location

Siren Theater

3913 N Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon 97227

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