Shain Brenden is a comedian, writer, actor, from Portland, Oregon. In 2018 he was named one of Willamette Weekly's "Funniest Five" Comedians, 2019 he was voted an “Undisputable Genius of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury, and later that year finished Top 3 of the Portland’s Funniest Person Contest.
He’s performed in the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, Memphis Comedy Festival, and in 2020 was selected to perform in the Laughing Skull and Limestone Comedy Festival but then... you know... a global pandemic happened. You can hear him on "The Best of Helium Comedy Album Vol. 1," Sirius XM radio, and wherever you stream music.
Shain has featured in projects for Nike, Google, Jordan, Marvel, Old Spice, the NBA 2K franchise, and was an on-air personality for NBC Sports. In 2019 he co-starred in the short independent film, "Dinner" and played a knife-wielding opportunist in the murder heist drama "Queen Triggerfish."
As a comedy writer, Shain is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy program, a Top-5 finalist in the WeScreenplay Coverfly TV Pilot contest, wrote and co-produced segments for NBC Sports Northwest, and has written several scripts forced upon friends, family, and industry professionals alike that are said to be, "Prettyyy, prettyyy, good stuff."
A University of Memphis alumni, Shain’s proudest moment was throwing a half-eaten corn dog at Eli Manning during a University of Memphis vs. Ole Miss game in 2003. He owns several pairs of sneakers that will never leave their box and his wife is very upset about it.