If you are a Portland comic, you know Anatoli Brandt as a very funny Russian (actually Ukranian) guy who hosts open mics at both Brody Theater and Funhouse. He also teaches a standup comedy class at the Brody. Sharp witted, clever and occasionally vicious, if you see him you will without a doubt get something lacking in Portland; a genuinely edgy comic. The edge comes with experience and a pragmatic view of the world. He emigrated to the United States with several family members and lived in California before settling in Oregon.