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Capitol Hill Comedy / Bar to Open in Seattle

Seattle’s first comedy club dedicated to becoming a community hub for the local comedy scene, Capitol Hill Comedy / Bar is set to open May 6.

The soon-to-open Seattle venue aims to provide a platform for local comedians to showcase their talent and entertain audiences six nights a week. The highly anticipated comedy club will honor of the legacy of the now-shuttered Jai Thai, which was once a popular destination for the Washington State stand-up comedy scene.

Entertainment options at the new venue will include open mics, trivia, bingo, karaoke and local stand-up comedy shows. Weekends at the Capitol Hill comedy club will be devoted to community events and workshops dedicated to cultivating the next generation of local talent.

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“We want every show to feel like both viewers and comedians are experiencing the ‘big time,'” says Dane Hesseldahl (pictured), owner of Capitol Hill Comedy / Bar. “We’ll bring on some people for their first booked show, as well as acts that have been regularly performing throughout the region.”

Alongside a diverse lineup of entertainment, guests can enjoy beer, cider, wine and both classic (with a twist) and non-alcoholic cocktails, made with Pathfinder spirits. Signature drinks will include a Mezcal Negroni, Tequila Old Fashioned, New Your Sour and a Bay Breeze. The venue’s balcony overlooking Broadway will also be open for enjoying a drink with a view.

The opening show on May 6 will feature local comic Sam Miller, who got his start at Jai Thai’s open mic. Additional acts will be announced soon. 

For more information on Capitol Hill Comedy / Bar, visit

210 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

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