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Seattle International Comedy Competition

From Nov. 4 to Nov. 28, the 41st Seattle International Comedy Competition takes place with a 17-performance tour throughout the Puget Sound area. After taking 2020 off due to the pandemic, the competition is ready to delight Seattle audiences by introducing them to some of today’s best comics.

While some usual venues are not open to the public yet, the 2021 competition will most notably lack a show at the historic Comedy Underground, which was unable to survive the COVID-19 lockdown after 40 years in Pioneer Square. However, audiences can look forward to shows at the Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill, hosted by past Comedy Competition winner Gabriel Rutledge, on Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, and seeing the finals at Laughs Comedy Club in the University District on Nov. 28. 

The top five comics from the two preliminaries will make the semi-finals; all the semi-finalists win cash and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly for five shows.

At the last semi-final show, the five finalists are announced. Then, the final round begins the fourth week of November, and a champion will be determined.

Participating comics include:

Preliminary Round 1
Wyatt Cote (Long Beach, CA)
Cavin Eggleston (Indianapolis, IN)
Ariel Evans (Brooklyn, NY)
Julian Fernandez (Walnut, CA)
Josh Firestine (Tacoma, WA)
Meagan Gross (Seattle, WA)
Alex Grubard (Jersey City, NJ)
Quinton Jones (Detroit, MI)
Matty Litwack (New York, NY)
Kyle Mara (Rockville Centre, NY)
Frankie Marcus (San Jose, CA)
Melissa McGillicuddy (Sacramento, CA)
Sam Miller (Olympia, WA)
Bahiyyih Mudd (Yakima, WA)
Jesse Warren (Seattle, WA)
Saku Yanagawa (Chicago, IL)

Preliminary Round Two
Christie Bahna (Los Angeles, CA)
Greg Beachler (Federal Way, WA)
Reid Clark (Long Beach, CA)
Dr. Dee (New York, NY)
Charles Engle (Astoria, NY)
Jeevin Gill (Toronto, ON)
Drew Harmon (Detroit, MI)
Todd Kirkwood (Seattle, WA)
Danny Martinello (Edmonton, AB)
Mike Masilotti (Los Angeles, CA)
Carly McMenoman (Minneapolis, MN)
Joe Medoff (Chicago, IL)
K.C. Novak (Vancouver, BC)
Danielle Thralow (Duluth, IA)
Tre Tutson (Houston, TX)
Ronn Vigh (San Francisco, CA)

For a complete schedule of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, visit seattlecomedycompetition.org. Contact each individual venue for ticket info.

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