Seattle International Comedy FestivalAfter more than 1200 submissions, all 32 slots have been filled for the 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.  The first 16 will begin 6 consecutive nights of shows on Wednesday, November 6 2013 at the historic Columbia City Theater at 8 PM.The comedians are, in alphabetical order: 1–  Jackson Banks (Salt Lake City, UT)
2–  Garrett Clark (Vancouver, BC)
3–  David Conolly (London, UK)
4–  Curtis Cook (Cleveland, OH)
5–  Trenton Davis (Chicago, IL)
6–  Sam Demaris (Houston, TX)
7–  Meghan Flaherty (Auburn, WA)
8–  Laura Hayden (Hermosa Beach, CA)
9–  Scoot Herring (Portland, OR)
10–  Steve Hofstetter (Queens, NY)
11–  Art Krug (Portland, OR)
12–  Rodger Lizaola (Seattle, WA)
13–  Parker Postyeni (Seattle, WA)
14–  Danielle Radford (Seattle, WA)
15–  Sarah Skilling (Seattle, WA)
16–  Kortney Shane Williams (Seattle, WA)All 16 will perform each night, and will be given a numerical score by 3 judges (different judges every night).  After the 6th show, the 5 with the highest scores will be selected for the semi-final round, which begins Tuesday November 19th.  On that night, they will be joined by 5 more semi-finalists, who will be chosen the same way after performances November 12-17.

The complete schedule of shows is:
Wed Nov 6 Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA
Thur Nov 7 Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia WA
Fri Nov 8 Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn WA
Sat Nov 9 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley WA
Sun Nov 10 Emory’s on Silver Lake, Everett WA
Mon Nov 11 Comedy Underground, Seattle WATue Nov 12 Laughs Comedy Spot, Kirkland WA
Wed Nov 13 Poppes 360, Best Western Convention Center,  Bellingham WA
Thur Nov 14 Market Theater, Seattle WA
Fri Nov 15 Auburn Avenue Theater Auburn WA
Sat Nov 16 Renton Civic Theater, Renton WA
Sun Nov 17 Parlor Live Comedy Club, Bellevue WATue Nov 19 Comedy Underground, Seattle WA
Wed Nov 20 Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA
Thur Nov 21 University of Washington Tacoma WA
Fri Nov 22 Skagit Casino Resort, Bow WA
Sat Nov 23 Snoqualmie Casino Snoqualmie WATue Nov 26 Washington Athletic Club, Seattle WA – Members & Guests only
Wed Nov 27 Vashon Theatre, Vashon WA
Fri Nov 29 Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA
Sat Nov 30 Admiral Theatre, Bremerton WA
Sun Dec 1 Comedy Underground Seattle WA

A total of $15,000 in cash prizes  and a national-label recording contract from Uproar will be awarded. <>

Tickets for Opening Night at Columbia City Theater are available here: <>

The Seattle International Comedy Competition has been held every year since 1980.  Nearly 1000 comedians have participated over the years, including stars like Patton Oswalt and Ryan Stiles.  <>The Columbia City Theater was built in 1917 and is the oldest vaudeville theater in the state of Washington.  Having played a major role in the Seattle Jazz boom in the 40′s, the theater played host to the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller. During the 50′s the theater served as a neighborhood movie theater, where residents of Columbia City have recalled attending Saturday morning movies for kids like Flash Gordon and the Our Gang series.  Later on during the 60′s the theater began hosting live events once more and is reportedly one of the first venues that the legendary Jimi Hendrix performed in.
During the early 80′s it was a home for much of the DIY punk movement and the touring networks that were created to support it.
The Columbia City Theater is located at 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 9811 <>

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