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The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Oct. 2023) [In-Person Only]
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Oct. 2023) [In-Person Only]
Fri Oct 27: 7.00pm PDT

$14 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

** This event features automated captioning with voice recognition projected on the screen! When you register, please let us know if you have any accessibility needs. With enough advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate and if for any reason we are unable, we will reach out prior to showtime. **

*** Public safety notice ***

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

Series - The Disabled List
Visiting Artist
** The Disabled List presents bi-monthly live standup at NWFF! Featured comedians in this edition: Michael Bellevue, Laura Lyons, Gretta Gimp, and special guests **

Kayla Brown and Dan Hurwitz, fresh off eleven straight rejections at both national and international film festivals for their debut short, the award-eligible This Is Spinal Injury, will return to their roots stand-up comedy. This live comedy show features Brown, Hurwitz, and an ever-changing cast of fellow local comedians!

Oct. 2023 Lineup:

Michael Bellevue (he/him) is an avid sailor, reader and writer of Russian, standup producer, avid volunteer whos produced several fundraisers for nonprofits, comedian, chess player since age 5, linguistics fan, and, self-evidently, Black. He volunteered at a food bank for 15 months during the pandemic.

Laura Lyons (she/her) started comedy in Davenport, Iowa 2015. In 2016, she took a year off to focus on recovery from substance abuse. Laura returned to the stage in 2017 in Denver, Colorado and has been performing ever since. She moved to Seattle in pursuit of comedy and a legal education and she believes that every citys police force should be abolished.

Gretta Gimp (she/her) has the disability Cerebral Palsy. She has been doing stand up since 2016. Her humor is self-deprecating and cathartic. She finds humor to be the best way to educate people about disability topics and believes that having a disability is just an ordinary fact of lifenot anything extraordinary or inspirational.

Your hosts:

Kayla Brown (she/her) is a disabled activist and amature comedian from Seattle. She believes that art and other media forms are a way to break down stereotypes, build community, and transform peoples worlds. When not at work or school, Kayla co-produces the comedy show The Disabled List, plays video games, reads fanfiction, and eats snacks.

Dan Hurwitz (he/him) is a disabled, Black, and Jewish writer, comedian, and filmmaker. In 2018, he co-founded The Disabled List, an ever-growing group of disabled comedians from the Pacific Northwest. Dan was a semi-finalist in both the Laughs Comedy Competition (2019) and the Stand-Up NBC comedy competition (2019). During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dan co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in This Is Spinal Injury (2021), a mockumentary about the trials of disabled artists during quarantine, which premiered at Northwest Film Forums Local Sightings Film Festival in September, 2021.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States





Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at maria@nwfilmforum.org

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