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30th Annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition Pizza Lover's Appreciation Night!
Broadway Performance Hall
Seattle, WA
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30th Annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition Pizza Lover's Appreciation Night!
The 30th Annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition and Pagliacci Pizza present Pizza Lover's Appreciation Night on Friday, November 13 2009 at 8 PM at Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle.

The Competition is a contest-slash-touring festival, consisting of 23 shows over 26 days in 19 venues in Western Washington and features 32 professional comedians competing for over $15,000 in cash prizes.

This years field of comedians come from New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Austin, Charlotte, Miami, Montreal, Chicago, and even Sydney, Australia.  Representatives from most major TV networks and Hollywood agencies will be coming to Seattle to scout talent.

This is undoubtedly the strongest and most talented field overall of any in recent memory; we considered literally hundreds of applicants, and had to turn down many who in ordinary years would have been invited.  There is no doubt we could have cast at least two groups of 32 comics of equal ability.

Winner gets $5000 cash and a CD recording contract with Uproar Entertainment, Americas #1 comedy label (Brian Regan, John Pinnette, National Lampoon, etc).

This competition began in 1980, and has been held every year since.  Past participants include Patton Oswalt, Mitch Hedberg, Ross Shafer, Aisha Tyler,  Brian Posehn, among many others.

Recently, 2007 Winner Marcus went on to be the runner-up on NBCs Last Comic Standing.

The 30th Annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition is sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza.  Mmmmm.

Complete information, including schedule of events, tickets,  and photos and bios of the participants can be found at:


1) MIKE BALDWIN (kansas city MO)
2) DAVID COPE (new york)
3) MIKE CUMMINGS (seattle)
4) ELAINE THOMPSON (minneapolis)
5) SOLOMON GEORGIO (seattle)
6) TOBY HARGRAVE (Vancouver BC)
7) PAUL HOOPER (charlotte)
8) SEAN KENT (austin)
9) MEGAN FLAHERTY (spokane)
10) DERICK LENGWENUS (montreal)
11) NICOLE LUCAS (seattle)
12) A.J. MCKENZIE (vancouver BC)
13) LEIF SKYVING (boise)
14) NICK SUN (sydney, australia)
15) PRESCOTT TOLK (chicago)
16) TRAVIS SIMMONS (seattle)

Show schedule
Preliminary Week 1
Wed November 4 Opening night gala - Columbia City Theatre, Seattle
Thurs Nov 5 Laughs Comedy Spot, Kirkland WA
Fri Nov 6 Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn WA
Sat Nov 7 Historic Everett Theater, Everett WA
Sun Nov 8 Fairhaven Pub & Martini Bar, Bellingham Wa
Mon Nov 9 Comedy Underground, Seattle

Preliminary Week 2
Tue Nov 10 Comedy Underground, Seattle
Wed Nov 11 The Upstage, Pt. Townsend, WA
Thur Nov 12 Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn
Fri Nov 13 Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle
Sat Nov 14 Lower Columbia College, Longview WA (tentative)
Sun Nov 15 Fairhaven Pub & Martini Bar

Semi-Finals (10 comics, top 5 from each week)
Tues Nov 17 Comedy Underground, Seattle
Wed Nov 18 Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds WA
Thurs Nov 19 Liberty Theatre, Puyallup WA
Fri Nov 20 Skagit Casino Resort, Bow WA
Sat Nov 21 Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester WA
Sun Nov 22 Marsons at Club Casino, Everett WA

Finals (top 5 comics)
Tue Nov 24 Washington Athletic Club, Seattle
Wed Nov 25 Vashon Theater, Vashon WA
Fri Nov 27 Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA
Sat Nov 28 Admiral Theater, Bremerton WA
Sun Nov 29 Closing night gala - Moore Theater, Seattle



Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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