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Welcome These Great Comedians to SICC 37!

It’s official!  32 great comedians from the US, Canada, Japan, and UK are coming to Seattle to compete in the 37th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Pix and bios can be found by clicking the “Week 1” and “Week 2” tabs above.

They are, in alphabetical order:

Week 1 Nov 2-6

Mo Alexander –

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It’s Penultimate! Finals Night 4 Admiral Theatre Bremerton

(L-R Host Rodger Lizaola, Dino Archie, Mitch Burrow, Hans Kim, Kortney Shane Williams, Al Park. Photo by Joshua Chambers)
We’ve been taking this Finals show to the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton since 1998, at the suggestion of comedy journalist Sean McCarthy (thecomicscomic.com) was an entertainment writer for The Sun.

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Finals Show 3 Kirkland Performance Center

(Overexposed and out of focus from L-R: Hans Kim, Al Park, Kortney Shane Williams, Mitch Burrow, Dino Archie, Rodger Lizaola)
We’ve been coming to the KPCenter (as we insiders call it) almost since it first opened in 1999. It is possibly the best-configured venue for stand-up comedy in the Northwest.

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Week 2 Night 6 – Laughs Comedy Spot

(L-R Gavin Matts, Hans Kim, Dino Archie, Tony Dijamco, Mitch Burrow, and host Cory Michaelis)
Tonight we we learned who will be the top 10 that advances to the Semi-Finals.

In front of another full house, 21-year-old Canadian Gavin Matts took top honors, followed closely by Mitch Burrow and Tony Dijamco (tie), Dino Archie, Hans Kim, and Julie (no relation) Kim. Would it be enough to climb into the semis? Did Jill Maragos and Steve Hofstetter do enough to hold on to their top-5 spots?

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