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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 – Memphis TN; Billy Anderson – Seattle; Ricarlo Flanagan – LA; Sally Ann Hall – NY; Scoot Herring – Portland OR; Erin Ingle – Seattle; Evelyn Jensen – Seattle; Katherine Jessup – DC; Matty Litwack – DC; Eric Lundquist –

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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. Sometimes in the past, the audiences have not totally agreed with the judges’ assessment, but tonight EVERYBODY killed it, so it was just a matter of taste. A little something for everybody. We even had a celebrity judge, iconic Seattle comedy figure John Keister, star of KING 5 and Comedy Central’s hit show “Almost Live.”

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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. 400 seats, all in close proximity to the stage. Sold out, as have been virtually all our shows. Great audience. The chardonnay crowd if you will.
Every audience member had his or her favorite, but the judges saw it this way:
1. Hans Kim 2. Mitch Burrow 3.

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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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First 5 Semi-Finalists!

PS it’s not the photo, the comedians are actually blurry.

The last night of round 1 and the first night of round 2 are our “Industry Nights,” where Hollywood comes to town to see the talent. This night’s judges included execs from CBS, NBC and Nickelodeon, with Comedy Central and ABCFamily joining them on Tuesday. The judges said SF comic Samson Koletkar had the set of the night, followed by Andrew Rivers, Kortney Shane Williams, Al Park and Kate Ghiloni. Would 5th place be enough to ensconce Kate in the semi-finals?

No. That spot went to Owen Straw,

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After your fright, it’s opening night!

Opening Night at Unexpected Productions

 

The 36th Seattle International Comedy Competition kicks off its opening night at
the Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater Wednesday, November 4th at 8:00 pm.
Get your tickets now!
America’s largest touring comedy festival is playing 22 shows in 26 days, with 32
of the best comedians from around North America,  competing for over $15,000
in cash prizes.
Talent executives from the major networks, studios and talent agencies will be on
hand, ready to sign up the next great talent. So don’t miss your chance to see tomorrow’s
stars before they’re even discovered.

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