America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings 5 of the top comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes to the Kirkland Performance Center.
There are few better venues than this to see stand-up comedy – 400 seats, none of which are more than 40 feet from the stage. The Kirkland Performance Center is spacious, yet retains an intimate feel. The steep rake of the house provides excellent sightlines throughout the theatre. The seats are ample with extra leg room for comfortable seating. The acoustics in the theatre are designed to work equally well for both music and stand-up comedy.
The Kirkland Performance Center also features a brand-new VIP lounge located in the orchestra pit underneath the stage. We’re not sure if it requires secret handshakes or big donations, but you definitely want to check that out.
This show sells out every year so order tickets right away.
Since 2003 Rodger Lizaola has been pretty awesome at telling jokes. So he has been doing so to strangers in bars and comedy clubs across the country.
Growing up on the mean streets of Gilroy, California, Rodger always had a knack to make his friends laugh as well as those around him, but to get on stage seemed terrifying. Stage fright aside, the opportunity presented itself in February 2003 when he moved to Seattle. Rodger took the stage at Comedy Underground. Those first three mins were absolutely terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Though the first years were tough and humbling he stuck with it and became one of the youngest headliners in the Northwest.
Lizaola has opened up for such acts as comedy legend David Brenner, Eddie Brill, Louis CK, Tom Cotter, Mike Epps, Jimmy Dore, Tom Rhoads, Ty Barnett, and Alonzo Bodden as well as such Musical acts as The Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, Baby Bash, Rhianna, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Good Charlotte, and The Backstreet Boys.