This is it, the final show for the 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition and what a great place for a last show. One of these comedians will be crowned as the winner.
We’re down to the Top Five comedians. The winner will get a check for $5,000 and a record deal with Uproar Entertainment and create an album with the guy who first recorded Richard Pryor.
The Snoqualmie Casino is a 170,000-square-foot casino features eight restaurants, lounges and bars, a dazzling 51,000-square-foot gaming floor and most important to us, the world-class 900 seat, recently renovated 11,000-square-foot Snoqualmie Ballroom, where the last show is going to take place.
In addition to great comedy, the Snoqualmie Casino brings the epic scale of Vegas-style sports, music and special events to the Seattle area. From live concerts featuring nationally acclaimed country, rock and jazz artists to the non-stop action of amateur MMA fights, Snoqualmie Casino is the area’s premier venue for sports and entertainment.
Travel with us to Seattle’s closest casino to enjoy a great night of comedy.
Appearing Tonight at the Snoqualmie Casino:
Tonight’s Emcee: Rodger Lizaola
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.
Handing off the Crown: Nathan Brannan
Nathan Brannon was the winner of the 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition. He will be on hand to hand off the crown to the 2015 winner.
In addition to winning Seattle, Nathan Brannon was the winner of Helium Comedy Club’s “Portland’s Funniest Person Comedy Competition” in 2012, was voted in Willamette Week’s “Portland’s Funniest 5” in 2013, and released his first comedy album, I Black Out, that same year. He has opened for national headliners such as Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Maria Bamford, and has photoshopped himself into photos with many more. The back of Nathan’s head was seen in NBC’s new series, “Grimm”. Nathan is now seeking a funnier way to end this paragraph.