The first show for the Finals of the 36th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition kicks off at the Washington Athletic Club.
This is private show and not open to the public.
However, Washington Athletic Club is a fantastic club with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and an active social calendar. You are more than welcome to join the WAC and come see the show.
That’s the kind of comedy fan dedication we’d like to see.
Appearing Tonight at the Washington Athletic Club:
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.