Monday, February 21, 2011

Choice Comedy (week of February 21 to February 27)

Last week was one of the strongest weeks of comedy in the Seattle/Tacoma area--with great options in all of the dedicated comedy clubs and notable indy and theater shows.  This week, there's a couple of clearly better options and others that might be worth taking a shot on.

And please remember that these are merely my own opinions and your mileage may certainly vary.

Marc Maron (w/Nancy Reed) @ Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland
Friday 2/25 & Saturday 2/26  8pm & 10pm shows
You should know Marc a comedian, he's been a national headliner for years and had memorable performances at last year's Bridgetown Comedy Festival.  He's been on his share of television.  He was also a radio host for AirAmerica.  Now, he's becoming best known for his insanely good and personal WTF podcast--which made big news recently when Gallagher (yes, he of the produce smashing sledge hammer) bailed as a guest halfway through a show.  He's got a strong point of view and a weary exasperation with this modern world and his uncertain place in it and is definitely an easy choice for the BEST BET of a stand-up comedy show for spending your comedy dollars on this week.  Adding in a solid professional (and sweetheart) like Nancy Reed as the feature act makes it a must see.  (

Ty Barnett @ Big City Comedy Club at Amore Infused in Seattle
Friday 2/25 7pm, Saturday 2/26 at 7pm & 9pm
It is ALWAYS a great option to see Ty Barnett...anywhere...and, Seattle is blessed by being one of the cities that Ty seems to spend a lot of time in and he's always getting up, trying out new material, turning audiences on with the material that's earned him his own Comedy Central Presents special, being the runner-up in his year of NBC's Last Comic Standing and various other tv appearances.  He's definitely one of my favorite performers to see and without a doubt he's a GREAT OPTION for this week.  This would also be a chance for you to check out the newest dedicated comedy club in Seattle:  Big City Comedy Club at Amore Infused.  If you go, give yourself time to find the place as the street address has it on Wall Street but the actual entrance is on 6th Avenue.  The club has a cozy vibe--only seating 80-90 patrons--which, with a performer like Ty Barnett, could make for an exciting night of comedy for you!  (

Cash Levy @ Comedy Underground in Seattle
Friday 2/25 & Saturday 2/26 8pm & 10:30pm shows
Cash is a solid working pro comedian who you probably haven't heard of before--but he's worked the Comedy Underground for years.  (

Rachel Feinstein @ Parlor-Live in Bellevue
Thursday 2/24 7:30pm, Friday 2/25 & Saturday 2/26 7:30pm & 10pm shows
She was on last year's Last Comic Standing show.  (

Jay Montepare @ Tacoma Comedy Club, Tacoma
Jay was in last year's San Francisco Comedy Competition. (   

John Beuhler (w/Mike Cummings) @ Comedy Underground, Tacoma
John's a funny Canadian who once made the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and Mike is both the host of the "Table For One" podcast and a former Giggles Laff Off Champion.   (

Next week, one the sharpest joke writers in the world--Myq Kaplan (finalist in the most recent NBC's Last Comic Standing season) will be coming to Laughs...and unlikely tv/movie star Tom Arnold is coming to the Parlor...and more, I'm sure...

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