Peter Greyy: Comedy Resume

Peter Greyy has performed across the country in comedy clubs, theaters and festivals (including the first four years of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and four straight years at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival.)

He has worked with Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia, Doug Benson and Joan Rivers.

He is the Director of Talent for the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

He's been considered to be "The Godfather of Alt-Comedy in Seattle."   

age:  47
started comedy:  3/2003
home club:  Comedy Underground (Seattle)
style:  observational and topical
works as:  mc, feature, headliner
works blue:  sometimes
can work clean:  yes

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Peter Greyy is a professional comedian based out of Seattle who performs across the country in comedy clubs, theaters, festivals and special events with a fun, energetic and confident take on modern life.  He's worked with Joan Rivers, Doug Benson, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia and many others.
Up until a few years ago, Peter was one of Seattle's most popular nightclub DJs.  He took to comedy in 2003 and quickly became one of Seattle's favorite comedians by presenting a wealth of fresh topical material with a wry wit and an ear for the absurd.

Peter now tours the country as a headliner or a featured performer and is in demand as a corporate entertainer in the Pacific Northwest.

Peter is the Director of Talent for the Seattle International Comedy Competition, working each November to make it one of the most prestigious comedy competitions in the world.  

Peter was the producer of ComedyNight, a fun filled weekly alt-comedy showcase that ran for 31 weeks in 2006 and jump-started the Seattle alt-comedy scene which then blossomed and grew into earning national recognition.  For his efforts, Peter earned the title of "The Godfather of Seattle Alt-Comedy."

  • Peter was the Director of Talent, Official Scorekeeper and Official Photographer for the Seattle International Comedy Competitions in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  He was also the Director of Talent and Official Photographer in 2007 and was on the production staff of the competition in 2006.
  • Peter has performed at all three years of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon where he worked with top talent in the alternative comedy scene from around the country.
  • Peter was seen on G4TV's "The High Road with Doug Benson" program on December 28, 2009.
  • Peter joined the "Beards of Comedy" as the special local guest when that tour reached Seattle in January 2011.
  • Peter assists teacher Stu Stuart with his "Beginning Stand-Up Comedy" class taught at the University of Washington Experimental College, three times a year, from 2008 to the present.
  • Peter has been one of the teachers for the annual stand-up comedy at Puget Sound Community School from 2007 to the present.
  • For four straight years, 2006-2009, Peter was a featured performer at the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle--one of the major summer festivals for comedy in the country.
  • Peter organized and performed benefit concerts for Wisconsin Rapids Community Theater in 2009 and 2010.  He also ran comedy seminars for interested local performers from that group each year.
  • Peter was featured on a segment of KING-5 TV's "Evening Magazine" program on May 13, 2009.
  • Peter made the semi-finals of the first ever Bend International Comedy Competition in Bend, Oregon that took place in April 2009--finishing 7th overall.
  • Peter's live action comedy show photographs have been seen in publications including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly and in the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine.  They have also been featured on CD and DVD releases of Sean Kent (Uproar Entertainment), Simon King (Uproar Entertainment) and Darren Frost (self-released).
  • Peter was the host of the Great American Comedy Festival's 2009 Seattle auditions, where Talent Coordinator for that event and The Late Show with David Letterman Eddie Brill remarked that Peter "is one of the best hosts that he's ever seen."
  • Peter was the last featured performer at the original location of the Comedy Underground in Seattle before that legendary comedy club was forced to relocate.  A few months later, when the club re-opened, Peter was the first featured performer at the new location.
  • Peter competed in the 33rd San Francisco International Comedy Competition.  
  • Peter was chosen to be part of the Super Secret Midnight Show at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland--one of only three local performers to be included in the sold out event that featured Greg Behrendt, Nick Thune, Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Tig Notaro, Doug Benson and more.
  • Peter was chosen to curate, book, present and perform on the "Best of the Comedy Underground" show at the 2008 Bumbershoot Music & Arts festival in Seattle--a show he was an invited performer on in 2007.
  • Peter was a featured performer as part of the "Heirs of Lenny Bruce" series of shows presented by the Comedy Underground at the Admiral Theater in West Seattle.
  • Peter was the advertised show closing special guest for the Pagliacci Comedy Night in August 2008.
  • Peter was a featured performer for the "Laughs For Life" benefit show at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington to raise money for fighting cancer.
  • Peter was the headliner at Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland over the 4th of July weekend in 2008.
  • Upon performing at the inaugural Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon in March 2008, his material was quoted three times in The Oregonian's reporting of the event.
  • Peter competed in the February 2008 San Francisco auditions for NBC's Last Comic Standing, after being invited to a guaranteed audition slot that allowed him to skip waiting in line.  Peter was included in two montage edits on the broadcast of the San Francisco audition show--including one memorable moment where a curtain rod fell on his head in the "funny booth."
  • Peter was the main stand-up performer for the "Dart-Mondo" stand-up & improv comedy show in February 2008.
  • Peter was a featured performer at the "Best of the Comedy Underground: New Year's Eve" show at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington to welcome in 2008.
  • Peter headlined the "Lo-Ball" alternative comedy showcase in August 2007.
  • Peter was the official re-capper of the fifth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing program for the Fans of Reality TV website.
  • Peter was the featured performer for the 2007 Environmental Comedy Festival (March 26-28) at the Comedy Underground, Seattle.
  • Peter created, wrote, booked, performed at (including a headlining performance on May 10, 2006) and produced ComedyNight, the weekly comedy show held at The Mirabeau Room every Wednesday from February 8th to September 6th, 2006 in Seattle.  This show incorporated top stand-up comedy talent, plus sketches, music-based comedy and short films.  It became the premier alt-comedy event in Seattle--generating local press attention and kick-starting the Seattle alternative-comedy scene.
  • Peter was one of only 6 Seattle comedians to perform at the 2006 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle--where he not only performed in front of a sold out theater on September 4th, 2006, but he was asked to introduce the Upright Citizen's Brigade Asssscat! show.
  • Peter taught a comedy class for 11-15 year olds at 826 Seattle in the summer of 2006.
  • Peter was a cast member of Lamont Ferguson's "West Coast Follies" sketch and stand-up comedy show held in Spokane, January 2006.
  • Peter was asked to compete in the 26th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2005.
  • In September 2005, Peter was inducted into the Wisconsin Rapids Community Theater's Hall of Fame.
  • Peter appeared in the short film "Whatever Idiot" and performed at that film's World Premiere comedy show.
  • Peter wrote and performed original comedy material as the Booth Announcer for the HAX-TV World Premiere Live Theater Event, held at Theater Off Jackson in the summer of 2005.
  • Peter was the co-producer and host of Seattle's Best Comedy showcases heldin the summer of 2005.
  • Peter has been an invited participant in many Non-Profit Comedy Shows, benefiting various charities, as produced by Yoram Bauman from 2005 to the present.
  • Peter headlined High Contrast Comedy night at Comedy Underground-Seattle in 2005.
  • Peter was the MC for the Semi-Finals of the 8th Annual Giggles Laugh Off and the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 7th Annual Giggles Laugh Off.
  • Peter was the host of the 2003 Montreal Comedy Festival Northwest Auditions.
  • Peter was a finalist in the 2003 Issaquah Laugh-Off.