43nd Seattle International Comedy Competition, Nov. 2 & 9, Thursday 8pm
Looking for some top-notch stand-up comedy? Check out the Seattle International Comedy Competition, where comedians from all over the world come to compete. With 18 shows spread over 15 venues, this event lasts for 24 days and draws 32 talented comedians who are competing for over $16,000 in prize money. You’ll get to see the best of live comedy at Washington’s premier venues. The competition takes place throughout November and features two preliminary rounds, each consisting of four shows. Every night, sixteen comedians perform, but only five advance to the semi-finals. The judges, including entertainment industry professionals and media personalities, score the performances along with audience reactions to determine the winners. Who will take home the prize tonight? Come and see for yourself while supporting live comedy!
Prepare yourself for a weekend of hilarious entertainment at the 25th annual SketchFest Seattle! Talented performers from various parts of the country, such as Portland, LA, Michigan, Minnesota, and New York City, will showcase their top-notch sketch comedy. We are excited to host touring groups and connect with sketch comedy enthusiasts all around the globe. The event will run for three nights and feature seven shows, with numerous performers taking the stage. Don’t let this event slip away; come and join us at The Market Theater, situated in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.
Are you curious about sketch comedy? It’s a series of quick and witty skits that are prepared and practiced beforehand to provide a funny and entertaining performance for viewers. If you love classic programs such as Saturday Night Live and The Kids in the Hall, or if you enjoy popular recent shows like Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave or HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, then you’re familiar with the essence of sketch comedy. Here at SketchFest, we’re dedicated to supporting this fantastic genre of comedy throughout the year.