About the Competition

The Seattle International Comedy Competition is the REAL “Last Comic Standing.”

26 Days.
22 Shows.
18 Venues from Olympia to Spokane, and throughout the greater Seattle area.
33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and Africa.
Over $15,000 in cash prizes.
Talent executives from CBS, NBC, and more: movie studios, managers, agents and producers.
It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival.

The 35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition starts November 5, 2014 at The Columbia City Theatre in Seattle and continues nightly until a winner is crowned on Sunday, November 30th at The Comedy Underground in Seattle.

There are two “preliminary” rounds of 16-17 comedians; each comedian gets 5 minutes to impress. The Preliminary rounds consist of 6 shows, and a combination of entertainment industry and celebrity judges and audience reaction determines who moves on when each performer’s 5 best scores are tallied.

The top 5 comics from the Preliminaries make the semi-finals; all the semi-finalists win some cash, and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly for 5 shows.

At the last Semi-Final show,  at the Snoqualmie Casino on Saturday November 22,  the finalists are announced. Five get to go big, and five get to go home. After 2 days to recover and plan, the Final round begins on Tuesday November 25 at the Washington Athletic Club. After visits to theaters in Vashon, Kirkland, Bremerton, and Seattle, we will have a new champion.

Click on “upcoming shows” at the top of the page for the complete schedule including links to buy tickets. (Dates are not yet listed, please check back).

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