This is the fifth and final interview with the finalists for the 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Five performers survived the talent selection process, they made it through their Preliminary Week and advanced to the finals by making the top 5 in the Semi-Finals Week. It’s a pretty major accomplishment in itself just to make it this far, but none of these five performers is satisfied with “just making it this far.” They want to be the one to claim the title of Seattle International Comedy Competition champion all for themselves.
We thought you’d want to know these talented individuals a bit better. That’s why we conducted this series of interviews with them. You’ve already had the chance to meet and get to know Trenton Davis, Zoltan Kaszas, Rodger Lizaola and Dave Merheje. It’s now time to meet the final remaining finalist for this year’s competition.
Representing Toronto, Ontario Canada…Graham Kay!
(L-R: Brad Upton-MC, Rodger Lizaola-5th, Graham Kay 4th, Dave Merheje-3rd, Trenton Davis-2nd, Zoltan Kaszas-1st)
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This is the fourth of five interviews with the comedians who made the Finals of the 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. This competition began on November 4th with the 32 comedians selected from those who applied or auditioned (comedians from around the world as well as right here in our own backyard) and it will end on December 1st with the crowning of a new champion from the five performers who have survived in this competition all the way to participate in this Finals Week.
Our subject for this fourth interview is the only performer in the finals who has previously competed in this event. I believe this is his fourth time as a participant–the most recent time, in 2009, when he made the finals. He has now returned–not only to the competition itself and to the finals…but also to his previous comedy stomping grounds, as this performer is the only performer left in this year’s competition who is repping the 206.
Let’s get to know him a bit better now, shall we?
Representing Seattle, Washington…Rodger Lizaola!