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!
Welcome to the third (in a series of five) interviews with each of the finalists in the 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition.
The comedians who have made the finals of this event had to be selected through the months-long application process. They then competed against fifteen other performers in their Preliminary Week and then against nine other performers in the Semi-Finals Week. Each time, they had to make the top five from that week to move on to the next week. This week, the Finals Week, there are only five comedians. And only one will be crowned this year’s champion.
If you’ve been following along with this year’s competition here on this website, you’ve seen names and some faces in some group pictures…but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get to know each of them a bit better.
That’s the point of this series. So, here’s another interview with one of our finalists!
Representing Chicago, Illinois…Trenton Davis!
This is the second (in a series of five) interviews with one of the finalists in the 34th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition–and it’s a chance to get to know one of the talented performers who managed to be selected for this competition, to have agreed to participate, to have made all the arrangements to come to the Pacific Northwest for what could only be a week or what could be nearly a month of high-stress performance situations, to have survived not only the Preliminary Week by ending in the top five out of sixteen comedians but also through the Semi-Finals Week by ending in the top five out of the best ten comedians in the competition, and is now ready to perform on five more shows in the Finals Week with a chance of becoming this year’s champion.
Certainly seems like someone that we’d want to get to know! So, here’s an interview with another of this year’s finalists.
Representing San Marcos, California…Zoltan Kaszas!
32 comedians, out of over 1300 that were considered, were chosen for the 34th Annual
Seattle International Comedy Competition. Ten of those 32 made the Semi-Finals and now only five remain–this year’s finalists!
Might be nice to get to know each of them a little better, so here’s an interview with one of this year’s finalists.
Representing Toronto, Ontario Canada…Dave Merheje!