The 32nd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition made its second visit to the wonderful Auburn Ave Theater in Auburn–this time on a Thursday night for Preliminary Week Two-Night Three. As all shows at the Auburn Ave Theater are, this show would be run under “TV Clean” restrictions–meaning that all performers had to perform as if they would, if they were performing on one of the late night television shows. And, for all but one of our performers on this night, that proved again to be no problem at all.
Although many performers had excellent sets on this night (including last night’s winner, Mike Baldwin, who had to go up first–which is proving to be a very difficult spot to get good scores in this year…as no one who has gone up first on a night has made that night’s Top 5) the judges were somewhat stingy in handing out their big numbers.
Carlos Valencia had his best set of the week, so far, but it only earned him a tie for 8th place with Xung Lam and Scott Moran. Brett Hamil continues to deliver solid sets and placed in 7th on this night. Heather Thomson recovered nicely from a rough set in Port Townsend with a great set on this night, just missing out on her second Top 5 finish.
No new entries in this Night’s Top 5–every one of them would have been in the photo from the Port Townsend show had some of them not needed catch the ferry, including Mrs Hughes, who really connected with this crowd on this night.
BUT…the judges really reserved their top scores for the Top 2…who were only one-tenth of a point away from each other…but Austin’s Eric Krug managed to hold off Rick Kunkler to claim his first nightly top finish of the week.
Let’s go ahead and look at the Top 5 from Preliminary Week Two-Night Three at the Auburn Ave Theater in Auburn:
- Eric Krug (Austin)
- Rick Kunkler (Seattle/Los Angeles)
- Mrs Hughes (Pismo Beach)
- Emmett Montgomery (Seattle)
- Will Weldon (Los Angeles)
If the winds cooperate, we’ll be taking another ferry to get to the Friday night show…as we head to Langley to bring this week’s show to the beautiful Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. This is the second year for our bringing the show to WICA and we’re hoping for a great audience for what is an excellent show!