There are plenty of spots to see comedy in the Seattle area, from large theater settings to independently produced underground shows. Here’s a list of venues and upcoming performers.
Parlor Live Seattle, 1522 Sixth Ave., Seattle (parlorlive.com). Russel Peters is a judge on the current season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has a massive audience worldwide. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Thursday, July 10, through Saturday, July 12.
Parlor Live Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way N.E. Bellevue (parlorlive.com). Alonzo Bodden, winner of season three of “Last Comic Standing.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12.
Comedy Underground, 109 S. Washington St., Seattle (206-628-0303 or comedyunderground.com). Andrew Sleighter has appeared at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10; 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12.
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Laughs Comedy Spot, 12099 124th Ave. N.E. Kirkland (425-823-6306 or laughscomedy.com). Zoltan Kaszas won the 2013 Seattle International Comedy Competition. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12.
Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St. Seattle (877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org). Doug Benson will be filming his new TV special with two shows. 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.
Grotto at the Rendezvous Restaurant and Bar, 2322 Second Ave., Seattle (jewelboxtheater.com). “The Comedy Womb” is a female-focused night of comedy every Tuesday (comedywomb.com). “Wine Shots,” a comedy and variety show happens every second Sunday of the month (facebook.com/wineshotsshow).
The Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle (annextheatre.org). “Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery” is a storytelling and variety show featuring rotating guests every first Sunday of the month (emmettmontgomery.com).
Jai Thai (Broadway), 235 Broadway E., Seattle (206-322-5781 or facebook.com/jaithaibroadway). Punchline Comedy Shows, Ground Zero for local underground comics and a great place for first-time comedians to get stage time with shows every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday (punchlinefridays.com).
Jeff Albertson: email@example.com