“I quit online dating because I was feeling incredibly guilty. While looking for my next date I felt just like I did when I was shopping for a new LCD TV. I knew that, in the end, I was looking for something pretty that I would proudly mount next to my fireplace.”
—Brian Boshes, Seattle
Boshes, a self-proclaimed “computer programmer-turned-stand-up comedian,” is one of four local stand-up comics representing in the first round of the 30th Seattle International Comedy Competition, which kicks off tonight at 8 at the Columbia City Theater. Thirty-two men and women will try to wise-crack their way to the final on Nov 29. Winner takes home $5,000, a recording contract, and a Happy Meal. Well, two out of three.