After announcing its musical slate back in April, Bumbershoot 2015 finally got around to announcing its comedy and words and ideas programming. The words and ideas lineup is loaded at the top with the writers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (one of the best shows on TV), a couple of Washington's finest authors—Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter—live taping their A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment podcast, and the pop culture obsessed staff of A.V. Club. Highlights on the comedy side of things include former Seattlelite Hari Kondabolu, the anticomedy of Neil Hamburger, a live taping of the Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend podcast, the nerdy standup of Mike Lawrence, the equally nerdy musical comedy of Paul and Storm, and former Dunder Mifflin employee Kate Flannery and her humorous band the Lampshades.
Tickets for Bumbershoot 2015 are on sale now at bumbershoot.com. Weekend passes run $170–$750, while single day tickets are available for $79–$225.
Bumbershoot 2015 Comedy Lineup:
Hari Kondabolu, Neil Hamburger, Mike Lawrence, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, Paul and Storm, Bridget Everett, The Lampshades featuring Kate Flannery, Sean Patton, Alex Edelman, Lady Parts Justice featuring Lizz Winstead, Puddles Pity Party, Annie Lederman, Naomi Ekperigin, Ophira Eisenberg, Emmett Montgomery, Laughs Comedy Spot vs. Tacoma Comedy Club, Brett Hamil's Bundt Cake, Laugh Riot, Funny Over Everything, Monica Nevi, Seattle Super Secret Standup Show, Rants Off / Dance Off, Radio LARP, Super Famous, Solomon Georgio, Tiny Baby Talk Show
Bumbershoot 2015 Words and Ideas Lineup:
Writers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The A.V. Club Live, A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment with Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter, Live Wire with Luke Burbank, Battle of the Word, Scary Feminist, Why This? Why That? Why Now?, Writing the Northwest
Sept 5–7, Seattle Center, single day pass $79–$225, weekend pass $170–$750