Summer in the City

The Best of Bumbershoot 2016: Friday

Our top picks in music, comedy, and culture for the Labor Day weekend fest.

08/30/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Jerry Seinfeld Comes to the Paramount Theatre

The comedy icon performs standup in Seattle this November.

08/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Emmett Montgomery

The weird and awesome Seattle comedian readies to record his first standup album.

06/09/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

Brett Hamil Has Had It with Seattle Politics

And the host of 'Seattle Process' isn't going to take it anymore.

05/25/2016 By Matthew Halverson

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jo Koy

The Tacoma native returns home to tape his new standup special at the Moore Theatre.

04/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Dave Chappelle Comes to the Neptune Theatre Next Week

The comedian schedules four standup shows on short notice.

03/09/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

So Much Comedy: Adam Sandler, Trevor Noah, and David Cross Plan Seattle Dates

It's a choose your own adventure comedy cavalcade this February.

01/06/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Steve Martin and Martin Short Bring Their Show to Seattle

The duo presents the comedic conversation of 'An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life' at the Paramount Theatre next July.

12/15/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How '70s Rock Solos and Ludicrous News Reports Shaped Eugene Mirman's Insane New 7 LP Comedy Album

Take a long, strange trip of standup, sound effects, meditation, and digital drugs with 'I'm Sorry (You're Welcome).'

11/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ticket Alerts

Amy Schumer Comes to KeyArena for New Year's Eve

The queen of comedy in 2015 ends her year in Seattle.

10/26/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

5 Problems That Bumbershoot Needs to Address

After AEG's first year in charge of Bumbershoot, there are a few glaring issues that need fixing.

09/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slide Show

Bumbershoot 2015 Photo Recap

The musical highs and stormy lows of this year's Labor Day Weekend arts festival.

09/08/2015 Photography by Amber Zbitnoff Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

The Best of Bumbershoot 2015

Plan out your Bumbershoot weekend with these must-see picks.

09/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Hari Kondabolu

The standup discusses Bumbershoot and being bummed out by the current Seattle comedy scene.

09/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

The Path to Making 'The Best Show' Possible

Tom Scharpling, the host of the comedy cult hit call-in program, breaks down how Howard Stern, Patton Oswalt, and conservative talk radio influenced the show.

08/25/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festival Season

Bumbershoot 2015 Adds 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers, Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter, and the A.V. Club

The fest announces its Comedy and Words and Ideas lineups.

06/24/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Points of Reference

How Morrissey's Moping and the Bee Gees' Style Inspired Jen Kirkman's Standup Special

The comedian discusses the pop cultural homages in her new Netflix special 'I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine).'

06/23/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld


Live from Seattle, It’s Saturday Night!

It’s a sketch star bonanza as five Saturday Night Live cast members come our way in June.

06/16/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Passing Through

WWE Wrestler Mick Foley Turns to Comedy

The former wrestler wants you to laugh until it hurts.

03/02/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Books & Talks

Patton Oswalt Comes to Seattle

Patton Oswalt comes to town with new standup and his second book, 'Silver Screen Fiend.'

01/05/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld