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33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition

25 Days. 22 Shows. 17 Venues from Longview to Edmonds. 33 comedians from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and Africa. Over $10,000 in cash prizes.

Talent executives from CBS, NBC, and more: movie studios, managers, agents and producers.

It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival.

The 33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition starts November 1, 2012 at Naked City Brewing & Tap House in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, and continues until a winner is crowned on Sunday, November 25 at The Comedy Underground in Seattle.

There are two "preliminary" rounds of 16-17 comedians; each comedian gets 5 minutes to impress. The Preliminary rounds consist of 6 shows, and a combination of entertainment industry and celebrity judges and audience reaction determines who moves on when each performer’s 5 best scores are tallied.

The top 5 comics from the Preliminaries make the semi-finals; all the semi-finalists win some cash, and get to compete for the title by performing for 10 minutes nightly for 5 shows.

At the last Semi-Final show – this year for the first time at the Snoqualmie Casino – the finalists are announced. Five get to go big, and five get to go home. After 2 days to recover and plan, the Final round begins on Tuesday November 20 at the Washington Athletic Club. Wednesday Nov 21 – Vashon Theater, Vashon WA – 7:30 PM

For tickets visit the Brown Paper Tickets events page to purchase tickets.