Beautiful Weirdos: An Evening of Stand-up, Sketch, Storytelling, and other Strangeness
We’re pretty darn excited to have well-known veterans of the Seattle comedy scene Emmett & Kate Montgomery curate our 2016 Comedy Showcase that puts the spotlight on who’s making the funny in our region. The result is a collection of folks who do sketch, stand-up, tell stories, make fun of (and LOVE) movies, write, joke, and create other kinds of mischief. We’re calling the showcase Beautiful Weirdos because they represent the wide variety of folks doing scary neat things, armed with a DIY attitude, and a willingness to fill every available nook and cranny with weird, amusing, honest, and funny things.
About the Comedy Showcase Performers
Emmett Montgomery (People’s Republic of Komedy, Weird & Awesome w/ Emmett Montgomery, The Magic Hat, Last Comic Standing top 100 finalist) regularly produces locals shows that focus on building community, pushing the limits of what it means to be a performer, and that celebrate the unique beauty of Seattle.
Macefield Comedy Playlist
You may recognize Brett Hamil & Travis Vogt as contributors to City Arts, Seattle Weekly, and other rags about town as well as regular stints in Northwest Film Forum’s The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil and regulars at Weird & Awesome w/ Emmett Montgomery respectively.
Skectch Comedy: Day Job
Caitie Auld, Kara O’Connor and Molly Tellers parade around Seattle calling themselves Day Job. When they’re not eating copious amounts of cheese, dancing to mid-90’s girl pop and watching Merely Streep classics, they like to write comedy while drinking boxed wine and eating more cheese.
Nick Shoyah produces Out & In, Seattle’s longest running all queer stand up showcase and appears regularly on Not Too Late w/ Elicia Sanchez.
Sam Miller has been a farm hand, a ranch hand, an inmate, a wildland firefighter, a dishwasher, a warehouse worker, assistant preschool teacher, a chemical dependency counselor and a bouncer. He has lived with Alcoholism and Methamphetamine addiction since his early teens. He is now in recovery and is currently a husband, father, student and comedian.
Bettina McKelvey (a producer of Wine Shots) is a Seattle-based comedian, lowbrow film savant, and hard-boiled librarian who routinely disarms patrons by removing her glasses and dramatically shaking her hair loose from a matronly up-do. Drawing on her past experience as a teenage thespian and frustrated middle child, her eclectic comedy style ranges from vivid character studies to naïve erotica she wrote as an adolescent virgin.
The evening will be hosted by Kelly Hannah who is a producer of Teller Vs. Story, a choose-your-own-adventure storytelling show.