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Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein, the team of Black & A Half is going to be hitting the road over the next year and they are kicking it off with a a show at one of their favorite Seattle venues The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous. Parlor...More Info
Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein, the team of Black & A Half is going to be hitting the road over the next year and they are kicking it off with a a show at one of their favorite Seattle venues The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous.
Parlor Live regular Manny Martin will headline this show with a feature set by his podcast partner and emerging Seattle comic Silas Lindenstein.
They will be joined by two guests comics that are making a name for themselves, Jack Ballard and Amani Taylor.
The whole evening will be hosted by the sensational Monica Nevi who is a regular at comedy venues all around the area and a 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival performer.
Tickets are $8 in advance online or $10 at the door. Buy tickets at: http://
Black & A Half, the team of Manny Martin & Silas Lindenstein, present Comedy’s Most Wanted III featuring Rick Kunkler at Bellevue’s premiere comedy club – The Parlor Live! This premiere show hosted by Black & Half returns for it’s third installment.
Rick Kunkler has surfaced on every major television network, filming numerous pilots including NBC’s “Fantasy Island.” After performing in the Montreal Comedy Festival, Kunkler hosted his own show, MTV’s “Suspect.” Rick has also been featured on “Last Comic Standing,” shot 2 films including the award winning short film “Closing Time” which premiered at Mann’s Chinese theater in Hollywood. Other appearances of note include “That 80′s Show,” a featured sketch on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, and as a comedy guest on “Funny Money GSN.” Rick’s name has emerged in the Sunday New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter as an “up and comer.” Currently, Rick hosts “The Search For The Perfect Girlfriend” on The Playboy Network, still finding time to perform at clubs and colleges all over the country with rave reviews, and recently returned from the Middle East performing comedy for the U.S. troops.
Rick will be joined by some of the hottest comics in the Seattle area – Mitch Burrow, Nick Decktor, Kelsey Cook and Wilfred Padua. Hosted by Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein.more info
Black & A Half productions presents their first ever live podcast recording of their hit podcast – Black & A Half at The Parlor Live Comedy Club on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30pm. Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein, co-hosts of the podcast, will be featuring cast & creative team members of four great Northwest based web series. Enjoy excerpts from and meet members of the shows: The Collectibles, JourneyQuest, Look Up In The Sky, and Locally Grown. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door.
Check out the Black & A Half Podcast on iTunes or at www.BlackandAHalf.commore info
The Colors of Comedy features the funniest comics of color in the northwest. This melting pot of comics will tell stories of their lives from the unique points of view that come from being a person of color in the United States.
This evening will be headlined by local favorite Yogi Paliwal. Other guest performers will be Wilfred Padua, Yola Lu, Abraham Tadesse, Mona Concepcion, Darius Emadi. Hosted by Silas Lindenstein
Yogi Paliwal is a standup comedian based out of Seattle. He has performed at the San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and at the NBC Standup for diversity Showcase in Seattle. He has written for IGN and Frank and Funny greeting cards.
Carl Warmenhoven the former manager of the Comedy Underground has said, “He has a youthness about him.”He enjoys simple things in life a grilled cheese, whittling, and he gets bored writing his own bio.
If you were to ask Yogi how he would describe his comedy he would say it’s “Intellectual absurdity.” If you asked him what that means he would say, “My material isn’t smart, but you need to be smart to see how stupid the joke is.”more info
The northwest’s best and most wanted stand-up comics come to one of the nations best comedy clubs, The Parlor Live, when Black & A Half present: Comedy’s Most Wanted II. This show will be the most exciting yet because it is being headlined by a comic who also happens to co-host Seattle’s #1 morning radio show, Jubal Flagg! Every weekday people around the Puget Sound wake up and here Jubal Flagg on Movin’ 92.5 fm’s “Brook and Jubal in the Morning.” Now listen to Jubal on stage, live and uncensored.
For this exciting show, Jubal is being joined by a posse of comics who are the talk of town, appearing at rooms all over the northwest. They have been marked as Seattle’s Most Wanted Comics:
Monica Nevi – Selected for the prestigious 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Monica has opened for Maria Bamford and continues to impress folks wherever she performs. This will mark her debut at The Parlor Live.
Evan Morrison – This young stand-up comedian from Seattle performs regularly at Seattle’s Comedy Underground and Punchline Fridays. His jokes range from very silly, to incredibly dark, keeping audiences on their toes.
Scott Losse – Recently appearing at the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, this sought after comic was one of 32 comics nationwide chosen to compete in the 2012 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Scott finds incredibly funny was to bring humor to everyday sadness.
Aaron Kirby – Aaron has begun to make a name for himself around the Pacific Northwest with his charismatic, informative style and playful delivery. Participating in several comedy competitions around the region, Kirby was a finalist in both the 2012 Montana Comedy Competition and the 2012 Tri-City Joke Off. Going forward he hopes to continue his streak of almost winning things that matter to him.more info
Comedy is a not a clean sport. These ladies prove it!
Comedy has never been funnier than from these “R” rated ladies.
Featuring: Beka Barry, Kelsey Cook, and Belinda Carroll. Hosted by Kiera Giordon with special guests Elicia Sanchez & Kristina McMillan.
About Beka Barry
Beka Barry is not your average “chick-comic”. Aggressive, uncompromising, and unapologetic, her brash style forces you to laugh as she shows a side of this world you may not have considered. Clad in black and with a steely wit to match, Beka launches a fiercely hilarious show from the second she hits the stage.
Beka Barry is also not your average PTA mom. Thrust into mommyhood before she was ready, she has encountered a world of responsibility and sacrifice – a world that does not contain nearly as much glitz and glamour as diapers and baby puke would lead you to believe. The fun of dating with a child at home, dealing with a meddling mother, remarrying, more babies, and uber-religious in-laws are just a few of the topics touched on as Beka weaves her way through a show.
Seasoned parenting veterans will connect with every word from her mouth, and the young ‘uns will actually consider wearing TWO condoms after hearing a mountain of truth. Everyone who attends a Beka Barry show leaves with at least two things: a new found respect for your mother, and a face exceedingly sore from laughing.
Beka has appeared on “The Fugitive,” was featured in Nick@Night’s “Search For The Funniest Mom in America 2″ was a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2000 & 2001 Seattle Comedy Competition, and was named “Northwest’s Hottest Newcomer” by Comedy Connection. She also has a great rack. If that matters.
About Kelsey Cook
Kelsey Cook has a dazzling charm that’s sprinkled with filth. She’s been described as “Louis C.K. meets a tiny white girl.” The young up-and-coming comedian was raised by an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player. “That’s not a joke…” says Cook, “but I wish it was.” Cook enrolled in Washington State University with aspirations of becoming a high school math teacher. She later switched to a Broadcast Production major and began doing improv and stand up. She produced a comedy show that she headlined weekly in addition to hosting and writing her own late-night television show on KWSU-8. She’s won Washington State University’s “Last Coug Standing” competition, the Renton Comedy Competition, the Key Peninsula Comedy Competition, and was runner up in the Hollywood Comedy Competition. Cook was also selected to perform in the She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York City, where she entertained crowds at several “Best of the Fest” shows. You can see why she’s been called “the next Chelsea Handler” by her mother. After graduation in 2012, she relocated to Seattle where she continues to impress by winning competitions and touring the country.
About Belinda Carroll
Belinda Carroll is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, writer, vocalist and actress with appearances on XM Sirius’ Get Off My Lawn!, NBC’s GRIMM, MTV, and the Oregon Lottery’s Winter Scratch-it’s commercial. She caught the comedy bug circa 1986 when in 3rd grade she was asked to play not only, “Aunt Sally” in the school comedic masterpiece “Tom Sawyer”; but was also asked to sing the national anthem, in front of the entire school, in a gray-haired wig, floral mu-mu dress, and Mom’s orthopedic stockings. With her pride firmly in the gutter, her road had begun.
Belinda sang Blues, R&B and Soul most of her life in various bands, and migrated naturally to comedy in 2002 with the sketch comedy troupe “The Tragedies.” Moving to Austin, Texas in 2005, she branched into improvisational comedy, began stand-up comedy and discovered an art form that allows her to express all of the different parts of her performing background, and seek vengeance on students that mercilessly teased her throughout school. She will not rest until justice is done. She has appeared at various venues and festivals including: Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Store LA, Butch Voices Oakland, Portland State University, Washington State University, Cap City Comedy, Hawthorne Theater and has headlined the National Planned Parenthood conference. She has produced shows and performed with: Dwight Slade, Nato Green, Chip Pope, Sabrina Matthews, Dana Goldberg, Ian Harvie, Curiously Strong Comedy with Vicki Shaw, Gloria Bigalow and Jackie Monahan, and Lezberados with Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez. Her comedic writing has been published in The Advocate, Curve Magazine, Mercury and PQ Monthly. She is also a author in Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme a winner of the 2012 Stonewall book award and a current LAMBDA nominee.
The Spotlight Comedy Show presents some of the newest comics in the Seattle region together on one special night. The show will feature a closing set from one of Seattle’s favorite rising comics, Monica Nevi.
Monica was selected for the 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Monica has opened for Maria Bamford and continues to impress folks wherever she performs.
Daniel O’Connell has been saying humorous things at crowds of strangers for nearly two years, and has enjoyed every minute of it. He’s genuinely enthusiastic about most things in life, and he does his best to portray this while on stage. Starting his career in Sacramento, he spent a year and a half earning his stripes in shows across northern California and the bay area. He recently moved to Seattle and has enjoyed making crowds laugh with his (seemingly at odds) dark opinions and likability on stage
Darrin Chase is an up-and-coming comic, born and raised in the mid west with a touch of southern hospitality. His style has been described as offensive, amateur, inspiring, and easily forgettable. Darrin started comedy in September of 2012 and before that dabbled as a part time professional wrestler. Currently by day, Darrin is a medicinal marijuana delivery driver in the Seattle area. Some of his influences include Mitch Hedberg, Greg Giraldo, Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz, Martha Stewart, Chevy Chase, Shane Helms, Homer Simpson, George Carlin, and Cher.
Zach Mandeville has been performing standup along the I-5 for right around a year. A rising starlet of the Olympia Comedy scene, when he’s not performing comedy, Zach can be found working customer support, barbering, playing banjo, watching Korean Dramas, and trying to forget the past.
Danielle K.L. Gregoire is a recent transplant to Seattle from Canada. She spent ten years doing spoken word poetry as preparation for stand up. Do not google her for you will find only poetry. Danielle also runs the Comedy Womb, a female focused but not female exclusive comedy open mic/showcase in the Rendezvous’s Grotto every Tuesday night.
Shannon Koyano-Vieg was born and raised on Capitol Hill and graduated from evergreen State College. She is not a hippie despite that. After flourishing in college and a promising future in the education field, she decided to throw it all away and follow her heart instead. She started doing stand up in 2012 and is loving every grueling minute of it. She also co-hosts a radio program called Morgan’s Martini Hour which is another great love in her life, and another outlet for her to make people laugh. She currently resides with her family in South Seattle
aka the “hood,” where the hipsters of Capitol Hill are nowhere to be found, and she likes that.
Tyler Schnupp is a Seattle based comedian who makes an honest living being the worlds most mediocre prep-cook. He dropped out of music to pursue comedy, and regrettably lives with nine other people in a tiny apartment.more info
The NWComedyNetwork.com proudly presents the first ever “Carnal Comedy: An Evening of Stand-up Comedy & Burlesque.” Be prepared to tickle your funny bone, and tickle a few other parts, when stand-up comedy and burlesque collide for a frolicking funny evening.
The Lady Luck Burlesque Troupe will be bringing forth an alluring and sensual performance from some of the finest burlesque dancers in the state. Performers for the troupe are Bella Bambina, SC Andel, Lana Milknhoney, Nitara Ashling, Lillian St Syn, and Star La’Quinne.
Bringing forth comedy for the evening will be three of the funniest comics in Seattle, who will be keeping their clothes on but make the audience laugh their pants off; Leah Mansfield, Monica Nevi and Hannah Boone
Leah Mansfield, winner of the Best of the Fest at the 2011 SLO Comedy Festival in 2011 and an invited competitor in the 2010 & 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas Nevada, Leah is an adorable, hilarious comedian who travels the country performing at comedy clubs and bars alike. She has recently made Seattle her new base location after making a name for herself in the Midwest comedy circuit.
Monica Nevi, a regular at Laugh’s Comedy Spot and throughout the Northwest comedy scene. In 2012, she was selected to perform at the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival. This comic destined for big things in comedy.
Hannah Boone, a quarter-finalist in the 2012 National Comedy Competition and also selected in the for the 2012 Seattle International Comedy Competition, Hannah is making a name for herself as one of the funniest new comics around.
Show starts at 8pm. $12 online $15 at the door. Buy Nowmore info
NWComedyNetwork.com presents March Mirth. Seven of Seattle’s best comics and rising stars join forces to make a show you will be lucky to see. Join Nigel Larson, Kelsey Cook, Yogi Paliwal, Andy Palmer, Jimmy Sorrentino, Jack Ballard and your host Silas Lindenstein for a fun filled evening of stand-up comedy.
NWComedyNetwork.com presents “Happens To Be Black – An evening of comedy and poetry” at the Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous ,Thursday, February 28th at 8pm. The title of the show is inspired by a George Carlin routine in which he dissects the way people attempt to describe people of color. Here is a video of the great routine:
Many African Americans have had the experience of being told that “they don’t seem black” or “they are acting white,” because they behave in a way that many people don’t expect based on the color of their skin. The prejudice hasn’t just come from white America but often from within their own community. Unwritten rules and cultural norms have ostracized many Black Americans. This show will present some of the Northwest’s best comics and poets who share their life experiences in funny and insightful ways, and they all just happen to be black. Featured performers will be Manny Martin (comic), Danielle Radford (comic), Amos Mack (comic), Monique Franklin (Spoken Word), David Bennett (Poet) and hosted by Silas Lindenstein (comic).
Just added to this production is the One Act Play Black Like Us by Rachel Atkins directed by Tyrone Brown. Black Like Us explores how one woman’s decision to pass for white in the late 1950’s creates a ripple effect through the generations. This a new play that is just finishing a brief run at The Annex Theatre and will get an encore performance at Happens To Be Black.
Buy advanced tickets are available online for $10.more info