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Comedy competition coming to Columbia Theatre


August 15, 2019

The Best of Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to the Columbia Theatre Friday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature five former contestants or winners of past competitions. Tickets are $35.

For more information call the Box Office (M-F, 11:30 – 5:30) at 360-575-TIXX (8499) or order online at

Headlining will be Kelsey Cook, who recently made her late-night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as her Comedy Central debut on This is Not Happening. Her other television appearances include AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, Punchline on FOX, Laughs on FOX, Uproarious on FUSE and Greatest Party Story Ever on MTV. Kelsey is the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.

When Cook isn’t doing stand-up, she is probably at a local bar, hustling people who don’t know she is a World Champion foosball player.

Kermet Apio has performed in 47 states, seven Canadian provinces, as well as Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, and Pakistan. He has also been heard on national radio shows like the "Bob and Tom Show" and "Rewind" on NPR and can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. He is a past winner of both the Seattle Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival, a national competition held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk, Nebraska. He has showcased at comedy festivals in Aspen, Vancouver, Grand Rapids and Las Vegas.

Also appearing: Bret Hamil and Rick Kunkler with Kane Holloway hosting.


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