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June 18, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Bumbershoot Comedy lineup: local favorites and national stars

Comedian Doug Benson will perform at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.

Comedian Doug Benson will perform at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival.

Bumbershoot announced its comedy lineup and it’s packed with podcast stars, locally-sourced comics and a fine selection of sketch and improv. The music and arts festival takes place Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Seattle Center.

Stand up performers include W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Ted Alexandro, Cristela Alonzo, Matt Braunger, Beth Stelling and Rory Scovel among others.

The festival will feature “Star Talk Live” with Bill Nye and Eugene Mirman, “Doug Loves Movies” with comedian Doug Benson and Paul F Tompkins’ “Dead Authors Podcast” all broadcasting live.

Seattle’s comedy scene is represented by “The Comedy Womb,” “Punchline Comedy,” “Wine Shots: Comedy’s Happiest Hour” and “Comedy On Trial.”

Sketch performers include “The Improvised Shakespeare Company,” “Seattle People Doing Sketch” and “The Early Late Show with Yogi Paliwal.”

The full lineup and schedule is available at Bumbershoot.org.

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March 18, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Rory Scovel to headline Washington Comedy Festival on April 26

Comedian Rory Scovel will perform at the Washington Comedy Festival on April 26 in Wenatchee.

Comedian Rory Scovel will perform at the Washington Comedy Festival on April 26 in Wenatchee.

Rory Scovel, a finalist in the 2006 Seattle International Comedy Competition, will headline the Washington Comedy Festival, which takes place April 26 in Wenatchee. Tickets cost $25-$35 and are available online at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee website or by phone at 509-663-ARTS.

The full roster of performers:

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