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June 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

‘The Comedy Womb’ is creating a healthy environment for laughs

Danielle K.L Gregoire. (photo by Chris Ferguson)

Danielle K.L Gregoire. (Photo by Chris Ferguson)

Seattle’s comedy scene is thriving, but not where you might expect it. Many of Seattle’s fresh young comedians are working outside the realms of the traditional comedy clubs. Independently produced weekly and monthly events in bars, clubs and small theaters are where you’re most likely to find a growing group of local comedians working on new material.

One of these nights is “The Comedy Womb,” a female-focused night that takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Grotto of the Rendezvous. The night, produced, booked and ran by Danielle K.L. Gregoire, provides a welcoming space for women to perform — the lineup keeps the gender balance neutral with a 50/50 split between male and female performers.

Name: Danielle K.L. Gregoire

Base of operations: Seattle, WA

Age: 34

How long have you been doing stand up?

I have been performing stand up since September 28, 2012. I can’t do month math, it confuses me.

What got you interested in performing comedy?

I once saw a fifteen year old boy go up on stage, do original stand-up material, and crush in a room of a thousand band camp kids when I was fourteen. I was hooked. Instead of taking it up myself then I chose to ask him out. He said yes. I spent twenty more years watching and trying to get up the nerve to do it myself.

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June 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Seattle comic James Heneghen featured on Modern Comedian

James Heneghen is a veteran Seattle comic with tons of respect from local and national comedians.  Heneghen reflects on his career, bombing in a room full of hecklers and his refusal to play by the rules in this recent episode of Modern Comedian. Heneghen is a regular at the Comedy Underground where…

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