E.g., 2015-10-13

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Friday, November 1, 2013 to Saturday, November 30, 2013

Comedy competitions draw audiences by pitting performers of an utterly subjective art form against one another in a crowd-pleasing contest in which the winner might prevail by a hundredth of a point. It’s a cruelly arbitrary venture that favors palatability over originality. That being said, SICC is one of the longest-running and most respected competitions of this sort, and by the time they roll into the finals they will have whittled the field down to a handful of comics who are hilarious, polished and worthy of wider attention. Full schedule at seattlecomedycompetition.com.