E.g., 2/15/2016

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.