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Category: Comedy


Russell Brand brings his Messiah Complex to Nepture Theatre on Aug. 30

British comedian Russell Brand has a Messiah Complex and he’s taking it to Seattle’s Neptune Theatre for an Aug. 30 show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday.

Messiah Complex is the comic’s first world stand-up tour. It’s themed on recent and ancient world social and religious figures from Jesus to Che Guevara to Malcom X. Sounds like heavy stuff but knowing Brand I’m sure he’ll find the humor in it.

Here’s more from the announcement:

Keeping in line with Brand’s comedic style, the tour will be a dissection of various social and religious figures

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Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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Jim Gaffigan adds second Seattle show on July 20

Jim Gaffigan is a popular comedian. He’s added a second show for his Seattle appearance.

The first show is at 7 p.m. and the newly added time is at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at The Paramount. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are already on sale. Tickets for the new show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. It’s all ages.

Tickets are $43.50-$53.50 (not including fees) and available online at, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres. For more information visit

I saw Gaffigan’s show

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Comedian Brian Regan coming to Pantages Sept. 20

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at Broadway Center’s Pantages Theatre on Friday, September 20 in a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Here’s more from the announcement:

With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released three DVDs and two CDs. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities

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‘Bob’s Burgers’…live in Seattle

FOX’s Emmy Award-nominated animated comedy “Bob’s Burgers” is bringing a live show to Seattle’s Neptune Theater on May 8 and 9.

The voice cast of the hit show will perform including H. John Benjamin (Bob Belcher), Kristen Schaal (Louise Belcher), Eugene Mirman (Gene Belcher), Dan Mintz (Tina Belcher) and John Roberts (Linda Belcher), along with the show’s creator and executive producer, Loren Bouchard.

It’s a night of stand-up comedy, a “Bob’s Burgers” table read, a fan Q & A and sneak peeks from upcoming episodes.

Find more info here.

Tickets for both 8 p.m.

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Git-R-Done at the Puyallup Fair

Larry the Cable Guy will Git-R-Done at the newly renamed Washington State Fair (otherwise known as the Puyallup Fair) in September.

Larry (real name: Daniel Whitney) will bring his brand of blue collar humor and his signature catchphrase, “Git-R-Done” in his stand-up act on Sept. 19.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m.
They sell for $20, $40, $50 and $65, with reserved seating, and include Fair gate admission, unless noted. They can be purchased on the Fair website, or by phone 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 8

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Performing dogs, a mentalist and Jerry Springer. America does have (got) talent

UPDATE (JAN. 22, 2013): The “America’s Got Talent Live All Stars Tour” has been canceled, Comcast Arena has announced. “Unforeseen circumstance” has led to the tour being postponed indefinitely. Refunds will be made automatically to credit card purchasers. Ticket purchases made through the Comcast Arena Box Office can be returned to the Box Office for refund.

The “America’s Got Talent Live All Stars Tour” lands in Everett on April 14. The show features performances by finalists from the past two seasons and viewer favorites. Best of all: it’s hosted by Jerry Springer. Tickets go on sale Friday.

The live

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