Category Archives: Where The Funny Matters

Where the Funny Matters: Clandestine Cabaret

by Corbett Cummins Mark Siano is a man of many talents. As a performer he has put in serious time with Seattle’s theater community on stage, behind a mic, in sketches and shaking it up with his iconic Freedom Dancers. His new venture, the Clandestine Cabaret, co-produced with the Washington Ensemble Theater showcases one ofRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: An interview with Eugene Mirman

interview by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson Eugene Mirman not only defies convention, he defies it unconventionally. As a Russian immigrant he moved to Lexington MA when he was four. He earned a degree in comedy from Hampshire College thus putting him into the unconventional minority of people who use their undergraduate education inRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Week of Fun Weekend Edition

by Corbett Cummins photos courtesy of Dartanion London and Alex Kline January 25 the Week of Fun steamed through the weekend with two fantastic shows; one celebrating the long and storied tradition of Improvisation and the other celebrating the much younger and murky tradition of Celebrity. First off was the Improv Show on Jan 25th,Read more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Week of Fun 2009

by Corbett Cummins Photos Courtesy Dartanion London and Week of Fun January is a slow and funky month in Seattle. Its like the credit card bills, embarrassing pictures and extra pounds from the holiday season accumulate into a 31 day long storm front that rains down cold, soggy apathy until the nearest bar or clubRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: New Year’s Eve Preview

by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson There are very few things that did not happen this year and I honestly don’t know how anybody could be expected to deal with it all. First off: New President! Second off: Collapse of Banking Systems. Those two things should have been enough. That’s like Lord of the Rings,Read more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Seattle Int’l Comedy Competition

by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson photos by Peter Greyy One of the joys of living in a city with a vibrant arts scene is the opportunity to see big named artists before they are stars, while they are still struggling with rent and crappy jobs. One day, you are at the open mic, listeningRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Cracked Up

By Corbett Cummins and Heather Christainson Photos by Heather Christianson Solomon Georgio has been producing one off shows at the Capitol Club, in a sort of tenuous love affair since last year . In February of 2008, they decided to consummate their relationship with a regular show called Cracked Up. Cracked Up is a bi-monthlyRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Re-Bar Election Party

Written by Corbett Cummins Video by Coty James Photos by Coty James and Heather Christianson So our idea for Election Night was simple: Get a bunch of comedians together. Watch the Election. Make jokes. Nothing huge, nothing over the top. Then we made the mistake of asking the Re-Bar’s Chas Roberts, producer of Get Loweded,Read more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Hari Kondabolu

written by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson photos by Heather Christianson and Christoph Ferstad Hari Kondabolu began his comedic career at a comedy night that he produced at Townsend Harris High School in Queens NY at the tender age of 17. He continued to hone his skill during his college career on the East Coast.Read more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Steel of Fire Warriors

by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson video courtesy of Kevin Clarke and Travis Vogt Last month, the video/comedy/production team Kevin Clarke and Travis Vogt, showcased the final installation of their hyper testosteroned, post apocalyptic trash melodrama, Steel of Fire Warriors to a packed audience at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. Steel of Fire WarriorsRead more...

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