Category Archives: Where The Funny Matters

Where the Funny Matters: SketchFest Seattle 2008

by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson additional photos and video courtesy SketchFest Seattle From Wednesday through Sunday this week, Theatre Off Jackson is hosting the international-world-series of sketch comedy known as SketchFest Seattle. Every night, till midnight, their stage will be filled with actors, sketch artists, comedians and Radio Hosts from across the U.S. and abroadRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Bumbershoot Final Show @ Intiman

by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson If you were paying attention to the comedy line up at Bumbershoot you may have been aware that there was a bit of a mystery surrounding the final show at the Intiman Theater. The theater was supposed to host a series of highly anticipated shows featuring Zach GalifianakisRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Uncovered Bumbershoot Interview

by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson Video by Johnny Member While we were picking up the pieces from the cluster bomb that was Bumbershoot, we came upon this recording of me attempting an interview with members of the Peoples Republic of Komedy. I will warn you: the footage is not pretty. Still, it gives youRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Bumbershoot, Day 3

by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson If there is one thing Bumbershoot is good at, its delivering unique experiences for audiences and performers alike. And for an up and coming comedian, playing to a packed audience at an early show during a huge festival definitely counts as unique. This is why we began theRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Bumbershoot Day 2

by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson For the second day of Bumbershoot we went back to the Intiman Stage to see Tig Notarro and Greg Behrendt and then returned to the Vera Project to see the Dartmondo show. Pete Holmes, was doing introductions again along with Doug Benson who could not even get throughRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Bumbershoot Day 1

by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson Few Seattle institutions have been as responsive to the rising popularity of comedy as Bumbershoot. Over the past few years, the festival has added comedy stages, brought it bigger names and been forced to deal with larger and larger crowds. This year is no different. On Saturday alone,Read more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Brown Derby at Re Bar

review by Corbett Cummins photos by Heather Christianson Brown Derby is a loose collaboration of drag queens, theater geeks, and comedians. Every few months, they buy rights to an old movie script. What they do with it is hard to describe. Founder Ian Bell describes it as “homarody,” which is meant to imply that itRead more...

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Where The Funny Matters: Best Birthday Ever

Robin Williams outside SP20 Comedy Showphoto by Ron Henry by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson We here at WTFM, believe a lot of things. We believe that laughter, cheap drinks and $5 covers can heal almost everything (except serious conditions that require medical attention). We believe that you should be forced to get a permitRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Music That Matters Comedy Edition, Vol. 1 + SP20 Comedy Show ticket giveaway!

by Corbett Cummins We at Where the Funny Matters are excited to say that the KEXP Music That Matters Podcast has made a Comedy Edition! In it, DJ Troy Nelson and I, your humble WTFM blogger Corbett Cummins, host an hour long set of stand-up comedy that will rock you head and music that willRead more...

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Where the Funny Matters: Anthony Bourdain - Cooking Class Hero

by Corbett Cummins and Heather Christianson Over the past few years the definition of “rock star” has undergone a major metamorphosis. Ever since Milli Vanilli sold 6 million U.S. albums, records sales could no longer be seen as the gold standard of rock stardom (if in fact they ever were). Nor is it limited toRead more...

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