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Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to Langley

The fourth night of the Seattle International Comedy Competition comes to Langley this Saturday.

The competition is an annual, multi-week, stand-up comedy contest. Thirty-two professional comedians will perform in shows throughout the Pacific Northwest for audiences and judges.

Sixteen comedians will perform on the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts stage for the competition.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at 565 Camano Ave., Langley.

“We have a wide variety of styles from the conventional to the absurd deadpan comedy,” said Ron Reid, producer of the show. “There’s something for everybody’s taste here.”

The 34th annual competition began Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Seattle. The month-long competition features 22 shows around Western Washington, from Tacoma to Bellingham.

More than 1,200 submissions were received for the show. The comedians will compete for more than $15,000 in total cash prizes with the winner receiving $6,000 and a recording contract.

The contest will have six shows for the preliminary rounds. Each comedian performs for a 5-minute set. Comedians will be scored by a panel of judges.

The ongoing competition will conclude at the Comedy Underground on Dec. 1 in Seattle.

Reid said the show gives audiences the rare opportunity to see many professional comedians in one place.

Tickets for the show cost $20. The show is uncensored and not suitable for children.


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