Although it may not be a highly publicized fact, folks from the Pacific Northwest sure know how to have a good time. (It's not all coffee-fueled, high-tech work and broody, beautiful tunes over in this pocket of the country.) Sure, live music often takes center stage in this town after the sun sets, but comedy sneaks under the radar as a fantastic entertainment option, too.
Whether it's national headliners, up-and-coming household names or outstanding Puget Sound talent, the Seattle area's comedy and improv clubs will have you howling. You can find all-ages entertainment and over-21 establishments throughout the city, ensuring that every crowd and humor preferences finds a fit. Some shows even pop up in far-flung and unexpected neighborhood joints, while others enliven the nightlife scene across the water in Eastside's Bellevue or inside a Woodinville brewery.
Open-mic nights prove a great way to get acquainted with talents on the rise, while headliner nights bring big-name stars to Seattle stages. (You might be accustomed to typically seeing some of these talents on your TV or computer screens.) Certain venues complement the on-stage comedy with creative menus that list items from innovative cocktails and dirt-cheap beers to pub grub with a fancy twist. Happy laughing!