Entertaining The Masses: Comedy Round-Up

Check out these funnymen when they come to town this month.

Some people don’t see comedy as an art form. Well, they’re wrong. Stand-up comedy combines humor, wordplay and acting — and probably a little neurosis — into a long, one-sided conversation at which you’re supposed to laugh. I’d call that art. Here’s a round-up of a few comedians that you should definitely check out when they come to the Northwest this month.

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Daniel Tosh | Aug. 12-15

The host of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, Daniel Tosh is known for his shocking and irreverent comedic style. Right now, the German-born funnyman is in the middle of his Tosh Tour on Ice, although I don’t think there will actually be any ice. He’ll be playing venues in three different Western Washington cities, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch him all over the state. If you love his TV show, you will love his stand-up show, so don’t miss it!

Where: Toyota Center in Kennewick (Aug. 12), Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham (Aug. 13) and the Temple Theatre in Tacoma (Aug. 15).

Tickets: $45, available here


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Reggie Watts | Aug. 21

This Seattle native is an entirely different kind of comedian. His unique, stream-of-consciousness style mixes beatboxing, singing, funny voices and nonsense into a performance that is totally original. Oh, and it’s all improvised.

Where: Neptune Theatre in Seattle  

Tickets: $19, available here 


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Brian Regan | Aug. 26

Brian Regan is simply hilarious. He blends smart, observant writing with effortless physicality that makes him a complete entertainment package. He has done two specials on Comedy Central, appeared numerous times on late-night talk shows and toured all over the world. Tickets are going fast, so pick yours up soon!

Where: Pantages Theater in Tacoma.

Tickets: $45, available here