Saturday, April 21st, 7:30pm

The Best of The Seattle International Comedy Competition

Broadway Center Presents

Top comedians will be coming from all over to be part of this very special (and guaranteed hilarious) event. Former Comedy Competition champions Darryl Lenox and Damonde Tschritter will be on hand from New York and Vancouver, respectively. Other great acts will be added to the line-up as the date approaches.

Darryl Lenox is judge, jury, and executioner when he takes the stage, and he presides over the courtroom of comedy with authority. The result: insightful, incisive, and always authentic comic justice that punishes the absurdity of the everyday with a life sentence of laughter without parole.

Ironically Lenox entered the world of stand-up on a dare, but he has never looked back. Before long he earned a well-deserved place in the world of professional stand-up comedy by capitalizing on his keen sense of observation and uncanny knack for energizing an audience. Darryl now tours the globe and entertains at world-renowned comedy festivals like HBO's Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and Montreal's Just For Laughs.

Lenox has built up an impressive list of accomplishments including appearances on A&E's Evening at the Improv, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Jamie Foxx's Laffa Pallooza, BET's Comic View, and Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. He has garnered awards including 1st Place in Seattle's Comedy Competition, and the Vancouver Fringe Festival's Best New Play Award.

Lenox's hugely successful career has come despite having been afflicted with deteriorating eyesight since his youth. Successful eye surgery in Vancouver has restored some of his vision, but more importantly it served to sharpen his humanitarian focus. By partnering with Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), Darryl is helping to offer treatment solutions to the visually impaired in third-world countries around the world. The mission of TWECS is close to Darryl's heart: desperately needed eye exams and donated eyeglasses for those in need. Darryl believes that poverty should never stand between the less fortunate and a better quality of life through better vision.

Damonde Tschritter began his standup career in the small Vancouver Island town of Parksville. At the age of 16 he began hosting his own cable talk show and has worked steadily as an actor, writer, director and stand up comic ever since. His relaxed, laid-back style and unique comic voice have made him a sidesplitting favourite across Canada and the US. In 2006, Damonde became the first ever Canadian in its 27 year history to win the illustrious Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Damonde's credits include CTV's Comedy Now, three appearances on CBC's Madly Off In All Directions, Just For Laughs, Chicago Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, HBO's USA vs. Canada stand-up weekend, winner of the 2006 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and creator of the Vancouver Comedy Festival's "Glossy Awards Show." In addition to his numerous film and T.V. appearances, Damonde also wrote, produced and starred in the film Comedy Club - nominated for best picture at the 2000 Reel Madness Comedy Film Festival.

Cost / Admission
$29 and $42

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Contact Info
Kenneth Coble
Pantages Theater
9th and Broadway
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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