• Comedian Dylan Avila returns to stage after suffering skull fractures in brutal attack (Photos)

    Dylan Avila, the comedian who sustained multiple skull fractures after being brutally beaten with a baseball bat while on stage, will make his return to performing on Jan. 17 at the Neptune Theater in Seattle, where he’ll open for Craig Gass. Avila was extremely lucky to make it out of the attack without brain damage. Of course, the fellow comedians and audience members who rushed the stage to help Avila

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    After string of failed live shows and arrests, Katt Williams tearfully announces retirement (Video)

    He was going to make the announcement from his business offices in Los Angeles, but when a local Seattle reporter caught up with him on the street outside the hotel from which he was ejected, Katt Williams, with a tear rolling down his cheek, decided there was no reason to wait. “I’m just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up,” he says, dressed in a Kurt Cobain

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    Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Amy Schumer, more confirmed for Bumbershoot festival

    Doug Benson

    When I think about my favorite stand-up comedy venues, giant fields with thousands of hipster music fans generally aren’t among the top ten. Maybe it’s old school, but there’s something about the dive-y, tiny comedy club that carries a hell of a lot of appeal. Recently, though, comedy has found a new place in the giant music festival (Bonnaroo and South By Southwest, anyone?)

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    Video: Comedian Hari Kondabolu is told, "go back to America"

    I know from speaking with lots and lots of comedians over the last six years or so (jealous?) that doing local press to promote their road shows is not at the top of the list of things they enjoy. But I just watched comedian Hari Kondabolu’s appearance from this morning on Seattle’s program New Day — he’s playing this weekend at the Kirkland Performance Center — and I have to

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