Somali American filmmaker and comedian Liban Barre. (Video still by Starla Sampaco)

#GreaterSeattle: The funny side of growing up Somali American

These Somali American teen filmmakers are getting big laughs from videos about the generation gap between them and their immigrant parents.
Jul 18, 2016
Margaret Cho performs at the Moore Theatre this week. (Photo by Mary Taylor.)

Margaret Cho’s “PsyCHO” draws comedy “from the palette of pain”

“No, it's not scary,” says Margaret Cho about sharing even her deepest secrets. “I think that as artists, we always use our lives in our work.”
Oct 20, 2015
Eeshan Tripathi, Dhruv Lohumi, Adam Dow, and Preeti Singh of Improv Comedy Mumbai — the first improv troop in India. The Mumbai crew was started by Dow and is in Seattle this month for a string of special performances. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

India’s first improv troop seeks laughs in Seattle

Improv Comedy Mumbai, a group founded by Seattle native Adam Dow, is in town this week for "Bollywood themed" improv performances.
Jul 3, 2015
Be watching. (Photo courtesy of Seattle International Film Festival)

Make me laugh: 5 worldwide comedies you don’t want to miss at SIFF

Learn to laugh in a different language with these global comedies lighting up the screen at SIFF this year.
May 14, 2015
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Local comedians find laughs in their foreign roots

Seattle’s comedy scene is on the rise, and a surprising number of local comedians trace their humor back to an international upbringing.
Dec 13, 2013
Croatian Comedian Pedja Bajovic takes the stage to compete in Seattle’s International Comedy Competition. (Photo byLauren LeMieux)

Croatian comedian takes a crack at American laughs

“I am from Croatia,” Pedja Bajovic shouts as he walks into the bright spotlight on stage at the Market Theater. His opening line is no joke (a good thing because the audience didn’t laugh). Bajovic is indeed Croatian. He’s in town for the Seattle International Comedy Competition, his first-ever performance in the US.
Nov 21, 2012