Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2012
Dave and Angela Dennison decided they needed to pursue their comedic dream and went on to open their own club, Laughs Comedy Spot, on June 6, 2007 and have never looked back since. The newly remodeled, 220-seat theatre is conveniently located off of I-405 exit 20 in Kirkland in the great neighborhood of Totem Lake. Located at 12099 124th Ave NE, Laughs host shows 5 nights a week and is open to patrons 18 years of age and older.
Laughs developed a reputation as the friendly club and the comedian’s favorite in the Northwest. Laughs has stayed one step ahead of the competition through their uncanny ability to find the best acts in comedy, often before the world takes notice, and bring them to Seattle. Laughs attention to customer service has landed them 4 ½ stars on Yelp making it one of the top rated comedy clubs in the country.
Dave's and Angela's passion for comedy and their business prowess built Laughs Comedy Spot into a fixture on the eastside and the highest rated Comedy Club in the Seattle area. Laughs has welcomed many of the biggest names in comedy and hosted many notable events over those 5 years. Laughs Comedy Spot was the first comedy club on the west coast to headline Comedian Hannibal Buress, which on Sunday May 6, 2012 was voted by the Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards as the “Best Club Comic”. Laughs Comedy Spot was the first club on Adam Carolla’s comedy club tour in May of 2010. Laughs Comedy Spot was also the first club in the Northwest to headline comedian Whitney Cummings. Whitney is currently the co-producer of CBS’s “Two Broke Girls” and the star and writer of “Whitney” on NBC.
Laughs has focused on helping young comics develop their talent. Laughs has a vibrant Open Mic on Tuesdays which is always worth a visit, and no cover too! Laughs Comedy Spot also welcomes local and national comedians for paid feature work. Rising stars such as Jesse Case, Andy Haynes and Fahim Anwar are three comics from the area that were regular performers at Laughs Comedy Spot and were choose for the prestigious Montreal “Just for Laughs” comedy festival in July 2010. Each year 100’s of young comic compete for a chance to showcase at the industry attended “New Faces”. 2010 marked the year for Seattle’s talent to shine. Both Dave and Angela traveled to Montreal to attend the festival and cheer on the club’s regular performers.
In 1991 Dave became recognized in comedy with fellow comic Keith Stubbs. They toured the Midwest, and opened two comedy clubs in Utah. Laffs in Ogden and Wise Guys in Salt Lake City are both still very successful with a third club opening in August 2012. In 1995, Dave was invited to compete in Seattle’s International Comedy Competition. On Sept. 29th 2002, Angela got her start when she stepped on to an open mic stage at the Pegasus Pizza in Kirkland. Dave and Angela came across each other through their comedy, fell in love, and have been together ever since. They both still frequent the stage at Laughs. Angela has earned recognition as one of the top women in business in the Seattle area and has been featured in 425 magazine.
This year, Laughs Comedy Spot will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary with Comedian Matt Braunger, featuring Jesse Case the 8th and 9th of June at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Show tickets are priced at $20.
Headliner Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close. Matt was recently a series regular on MADtv. His television credits also include The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham.
Along with touring comedy clubs across the country, Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal 2007 & 2009 and Chicago in 2009, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas 2007 & 2008, South By Southwest 2008 & 2009 and won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list. His debut comedy album, Soak Up The Night, was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009. He also recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special that aired in April of 2010.
Matt is currently a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Improv Comedy Club in Los Angeles.