Brett Hamil is a standup comic, writer, cartoonist and political commentator. He performs at clubs and festivals all over the U.S. and Canada and hosts a live political comedy talk show at Northwest Film Forum, The Seattle Process, where he interviews politicans, activists and artists. Hamil lives in the southend with his wife, two weird-looking dogs and a baby.

Recent Articles


Courtney Sheehan Leaving Northwest Film Forum

She's stepping down as the organization's executive director, effective in October, and leaves behind a five-year box office high and an emerging model of community engagement.
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Fascist Scorekeeping and ‘Babylon Berlin’

Comparing the modern American conservative movement to the rise of Nazism used to be a leftist parlor game. Lately it’s become a solemn civic duty.

Writing an Artist Statement that “Pops”

Most artist statements are long-winded dissertations full of hoity-toity buzzwords that bore the reader comatose. But times have changed, and Brett Hamil is here to help.

Zoo Break Productions Is a Producer’s Dream

Local filmmakers finally get a soundstage.
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Hawking’s Last Laugh

Stephen Hawking stared into the abyss and declared, "Life would be tragic if it weren't funny."
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‘Altered Carbon’ and the Limits of Dystopia

We can imagine a future in which our species settles other planets and discovers the keys to immortality but we can’t seem to think our way out of capitalism.

Modern Etiquette Update

Some updated tips to keep in mind for 2018.
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Gun Control Jokes

The mass murder of innocent children is comedy kryptonite.
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Snapshots of the Comedy Zeitgeist

Comedy renders the leading edge of the zeitgeist as it mutates in real time.

Stres Becomes Her

Sasha Bolof’s musical journey to trans womanhood

Before I Make You Laugh

Brett Hamil confronts the ever broad landscape of comedy and makes it known that he's up for the challenge of making you laugh.