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

Feature

Leif Skyving: Blue Comedy and Red State Politics

Leif Skyving might be the ultimate political underdog: a career standup comic running for Idaho State Senate as a Democrat in one of the reddest districts in one of the reddest states in the country. As he puts it, “I’m Rocky before the first...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week batch takes a look at replacement refs, presidential electioneering, and the iPhone 6, plus more of the scintillating social commentary you've come to expect.
Creative Writing

Hamil’s Fables: Existential Tales from Tree City

Goat was troubled by the appearance of a familiar car parked in his neighborhood. He passed it every morning on the way to the coffee shop and again at night on the way to the bar. There could be no mistake: It was Lion’s car, a rebuilt Kandy...
Multimedia

Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke: The Audience Stays In The Picture

Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke are a Seattle comedy duo (seen previously on City Arts here) who recently made filmmaking history by enlisting an entire theater audience to play a character in one of their video sketches. They did it at Weird and...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. Ths batch contains responses to Mitt Romney's stomach-churningly supercilious hidden-camera remarks, the discovery of an ancient papyrus claiming Jesus had a wife, and the usual slew of base foibles and cheap gags.
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch grapples with violence in the Middle East, arena deals in Seattle, superheroes, neck tattoos, the iPhone 5, and (possibly) Jon Hamm's penis. As a bonus, it does not contain any...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch covers duelling political conventions, the start of the football season, and the still-startling realization that we have a robot on Mars.
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. In this batch, Tweeters react to the Republican National Convention, plus a couple obligatory palate cleansers.
Multimedia

Scott Moran, Creator of “Modern Comedian”

Any comic can tell you that the funniest moments in a comedian’s life don’t occur onstage. They happen in the company of other comics: in the green room, at the hotel bar, in the car on the way to the gig. That is where spontaneous hilarity occurs...
Q&A

Q&A with Owen Straw

WXPFL Thursday Night Pencil Fights: Splintered September is Sept. 20 at Re-Bar. The World Extreme Pencil Fighting League taps into the creative impulse beneath every good childhood game: making something out of nothing. It’s the best kind of ’80s...
Creative Writing

Existential Tales from Tree City

Old Mrs. Squirrel was retired, a widow of many years. To pass the time, she attended her local art walk each month. Mostly she sought out places that had free cheese and wine. She’d stuff her cheeks throughout the evening and then scurry home,...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch includes speculation on celebrity couples, reactions to yet another internet "rape eruption," and grousing about the heat.