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

News

The Incomparable Kyle Kinane at Re-Bar

Kyle Kinane is one of the best comics working today. He's the ultimate everyman storyteller, dismantling the pretense of audience/performer with an unassuming whisky voice. In due course you’re just a person in a bar, listening to the funniest guy...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch includes the usual navel gazing and pop culture riffage, but we start with John Roderick's dystopian vision of a nation at war with itself after the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare.
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The Hilarious Jon Dore at Laughs

Jon Dore, an avuncular beer-drinking Canadian, is game for just about anything onstage. Witness his last appearance at Laughs, where, in the middle of his set, he wandered out a side door into the parking lot "to have a smoke" and told 10 minutes of...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's tweets include ruminations on low self esteem, street life, health trends, and a catchy local take on a Sly Stone riff.
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch includes ruminations on the meaning of social media, personal life strategies for urban environments, and exactly zero tweets on the face-eating bath salt zombie that spawned millions of...
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The Grawlix

The Grawlix is a sketch/standup show by Denver comedians Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl and Adam Cayton-Holland. They specialize in that metropolitan breed of comedy that is smarter than you’d think possible, yet dumb enough to be objectively hilarious....
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week.
Q&A

Q&A with Derek Sheen

You’re recording your first ever standup comedy CD at the Comedy Underground June 7-10. Why? It's the very first Comedy Club I ever set foot in. I was 13 years old, I took the bus back and forth from Auburn to do the open mic and I was absolutely...
Essay

Public Ridicule: Nerd Pride

Hey nerd, let's talk. I bet you’re feeling pretty good about yourself, what with society's near-total acquiescence to your emotionally stunted, morally simplistic brand of entertainment. I bet it feels like everything’s comin' up nerd. Your...
Comedy

Punch Pod comedy podcast

A comedy open mic can be a traumatic experience, fraught with more pathos than an Arthur Miller play. If you’re not accustomed to seeing people fail publicly and resoundingly, watching a couple dozen Willie Lomans mount the stage to peddle their...
Comedy

“Sonics Guy,” alter ego of Comedy Underground’s Kris Brannon

When the Sonics left Seattle to become the Oklahoma Thunder, we became a city of the dumped. Our franchise left us for another city, one who treats her better and loves her more. And now, with the Thunder a serious playoff contender, every jilted...
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Getting Real with Comedy Duo Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke

Brett Hamil talks to filmmakers / sketch comedy duo Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke, who reveal how a formative experience from their childhood deeply influenced how they make their movies.