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


Manifesting optimal gratitude

I’m the most thankful person you’ll ever meet.

If you want to make it in this business

"You might be asking yourself, why would I need all these personality traits just to answer phones for a carpet wholesaler?"

I am a reanimated 42,000-year-old worm

It’s nice to be pampered in the lab, but where were all these doctoral students back in the Pleistocene when I was slogging my way through a dead locust thorax?

Seattle Visitor Guide: Summer Edition

Seattleites are at their brashest, friendliest and horniest during the summer months. Welcome!

New Project Tease

I have great news to share with you!

Survival Instinct

Chad Goller-Sojourner debuts a new solo show about fighting through the plague years.

Meet Your Inner Child

It’s important to develop a good rapport with your inner child, but definitely don’t kiss their ass or anything. Remember: You are the grown-up here.
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Necessary Anger: Tatiana Pavela on ‘Brandi Alexander’

Pavela's one-woman show spirals into a monologue about sexual assault, therapy, self-hate and chicken nuggets, among other topics.
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The Vulnerability—and Value—of Fandom

We can still build something tender and sincere atop the rubble of our cyber dystopia.

Disconnecting from Social Media

"About a year ago I was standing on Pike Street looking at Facebook when I read a comment that was so asinine I impulsively lobbed my iPhone into a passing dump truck."

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.