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

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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.
Artwork

Barry Blankenship: Comedy and Design

We’ve all seen the Bad Comedy Show Poster: corny cartoon font, olde-timey radio microphone, and that ultimate signifier of hilarity, the brick wall background. The Bad Comedy Poster is everywhere still, trafficking in its cheesy bygone lexicon,...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch includes the usual melange of sexual politics, current events, and general internet brooding.
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This batch includes reflections on the Mars rover, observations on the Olympics, and various dark thoughts that get tweeted in the dead of night.
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Gabriel Rutledge: Comedy and Family Life

Gabriel Rutledge is one of the funniest comics in Washington. He lives in Olympia with his wife, Kristi, and their three young children. Kristi and Gabriel record a podcast, The Rutledges, where they hold forth on every possible topic with an honesty...
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's batch includes Olympic Fever, Blue Angels Nausea, Social Media Existential Dread, and other postmodern maladies.
Tweets

Tweets of the Week

Seattle's funniest tweets this week. This week's tweeters respond to the death of Sherman Hemsley, gun nuts running rampant on the internet in the wake of the Colorado shootings, and the usual potpourri of pop culture observations and generalized...
Creative Writing

Hamil’s Fables

Instructive Tales from Tree City. One summer day in Tree City, Tortoise was driving his green Subaru Outback down Croaking Toad Lane, listening to public radio and drumming his scaly paws on the steering wheel. Down the block, Rabbit was hopping back...
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Andrew Sleighter at Naked City Brewery

Andrew Sleighter is one of the funniest young jokewriters in the current crop of recent Seattle emigrants to Los Angeles. His jokes have an effortless arithmetic that is the hallmark of a great technician. Beneath the plain-spoken delivery and...