Friday, August 27, 2010

Kirkland Pegasus Open Mike - A Side of Belly Laughs With Your Delicious Pizza and Pasta

Pegasus Pizza & Pasta - Wednesdays Open Mike Comedy at 9:30pm

12669 NE 85th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033-8046

What can be better than a night out for some delicious pizza and pasta? How about a little standup comedy on the side?

Well, that's what you get at Kirklands Pegasus Pizza & Pasta! Every Wednesday night, starting at 9:30pm local comics will try and make you exercise your belly while you eat.

It's a great time to get out and explore Seattle and the Eastside to see all the different venue's where you can catch some local talent and maybe be able to say to someone "Hey, you see that guy just won Last Comic Standing? I saw him for free while I was having Pizza at Pegasus".

The really fun thing is you never know what you'll see. Remember Airpocalypse from the 2010 America's Got Talent? At the Seattle Comedy Blog, they point out that they were part of the Puget Sound Open Mike scene. It could be a top comic, just wanting to try out some new material. Traditionally that's the purpose of open mike venues: to practice new material with friendlier crowd than a comedy club, a place where new comics can get their start and continue to hone their craft, etc.. Seattle Magazine's Lacey Birk talks about their review of the seattle comic scene:
This ain’t Bob Hope. This is a new generation of comedy, a sidestep from the traditional punch-line-driven comedy of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry the Cable Guy. Often wildly experimental, it can range from eccentric prop-based humor to theatrical character sketches like Zanta and is popping up in unexpected venues throughout the city. For 26-year-old Nick McCord, a local waiter by day and comedian by night, this new wave of “alternative” comedy is about “creating a new world and an environment on stage rather than just throwing jokes out like conventional stand-up.”
It's a fun atmosphere and you'll get a chance to chat with local comics that are "many things" by day and aspiring or successful "comics" at night. Shane Pettit is one of these local comics that practices his craft at Pegasus, as well as other spots around Puget Sound. You can check out one of Shane's recent Pegasus standup sets on youtube here. You'll chuckle and laugh as Shane educates you on some real San Francisco politics that just maybe, might lead to a line like this:

Is the Union Rep Gonna Have to Choke a Bitch?
Sometimes you never know what you'll see at Pegasus Comedy Night. Here on Youtube you can see two comics (one of which is Jake Hubbard) doing a creative demonstration of peeling a banana with a whip. That's really all I can say about this act (nothing blue, just weirdly funny). It's one of those "you gotta see it to believe it".

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