Here's the lineup from our 2018 festival!
Interested in being a part of the 2019 lineup? Stay tuned for more application info.
ABRAHAM TADESSE: MARCH 23, 7PM
"Stand up comedian, Ethiopian-American, and an OK middle child. Oh, proud Shitholer."
You can also see Abraham at JAMCO Comedy Series, February 2nd & 3rd at Renton Civic Theater.
Or follow him on:
AJAY GREEN: MARCH 23, 7PM
"I consider myself a newcomer to the comedy scene and I enjoy sharing comical stories about my life experiences."
You can also see Ajay February 8th, in "And Other Stories featuring Lu Smith!" at The Royal Room
ALEX REED: MARCH 22, 7PM
Alex Reed is a local composer, musician and theatre artist. He's the lead singer and song-writer for the local band Tonight At Noon. With this song, he's exploring self-liberation within the context of pooping in public restrooms, one’s personal anxieties about it and the social stigmas surrounding it.
ALYSSA YEOMAN: MARCH 23, 7PM & MARCH 24, 7PM
Stand-up comedian who's performed in Seattle International Comedy Competition, Bumbershoot, and NW Black Comedy Festival.
You can also see Alyssa Feb 14th at 8 PM "Live Laugh, Love" @ High Dive
Follow her @alyssaYEO on all social media
ANDY IWANCIO: MARCH 24, 7PM
Andy Iwancio is a transgender gal stand-up comedian from Seattle who crafts humorous thoughts from the societal tides she swims through everyday. Also, a lot about her boobs.
You can also see Andy at Comedy Nest, Every Tuesday in the Grotto at The Rendezvous, 8pm
Or on twitter
CAIT LOCKHART: MARCH 22, 9PM
Cait has been performing stand up in the Seattle area since 2010, appearing at the Comedy Underground, The Parlor in Bellevue, The Columbia City Theater and an assortment of our city's best poorly lit bars! With her own brand of acerbic, dry wit and observational humor, she was voted "Second Best Comedian In Seattle" by her own mother.
Follow her on Instagram & Facebook!
CAPTAIN: MARCH 24, 9PM
Captain has been performing together for over a year now and have been creating crazy mayhem throughout it all. They bring their lively version of long-form improv to the stage and hope for your undying love and affection. Captain is Amanda Jensen, Erica McIntyre, Heather Mabson, and Yolanda Suarez.
You can also see them perform Feb 3rd at 7pm at University Heights, or follow them on Facebook.
CARLY OMFG: MARCH 22, 7PM
Carly OMFG (Carly Martin) is a 22-year-old musical comedienne whose primary genre is social satire, most often to the point of self-deprecation. If you're intrigued by the world of online dating, want to cry at misogynistic YouTube comments, and/or practice intersectional feminism, you'll probably have, like, an okay time. You can find her on her website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
CLARA PLUTON: MARCH 24, 7PM
Clara Pluton is a Seattle based comedian, writer, and radio personality. She’s the co-host of 104.9 FM KHUH’s hit radio show Hot Takes with Hot Dykes where her and fellow lezzie comedian girlfriend, Val Nigro, serve the sapphic dish every other Tuesday 5-7 pm PST (you can also stream it on iTunes and Soundcloud). She forever finds herself committed to keeping her craft queer, cosmic, and radical. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
DUOVER: MARCH 25, 12PM
Duover is the brainchild of two high school students with an uncanny penchant for words. After performing at the prestigious Lakeside School and playwriting for ACT Theatre, they have been accepted to perform at both Boston University and Columbia University. Duover is thrilled to perform for you at Intersections Festival and to celebrate both the diversity in Seattle and the part it plays in their lives.
DEWA DORJE: MARCH 23, 9PM & MARCH 24, 9PM
Dewa Dorje is a Tibetan American stand up comic born and raised in Sea-town. She intertwines her feminist side-eye view of the world with raunchiness and upbeat energy. Dewa produces a monthly comedy showcase, "Loudmouth Cunts," and co-produces a weekly female-focused open mic called "The Comedy Nest." Dewa has performed at the Crocodile, Gay City, Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, and headlined Deport This a immigrants rights fundraiser. Follow Dewa on Instagram!
EL SANCHEZ: MARCH 24, 9PM
A Seattle-based comedian and writer, El Sanchez has been performing all over the country since 2010. They have appeared on NPR’s Latino USA , have been featured in Teen Vogue, LGBTQ documentary short film, "Oh, I Get It" and have performed at Bumbershoot, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Emerald City Comicon and Autostraddle.com's annual LGBTQ event A-Camp. More info available at www.eliciasanchez.com
ELLEN ACUARIO: MARCH 22, 9PM
Ellen Acuario brings her A-game with comedic storytelling in her mom-com. Straight outta Pacific Northwest, she connects with the audience over the highs and lows as she shares the raw glimpses into her life as a working mom, poc and woman with hustle to chase her dreams. She has performed at Comedy Nest, Laughs Comedy Club and Parlor Comedy Club. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
HANNAH MONSON: MARCH 22, 7PM
Local singer/songwriter Hannah Monson is known for her soul-penetrating music that cuts to the heart of the human experience. Her mom describes her as "My best Hannah" and critics rave "Who?"
HARVEY GENT: MARCH 22, 9PM
Harvey Gent burst out of half a flaming pie, having eaten the other half. After years of hitchhiking the gender divide, he decided he would live on the line, over the line, and in the line. With a face so nice, he has to paint it twice, Harvey Gent enjoys laughter, equality, and confusing people. You can follow Harvey on Facebook.
HOT TAKES WITH HOT DYKES: MARCH 25, 1:15PM
"We are a cool, real, lezbian comedy couple who are lavishly and overwhelmingly in love with each other, chunking out 2 hours of time every other week with ya'll to dish the sapphic dirt. We want to be pushing ourselves to reinterpret, reassess, and reanalyze the dyke diaspora that has been left before us." Subscribe on iTunes, follow them on Facebook, and catch them live every other Tuesday on KHUH 104.9 FM from 5-7pm PST.
IRENE DUBOIS: MARCH 24, 9PM
Irene Dubois (Ian Hill) is a solo performance artist who uses mixed media and Costume to create elaborate, character based pieces. As Irene, Ian explores the dimensions of gender as a performative construct, the influence of pop iconography, and the effects of rigidly enforced behavioral rules on the queer psyche. You can catch Ian hosting the Queen of the Brunch show at Julia's on Broadway every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. Follow Irene on Instagram!
JADE DYNASTY: MARCH 22, 9PM
Jade Dynasty Luna is a multi-talented performing artist. Specializing in dance, fashion, music, and spoken word. Founding Mother of the House of Luna and co-owner of playTHEY productions- a queer, trans, poc femme business that specializes in bringing QTPOC artists to the forefront. Follow Jade on Instagram, and catch her Vogue Femme 101 Workshop at Intersections!
JUSTIN HUERTAS: HOSTING MARCH 22, 9PM & MARCH 23, 9PM
Justin Huertas is a Seattle-based actor, musician, composer, and playwright. His original musical Lizard Boy premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre (Gregory Award – Outstanding New Play) and had its second production at San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre (Craig Noel Nomination – Outstanding Musical). He recently premiered excerpts from his newest musical Lydia and the Troll as part of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s “The Other Season.” Justin wrote music and lyrics for Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Howl’s Moving Castle.
KAMILLA KAFIYEVA: MARCH 22, 7PM
Kamilla is an Azerbaijani-Armenian-American poet and mixed media artist. Like many artists, her creative expression is fueled by and through the beautiful and tumultuous nuances of her life. Having moved to the US at the age of six on political asylum with her family, each year since has been a return to a home that she is learning. Kamilla is incredibly grateful to the be sharing this moment in time, in your company. Follow her on Instagram!
LU SMITH: MARCH 23, 7PM
"I am a mom, geek, comedian and avid storyteller. A lot of my stories stem from exciting adventures in my hometown of Detroit, my childhood or everyday funny occurrences. I will be hosting and telling a short story or two during Do Tell." You can also see Lu perform on February 8th at The Royal Room.
MADISON JADE JONES: MARCH 23, 7PM
Madison Jade Jones is a local actress, writer and victim of the Seattle freeze. So, if you have time, she would love to be your friend. After escaping from Texas, she made her home in Seattle and made it her mission to create as much black theatre as she could. Her semi-autobiographical play entitled Anansi and the Halfling will be going up this Fall at Annex Theatre and she would love if you could make it out to share some of her Nigerian heritage!
MAX DELSOHN: MARCH 23, 9PM
Max Delsohn is a stand-up comedian and writer. They tell jokes about being trans and are big on frowning. They also produce the monthly comedy showcase Couth Buzzard Comedy Show in Seattle, WA, and are a 2017-2018 Made at Hugo House fellow. Max does not prefer pronouns because they are more of a verb guy. Follow Max on Twitter and Instagram!
MAGGIE MCMUFFIN: MARCH 22, 9PM
Maggie McMuffin is the American Sex Clown. A mainstay in the Seattle scene since 2013, Maggie has taught classes and performed across North America. She’s a part time mermaid, full time delight and the Co-Mayor of Seattle Burlesque. You can find her on her website, Instagram, and Twitter.
MONISA BROWN: MARCH 23, 7PM
Combining her life experiences as a queer, black woman and a special deadpan touch, Monisa serves up comedy that toys with and deconstructs your social perceptions. Monisa Brown is creator and head producer of QTPOC Is Not A Rapper, a Queer Trans and POC focused curated comedy open-mic and showcase. Monisa is a co-producer of the Comedy Nest and has appeared in Portland’s Black Comedy Festival and Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival. You can follow Monisa on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and her website.
ONLY HUMAN: MARCH 22, 7PM
Only Human is a cast of people of color, LGBTQ+ and women improvisers. They admit to having self doubt, they are Only Human after all. Their improvisational performance work is about normalizing the things that unnecessarily make us feel bad. This performance will feature Andrew Weiss, Phoebe Richards, Kristine Ota, Shereen Morse, & Yolanda Suarez. You can follow them on Facebook!
PETER DONNELLY: MARCH 23, 9PM
Through standup storytelling and cabaret, Peter presents notes from his deep field research exploring gay male hookup culture. Peter is a queer comedian and performance artist who uses storytelling, drag, and absurdity to explore social issues. He has previously shown work in Northwest New Works at On the Boards, SAM Remix, and the NEPO 5k Walk. He is currently developing an evening length show called ‘hooked up’ exploring masculinity in gay hookup culture that will premiere later this spring. Follow him on Instagram!
POOPTOOTH: MARCH 22, 7PM
PoopTooth (Cory Williams & Grace Penzell) is an improv duo, and your most interesting tooth! Combining elements of stand-up and improv comedy, PoopTooth will bring you an unscripted, unforgettable comedic experience. You can also catch their Improv Month Performance at the Pocket Theater 10:00pm Saturday, January 27th, or follow them on Facebook!
PRESTON MCNEIL: HOSTING MARCH 25TH, 12:00PM
Preston has been performing in theater as long as he can remember. Keeping a forgotten promise to audition for his high school improv troupe Preston somehow ended up on the team his junior year. After graduating he started performing with Jet City Improv in 2017 and first appeared in A Tribe Called Yes. Preston also designs and sews clothes for himself and others he enjoys making music, taking photos and dancing as well as collaborating with others. When doing none of that he's probably with his cat.
RANDY FORD: MARCH 23, 9PM
Randy Ford (Dynasty Luna), is a Seattle-born dancer, choreographer, actor, and activist. He/she/they grew up learning choreography in their living room from watching music videos as a child. It wasn’t until the age of 17 when performing became a reality. After some time at the University of Washington, they became a member of Seattle’s Au Collective, a collective of artists committed to bringing women, queer people, and people of color to the forefront of everything it does. Take Randy's workshop at Intersections! You can follow Randy on Instagram.
REBECCA M. DAVIS: HOSTING MARCH 22, 7PM & MARCH 24, 9PM
Rebecca Mmm Davis has been emceeing and hosting events since the 8th grade talent show. She’s emceed everything from nerd burlesque shows (themed around Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Miss Fisher), to the Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam, charity auctions to the MoPop’s Myth and Magic Event. You can also see her in “The Stay Up Late Show” in May, Vanishing Point at SPT, and Guardians of the Sexy Vol 3. Follow her on Instagram!
RHEANNA ATENDIDO: MARCH 22, 7PM
Rheanna is a singer-songwriter and theatre artist in the Seattle area. Through music, she strives to share honest stories that connect people in various ways -- in this case, by writing and performing a song about what it's like to deal with the awkwardness of monthly periods (in harmony for added effect). This performance will also feature Hannah Knapp-Jenkins & Tia Petersen. You can follow Rheanna on her website or Instagram, and You can follow Hannah and Tia there as well!
ROCK BOTTOM: MARCH 23, 9PM
Active, emotional, and fueled by YOU, Rock Bottom is a long-form improv group featuring comedy veterans from around the world. We bring a unique blend of experiences and perspectives to the stage, weaving together a hilarious, energetic, and unpredictable show based on stories from your life. Since our inception in 2014, the team has sold out stages big and small from Seattle to New York City, been crowned five-time undefeated champions of The Pocket’s Cagematch, and put on over fifty live performances. We couldn’t be more excited to perform for you at the first ever Intersections Festival! You can also catch them at SFIT, Facebook, or their website.
(SHE)ILA: MARCH 25, 12PM
(SHE)ILA is the all-female spinoff of Ingraham High School's award-winning improv team SHEILA. Comprised of Ally Kineman, Louise Heller, Marlene Probst, Clara Grim, and Sheila Pippin, (SHE)ILA's favorite past times include preforming both long and short form improv, and attending local improv shows to glean tips and tricks from the cool women that they aspire to become. You can find out when they're performing next here!
SCHMILLIAMS: MARCH 22, 7PM Schmilliams (Adisa Williams) has been performing drama, dance, and improv on stages from NYC, PHL to SEA since 2004. Schmilliams’s observational comedy looks at growing up Jamaican, learning to make ‘Other’ a desirable category, and existing as a magical Black girl who “just can’t” with your group texts at 2am. When not on stage, you can catch her performing with improv comedy group M.A.R.S., and in Roxy Music Horror Show. Follow Adisa on Twitter!
STOCK IMAGE: MARCH 24, 7PM
Finally some non-threatening, diverse improv comedy for white people! Come
chat with Seattle comedians Kristine Ota, Amit Nagar, and Kayla Teel about issues you face surrounding your race, class, gender, or sexual orientation. Share, laugh, and learn as we indulge in a satirical take on societal ignorance. You can also see Stock Image at SFIT, and follow them on Facebook.
THEATER OF POSSIBILITY: MARCH 25, 12PM
Theater of Possibility's "Autism Therapy for Neurotypicals" pokes fun at how society pressures people with neurodevelopmental differences to conform to mainstream expectations. Since 2010, TOP, directed by Lauren Goldman Marshall, has provided a creative forum for individuals on the autism spectrum and peer allies. For more information, visit their website!
TOOTSIE SPANGLES: MARCH 24, 9PM
Tootsie Spangles loves to stick her fingers in every flavor of artistic pie. She’s an actor, burlesquer, clown, storyteller, writer, and director. Tootsie is ½ of comedy duo The Salty Licks, a rotating cast member of Burlesque Behind The Pink Door, and one of The Bearenstoned Bears. Tootsie also serves as the artistic director for The Libertinis, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble who deliver low blows to high art. Dig Deeper at www.TootsieSpangles.com
TOYA B: AFTER PARTY ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 10:30PM
DJ Toya B is the alias of Seattle-via-Tacoma DJ Toya Harris, a longtime lover of cutting-edge club music and fashion that's recently propelled onto the local scene as a party-starting DJ making dancefloors bounce and vibe to seductive mixes of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and progressive club selections. Whether it's at parties with the Women.Weed.WiFi and Darqness crews that she's affiliated with, or jumping on wide-ranging bills to bring assured skills behind the decks, DJ Toya B is known to set the party off, and always with a dash of glitter.
VAL NIGRO: MARCH 24, 7PM
Val Nigro is a Seattle-based comedian who has been hailed for her intense sense of irony, “gay stuff”, and “always finding a way to bring up astrology.” She is a member of the sketch groups Deep Lez and Pizza Crush, and a co-producer of the QTPOC is Not A Rapper open mic. She co-hosts the web series “Wrestle-GAY-nia” and the radio show “Hot Takes with Hot Dykes”. She has performed at the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, The Comedy Womb Tour, and lesbian living rooms across the nation. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
WHITE BAGEL: MARCH 22, 9PM
Andy and Haley are a delightfully dysfunctional duo. Bringing relationships and storytelling to the forefront of the scene. Keeping you on the edge of your seat! White Bagel has been across the nation, performing at Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Denver Improv Festival, & Compass Improv Festival. You can also catch them at The Pocket February 3rd, 8:30pm. Follow them on Facebook!
YOLANDA SUAREZ: HOSTING MARCH 24, 7PM
Yolanda Suarez is the founder of Seattle's most diverse improv group: Rock Bottom, Co-Founder of all female improv group: Captain, a member of Only Human and CSZ-Seattle, and the producer for The Moth in Seattle. She received her M.F.A in Acting from the University of Idaho and is the best damn karaoke buddy you will ever find West of the Mississippi.