Comedy/Varietè is an intriguing assortment of entertainment. It is highly skilled performance mixed with many bizarre talents, often humorous, with no limit to the imagination. Presented as a variety show, each act or artist performs his or her routine within a 3-15 minute time slot while being accompanied by a live show band.
Aerialists, jugglers, comedians, dancers, rope acts, bubble acts, clowns, acrobats, can can girls, strong women, strong men, tap dancers, drill teams, musical numbers, the weird and the wonderful- all keeping the tradition of Comedy/Varietè/Vaudeville alive.
The festival's Comedy/Varietè shows are at Hale's Palladium, in the Hale's Brewery warehouse located between Fremont and Ballard at 4301 Leary Way NW and at the Georgetown Ballroom. Burlesque shows and Grand Varietè shows are presented at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill.