This year, we have comedians from all over the country as well as Canada! Come see this diverse and hilarious line up of comedians at The Highlarious Comedy Festival. You can check out our schedule here.
City: Seattle, WA
Bio: Andrew’s very personal and fun storytelling comedy, combined with his exemplary work ethic has earned him high praise from some of the best comedians in the business. Andrew is a featured writer, actor and comedian on the TV show “UpLate NW.” Andrew has been featured on NBC, FOX, and the Bob & Tom Radio Show and is a regular opening act for Christopher Titus. Andrew was also featured on the popular Buzzfeed webseries “Truth or Drink“, has performed in over 35 states and his new podcast called “Don’t Quit Your Night Job” was featured in the Seattle Times.
City: Seattle, WA
Bio: Hailing from the Bay Area, based in Seattle, DJ Martinez is an artist whose sarcastic, politically-minded work includes sketch comedy at Bumbershoot with Queerz: We’re Hilarious, performing stand-up comedy, and producing The 5th Estate podcast in collaboration with the South Seattle Emerald and Seattlish.
City: Seattle, WA
Bio: Ian has been a stand up comedian for years, co producing the monthly comedy series at Couth Buzzard in Greenwood. He can be seen performing at shows, mics and other venues in across Washington.
City: Los Angeles, CA
Bio: Jameson DeSantis is a visual FX artist living in Los Angeles. He has deluded himself into thinking people are interested in his life. To be fair, there are sometimes wolves in it.
City: Portland, OR
Bio: Jaren George started his life as an energetic Black child in Brooklyn, New York. After years of trials and tribulations, Jaren grew up to be a young Black manchild in Portland, Oregon whose madcap brand of cheerful storytelling has led him to become one of the fastest rising comics in the Pacific Northwest. Jaren can be seen all over the country, pollinating the nation with unique and upbeat performances that pull you in like a cheap happy hour. As a man, Jaren’s diet is 80% cake; as a comedian, he’s bound to entertain audiences everywhere; and as a Virgo, he’s always very generous with his weed.
City: West Cola, SC
Bio: Jenn Snyder is a nationally touring comic from Columbia SC. She has a bold voice that finds common ground through laughter. From her tales of family to growing up gay in the not always so friendly South she will have you rolling. Jenn’s goal in life is to unite people with laughter all over the world.
City: Tacoma WA
Bio: Jill Silva is a Tacoma-based comedian who you may have seen riding her bike around the South Sound or avoiding eye-contact with you at the weed store. You may have also seen her enjoy roasting a fellow comedian too much at Punchline Comedy’s Roast Beef, yelling at a Peeled Bananas Showcase, trying to or taking the bus tell jokes at your favorite brewpubs. She recently featured at Olympia’s Comedy Pig Out and Vomity and is constantly looking for more reasons to stand for more than minutes.
City: Seattle, WA
Bio: Jose Bolanos is an American comedian, morning radio host, and television personality. He is the third chair of nationally syndicated morning radio show Brooke & Jubal in The Morning show based out of KQMV-FM Seattle, Washington. He is also seen on the nationally syndicated Dish Nation television show weeknights around the United States.
City: Sacramento CA
Bio: Up and coming comic from Sacramento, CA. On fire in comedy and on top of his head.
City: Portland Oregon
Bio: Kate Aguilar is a Portland-based storyteller, improviser, stand-up comic, and writer originally from Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Smith College, she has studied acting, writing, and comedy at East Los Angeles College, the Brody Theater, and Curious Comedy Theater. Kate’s comedy and writing focus on the hilarious topics of gender, race, class, sexual orientation and mental health.
She is currently writing a feminist critique of the 1982 feature film Tootsie.
City: Bellevue, WA
Bio: Performing comedy that specializes in clever word play and her passive-aggressive resignation to millennial life, special sarcastic snowflake Maura Sateriale entertains crowds through a combination of character work, crowd work, and material that ranges from her absurd and twisted life to silly inanities. Maura Sateriale has been writing plays and short stories since middle school, and acting since high school. She put her love of comedy on hold during college while she plugged away on a degree in mechanical engineering, to graduate into a dismal economy, and take a job as an English teacher in South Korea. After spending time in Asia, she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, for a master’s degree. There she lived in a cabin with no plumbing and enjoyed the beauty of nature and the insanity of her Alaskan neighbors. Upon completing that degree, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii for a PhD. The PhD was as successful as your average open mic comedian’s first time on stage, but she decided if she was going to work long, thankless hours, she was going to do it for the laughs of the public. She has since performed shows in 6 states, from standup, to sketch, improv, and character work. She has produced a local Seattle comedy show where comedians and academics talk passionately about a topic of their own expertise while intoxicated.
City: Toronto, Ont.
City: Brooklyn, NY
Bio: Yogi Paliwal is a comedian based in Brooklyn NY from Seattle Washington. He describes his humor as intellectual absurdity. “My material isn’t smart, but you need to be smart to see how stupid the joke is.” Yogi is is most proud of opening for Tig Notaro, working with Leslie Jones and being apart of the Sasquatch Music Festival.