The Future is 0 (May 2017)

This event took place May 19 - May 20, 2017

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Series - Live Shows


The live game show sensation returns with two separate shows of all new games and different contestants! Doors at 7pm

May 20, join DJ Chilly in our lobby after the show for the TFIZ after-party!

Generously sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon

While watching endless reruns of Hollywood Squares and Supermarket Sweep during a wet Seattle winter, Claire Buss and Kat O’Hara came up with the idea to make a technicolor game show set in the living room of their house. What began as an eccentric DIY art project has blossomed into a fully functional, multi-camera television show hosted at Northwest Film Forum.

The Future is 0 is a satirical, live game show, filmed in front of a studio audience. During the show, three Seattle-area artists compete in bizarre games like “Get the TV to Work” and “High-Rise Condo or New Age Band?”. Come to an episode of The Future Is 0, and you might see contestants launch multicolored pancakes over audience heads into vibrant oversized mouths for points, or crowd into a cash swirl booth built to the dimensions of a Seattle micro-apartment to collect “rent” in a minute’s time. Hosted by outrageous celebrity hotshot persona Clay Buff, The Future is 0 weaves together biting social commentary and imaginative visuals for an experience you won’t soon forget.



The May 19th and 20th shows are two separate shows with different contestants and different challenges each night.

Friday, May 19th:

DoNormaal is a Seattle-based rapper and hip hop artist. Her critically-acclaimed debut full-length album Jump or Die was released in winter 2015. DoNormaal played 97 shows in the year 2016.

Michael Heck
Michael Heck is an illustrator and graphic designer from Seattle. He is co-president of Cold Cube Press and has never eaten at Olive Garden.

Shana Cleveland
Shana Cleveland is an artist and musician who plays guitar in La Luzand Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles and lives in California.

Saturday, May 20th:

SJ Chiro
SJ Chiro is a producer and director whose most recent film, LANE 1974, is a coming of age survival story set on a beautiful Northern California commune. LANE 1974 premiered at this year’s SXSW.

Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings is a 74-time Jeopardy! champion and the author of eleven books, most recently the Junior Genius Guides for kids and the New York Times-bestselling Because I Said So! and Maphead. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids.

Shin Yu Pai
Shin Yu Pai is a poet and essayist and Head of the Pacific Northwest Obscura Society. Currently, she serves as the Poet Laureate of the City of Redmond where she’s working on a text and image installation for the Redmond Connector bike trails that will be unveiled later this summer.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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