The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Apr. 2023) [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
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** The Disabled List presents bi-monthly live standup at NWFF! Featured comedians in this edition: Michael Bellevue, Howie Echo-Hawk, Gretta Gimp, Cheri Hardman, Laura Lyons, and new-to-the-List Jeremy McDonald **
The Disabled List, produced and hosted by local comedians Dan Hurwitz and Kayla Brown, takes place bimonthly at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA.
The Disabled List is a collective of disabled comedians that has been performing in and around Seattle since 2018. In 2021, we produced a short film, the award-eligible This Is Spinal Injury, that debuted at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival and was screened at several other film festivals throughout the state.
This live comedy show features Brown, Hurwitz, and an ever-changing cast of fellow local comedians!
April 2023 Lineup
** New to The Disabled List! **
As a comedian with a stutter, I love making fun of the situations I get into, and letting the crowd know that laughing at yourself is part of being a person!
Michael Bellevue is an avid sailor, reader and writer of Russian, standup producer, avid volunteer who’s produced several fundraisers for nonprofits, comedian, chess player since age 5, linguistics fan, and, self-evidently, Black. He volunteered at a food bank for 15 months during the pandemic.
Howie Echo-Hawk is a Queer, nonbinary “comedian” and all-around Native person.
Laura Lyons started comedy in Davenport, Iowa 2015. In 2016, she took a year off to focus on recovery from substance abuse. Laura returned to the stage in 2017 in Denver, Colorado and has been performing ever since. She moved to Seattle in pursuit of comedy and a legal education and she believes that every city’s police force should be abolished.
Cheri Hardman captivates audiences with hilarious tales about being a plus size, menopausal babe. She won Tacoma Comedy Club’s “The Comedy Voice,” was a finalist in Nate Jackson’s Super Funny Comedy Club’s “Funniest MF Out Here” and performed in Seattle International Comedy Competition. Her bawdy, sassy style makes her the perfect host for “Heavy Petting with Cheri Hardman.”
Gretta Gimp has the disability Cerebral Palsy. She has been doing “stand up“ since 2016. Her humor is self-deprecating and cathartic. She finds humor to be the best way to educate people about disability topics and believes that having a disability is just an ordinary fact of life—not anything extraordinary or inspirational.
Kayla Brown (she/her) is a disabled activist and amateur comedian from Seattle. She believes that art and other media forms are a way to break down stereotypes, build community, and transform people’s worlds. When not at work or school, Kayla co-produces the comedy show The Disabled List, plays video games, reads fanfiction, and eats snacks.
Dan Hurwitz is a disabled, Black, and Jewish writer, comedian, and filmmaker. In 2018, he co-founded The Disabled List, an ever-growing group of disabled comedians from the Pacific Northwest. Dan was a semi-finalist in both the Laughs Comedy Competition (2019) and the Stand-Up NBC comedy competition (2019). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in This Is Spinal Injury (2021), a mockumentary about the trials of disabled artists during quarantine, which premiered at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival in September, 2021.