The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Aug. 2023) [In-Person Only]
$14 General Admission
** This event features automated captioning with voice recognition projected on the screen! When you register, please let us know if you have any accessibility needs. With enough advance notice, we will do our best to accommodate and if for any reason we are unable, we will reach out prior to showtime. **
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** The Disabled List presents bi-monthly live standup at NWFF! Featured comedians in this edition: Danny Anderson, Forest Ember, Cheri Hardman, Andy Iwancio, Tambre Massman, NEVE Mazique-Bianco, and Lindsey Muszkiewicz **
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!
Aug. 2023 Lineup:
Danny Anderson (he/him) may be relatively new to the stand-up comedy scene, but is no stranger to using humor as a tool for navigating life’s obstacles. After having his Air Force career and profession as a building engineer cut short by Multiple Sclerosis, Danny finally took a very metaphorical leap into Comedy. He likes to point out some of the positives of his chronic disease… like at long last a legitimate excuse for being 6’4” and absolute trash at basketball. Danny has been dragging himself up behind microphones all across Washington State, already having limped across the stages at Spokane and Tacoma Comedy Clubs, Nate Jackson’s Super Funny Comedy Club, Comedy/Bar and Club Comedy on Capitol Hill in downtown Seattle and he’s patiently waiting for his Keyser Söze moment where he confidently strides up and off a stage near you!
Forest Ember (she/her) is a queer, neurodivergent Producer of Pun Intended Punslam – a Clowntrepeneur who swims and splashes through life living with a swarm of diagnoses and danger. She plays washboard, trombone, drums, and tambourine in several local brass bands but her main instrument she’ll show and tell you is the audience’s heartstrings.
Cheri Hardman (she/her) 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.”
Andy Iwancio (she/her) is a trans gal comedian from Seattle (by way of Baltimore). With her ten years of comedy she brings a witty, sardonic and slightly profane style to her jokes about navigating marriage, having a disability, and, most importantly, boob puns. She has opened for Kyle Kinane, Whitmer Thomas, James Adomian, Gareth Reynolds and Cameron Epsosito. Festival-wise, she has done Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest, Women in Comedy NW, Upper Left Festival, Altercation, and All-Jane. She also appeared in the HUMP! film-festival award-winning film Queer Safari and the Emmy award-winning movie Star Wars Uncut. She was also a past Comic of the Week on “Jackie & Laurie.” You also may have heard her as a guest on many podcasts including: “The Sarah Silverman Podcast,” “Bananas with Kurt Braunholer & Scotty Landes,” “Improv4Humans with Matt Besser,” and “Lady 2 Lady with Brandie Posey, Tess Barker and Barbara Gray.”
“She’s a real cool lady.” – Horatio Sanz (SNL)
“She’s really funny. Her last name has a lot of vowels too.” – Laurie Kilmartin (Conan)
“Awesome.” – Kyle Kinane (Comedy Central)
Tambre (she/her), who grew up in Montana where she was raised by feral beatnik cowboys, is a Seattle comedy cryptid who has been known to haunt the Rendezvous on Tuesday nights where she is a producer of the Comedy Nest. Wildly overdressed for every occasion, she stuns with her outfits and slays with her jokes, Credits include: Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, Seattle Sketchfest, Intersections Festival.
NEVE (they/she/he) is a Disabled, multiracial, multidimensional dramatic terpsichorean multigender femme artist. They are a mixed Sudanese Nubian living in Duwamish country and traveling wherever they have access/an invitation. He is a 2020 Pina Bausch Fellow, a 2022 Arc Artist Fellow and a Disability Futures Fellow! She is a contributing arts writer at the South Seattle Emerald, and an organizer with Creating New Futures. They collaborate with friend and fellow Seattle multidisciplinary artist Saira Barbaric as Mouthwater.
NEVE loves life, the delights and pains of love, the higher power inside us, the earth’s lullabies and war cries, drinking color, and dreaming with their queer family (especially their cat child Caravaggio). Visit him online at nevebebad.com, and on social medias at @nevethoh. Stay tuned for news of the 2024 Mouthwater dance festival, which Mouthwater is producing as Velocity Dance Center Made in Seattle artists. @mouthwaterdance on IG and velocitydancecenter.org/mouthwater
Lindsey Muszkiewicz (she/her) Huge lesbian, full-time wheelchair user popping anti-depressants, former inspiration porn star, and professionally disabled.
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.