The Disabled List Presents: Live Comedy (Jun. 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. **
⚠️ Public safety notice ⚠️
NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.
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** The Disabled List presents bi-monthly live standup at NWFF! Featured comedians in this edition: Forest Ember, Andy Iwancio, Blake Kiltoff, Jay Lapin, and Crystal Liston **
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!
June 2023 Lineup:
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.
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.
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)
Blake Kiltoff (he/him) has been a professional entertainer since 2008 and a comedian his entire life. Born in the Seattle area, Blake started performing at Giggles Comedy Club in 2008 and has worked nearly every comedy club and room in the PNW. He produces and hosts popular standup shows and appears regularly at Washington’s biggest comedy venues.
When he’s not working on comedy, Blake enjoys spending time in Louisiana with his children, hanging out at bookstores and coffeeshops, and dancing at nightclubs.
Jay Lapin (he/him) is a psychotic, manic depressive, voice-hearing crazy person. Other than that he’s a pretty normal guy. Jay comes from small town Massachusetts, growing up near the Worcester area. He currently lives in Boston where he produces comedy shows with his team Hidden Gem Comedy and performs with his band Foot Model. He is also a social worker who uses his lived experience to support others in the mental health world. Laugh at his jokes please.
Crystal Liston (she/her) is a PNW native and has been in the disability game for 32 yrs. She has decided to throw her hat into the comedy arena in hopes that the fame will help out her political career.
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 (he/him) 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.