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Olympia Improv Collective

Olympia Improv Collective

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS The Olympia Improv Collective is producing its first show Sunday, and the group of 10 experienced improvisers already has big plans. Mark...

envelope from Sam Miller

Sam Miller’s Letters From Jail

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This Thursday evening, comedian Sam Miller is getting serious. Miller, host of the weekly open-mic event Vomity (9 p.m. Wednesdays at Le...

Scatterbrains

An Evening of Alternative Facts: An Improv Comedy Show

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS An improv resurrection is happening in Olympia. One of the Puget Sound region’s leading improvisational groups, the Scatterbrains Improv...

Jason Haws and David S. Hogan in The Understudy at Harlequin Productions

REVIEW: The Understudy

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS It’s a shame that more than half the seats were empty at Harlequin Productions’s opening-night performance of The...

Hari Kondabolu

Joking in a Dark Place With Hari Kondabolu

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Why is it such a common occurrence for comedians who talk politics to be met with the dismissive refrain, “Stick with the comedy?” For...

Sam Miller at Le Voyeur

Sam Miller in Seattle International Comedy Competition

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia comedian Sam Miller will compete in this year’s Seattle International Comedy Competition. He’ll compete in the first round of...

Brad Upton

The Dream Team of Stand-up Comedy

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Comedian Brad Upton writes about everyday life, a 28-year marriage and anything else that pops into his head. He’s a past winner...

Sam Miller at Le Voyeur

Vomity Comedy

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS Seeing stand-up comedy live can be exhilarating. Even if the comedian is a seasoned performer, it’s never a given that a show will go...