Ragin’ Canadian comes back to Bremerton

2006 SICC winner Damonde Tschritter headlines Best Of the Seattle International Comedy Competition Night at the Admiral Saturday, March 29.

Though not very prestigious and perhaps unknown outside of the Pacific Northwest, around these parts and even more so further North, Damonde Tschritter is a legend.

For years, it was rumored — half in jest, half straight-faced — that no Canadian would ever win the Seattle International Comedy Competition. So the story goes, in the early years of the SICC, a very funny young Canuck named Kerry Talmage was favored to take the cake. But in a spot of spontaneity, the emcee of the final night called him out of turn causing Talmage to trip up, finish second and in effect, begetting the Canandian curse.

Since then many Canadians, even the illustrious Ryan Styles, had reached the finals but never won.

That is until Tschritter, hailing from Vancouver, B.C., came on the scene in 2006, took the title and demolished the curse for good or ill.

It doesn’t look like he’s been up to much since, but Tschritter will be coming to Bremerton for a bout of stand up starting at 8 p.m. March 29 as he headlines the annual Best of the SICC comedy night at the Admiral Theatre.

Tickets are $25 on the main floor, $20 in the balcony. Call (360) 373-6743 or go to www.admiraltheatre.org to reserve. The show is all ages, but adult material should be expected.

This is the final time that comedians courtesy of the Seattle Comedy Underground, the auspice of the SICC, will be in Kitsap until November.

“Once the sun comes back in the evenings, we stop doing these things,” Seattle Comedy Underground’s main man Ron Reid said.

But they’ll be back for the next International Comedy Competition, he said, for which they’ve hosted one of the final nights in Bremerton over the past few years.

Info: www.seattlecomedycompetition.com, www.admiraltheatre.org


Also on March 29, with doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., the Slaughter County Roller Vixens present another bout of Full Contact Comedy with Seattle (via New York) funny man Harrold Gomez at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar and Grill, 1240 Hollis St. in E. Bremerton.

The show is 21+, tickets are $12, cash only at the door.

A fundraiser for Kitsap’s all-women, flat-track roller derby team, a portion of proceeds will also go the South Kitsap Skatepark Association, a group raising funds to build a skate park in Port Orchard.

Info: www.slaughtercountyrollervixens.com or call the Cloverleaf at (360) 377-8516.