The Habit 14

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THE HABIT presents its 14th original show with

THE HABIT 14

Nov 14 – Nov 30 at the Bathhouse Theater

WHO: The Habit

WHAT: New Sketch Comedy Show (not Improv!)

WHEN: November 14 – November 30, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Times vary

WHY: Sketch comedians need love too

WHERE: The Bathhouse Theater on Greenlake (Home of Seattle Public Theater) 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle, WA 98103

TICKETS: $19 Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006 www.thehabitcomedy.com

Seattle WA – October 20 – The boys of The Habit are back with a sketch comedy show guaranteed to fill your fall with funny. Known for their ability to intertwine multiple jokes and vastly contrasting storylines, these veteran comedians love to turn conventional comedy on its head.

The Habit has been praised for their “high-speed stage wizardry” (The Seattle Times) and the “lightning fast pace…and telepathic synchronicity to their timing” (Broadway World). A critical success and a Seattle audience favorite, The Habit has sold out every single performance for the last two years.

The Habit 14 will take The Habit in a new direction as they combine 90% new material with 10% old favorites and rare material never seen by Seattle audiences before. Look for sketches about vindictive polygraph machines, the ruthless tyranny of the No-Pants Gang, and a religious sect who is forbidden to use any technology created after 1995. Equal parts silly, surreal, and cerebral, The Habit aims to please and hopefully catch audiences off-guard with their unique brand of absurd humor.

CAST OF WRITERS/PERFORMERS

Ryan Dobosh

John Osebold

Mark Siano

David Swidler

Luke Thayer

DIRECTOR and PRIMARY WRITER: Jeff Schell

STAGE MANAGER: Noel Parkinson

PRODUCER: Mark Siano (Marxiano Productions)

Press Contact: Val Brunetto

925.818.3919 and brunetva@gmail.com

For interviews, information, and hi-res photos by John Cornicello, contact Val Brunetto at brunetva@gmail.com

ABOUT THE HABIT:

The Habit was formed in the 1990s by a group of University of Washington undergraduate students who had met at school while creating material for an undergrad cabaret called Theatre Dangerously. The group broke off and creating a sketch comedy troupe devoted exclusively to writing and performing new sketch comedy material. They were called Humphry’s Habit originally, named after Humphry Davy, the inventor of laughing gas. The group trimmed their numbers in half and continued on in the Seattle Fringe going by the name their fans had given them: The Habit. The Habit performed sold out and critically acclaimed shows for 4 years in Seattle in the late 90s and early 2000s and then toured the US and Canada with stops in New York and Chicago before relocating to Los Angeles. The Habit’s efforts to sell their comedy to HBO, Comedy Central, and other networks never fully materialized and the members moved all over the U.S., but the group continued to sporadically perform together and meet in Las Vegas, not to do shows, just to drink and gamble and joke around. Then in 2010 someone said “Hey let’s do a show in Seattle again, that was fun,” everyone agreed, and in 2011 The Habit returned to The Bathhouse Theater for a wildly successful run and Habit shows in Seattle are now slated to be an annual fall occurrence.