Disability-Focused Comedy Festival

I’m loving this wonderful-sounding comedy festival that features performers with disabilities. Though it takes place on the West coast, I thought it was worth highlighting. Called, sensibly enough, The Disabled List Comedy Festival, it’s being held Jan. 27-28 at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum. It features mostly local acts, and all of the performers have “both visible disabilities like using a wheelchair and invisible ones like autism,” according to this article in The Seattle Times.

Co-founder of the festival Dan Hurwitz, who with another local comedian started a collective of artists with disabilities called The Disabled List, told the paper that he hopes the festival “can encourage people to be more intentional about making their shows accessible. By not being intentional, we exclude so many people from participation in the arts and enjoyment of the arts.”



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