Election Show 2016

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Jet City Improv says
"All of the idiocy and none of the tragedy of our real-life election show. Satire wins big." – The Seattle P-I

"Election Show returns with a vengeance... It's a winning formula." – Seattle Weekly

“A journey through the absurdity and ridiculousness of the election process in a mere 90 minutes.” – The Seattle Star

“If only we could dispense with [the real] presidential election so quickly.” – The Stranger

Jet City Improv proudly presents the return of its critically-acclaimed original comedy ELECTION SHOW for a five-week engagement leading up to this year’s presidential election with a simple promise to the American people:

Make elections fun again.

The 2016 edition of this long-running satire provides a break from coverage of the real presidential election with the return of the show’s traditional non-partisan approach: at ELECTION SHOW, no real politicians or political issues (not even a giant border wall) are allowed.

Instead, every night’s skewering of the political process comes with the chance for you to create the platforms of completely fictional candidates – in either the Whig or Bull Moose party – before pitting them against each other in a series of town hall debates, cutthroat pundit roundtables, and outrageous attack ads.

The candidate that manages to survive their scandal, select the right running mate from the audience, and secure the most votes at the end of the show is elected President of the United States with a mandate to follow through on the promises that put them in the White House.

Who will be our next president – the upstart challenger or the reigning incumbent? You decide!

The only reference to real-world politics at ELECTION SHOW comes with the hope of encouraging voter registration and turnout in this year’s election: audience members that bring their voter registration card to the show can receive one free popcorn at the concessions stand.

Since its debut 2004, ELECTION SHOW has been selected to comedy festivals in Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Toronto, Miami, Phoenix, as well as local appearances at Bumbershoot and the Seattle Festival of Improv Theater.

ELECTION SHOW performs Thursday and Friday nights at 8pm from Oct 6 through Nov 4 with a special election night event on Nov 8 at 8pm. Advance tickets to all performances are $15 for general admission ($18 at the door), $12 for students, seniors, military personnel, and TPS members ($15 at the door), and $10 on Thursdays ($15-$18 at the door).

ELECTION SHOW 2016 is a part of Jet CIty Improv's 25th Anniversary Season, made possible from support from media sponsor KUOW Public Radio.

CAST
Phill Arensberg
John Boyle
Jeremy Brown
Michael Jon Christensen
Kristina Corbitt
Sean PB
Jen Rizor
Ian Schempp
Stephani Thompson
Douglas Willott

CREW
Creator and Director: John Boyle and Douglas Willott
Technical Improvisers: Michael Draper and Tony Smores
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By: Jet City Improv

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