“I am a creature who owns a gorgeous entertainment center. I have a big screen high def t.v. and a large hole in the center of my soul. I am a dangerous, modern southern California comic who is one bad mood away from obliterating everything I love.”
Don’t worry if you confuse Eddie Pepitone’s comedy with the teachings of a philosopher who loves to shout obscenities. Pepitone isn’t afraid to call people– starting with himself– out on their flaws, addictions, bullshit, and hypocrisies. Seattle comedy fans should get ready to subscribe to Eddie’s school of thought as he takes the Laff Hole stage in late February.
Not only will he be doing stand up, but while he’s here he will be showing his new documentary The Bitter Buddha at the Northwest Film Forum:
“Ever been to a famous city and gone on an underground tour with a friend who’s lived there for years? The Bitter Buddha is a side-streets tour through the world of comedy, hosted by names most of us know (Dana Gould, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis) and spotlighting a comic most people don’t: Eddie Pepitone, secret cornerstone of today’s young comedy tradition. Though he’s never been a household name, Pepitone continues to craft his hilariously livid stage persona. In Buddha, a wide circle of Pepitone’s friends come together to help tell the story of his decades-long ‘rise and fall.’”
Before the shows, get to know Pepitone with some Puddin’ (“the internet’s first live-action one-panel, Monday-Friday comic”), listen to his appearances on podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, and the Todd Glass Show and, of course, check out his stand-up comedy.
Wednesday, February 20th at 9pm
Tickets $10, 21+
The Bitter Buddha
Saturday, February 23rd at 8pm
Northwest Film Forum