Due to the high demand for Bumbershoot’s comedy shows, and the intimate venues in which they are staged, a limited quantity of passes guaranteeing general admission are offered for each comedy performance.
Comedy Passes are free and available each day at the Comedy Pass Distribution booth, located on the corner across from the Fountain Lawn Stage. Comedy Passes are not required, but recommended to secure a seat in one of the comedy performances. One Comedy Pass per person, per day will be available, while supplies last. Comedy fans wanting to attend more than one comedy performance each day may join the stand-by line at each venue (see below for details). Tip: get your Comedy Pass early in the day before supplies run out.
To guarantee admission, Comedy Pass holders must arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes before, but no later than 15 minutes before the performance time. At 15 minutes before the performance time, unclaimed seats held for pass holders will be open to those in the stand-by line. Pass holders arriving 15 minutes or closer to the performance time are no longer guaranteed a seat and are encouraged to join the stand-by line for admission. The venue manager will not allow lines to form early, so please do not arrive earlier than 30 minutes prior to show time if you have a Comedy Pass.
Please note: special entrance privileges will be provided to Platinum Pass holders, who do not need to pick up a free Comedy Pass. Platinum Passes are available for purchase at bumbershoot.org prior to the Festival, while supplies last.