Posts Tagged ‘Mona Concepcion’


Heavy Weight Champion of Comedy

April 21, 2015

Comedy Night April

with special guests

Old school comedy comes to the Feedback Lounge as we welcome the legendary JAY WENDELL WALKER, performing his 55th anniversary show. Jay has been described by critical reviews as the Heavy Weight Champion of Comedy and is well known for his cross-generational appeal, dynamic monologues and hilarious facial expressions.

Here’s some background Jay: “At an age when most men think about retirement, Jay Wendell Walker is just getting warmed up. Already a fixture of the Comedy scene for more than 50 years, 20 years of that in the Seattle area, Jay seems to be getting even funnier with age. He was, in fact, the undisputed champion of the 2006 San Francisco International Comedy Competition where night after night he destroyed rooms. When you watch this funny guy pace the stage and rapid-fire his lines at the audience.”

Come see this legend live and for free!


There’s Something Funny About February…

February 14, 2015

"Just Laugh It Off” Comedy Series

February brings more of Seattle’s rising star comedians to the Feedback Lounge for our “Just Laugh It Off” Comedy Series.

Coming back Wednesday, February 18th, 8PM to perform again is the very talented and gifted Cris Rodriguez, who, in a very short time, has scored in comedy competitions all over the city. Here’s a few of his stats:

• 2010: 4th place in the Jai Thai Open Mic Competition
• 2011- 1st place in the 2nd Annual Carmen’s Comedy Competition
• Finalist and 4th place in the Grit City Comedy Competition
• 1st place in the 1st Annual Punchline Fridays Comedy Competition at Jai Thai
• 2012: Finalist in the Jack FM Make Jack Laugh Comedy Competition

Joining Cris are fellow ace rib ticklers Daniel Carroll, Abbey Drake, Daniel O’Connell, Michelle Martinez and hosted by Mona Concepcion. As always, no cover, so come enjoy some of our craft cocktails and be thoroughly entertained by these exceptionally talented comedians.


Comedy To Light You Up

January 20, 2015

"Just Laugh It Off" Comedy
What another awesome line-up of rising star Seattle comedians: Tyler Smith, winner of the Northern Lights comedian competition in 2012, headlines along with very special guests Silas Lindenstein, Parker Postyeni, Issac Novak, Patrick Higgins and Mona Concepcion.

In post-legalization Seattle, standup comic/pot enthusiast Tyler Smith’s new cooking-with-pot show, Something’s Burning, channels his abiding love for weed into a how-to series that’s equal parts entertaining and informative.

With his veteran comedy chops and his, ahem, passion for the subject matter, it would be hard to imagine a better-equipped guide to lead viewers into the new and uncharted territory of legal, edible marijuana. In just over a month, Something’s Burning has gotten well over a quarter of a million views on YouTube™. Wanna see more? Click HERE.


Feedback Lounge 2015

January 4, 2015

Feedback Lounge 2015

A new year means more opportunities to bring new events/live music to the Feedback Lounge, as well as introducing you to more of our award-winning craft cocktails, courtesy of Matt, Amanda and Jordan, three of the best mixologists in the city.

We’ve always tried to mix it up in terms of the live music we bring to the Feedback: blues, R&B, classic rock, nostalgia, tributes, hair rock, dance, soul, jazz, rockabilly and more. In 2015, we will continue to do that with never a cover charge. That’s the West Seattle way.

Looking ahead, we have the incredible Into The Cold returning, along with Kirk Dubb, Black Vinyl All-Stars, Gerald Collier, The Dusty 45s, Led Zeppelin tribute, Rippin Chicken (house residency here first Wednesday of each month), and an incoming slew of live album release shows.

We’re also continuing our weekly Blues To Do Live series (every Tuesday night, 8PM), featuring the best blues and all of its off-shoots in the entire Pacific Northwest. This series – now a year old – has turned into a blues lover’s jackpot; the caliber and quality of the blues artists that come in are near to staggering. And if you can’t make it in, each show streams on the internet at

Continuing with Just Laugh It Off, our once a month live standup comedy series. Each show features six of Seattle’s rising star comedians, some of whom have been getting national attention. The shows are free and start at 8PM.

New to the Feedback Lounge this year is the Seattle Poker Open, beginning January 15th and running every Thursday, 7PM thereafter. Wanna release your inner poker shark? Click HERE for details.

Every Thursday, Amanda and Jordan host Cocktail Club with new flavors and ingredients, taking craft cocktails to a new level. They get under way around 6PM and will surprise you every week with their mixology skills.

Chef Wade changes the Fresh Sheet every two weeks and offers it open to close. Come taste what everyone is talking about.

DJ Kingblind hosts The Deep Cuts every Thursday, spinning rock in all directions. Where he really shines is with his themed setlists. He also takes requests, by the way.

On our 10-foot big screens, of course.

We update/post every day on Facebook and Twitter. Funny pics, upcoming events, things we overhear in the bar, jokes… You never know what you’ll see.

Update almost daily. This is where you can find out what we’re doing and what’s coming up whenever you want. We also have our cocktail/food/happy hour menus online as well.

We have a few more things up our sleeves for 2015, so bookmark our website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for all the new fun stuff headed your way.


Comedy Night: 1 Year Anniversary

September 13, 2014

Just Laugh It Off

Time to pop the champagne and/or Budweiser – our JUST LAUGH IT OFF COMEDY NIGHT series celebrates its one year anniversary on Wednesday, September 17th, 8PM with a stellar line-up of terrific and funny rising star comedians. As always, this is a free show.

Headlining the show is stand-up comedian/actor/writer ROBERT PIDDE, with very special guests MONA CONCEPCION, ABRAHAM BEHALIU, WILFRED PADUA and SHAWN ARMISTEAD. And let’s not forget our incredible host, DARYL COXY.

A taste of Robert’s good-natured humor…

“People say going to McDonald’s for a salad is like going to a prostitute for a hug. But sometimes you just need a hug.”

“Quitting candy cigarettes is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Doesn’t feel like these sugar patches are doing ANYTHING.”

“Saw a man propose inside a Kay Jeweler in the mall. Decided that all milestones shouldn’t be done within 100 yards of any Wetzel’s Pretzels.”



An August To Laugh About

August 18, 2014

Comedy Night

Time again for our monthly live comedy night, this time featuring the hilarious Anthony Robinson and his Microphone of Justice show. Anthony is joined by fellow rising star comedians Jamika Scott, Monica Nevi, Tyler Trerise, and Silas Lindenstein. The lovely and talented Mona Concepcion hosts this stellar night of comedy.

Winner of the 2013 Punchline Comedy Competition in Seattle, Anthony started comedy on accident at a cafe in Kansas City during an open mic night in 2006. Not even wanting to be a comedian, one of the show runners asked him to display a talent at their open mic, and he wound up delivering what would be the trademarks of his comedy set for the past seven years: the combination of spontaneous brilliance and well written social commentary. Off the cuff, on the cuff, or even in handcuffs, Anthony Robinson is a good time.


A Rainbow of Comedians

June 14, 2014

Comedy, Rainbows & Pride

“Just Laugh It Off” Comedy Night continues in June with a pride-themed show, starring the fabulous ABBEY DRAKE: “I’m a Theoretical Theorist. In other words, I speculate about other people’s speculations… Okay, so I guess about all kinds of sh*t and then come up with a conclusion based on my fantasies…”

Abbey Drake

Appearing with Abbey are rising comedy stars TOPHER WHITE, BARBARA SEHR, RICK TAYLOR and JEFFREY ROBERT. And if that wasn’t enough, the amazing MONA CONCEPCION and SARA BERGNER are hosting!

Come see this rainbow of comedians on Wednesday, June 18th, 8PM – free show!


West Seattle’s King of Comedy

June 14, 2014


West Seattle King of Comedy

It’s tough being a comedian, in this city or anywhere else. And it’s even tougher being a promoter of comedy. Just ask Daryl “Duane” Coxy, Seattle’s Patron Saint of Comedy, who has been a tireless advocate/producer of the city’s burgeoning comedic talent.

Duane books and manages the Feedback Lounge’s “Just Laugh It Off” Comedy Series, bringing in an astonishing array of rising and established comedians. And he does it mostly out of pocket. “I never make any money,” he laughs, preferring to re-invest whatever he makes into keeping his love of comedy going.

Hard to say where local comedy be without guys like Daryl. Here’s why he’s one of the most qualified movers and shakers in the Seattle comedy industry…

“I’ve always been a big comedy fan. I’ve seen every HBO Comedy Special and Comedy Central Presents that’s ever been produced, more than likely. I got hooked on local comedy when I saw the Seattle International Comedy Competition at the Comedy Underground in 2012.”

“I followed the circuit of local shows and comedians for about a year before I ventured into producing my own shows. I used to produce a public access show in Spokane and participated in a few unknown podcasts for fun. I produced a sold out show at Parlor Live in March of 2013. That was the first gig that I produced outside of Feedback Lounge.”

Mona Concepcion, host and co-producer, is the one who gives me credibility with the local comics. She helps me choose the most talented comics for our Feedback showcases and always does a great job of hosting our shows. Mona is the only female Chamorro comedian in the world which makes her more unicorn than Pacific Islander.

Hailing from the tropical island of Saipan – a real place – she has made Seattle her home. She has spent the last two years performing all over the west coast, from the largest Chamorro festival in the country to the smallest bar in Renton, WA.”

“I believe in underdogs and like to do things differently. I have made a point of giving up-and-coming” comics their first headlining spots, and it’s an honor for me to do so. There are a number of great feature level comics who seem to hit a glass ceiling and only get closing slots if they produce their own shows. I know talent when I see it and want to give those comics a chance to spread their wings and fly. I also love to book some of the best under appreciated headliners who should be on TV and often tour without much fanfare. It’s my honor to support and work with all of these comedians.”

The Feedback Lounge features free live comedy every month. See our calendar for upcoming shows. And come shake hands with Daryl – and tell him your latest joke; He’ll love it.