A queer, pansexual, mixed-race, gender non-binary Seattle-based comedian and comic book reader, El Sanchez has been both delighting and weirding out audiences all over the country since 2010. Their conversationally cynical, yet upbeat comedic style weaves together a unique mix of embarrassing personal stories, nerdy obsessions, social politics and possible overshares, making light of their own instances of social incompetence while also skewering oppressive social norms. They have been called “fearless” by City Arts Magazine, “a grumpy nugget of delight,” by writer/author Lindy West, “a local favorite,” by The Stranger and “a brilliant new voice everyone should know,” by comedian Hari Kondabolu. Grammy Award winning singer/song-writer Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches, Juno) has cited Sanchez as her ‘favorite underground Northwest comedian’ while W. Kamau Bell, comedian and host of the CNN series United Shades of America, once said, “El Sanchez is the truth.”
Now after 7 years of performing, El is finally recording their very first comedy album here in the historical Jewelbox Theater! Also featuring Caitlin Weierhauser (Portland) and Nick Sahoyah (Seattle)!
$12 Advance/$15 at the door