Darius Emadi Presents: The United Nations of Funny! Seattle’s most diverse voices in stand up comedy! Featuring Kortney Shane Williams, Milan Patel, Manny Martin, Wilfred Padua, Leem Samad, and more!
Kortney Shane Williams
Kortney Shane Williams is an international touring comedian that currently considers Seattle, Washington his home. A master of satire, Kortney is known for igniting enormous laughs in audiences with an irresistible comedic presence that’s smart, cerebral, and full of bravado. He’s a regular on the festival circuit, performing at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and Bumbershoot Arts Festival.
He’s consistently opened for big names such as Hannibal Burress, Mike Wilmot, Darryl Lenox, David Alan Grier, and Dave Chappelle – who, after witnessing Kortney demolish the audience, told him, “In the last 15 years I’ve never been nervous to follow a comedian until now.”
Korntey has also appeared on CBS, Comedy Time at the Icehouse, and The 206 on NBC. His writing has been featured on Yahoo while his comedy sports blog Comedic Prose is regularly highlighted on FoxSports.com.
Milan Patel grew his comedy roots in Seattle, but is quickly becoming one of Portland, Oregon’s fastest-rising stand-up comedians working today. Distinctly irreverent, his conversational style of stand-up has been described as silly, weird, and enjoyably rough. He’s performed at multiple comedy festivals including Bumbershoot and the Boring Time Comedy Festival in Seattle while producing several DIY comedy shows in Capitol Hill to rave reviews such as The Steve Pool Comedy Show and the Scratch Deli Open Mic.
Born in New York as a first-generation American from Polish & Iranian parents and raised in Seattle, he was featured in four episodes of MTV’s acclaimed “The New Tom Green Show,” at age 17—about the same time Emadi was voted high-school senior “Class Clown.” From there, he began his stand-up career in Seattle, where he fascinated audiences across the Northwest with his unorthodox point-of-view and abrasive wit, including such hotspots as The Comedy Underground, Laughs Comedy Spot, Parlor Live and Odd Duck Theater. Emadi has also written comedy for College Humor and Loonwatch.com, and for the acclaimed iPhone game “One Squirrel to Rule Them All.” Among press reviews, he has been deemed audacious, energetic, and cutting-edge. His own mandate: “Nothing makes me happier than knocking people with a superiority complex.” Darius now lives and performs in New York City. Check the schedule to find his whereabouts. All you gotta do is click below. And don’t be shy — stalk! He’s on Twitter, Instagram, and whatever’s coming out after Snap Chat.