Kelsey Cook
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Kelsey Cook

Spokane, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Spokane, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
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The best kept secret in music


"The Hot Seat with Comedian Kelsey Cook"

Comedian Kelsey Cook sat down with me for a Hot Seat interview. Seeing Cook perform while opening for Bob Saget at the Snoqualmie Casino opened my eyes to the local comedy scene. Not only did she win the crowd over quickly, she was the cause of many deep belly laughs. Over the last few months Cook moved to L.A. to continue her comedy career. L.A. has opened new doors for her that were not available in the local Seattle market. She also hosts her own podcast, Cook’d. Weekly editions include many guest comedians, including an upcoming episode with special guest Bob Saget. Cook is in town this weekend doing a number of performances at Parlor Live! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend and need plenty of laughs, you should head over to see her performances. Whatever you do, don’t become friends and let her send text messages to you. You must attend a performance to find out why.

Here is a excerpt of my interview with Kelsey Cook:

Are there any Seattle Comedians we need to check out?

There are so many incredible comics in this scene. I really love watching Derek Sheen, Monica Nevi, Mike Coletta and Scott Losse, to name a few. There are so many more that I love and I’m sure a couple comics will give me shit on Facebook for not naming them here. Or maybe only my mom will read this. She might also be mad she’s not on the list.

Where in Seattle is your favorite place to play?

In the Seattle area, my favorite places to play are the Parlor Live Comedy Clubs, Tacoma Comedy Club, and in front of any bathroom mirror.

What has been the biggest event you have done?

I got to open for Bob Saget at Snoqualmie Casino last year which was a really awesome experience. Bob is about to be a guest on my podcast “Cook’d” in a couple weeks which I can’t wait for!

You decided you leave Seattle to continue your standup. How is that going?

Things are going well! I miss Seattle a lot – Los Angeles is an insane city, but there really are so many opportunities down there that just aren’t available in other places. I’m finally doing stand up comedy full-time, which is awesome. I did the 6-year-grind of working a day job, driving to the comedy clubs, performing, getting into bed around 2 a.m., and then waking up at 6 a.m. and doing the whole thing over again. I feel so grateful to get to make a living now doing what I love.

Touring Plans?

I am here at Parlor Live in Seattle this weekend, and then I head to Houston and Dallas with Jim Norton to perform at House of Blues. I’ll be with him in a few different cities throughout the end of this year – the shows have been so fun! Working with Jim has helped my career tremendously.

Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is a goober. He looks like the type of guy who bites into a fast food cheeseburger and eats the paper wrapper without realizing it.

How did you know you wanted to do standup?

I was halfway through college and was pursuing a math major – I thought I wanted to teach high school math – and had a pretty big change of heart. I was in Calculus III and my brain had basically liquified, so I knew it was time to go after what I really loved, which was making people laugh. I started doing stand up and improv at Washington State University and haven’t stopped since. - Seattle Music Insider


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Kelsey Cook’s quick wit and relatable observations create an easy connection with her audiences. She’s the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.

She’s won Washington State University’s “Last Coug Standing” competition, the Renton Comedy Competition, the Key Peninsula Comedy Competition, and was runner up in the Hollywood Comedy Competition. Cook was also selected to perform in the She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York City, as well as the Seattle International Comedy Competition and Big Sky International Comedy Competition. Cook’s stand up has also been featured on the show “Laughs” on FOX as well as “The [206]”, and she was a finalist in the 2015 KROQ Kevin and Bean April Foolishness Contest. You can currently see her touring the country as Jim Norton's opener. 

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