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5 comedy shows to see at Bumbershoot 2013

Marc Maron, Patton Oswalt, Natasha Leggero and other comedians are among the best bets at Bumbershoot 2013.

Seattle Times staff

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Bumbershoot 2013

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at Seattle Center (

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Practically every comedian in the game has a podcast these days, and it’s no surprise that this year’s comedy lineup at Bumbershoot is stocked with some of the best podcasters in the business. Audiences looking for a laugh will have plenty of options to choose from, whether it’s stand-up or live tapings — here are five that stand out.

Mike Vecchione and Marc Maron. Maron is a white-hot comic with a top-rated podcast who also just had his sitcom, “Maron,” picked up for a second season on the IFC Channel. (1 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, the Playhouse)

Patton Oswalt and Friends. Oswalt’s “Star Wars Filibuster” guest spot on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” this past season was one of the funniest and nerdiest bits of comedy ever filmed. (6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Monday, Bagley Wright Theatre)

How Was Your Week? with Julie Klausner and special guest Ted Leo. New-York based author and comedy writer discusses pop culture, reality shows and celebrity gossip with punk rocker Ted Leo. (4:45 p.m. Saturday, Bagley Wright Theatre)

Matt Besser, Natasha Leggero. Besser is a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and Leggero has appeared on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Reno! 911” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” (4:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Monday, the Playhouse)

Laff Hole Presents: Fresh Faces. This long-running club night features local comedians who have been working throughout Seattle’s burgeoning comedy scene. (6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Vera Project)

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