Kelsey Cook reverses directions for comedy success

Cheney High School grad brings a bit of a blue show to Spokane’s Bada Bing! Comedy Series

Cheney High graduate Kelsey Cook honed her comedy on the stages of some of the major clubs in Los Angeles.

Most comedians spend years touring the hinterlands of dimly lit, smoky, stale-beer smelling small comedy bars before hopefully – and luckily – finding success under the bright lights of Los Angeles.

Kelsey Cook did it the other way around.

“I kind of started out in L.A. for the first year or two,” the 2007 Cheney High School grad said in an interview Monday.

Cook said she loved the experience of doing comedy there but missed the lifestyle and atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest, so she returned to Washington and this Saturday comes home as one of three comedians in the second Bada-B...

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