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Statewide snickers: Comedy fest steps up to a bigger stage for Apple Blossom weekend

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WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Comedy Festival was such a success, its creator decided to murder it.

The first Wenatchee Comedy Festival last year gave way not to the second annual, but instead to the first Washington Comedy Festival, slated for at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee and environs.

Founder Alex Haley says the festival simply outgrew its original name, swelling from its lineup of 12 comedians in 2013 to a walloping 27 this year.

“Into the planning of this…

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