1st Annual Akumal Comedy Festival!

28 Mar

Stand Up! Records is proud to present The First Annual Akumal Comedy Festival. The festival will take place on April 19-21st, 2012 in the heart of Mexico’s lovely Mayan Riviera.

This completely free comedy festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing seven shows in four distinct venues in Akumal over three days. The Festival is the brain child of Grammy Award winning president and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch (Saving Silverman, North Country, I Spy), who seek to showcase the finest professional and fastest rising stars in stand up comedy, as well as the people, restaurants, and businesses of Akumal.

Award winning filmmakers Matthew Olson and Token Media will be working with the comedians to produce comedy short films and multimedia content featuring the most beautiful and distinct locales and hot spots in Akumal all week long!

The Festival will culminate on Saturday, April 21st on the Cancha at Plaza Ukana with a free show featuring Festival Headliner and Stand Up! Records recording artist Chad Daniels. Chad has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and his Comedy Central Presents special was voted #5 of all time in 2010. The evening will also feature a “Best of the Fest” lineup, live music, street vendors and artists, as well as plenty of food, beverage, and alcohol options.

Other Festival Highlights include:

Thursday, April 19 at Lol-Ha
Headliner: Kjell Bjorgen (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham)
Feature: Erik Allen

Friday, April 20th at Lol-Ha
Headliner: Darlene Westgor (Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America)
Feature: Chris Maddock

Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20 on “The Grateful Dead Stage”
Stand Up! Records Upcomer Showcase. A showcase featuring some of the fastest rising stars in stand up comedy.

Thursday and Friday, April 19 & 20 at La Buena Vida
Late Night “Blue” Show. The festival comics will be cutting loose and pulling no punches at this adults only showcase!

Our showcase shows will feature a shuffle of the following comics:
Gabe Noah
John Conroy
Nate Abshire
Phoebe Bottoms
Tommy Ryman
Franck Chevrier
Mitch Hansen
Bill Young
Dave Johnson
Mel Fleming
Corey Adam
Jeff Pfoser
Gus Lynch

Again, all shows are completely free.

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