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The First Annual Akumal Comedy Festival (In English)

This free comedy festival will be fundraising to build a playground for the local children of the Akumal Pueblo!

The First Annual Akumal Comedy 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 producer and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch 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.

Also Performing:

Gus Lynch, Phoebe Bottoms, John Conroy, Dave Johnson, Jeff Pfoser, Erik Allen, Mel Fleming, Bill Young, Tommy Ryman, Mitch Hansen, Chris Maddock, Nate Abshire, Corey Adam, Gabe Noah, Chad Daniels and Craig Ferguson.

COMEDY FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (subject to change)

THURSDAY, APRIL 19th:

5:30pm Dancing on “The Grateful Dead Stage” Plaza Ukana
Akumal children will perform a special dance routine.
6pm Stand Up! Upcomers Showcase on “The Grateful Dead Stage”
Hosted by Phoebe Bottoms
with comedy by:
John Conroy
Dave Johnson
Jeff Pfoser
Erik Allen
Mel Fleming (Merida, MEX)
Headliner: Bill Young
7:30pm Dancing at Lol-Ha Restaurant
Akumal children will perform a special dance routine.
8pm “LOL at Lol-Ha”
Hosted by Tommy Ryman
Guest Comic: Mitch Hansen
Feature Comic: Erik Allen
Headliner: Kjell Bjorgen
10pm “Blue” Show at La Buena Vida
Hosted by Chris Maddock
with comedy by:
Nate Abshire
Phoebe Bottoms
Corey Adam
Fanck Chevrier (Montreal)
Gabe Noah

FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:

5:30pm Dancing on “The Grateful Dead Stage” Plaza Ukana
Akumal children will perform a special dance routine.

6pm Stand Up! Upcomers Showcase on “The Grateful Dead Stage”
Hosted by Nate Abshire
with comedy by:
Jeff Pfoser
Dave Johnson
Franck Chevrier (Montreal)
Mel Fleming (Merida, MEX)
Chris Maddock
Headliner: Tommy Ryman

7:30pm Dancing at Lol-Ha Restaurant
Akumal children will perform a special dance routine.
8pm “LOL at Lol-Ha”
Hosted by Gus Lynch
Guest Comic: Bill Young
Feature Comic: Chris Maddock
Headliner: Darlene Westgor
10pm “Blue” Show at La Buena Vida
Hosted by Gus Lynch
with comedy by:
John Conroy
Corey Adam
Chris Maddock
Bill Young
Phoebe Bottoms
Headliner: Gabe Noah

SATURDAY, APRIL 21st:

The Plaza Ukana Cancha (basketball court)
Throughout the day, there will be food and drink vendors around the Cancha. Again they will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Akumal kids playground project.
5pm Akumal drummers and percussion.
All welcome to join in!
6:30pm – live music
Arpason!
7:30pm Dancing
Akumal children will perform a special dance routine
8pm Festival Closing Show
Hosted by Gus Lynch
with Darlene Westgor and Kjell Bjorgen
and Festival Headliner
Chad Daniels
9:30pm Party and Live Music
Kalua band


Source: http://www.akumalcomedyfestival.com

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