This month the brand new San Diego Comedy Festival comes to our neck of the woods, and the five-day event offers something for everyone who loves to laugh. With everything from a battle between stand up and improv to an entire show of “clean” comedy, and shows by nationally known comics, the San Diego Comedy Festival is sure to be a hit.
Dan Bublitz Jr, the San Diego Comedy Festival Co-Producer reports that comedians from all over the country will be participating including national headliners you will recognize from TV and movies.
“We are excited to be kicking off the San Diego Comedy Festival with a performance by Kevin Pollak, a performer Comedy Central named one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time,” Bublitz said. “We’re also looking forward to introducing San Diego to the fun of Impro(vs)tandup, where improvisers and stand ups do what they do best and then switch places to try their hand at what the other does best. This particular Impro(vs)tandup will feature standup comics Grant Cotter from MTV’s Jerks with Cameras and Dean Delray from The Longshots and Hell Ride. The improvisers will be from the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade.”
After the showcase comes the Impro(vs)tandup show. If previous versions in other cities are any indication, San Diego is in for a treat, watching the standups and improvisers try to win the audience’s laughs and applause.
The last show of the night will be a San Diego showcase, exclusively featuring comics from San Diego.
On Thursday the laughs continue with another contest showcase, another San Diego showcase and in between a headlining performance by Donnell Rawlings, who is perhaps best known for playing “Ashy Larry” on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. Rawlings’ quick wit has made him a favorite in comedy clubs across the country.
Following Kober is the 2-hour contest final showcase. 8 finalists will perform and compete for cash prizes. These 8 will be the best of the best from the whole festival so the laughs are pretty much guaranteed for this one! At the end of the show the winners will be announced and awarded their prizes.
Tickets are available for individual shows from $15-$50 or you can get a festival pass for $100-$200 good for all shows. This event is for ages 18 and up, and all shows (except Kevin Pollak) are at the Comedy Palace. All information was up to date as of press time; line up and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Visit www.sandiegocomedyfest.com for full festival details or call 858-573-9067.