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HA Comedy Festival – The ART of Comedy

September 17 - September 19

Three days, five venues, 40+ Comedians and 20+ shows where all forms of the new mainstream Art of Comedy will be on display. Witness the funniest Latinx comics from across the country, as well as exclusive behind-the-curtain events, culminating in the live taping of a star-studded comedy special which will premiere on HBO Max. The Ha Comedy Festival aims to give Latinx performers the spotlight and voice by normalizing their inclusion, while also developing a robust pipeline of new mainstream talent. Danny Trejo, Carlos Santos, Chingo Bling, Jessica Keenan, Steve Trevino, Danielle Perez, Lisa Alvarado, Paul Rodriguez, Emilio Rivera are amongst the featured celebrities hosting and participating at this year’s festival.

For all details and ticket information, visit https://hacomedyfest.com/

Opening night, Friday, September 17, kicks off with:

6 p.m. – “Comedy Chingonas” 2020 Sneak Peak Event at the Tobin Center Plaza with a live panel and premiere screening of select clips from the upcoming HBO Max special, Comedy Chingonas, featuring an all-Latina cast that included Latina comedians Luz Pazos, Vanessa Gonzalez, Debbie Gutierrez, Carmen Carrera, Xazmin Garza, Jill Michele Meleán, Crist Guzman and Mariannette LaPuppet. This event is hosted by Carmen Lynch and Luz Pazos and is free to the public.

7 p.m. – “Fresh Faces” 2021 at The Anacacho Room at the St. Anthony Hotel with the newest and freshest voices in comedy from around the country, including Jack Assadourian, Renee Santos, Nancy Lee, Cody Woods, Reece Muniz, Rick Izquieta, Dave Jay, Abi Sanchez, Chris Tellez, Cisco Duran, James Camacho, Rafi Gonzalez and Rojo Perez. Tickets will be sold on Eventbrite.

8 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

10 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

Midnight (12 a.m.) – “After Midnight” open mic for comedians invited to the festival. Held at The Anacacho at the St. Anthony. This event is free to the public.

Saturday, September 18, is packed with even more comedy including:

4 p.m. – “The Garcias” Premiere and Cast Panel at the Tobin Center Plaza. The panel will feature members of the original cast of “The Brothers Garcia” who are back as “The Garcias” in the reboot for HBO Max. Free to the public.

6 p.m. – “Equal footing Film Festival” at the Tobin Center Plaza. The Equal Footing Film Festival will feature 10 short comedic films from diverse female filmmakers. The Equal Footing Film Festival is one of the first ever all-female diverse film festivals and will celebrate emerging female talent in the comedy genre. A clip from the winning film will be featured on the HBO Max comedy special created from The Best of the Fest showcase. Free to the public.

7 p.m. – “Comedy Chingonas 2021,” hosted by comedian and Tik Tok star Carmen Lynch, features comics like Renee Santos and Luz Pazos at The Anacacho at the St. Anthony.

7 p.m. – “Double Billing Show” Fresh Faces 2021, hosted by Emilio Rivera (Mayans MC and Sons of Anarchy star) and On Their Way: Fresh Faces from 2020, hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, at the Lila Cockrell. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.

8 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

9 p.m. – “The Veteranos of Latino Comedy” Headliner Show at The Anacacho at the St. Anthony Hotel will feature host Rick Gutierrez with comedians Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca, Nick Guerra, Fabrizio Copano and Carmen Lynch.

10 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

Midnight (12 a.m.) – “After Midnight” open mic for comedians invited to the festival. Held at The Anacacho at the St. Anthony. This event is free to the public.

Sunday, September 19, closes the festival with:

3 p.m. – Equal Footing Film Festival awards ceremony at The Tobin Center Plaza with a replay of all films.

5 p.m. – “The Best of the Fest 1” the first of two TV tapings at the Lila Cockrell Theatre featuring comedic talents of Chingo Bling, Jessica Keenan, Steve Trevino, Carlos Santos, Lisa Alvarado and new finds Dave Jay and Renee Santos. Two of the 2020 Fresh Faces comics will be selected to get their first TV break and also appear on the Best of the Fest taping on Sunday. The Best of the Fest will include guest hosts Paul Rodriguez, Emilio Rivera (Mayans MC and Sons of Anarchy star), a surprise appearance by an alum of the famed sketch troupe The Second City, members of the original cast of The Brothers Garcia and Paulina Chávez star of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia.

6 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

5 p.m. – “The Best of the Fest 2” the second of two TV tapings at the Lila Cockrell Theatre featuring comedic talents of Chingo Bling, Jessica Keenan, Steve Trevino, Carlos Santos, Lisa Alvarado and new finds Dave Jay and Renee Santos. Two of the 2020 Fresh Faces comics will be selected to get their first TV break and also appear on the Best of the Fest taping on Sunday. The Best of the Fest will include guest hosts Paul Rodriguez, Emilio Rivera (Mayans MC and Sons of Anarchy star), a surprise appearance by an alum of the famed sketch troupe The Second City, members of the original cast of The Brothers Garcia and Paulina Chávez star of The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia.

6 p.m. – “Latino Comedy Showcase” at Jokesters 22. Tickets on sale through Jokesters 22 or at the door.

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September 17
End:
September 19
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