Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival

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2018 FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE SEPT 1ST!

SUBMIT HERE

 

SAVE THE DATE • 2018 OCT 11-14 

  The Second City Diversity in Comedy Festival is a 4 day festival that will take place on October 11-14 2018. The festival will feature diverse performers in the realm of sketch, improv, and stand-up comedy through performances, panels, and workshops. Locations for the 2018 festival are at The Second City Hollywood and King King Hollywood.

Hosted by The Second City in Hollywood, this festival will take place in Los Angeles on:

2018 Festival Dates are October 11, 12, 13, and 14.

 Who qualifies as “diverse”? We feel that diversity extends to any group of underrepresented cultural voices- this could be based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. If you believe your comedic voice is underrepresented and reflects your unique background…apply!

Over the next few months we will be adding information on our many workshops, guest panels and performers. Check back for current updates!

2018 LADCF THRULINE SCHOLARSHIP!

Submission Deadline: September 17th and Award Notification will be on Friday, Oct 11th

Eligibility Requirements: Any diverse student or actor, 19 or over, who meets the application requirements can apply. The Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival is seeking talent including but not limited to those who identify as any of the following: Asian Pacific, Sub Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, LGBTQ, Transgender, and Female.

This Scholarship is at Second City Hollywood only and if awarded and living out of state or country, you must be responsible for any travel, lodging or housing accommodation during your scholarship period. All classes will take place at The Second City Training Center in Hollywood. Scholarship award is good for one year of study in improvisation, musical improvisation, or sketch comedy writing. The awarded applicant will receive one full length class per term (6 terms in total) in the year 2018, based on what applicant is eligible to take by Second City Hollywood’s training standards and prerequisites.

Download LADCF scholarship application here.


NEWS

Los Angeles Times: Second City Hollywood to launch Diversity in Comedy Festival

 

VOLUNTEER DURING LADCF 2018: fill out this FORM


2018 CALENDAR TBA

LADCF 2018 All Show Festival Pass

$80 before October 11th
$100 during festival
purchase here: https://bit.ly/2KVt1Z8

 

 

 
Thursday, October 11thFriday, October 12thSaturday, October 13thSunday, October 14th
9 - 10 pm Bob Curry Cast 1
10 - 11 pm Bob Curry Cast 2

 

 


2018 PARTIES DURING THE FESTIVAL 
Opening night party Oct 11th at Lono Hollywood 4-7pm
Closing night party Oct 14th at Lono Hollywood 7-10pm

 

2018 THEATRE LOCATIONS DURING THE FESTIVAL
There are three active stages during the festival, please take note which stage your show is at when purchasing tickets.
The Second City Studio Theatre(located on 2nd floor with no elevator access)
3 Arts Stage (located on 2nd floor with no elevator access)
King King Hollywood
(ADA Compliant Ground Floor Accessible)

 

The Second City Studio Theatre 

The Bob Curry Fellowship is a tuition free, professional development master program, named for the first African-American performer on a resident stage. These actors and improvisers are from many diverse multicultural backgrounds. The fellows are (in alphabetical order) Shukri R. Abdi, Jose Acain, B Anderson, Jorge Emanuel Berrios, Mario Barra, Idil Bray, Braxton Brooks, Rochele Gutierrez, Kalilah Harris, Chase Ingrande, Donzell Lewis, Rashaun Perry, Joy Regullano, Claudio Saavedra, JP Siruno, and Jacklyn Uweh

 

 

 

 

King King Hollywood

 

The Black Version
Give us a movie title and we’ll give you The Black Version. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show “Hot” and the cast a “Comedic A-Team,” LA Weekly says the show is “Red Hot” and “Scores more than its share of belly laughs,” while the LA Times calls the show “A Winner”! Returning to the festival for the second year in a row, The Black Version is an all-African-American cast that includes show creator Jordan Black along with comedy veterans Phil LaMarr, Nyima Funk, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, and Cedric Yarbrough, cast is subject to change, all under the direction of Karen Maruyama.

 

Daniele Gaither

Gary Anthony Williams

Jordan Black

Nyima Funk

Phil Lamarr

Cedric Yarbrough

Karen Maruyama

 

 

 

2017 SPONSORS

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FESTIVAL STAFF

Serenity Garcia – Read Bio

Dwayne Colbert – Read Bio

Josh Funk – Read Bio

Jen Hoyt – Read Bio

Jorge Emanuel Berrios – Read Bio

Carrie-ann Pishnak – Read Bio

Zack Colonna – Read Bio

Nancy Hayden – Read Bio

Isaac Esparza – Read Bio

Jenna Torrisi – Read Bio

Abby Wagner – Read Bio

Dionna Iron-Griffins – Read Bio

Claudia Wallace – Read Bio

Jasmine Kent – Read Bio

Kelly Hernandez – Read Bio

Chris Trovador- Read Bio

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