2014 Akumal Comedy Festival Update!

Organizers for the 2014 Akumal Comedy Festival are pleased to announce that Paul Hooper, a brilliant comedian from New York City will be one of the headlining comedians at the 2014 event in Akumal Mexico. Paul Hooper hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. An only child with OCD, Hooper channels his dysfunction into a cathartic harangue. He has an undeniable likability, and this young comic plays it to the hilt as he rants non-stop through his routine, winning over any judgmental people who could be shocked by his outrageous take on life.

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This native of Charlotte, North Carolina has already proven to be a hit in clubs from Florida to Alaska. He has been featured at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival and was a finalist in the 30th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. His show is not to be missed! Check out a sampling of his humor on YouTube http://youtu.be/jD3zZZrQG7k.
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Visit the official event website to see a full line up of performers as they are announced!
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For the third year running, Stand Up! Records is proud to present The Akumal Comedy Festival. This year, the much anticipated festival will take place April 29 – May 3, 2014 in the heart of Mexico’s lovely Mayan Riviera at various venues in Tulum, Playa del Carmen and, of course, Akumal!

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The 3rd Annual Akumal Comedy Festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing eight distinct shows in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Akumal over 5 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 (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.
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Most importantly, the event is able to raise money and generate awareness for important local causes and projects. This year, the Akumal Comedy Festival 2014 proudly supports the Red Cross in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, with all profits from this years shows going directly to these organizations.  The Red Cross in Tulum and Playa del Carmen are the first responders to accidents, medical emergencies, and disasters.  They operate without charge, offering life saving medical treatment to anyone who needs it, and are a lifeline to many of the poor local communities.  Along with emergency response, the Red Cross promotes preventative medicine through community outreach programs, and by offering life saving workshops to adults and children.
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For more information about the festival, email info@akumalcomedyfestival.com.
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Schedule

Tuesday – April 29, 2014

TULUM – Mateos Mexican Grill 8pm – 50 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Wednesday – April 30, 2014

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Wah Wah Beach Bar 8pm – 200 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

Thursday – May 1, 2014

AKUMAL CENTER – Plaza Ukana Greatful Dead Stage 8pm – 50 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

NORTH AKUMAL – La Buena Vida 10pm – 50 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross) * Adult Content, 18+

Friday – May 2, 2014

AKUMAL CENTER - Plaza Ukana Greatful Dead Stage 8pm – 50 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross)

NORTH AKUMAL – La Buena Vida 10pm – 50 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross) *Adult Content, 18+

Saturday – May 3, 2014

AKUMAL PUEBLO Closing ceremony y comedia en espanol – Akumal Pueblo Cancha 7pm – free show / gratis

NORTH AKUMAL – “Best of the fest show” – La Buena Vida 10pm – 100 peso donation at the door (goes directly to the Red Cross) *Adult Content, 18+

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE STARTING MARCH 1, 2014

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