2014 Akumal Comedy Festival

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Akumal Comedy Festival – April 29 / May 03 2014


Moskito Real Estate is proud to be a sponsor of the 3rd annual Akumal Comedy Festival – an event that donates all proceeds to the Red Cross in Playa del Carmen and Tulum.


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The Akumal Comedy Festival is ecstatic to be back for its 3rd year in the Riviera Maya, from April 29 to May 3, 2014.  In the past two years, the Festival has seen such acts as Chad Daniels (Comedy Central Presents, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, The Tonight Show), Jimmy Shubert (Comedy Central Presents, “2 Broke Girls,” “The King of Queens,”), and Glenn Wool (The BBC Stand Up Show, Edinburgh Festival, “Edinburgh and Beyond” for Comedy Central). 


The lineup for 2014 has just been released, and will feature Tim Harmston (Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Ray Harrington (Comedy Central), Mary Mack (Just For Laughs Festival, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), Paul Hooper (HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival), and Chris Garcia (NPR’s This American Life, WTF with Marc Maron).


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Akumal Comedy Festival 2014

Each year, the Akumal Comedy Festival works closely with local communities in both Akumal and the Riviera Maya at large, and all Festival proceeds go to a local charity.  This year, the Akumal Comedy Festival is proud to team up with the Red Cross.  Providing essential emergency services throughout the world, the Red Cross is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world.  Locally, the people of the Mayan Riviera depend on the Red Cross daily, as many areas here are made up of isolated, smaller communities.  Even highly popular tourist areas like Tulum and Akumal rely on the Red Cross for immediate care, community outreach, and life saving training for hotel, resort, and restaurant staff.


Festival organizer, Marieke Brown, has been working tirelessly to make sure that this is the biggest and best festival so far.  In the past two years, the festival has been located only in Akumal.  Thanks to the efforts of Marieke and her staff, along with the support of festival producer, Stand Up! Records, the Akumal Comedy Festival is proud to broaden its borders and include shows in both Tulum and Playa del Carmen.  “The Red Cross is the first responder in the Mayan Riviera and operates completely without aid from the local, state, or federal governments,” Brown said.  “This festival benefits the people of the Mayan Riviera by donating all proceeds to the Red Cross in Playa and Tulum.  This year, we’re hoping to raise $75,000 pesos to help a truly great cause.”

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The Akumal Comedy Festival is produced by Stand Up! Records, and promoted by Comedy Playa (formerly, Comedy Below Sea Level).  Dan Schlissel, president of Stand Up! Records, has always been clear about what the Akumal Comedy Festival’s goals are.  “This festival is about giving back to the community.  We love Mexico, particularly the Mayan Riviera – its culture, its history, and especially, its people.  We are so proud to be able to give back to the place we love.” 


2014 will be the first year that the festival officially branches out into Tulum and Playa del Carmen with a show at Mateo’s in Tulum on April 29 at 8pm, and show at the legendary Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa del Carmen on April 30, also at 8pm.


Tickets can be purchased at each of the venues, or by visiting the Akumal Comedy Festival ticket page.


For more information on this year’s lineup, sponsorship opportunities, or how to become a Friend of the Festival, please visit the Akumal Comedy Festival web site.