INAUGURAL ALTADENA COMEDY FESTIVAL
SET FOR AUGUST 13-15
Major Three-Day Comedic Event to Help Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society
ALTADENA, Calif. - July 28, 2009 - Funnier than playing chess blindfolded, organizers of the Altadena Comedy Festival today announced the inaugural event will take place from August 13-15, 2009. Rather than just another local open mike, the cutting edge festival is a major, three-day exhibition of comedic talent, with over five hours of comedy each night. The event will take place at The Coffee Gallery (2029 N. Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91101), an award-winning entertainment venue at the heart of Altadena.
The festival features three days of hilarious shows highlighting some of the hottest comic talent in Southern California performing a variety of stand up, sketch, musical comedy and improv. There will also be four, three-hour interactive workshops run by leading entertainers focusing on writing, character development, improv and stand up.
"We are thrilled to bring this unique comedic event to the San Gabriel Valley," said John David Heinsen, co-founder and executive producer of the Altadena Comedy Festival. "The festival will have a look and feel similar to major festivals around the country, while retaining Altadena's unique small town feel. The festival will feature both nationally-known and upcoming talent, providing them with the ideal vehicle for showcasing their talent. In addition, all event proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society, aiding them in their goal of eliminating the scourge of cancer."
The festival is being put on to support the American Cancer Society (ACS), with all proceeds going directly to the ACF's "Relay For Life - Team Altadena." Beyond ticket sales, additional donations will be collected throughout the festival from special events, food sales and a charity art auction.
"The Coffee Gallery is well known in the Altadena/Pasadena area as a fantastic music venue, but we will show that it's also ideal for hosting this new type of entertainment vehicle," said Julie Sandoval, co-founder and executive director of the Altadena Comedy Festival. "The festival will showcase some of the funniest performers active today, and will be extremely entertaining for audience members of all ages. This is a terrific community event that will have a great local presence, as well as be supported by many local businesses."Thank you for your support!
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