Day: October 1, 2014

MAKERS documentary series kicks off with “Women In Comedy”

We need another documentary about women in comedy like we need another Holocaust movie. Distressingly, still necessary. So long as there are people who challenge genders, races, religions and varied upbringings, we’ll need to keep presenting evidence to contradict and convince them that anyone is capable of anything. Just because you have different chromosomes and sexual organs doesn’t mean you’re ineligible or unqualified to deliver a set-up and punchline, or just as importantly, that you need to be singled out or segregated because of it. And yet, here we are, still. In the past year or two, we’ve seen...

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Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California

The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. NUVOtv, which planned to film the fourth season of its Stand Up & Deliver stand-up showcase series in Cabo during the festival, is teaming up with Levity Entertainment Group for a special Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo Relief benefit comedy show tonight at the Irvine Improv. Participating comedians include Billy Gardell, Aisha Tyler and Pablo Francisco, plus...

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