LA's comedy scene is unrivaled and today the town is a hub for some of the world's top performers and stage comedians, TV comics and actors. The Los Angeles Comedy Festival is a celebration of the city's now-famous comic community with a focus on promoting some of the region's best acts, while also discovering the latest talent.
Set to kick off November 12th and running through November 22nd, the festival is a week-long celebration of comic relief. The largest comedy festival in the United States, it hosts the best comedians from film, the world's top live performers, and features a screenplay competition that's given rise to some of LA's best writers.
Past participants in the festival have won Oscars, signed for web series and network television deals, and become cast members on SNL. Famous faces like Seth Myers, Tim Daly, Christina Ricci, Kate Bosworth and Jake Johnson have all had their works screened at the festival along with other top rising stars. Film screenings and live shows take place at the Let Live Theatre in downtown LA, just around the corner from the Formosa Café and the Melrose Avenue Strip.
If you're looking for accommodations while in town, the Beverly Hills Plaza is just a few minutes away from the venue, and offers Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Concierge and a heated pool. Attendees can find plenty of free parking at the venue's lot as well as on the streets surrounding the theatre. Ticket prices for each show are $11.54.