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7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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Comedy fans, the 7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming!

On Friday October 2nd we’re kicking things off with an amazing Zoom show! Starring Adam Conover, Baron Vaughn, Ophira Esienberg and Madison Shepard!

8pm PST get your tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-cruz-comedy-festival-zoom-edition-tickets-120684840607

On Saturday October 3rd and 4th its live, outside with 2 shows a day at 4pm and 7:30pm with Laurie Kilmartin, Dave Ross, Kevin Camia, Merill Davis, Jason Burke, Alexandria Love and Butch Escobar! Tix are extremely limited and available here. bit.ly/3j03VdF

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09/27/2020

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The 7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival (Drive In Comedy Show)

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Join us for a Drive-In Comedy Festival in downtown Santa Cruz with headliners from Conan, Comedy Central, Netflix and more!  Located in downtown Santa Cruz in the parking lot behind Saturn Cafe and Walgreens at 201 Front Street, you pull in and watch national headliners on stage from the safety of your cars (broadcast on your FM radio). Come share this unique event with us!

The 7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival Drive-In Edition

tickets at www.dnascomedylab.com

Saturday, October 3rd, 4 pm

Saturday, October 3rd, 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 4th, 4 pm

Sunday, October 4th, 7:30 pm

PLEASE …

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09/23/2020

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Save The Lab

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08/04/2020

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The 6th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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Hey Comedy Fans!  The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is back October 4-6th! Three days of events, with Saturday October 5th being our most experimental shows ever.

Not Just because we’re using DNA’s Comedy Lab as our HQ, Headliner Show and Late Night hangout, but because this year the festival has new venues, fun free events and deep dives into comedy.

Here’s a snapshot:

Friday October 4th
7 and 9:30pm Irene Tu Live at DNA’s Comedy Lab (20/25)  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4347740
with a pop up queer disco. Partial proceeds benefit the Trans Dyke March
9pm Poet and The Patriot Comedy Showcase (free)

Saturday October 5th 
11am Comedy Brunch at The …

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09/05/2019

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An Interview with Comedian Kira Soltanovich!

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Kira Soltanovich Live From the Lunch Room Interview

Kira Soltanovich has been making people laugh for years now. She was a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for almost ten years and has made appearances on: Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central! She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. She even self produced her very own 60 minute special while she was pregnant! Kira is one mighty …

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04/30/2019

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Kira Soltanovich is coming to Santa Cruz!

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Kira Soltanovich will be performing at DNA’s Comedy Lab in Downtown Santa Cruz Saturday May 4th!

 

Kira has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central. She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. And here’s an interesting fact, three of those people have dated each other.

She also hosts a parenting podcast, The Kira Soltanovich Show, in which she interviews other fellow comedians who have kids and they discuss all things comedy and …

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04/27/2019

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FUNNIEST STUDENT IN SANTA CRUZ

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Are you funny? Think you got what it takes to be crowned the funniest?
DNA’s Comedy Lab is holding the first ever Funniest Student in Santa Cruz Contest on May 18th!
Winners will receive cash, prizes, a chance to work a weekend show at
DNA’s Comedy Lab and radio time on KPIG!!!

Auditions are on Saturday May 18th at DNA’s Comedy Lab located at 155 S. River
Street from 10am to 1pm. It’s first come first served and every students comedy
will be judged to see if they progress to the big show on Sunday May 19th! All you need to do is show up and …

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04/17/2019

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Laurie Kilmartin: From AOL to TBS.

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Laurie Kilmartin has been in the writers room of Conan for eight years. But back when she started in 1987, Late Night TV was controlled by men. From years of grinding mics on the road to writing a New York Times bestseller, Kilmartin has played by her own rules. Hilarious, irreverent and one of the finest stand-ups in the country, Kilmartin will be appearing at the Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, CA on December 1st. Join us for a deep dive into the current fires in California and comedy talk with Laurie Kilmartin. Tix available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sierra-nevada-presents-the-comedy-revolution-featuring-laurie-kilmartin-tickets-51594452396

Laurie: Hey …

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11/21/2018

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The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-7th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm Free Show at Streetlight Records …

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10/01/2018

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5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

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WELL, it’s that time again, The 5th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 4th-6th!! Here are the highlights!
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Oct. 4th Kick-Off Party at Blue Lagoon 8:30 FREE
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Oct. 5th The World Premiere of Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Movie at the Santa Cruz Film Festival The Tannery 9:15/ After Party at Poet and Patriot
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Saturday October 6th 60 comedians/11 venues Comics from HBO, Comedy Central, America’s Got Talent, Conan and more invade downtown!!
11am Comedy Brunch at Food Lounge $5 Comedy Show and Brunch
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5pm Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts 4 comics/4 authors https://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/four-authors-four-comics-one-night
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FREE 6pm Free Show at Abbott Square 6pm …

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08/20/2018

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