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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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Loudon Wainwright III: The Fourth Member of Spinal Tap?

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Aside from being a talented and influential singer/songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III has become a hip household name for his sense of humor. From the road where Loudon is polishing his new Netflix special, he confesses, “I’ve always liked making people laugh, if possible. I have friends that are comics and I certainly have watched a lot of stand up. When I perform, I have a guitar that acts as a fig-leaf and as a shield for protection—so I’m relaxed.”

With 23 albums under his belt, appearances on TV—including M.A.S.H and Judd Apatow’s underrated Undeclared—and a hilarious role as an irreverent …

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05/11/2018

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One Degree of Separation with David Spade

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David Spade is not just one of those guys that used to be on Just Shoot Me or SNL, he’s definitive, original and a huge influence on the zeitgeist of 2018. From a hard scrapple upbringing to a huge star in his twenties, Spade not only entertained us, he redefined what comedy is. You can trace the snarkiness that permeates the 21st Century to Spade’s “Hollywood Minute” segment during SNL news in 1992. Spade’s contribution to the world of comedy can’t be overlooked.

(Quick sidenote: there might be 6 degrees of separation between me and Kevin Bacon, but there’s only …

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04/10/2018

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The 4th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival: Twilight Zone, Last Late Night

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Big goings on for the 4th annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival on Saturday October 28th (and beyond).

It’s a SPOOKY Comedy Festival w/comedians from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Letterman, Better Call Saul and MORE!

ON Saturday October 28th 60 comics run around 10 venues in downtown Santa Cruz. Pick your favorite free venue and or see a ticketed show like:

David Liebe Hart (Tim and Eric Awesome Show) headlines The Atrium with Nervous Energy and DJ Real. With host Samantha Gilweit. Tickets here: http://www.catalystclub.com/event/1549075-david-liebe-hart-santa-cruz

Everyone deserves to laugh. So get out the door and downtown.

ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th

Free Comedy …

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08/19/2017

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