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


SCCF REAL DEALJoin 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

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Saturday, October 3rd, 4 pm

Saturday, October 3rd, 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 4th, 4 pm

Sunday, October 4th, 7:30 pm

PLEASE READ: This is a Drive-In live event. Your ticket is for one carload of people. When you arrive to the lot, please show a copy of your Eventbrite ticket to one of our volunteers. You will be shown what spot to park in. Please remain in your cars during the show. You MUST have a FM radio in your car or you will not be able to hear the show. If you have to leave your car for any reason, you MUST wear a mask while on the property. Please keep the area around your car clean so we can continue this great opportunity of presenting live comedy in downtown. This show contains language and topics not suitable for those under 16.

TIckets are $60 per carload with $10 of every ticket being donated to the Ben Lomond Volunteer Fire Department.

Note that not all performers may not be on every performance–for any questions please email DNA at

Laurie Kilmartin- Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” made Vulture’s list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She’s written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn (Comedy Central) and The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusion (CBS). She has appeared the Montreal Comedy Festival as a New Face and, 12 years later, as a Master.

Dave Ross- Dave Ross makes dumb comedy about his emotions. His comedy is so dumb that it is sometimes called “smart“, and it is so emotional that it is sometimes called “brave”. It isn’t brave, though. It’s dumb. Youmight have seen him on The Late Late Show with James Corden, or on Corporate or on This is Not Happening, Drunk History or WTF with Marc Maron. He’s a Moth Grand Slam winner, he tours like crazy and he’s found himself on Vans Warped Tour, Fest, SXSW, Just For Laughs Montreal, The Moth Ball and so much more. His podcasts Terrified (on Nerdist), Y’all Ever (on Starburns Audio), and Good Heroin (on Starburns Audio), have all garnered hefty cult followings, and you also might know him as co-host of Nerdist’s Sex Nerd Sandra Podcast for a time.

Kevin Camia- Kevin Camia a stand up comic from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. As a member of The Dress Up Gang, the show was selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival as part of the indie episodic series. I toured the country opening for Ali Wong. I’ve been on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and Seeso’s “The Guest List” and most recently taped a set on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. I was voted Best Up and Coming Comic at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, selected as a Comic’s Comic on and I have two CDs out entitled “Kindness” and “Color”. My first CD Kindness was voted Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2010 on iTunes. I’ve headlined sold out shows at Just For Laughs Toronto, and have performed at The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, RiotLA, The Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival, SF Sketchfest, Small Town Comedy Festival and The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland. I’ve written for “Danny From LA” on MNETAmerica, MTV’s “Ridiculousness”, and the “The Funny Drop” w/ Frankie Quinones, a web-based channel Mas Major produced by Broadway Video and NBC Universal.

Merril Davis- Merrill’s comedy brings a sense of silly wisdom, sideways perspective, and self-effacing dark charm to the stage. She has been featured in Another Period on Comedy Central, Henry Phillip’s Punching Henry and Hulu’s Coming to the Stage. She is the producer and one of the hosts of Witch Hunt comedy show in LA and NY. She’s been featured in LA Weekly’s “Make Us Laugh Funny Girl” and is a regular at the Hollywood Improv. She has opened for Jamie Lee (MTV’s Girl Code, Conan), Debra DiGiovanni (JFL, Showtime) and Jon Dore (Conan) at The American Comedy Co. in San Diego. She performs all over the country and is really looking forward to making her parents proud someday.

Joshua Burke- Jason Burke is a seasoned comedian who has been doing stand up comedy in New York City, Los Angeles and all over the country, for the past 12 years. Jason’s also had the privilege of performing in a number of national commercials for brands such as Spotify, Nike Basketball and Gorilla Glue, and can be seen playing “Gavin” in the “Delco Proper” television pilot for Comedy Central.

Butch Escobar- Butch Escobar born and raised in San Jose California has been honing his comedy skills over the past decade. He is one of the most prominent comics in the Bay Area producing and has performed around the world entertaining the troops.

Alexandria Love- Alexandria Love is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and writer from Oakland, California. She’s performed at some of the best venues in California, including Tommy T’s, The San Jose Improv, Doc’s Lab, The Set-Up, and Pianofight. She is a seven-time winner of Tourette’s Without Regret’s Dirty Haiku Battle at the Oakland Metro Opera House, and the current reigning champion at Muni Diaries’ Haiku Battle. She’s created or co-created several popular shows, such as Thinking Women’s Comedy, Here’s Why That’s Funny, and Pop Quiz.

These shows will also feature the best of the Santa Cruz Comedy Scene and is hosted by DNA.

General Admission: $60 with $10 of every ticket being donated to the Ben Lomond Volunteer Fire Department.

The show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+




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