Monday, May 5, 2014

FINAL DAY AT AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL


      LAST DAY OF THE AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL ~  7PM  SHOW AT TURTLE BAY CAFE

The show at Turtle Bay was performed with Spanish speaking comedian and local performances. 
some samples below:

Jarana Dancers
The jarana is the typical dance of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The local ladies performed the dance during the Spanish section of the show. 

 
Preparing for the Jarana dance
El Santos and Catrina perform a song and dance performed during the Day of the Dead,                                                                                                         



This festival to celebrate the unity of life and death, is considered by many to be the most important holiday of the year in Mexico and other Latin American countries.


The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the "Lady of the Dead", corresponding to the modern Catrina.

Rojo Perez performed for the local audience in Spanish.  A young boy was captivated with his performance.


At the 10pm show Paul Hooper performed at La Buena Vida, and had the crowd in hysterics. 


Special guest comedian Chad Daniels gave a surprise performance
Kjell Bjogen performed and pointed out his round tummy to the audience

Saturday, May 3, 2014

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL MAY 2nd : GRATEFUL DEAD STAGE and LA BUENA VIDA

8pm show at the Grateful Dead Stage included a Stand Up! Records line up of terrific talent including Mary Mack, Ray Harrington and Adam Quesnell. Special guest star was Rojo Perez. Stand Up! Records producer Dan Schlissel was in attendance as well as Quinn Canady from Comedy 24/7 radio station.

Adam Quesnell hosted the 8pm comedy showa

Rojo Perez at the Grateful Dead Stage

Comedians Mary Mack and Ray Harrington gave an amazing improv comedy performance. A real treat for the audience.







Craig Norton at La Buena Vida


La Buena Vida with host Craig Norton

Headliner Paul Hooper, at la Buena Vida

Friday, May 2, 2014

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL, DAY 3 @ AKUMAL

 8PM SHOW AT THE GRATEFUL DEAD STAGE, AKUMAL
The comedy festival is a huge hit and has raised over 53,000.00 pesos for the local Red Cross
Tommy Ryman headlines at the Grateful Dead Stage

Tommy Ryman at the Grateful Dead Stage

Tim Harmston performs at the Grateful Dead Stage
10 PM SHOW AT LA BUENA VIDA

Adam Quesnell hosts the 10pm show at La Buena Vida to a packed crowd


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surprise guest comedian Chad Daniels

JT Habersaat

Chris Garcia had the audience in hysterics



Thursday, May 1, 2014

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE WAH WAH BEACH CLUB IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN, APRIL 30th

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE WAH WAH BEACH CLUB IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Ray Harrington performed to a packed crowd of over 300 people at the Wah Wah Beach Club in the giant palapa, 

Craig Norton a local celebrity and comic hosted the show

Mary Mack a comedian from the US, not only performed her comedy routine but also played the mandolin

Mary Mack and her mandolin

comedians Paul Hooper and Rojo Perez attend to enjoy the performances, they will perform in Akumal this weekend

JT Habersaat from Texas performed while a giant screen projected the performance to the packed crowd.




The Akumal Comedy Festival continues in Akumal tonight at the Grateful Dead stage, performances begin at 7pm.