Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lizard Wrangling w/ Comic Danny Lobell | The Road Podcast with JT Habersaat

Lizard Wrangling w/ Comic Danny Lobell | The Road Podcast with JT Habersaat


JT Habersaat interviews Danny Lobell pool-side, while a lizard sunned himself.
 Lizards, iguanas and other unusual animals are indigenous to Akumal. artwork by Elizabeth Williams


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Akumal Comedy Festival Mexico 2015 | The Road Podcast with JT Habersaat

Check out link below:-))
Akumal Comedy Festival Mexico 2015 | The Road Podcast with JT Habersaat

Interview artwork by Elizabeth Williams
JT Habersaat interviews Akumal Comedy Festival Producer and Stand Up! Record Producer Dan Schlissel at La Buena Vida, one of the Akmual Comedy Festival venues. JT's wife seated far right with lovely red hat. artwork by Elizabeth Williams

Derek Sheen interviewed by JT Habersaat ocean-side at the Akumal Comedy Festival. Sheen discussed many things including his father, who was an associate of the Mafia.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: RED CROSS DONATION IN HONOR OF GUS LYNCH

Memories of Gus Lynch, his wit and humor were omnipresent during the festival.
At the start of the festival, the family of Gus Lynch presented the local Red Cross with a cheek for 
32 thousand dollars, money donated in honor of his passing. Artwork by Aggie Kenny
Gus Lynch's family, wife Mandy, mom Nancy and dad Bruce

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FINAL DAY AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: BEST OF THE FEST @ LA BUENA VIDA

FINAL DAY OF THE AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Best of the Fest line up at La Buena Vida

Host JT Habersaat in "Pest" of the Fest  suit.

Corey Adam



Mike Stanley
Maggie Faris


Friday, April 17, 2015

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DAY 3: Akumal Grateful Dead Stage and La Buena Vida

Grateful Dead Stage Performances below. 
Artwork by Aggie Kenny
Jeff Pfoser
 Buena Vida 10pm show
Comedian Joe Staats

Musical comedian Chris Maddock


10 pm La Buena Vida performance by  Headliner Derek Sheen, 
artwork by Elizabeth Williams
Buena Vida Headliner Derek Sheen

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DAY 3: LA SANTANERA

Last night the Akumal Comedy Festival debuted their first all Spanish Playa Del Carmen show at the night club La Santanera. The rooftop room was packed and the audience laughed in hysterics at all of the comedians performing. Below is a selection of the comedians, tonight they perform at Senor Frogs in Playa.  The line up was
Host: Alex Roga
Feature: Luiki Wiki
Feature: Erick Vargas
Feature: Roberto Andrade
Feature: El Cojo Feliz
Headline: Daniel Sosa

Artwork by Elizabeth Williams below
La Santanera before the show, with manager Greco and DJ Jeff Gold. La Santanera has vintage furniture, chandeliers and a DJ booth made of  vintage speakers. The outdoor area looks out over the ocean.

Comedian Luiki Wiki

Erick Vargas

Roberto Andrade

Headliner Daniel Sosa

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DAY 2: WAH WAH BEACH BAR/PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Last night the Akumal Comedy Festival moved up to Playa Del Carmen to the Wah Wah Beach Bar, which is a large open air palapa bar/restaurant by the beach. The large crowd enjoyed the show and the all star line up of comedians. For more information about the comedians see link
 http://www.akumalcomedyfestival.com/comedians
 Images below.

Craig Norton a local favorite, hosted the show
Danny Lobell performed to a packed crowd.


Maggie Faris, comedian from Minnesota performed 



Featured comedian Darryl Lenox

Headliner Chad Daniels  ended the show


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL OPENS IN TULUM MX: Mateo's Grill

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL OPENS IN TULUM:
Mateo's Grill 
Chad Daniels hosts a great line up of comedians

Host comedian Chad Daniels






Joe Staats performs to a standing room only crowd.


Mike Stanley comedian from Detroit perfoms.





Colleen Justice performs 


Comedian/Musician Chris Maddock performs


Daniel Lobell comedian from LA via NYC
http://newyorkcomedyworld.com/category/danny-lobell/

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

La Beuna Vida Restaurant: Akumal Comedy Festival venue

 La Beuna Vida Restaurant below, bar with swings.
The Akumal Comedy Festival performances are upstairs at 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
. Mariachi Bands also perform at La Beuna VIda
Later in the night, man dancing on table to music by the La Beuna Vida Mariachi Band
Band email: mariachiodmt.gmail.com


Previous performances at La Beuan Vida from 2013 and 2014
Jeff Pfoser

Glenn Wool

Craig Norton

Kjell Bjogen






Dan Schlissel, Producer Stand Up! Records and Festival Founder


Dan Schlissel, Producer Stand Up! Records, Festival Founder from 2013 to 2015

Dan Schlissel(2015) with press credentials, by the beach, always working
Dan Schlissel with Gus Lynch (Festival Founder)  during the 2nd Akumal Comedy Festival, at Tira Misu

Dan Schlissel at the Lol Ha Snack Bar during the 2013 Festival 



Dan Schlissel 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

AKUMAL MEXICO : El Comal de Akumal and Entrance to Casa Romero with Cat

Daveed Placenia's restaurant in the center of Akumal, el Comal de Akumal. Serves homemade terrific Mexican food.
Prior to festival opening tomorrow in Tulum, another sunny day in Akumal, by the Ya Kul lagoon and Casa Romero.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NYC CITY HALL PRESS ROOM: Room 9

Gearing up for the 2015 Akumal Comedy Festival, artists need to change gears from courtroom technique to reportage style. The reporters (from the legendary Room 9) who cover New York City's mayor and politics allowed artist Elizabeth Williams to hone to her technique using them as models. The results below:

Capital New York press corps:  David Giambusso, Eliza Shapiro, Sally Goldenberg

New York Times and Staten Island Advance reporters




Matt Chayes from Newsday and Gloria Pazmino from Capital New York

Henry Goldman of Bloomberg News and president of the Inner Circle. Inner Circle posters above, line the pressroom.