Friday, April 24, 2015

AKMUAL INTERVIEWS: DANNY LOBELL @ MODERN DAY PHILOSOPHERS

From the Akumal Comedy Festival 
Danny Lobell interviewed comedians Chad Daniels and Darryl Lenox.
Interviews to be posted in several months on the site:

Leading up to the interviews going live
are images drawn by Elizabeth Williams 

 Danny Lobell interviews Darryl Lenox with the ocean in the background
Chad Daniels interviewed by Danny Lobell in Akumal artwork by Elizabeth Williams

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

FINAL POST: A thank you to those behind the scenes

MANY THANKS TO THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE
artwork by Elizabeth Williams

Marieke and Scott Brown, festival organizers and photographer

Marieke and Alek, sound engineer


Patrick: Sound Engineer

Josh: Sound Engineer



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


FINAL DAY AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: AKUMAL PUEBLO, El Ultimo Maya

LAST NIGHT AT THE AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL.
Proceeds of the festival go to benefit the local Red Cross, which funds a much needed ambulance and other capital funding projects, like an emergency facility.
The festival raised over 185 thousand pesos which is significantly over the projected goal
and double what the festival raised last year.
Plus the local community enjoyed a show last night of five outstanding Mexican comedians, many of whom perform on Comedy Central in Mx.

Below is a sampling from the 8pm show at the Ultima Maya in Akumal Pueblo.

Singer Tony Gabriel delighted the audience and serenaded many of them

Host Alex Roga kicked off the group of Mexican comedians

Comedian Daniel Sosa

El Cojo Feliz


Luiki Wiki

Saturday, April 18, 2015

AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DAY 4: AKUMAL AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN

 AKMUAL COMEDY FESTIVAL DAY 4

AKUMAL AND PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Yesterday the Akumal Comedy Festival continued with shows at Senor Frogs in La Playa Del Carmen, La Buena Vida and the Grateful Dead stage in Akumal.
Below are images from the various venues.

SENOR FROGS: LA PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Artwork by Aggie Kenny


Host Alex Roga



El Cojo Feliz artwork by Aggie Kenny
THE GRATEFUL DEAD STAGE: AKUMAL MX
Artwork by Elizabeth Williams

Headliner Tommy Ryman with sound engineers Patrick and Alek, far left artwork by Elizabeth Williams


Collen Justice featured comedian at the Grateful Dead stage
LA BUENA VIDA 10pm SHOW

La Buena Vida restaurant and bar in Akumal Mx

Headliner Darryl Lenox

Akumal Comedy regular Craig Norton

Al Klemick

Comedian and Host Jeff Pfoser

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