Arts Hub presents the first annual Funny Fiesta, a comedy festival featuring stand-up, sketch, improv, magic, music, a pod cast, film, and visual artists from across the country. The festival will feature 25 comedians or performance companies with an emphasis on local Albuquerque talent. The Festival is headlined by stand-up comedians Sarah Kennedy (New York/Albuquerque), Kristal Adams (Rialto, CA), sketch comedy from Blackout Theatre (Albuquerque), and improv from The Show (Albuquerque) and the One Night Stanleys (Albuquerque). The Funny Fiesta is a two-day jam packed event celebrating comedians from here in Albuquerque and those across the country.
The Funny Fiesta is crafted to be an eclectic mix of performances that highlights the many ways that performers and artists can be funny. Blackout Theatre is a local legend when it comes to sketch comedy, producing sketches that highlight the quirks of Burquenos. They are also well-known for their viral videos, Sh*t Burqeunos Say videos which have over 2 million views online. The One Night Stanleys and The Show have produced some of the most consistently funny improv in Albuquerque over the last decade, each drawing large crowds to their spontaneous and hilarious productions. Kristal Adams has performed in the SF Sketchfest, is the creator/host of the Too Sensitive for Comedy Podcast, and will be featured in season two of Amazon’s Laugh After Dark series. Sarah Kennedy is an Albuquerque native who moved to New York and has been featured on MTV, The Today Show, and has performed in festivals across the country.
The festival will take place at the Albuquerque staple, The Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. The location is a classic Albuquerque performance space that will allow for live performance, digital media, and visual arts displays.
The Funny Fiesta will primarily highlight the comedic talents of performers who live in Albuquerque. Of the 25 performers, 18 currently live in, or are from the Duke City. The mix of performers means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Audiences will have the opportunity to purchase single show tickets for $10 or a three show pass for $25 to save some cash. Tickets and the full line-up can be found at here.