2013 Los Angeles Podcast Festival
The Los Angeles Podcast Festival is back for a second year of bringing the biggest names in comedy podcasting together for a three-day extravaganza at the luxurious Sheraton Delfina, mere blocks from the ocean in sunny Santa Monica. Over the course of the weekend-long event (October 4th, 5th and 6th), you'll see live podcast recordings in the Sheraton's beautiful penthouse ballroom overlooking the ocean, along with a special event standup comedy show on October 5th.
Podcasts and performers TBD.
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It sounds apocryphal, but it's true: 13-year-old Kevin Pollak did begin his Bar Mitzvah speech with "A funny thing happened on the way to the temple..." In fact, Pollak's rabbi had encouraged him to do so: even at this early stage, the boy evinced a gift for comic timing....
Performed in high-school plays but credits the University of California at Irvine for providing him with his first real training in acting; met actors Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart and Robin Williams during his time at UCI....
Rich Vos is an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but also a master at working the crowd. His ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View....
Born September 18th, 1970, actress, comedian, author, reality-show host, and occasional scriptwriter Aisha Tyler came of age in San Francisco and studied poly sci at Dartmouth College before mounting a (brief) career as an advertising executive in her hometown....
A "Comedian's comedian" Marc Maron built his career by doing standup comedy in the â€˜90s, radio in the 2000s, and podcasting in the 2010s. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Maron was a regular on the underground comedy circuit in New York City during the â€˜90s, and while specials for HBO and Comedy Central would follow, his relatively small fan base was evenly split between standup comedy fanatics and fellow comedians....
Actor. Comedian. Negro. Baron Vaughn is a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts with a BFA in Acting. He appeared in Manhattan Theatre Club's 'Drowning Crow' on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre and well as productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Huntington Theatre Company....
Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater....
High Time magazine's Stoner of the Year for 2006, comedian/actor/filmmaker Doug Benson is known for his pot humor, but he's also been able to put the bong down long enough to appear on VH1's Best Week Ever, NBC's Last Comic Standing, and other less herb-friendly television shows....
Jimmy Pardo's comedy is so far ahead of its time it's gone full circle. Often misunderstood and classified as a classic comic because of his buttery delivery and stylish repertoire, Jimmy's act takes comedy to a whole new level....
Born in the former Soviet Union, and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, Kira Soltanovich has plenty to laugh about. "Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland …not for the rides, for the lines....
Amazing writer and hilarious stand up comedian! COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV and NBC He has opened for CHRISTOPHER TITUS, GEORGE LOPEZ, KEVIN POLLACK, KEVIN NEALON
Cole Stratton is an actor. He has appeared in 1 films and television shows. He was first cast as the character 'Ed' in 'The Selling' in the year 2011.
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