Beginning this weekend, the comedy club The Laughing Devil will kick off the week-long stand-up comedy festival Devil Festival where you can catch comedy, attend seminars, and watch someone win $2500 in prize money. We caught up with comedian and director of The Laughing Devil, Steve Hofstetter to give us 5 Reasons you can’t mises Devil Festival.
Gary Gulman. You know how he’s about to film an hour special for Comedy Central? Wouldn’t you love to watch it before it airs? Or even before it films? Get a preview of Gulman’s new hour. Then watch it live when it airs on Comedy Central and ruin all of the punchlines for your friends.
Experience. This isn’t some first time festival. Well, it is – but we’re also the same people behind Trial By Laughter in Indianapolis and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta. So really, this is the sixth year of the first time festival. Oh, shut up, you know what I mean.
Industry. This festival is crawling with it – network execs, casting directors, reporters – they’re everywhere. EVERYWHERE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GET THEM OFF ME! Kidding. We love you and are happy you’re a part of this. Thank you for making us famous.
Discovery. You know how you always want to be the one that found an artist first? This festival lets you do that with 100 of the most up and coming up and comers on the scene today. Dave Waite won Laughing Skull and then did Fallon a few weeks later. Just after Skull, Mike Palascak was on Letterman and his special is airing on Comedy Central right now. Come find out who is next.
Rooftop Tent Party. You heard right – we’re throwing post parties every night, including a free-entry poker game with expensive prizes and a rooftop tent party one block from the east river. Yes, there are 22 great shows – but what really makes this festival are the lunches, the seminars, and the parties. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life – but it’s a hell of a way to spend a week.
Get on out to the Devil Festival kicks off this weekend in Long Island City, NY. Schedule and ticket information can be found at www.devilfestival.com.