This year’s Akumal Comedy Festival dates have been announced. April 14-18, Akumal Mexico will become the home to some of the finest professional and rising stars in the world of stand up comedy. It is the brain child of Grammy Award winning producer and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and comedian/actor Gus Lynch. This will prove to be a special one in particular with passing of Gus this past Dec. This year’s festival will be dedicated to Gus’ memory. His untimely death is a reminder to us all how fragile life can be and his legacy will live on and shine throughout everything he has contributed to not only in the world of entertainment, but this festival in particular. You can read more about his passing we previously posted here. The Akumal Comedy Festival is a not for profit comedy festival that supports and raises money for the Mexican Red Cross Tulum and Playa del Carmen chapters and brings awareness for important local causes and projects. You can get ticket and accommodation promo for festival goers here.
We spoke to the festival producers and got a bit more information out of them that we can share now.
The shows will mostly be held in Akumal, on two stages (Plaza Ukana Grateful Dead Stage and La Buena Vida Bar and Restaurant). The other show will be at Mateo’s Mexican Grill in Tulum on April 14 and one April 15 at Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa del Carmen.
Here’s who is scheduled to perform.