The RIOT LA Comedy Festival is coming back for its third year in January. This alternative comedy festival, considered “one of the most ambitious live comedy events in the country, will take place January 16-18th in downtown Los Angeles.
Started by Abbey Londer in 2012, the festival (in conjuction with KCRW 89.9) will host thirty-five shows and over one hundred comedians admist a giant block party over seven venues on Main Street (between Third and Fifth Street). Comedians scheduled to perform this year include Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler Al Madrigal, Michelle Wolf and many more.
RIOT LA will also host such popular shows as Roast Battle with Jeff Ross, the return of Kurt Braunohler’s Roustabout, KCRW’s UnFictional Live, Brew HaHa, Comedy Living Room, The Goddamn Comedy Jam, and live tapings of The Indoor Kids podcast with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordan and With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus featuring Thomas Middleditch. A special screening of Ari Shaffir’s web-series-turned-television-series This Is Not Happening will also be a part of the festivities, as well as plenty of beer, wine, food trucks, arcade games, and various other shenanigans and tomfoolery.
Superfan and VIP passes are on sale now. Get your’s here.
Billy Wayne Davis
Josh Adam Meyers
& more to be announced