Diversity in Comedy Festival - Oct 21-23

The Second City Hollywood Announces LA Diversity in Comedy Festival Line-Up


For Immediate Release: Oct 6, 2016 - The Second City Hollywood is proud to announce the incredible line-up of artists headlining the first annual Diversity in Comedy Festival occurring October 21, 22, and 23, 2016. You can see the full schedule by going to ladiversityfestival.com



  • 8:00 PM                      The Second City Stage                      Ithamar Has Nothing To Say
  • 8:00 PM                      The Hollywood Improv                       The Black Version
  • 10:00 PM                    The Hollywood Improv                       Chris Redd & Friends 

Three Festival Stages

The Second City Stage • 6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90028

3 Arts Stage • 6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90028

The Hollywood Improv Stage • 8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Afros & Ass Whoopins

Everyone is tired of talking about race and the police, we are too, so we decided to sing about it instead! This original musical comedy is the story of a son who is at odds with his father's old-world views. Cop sticks, and afro picks, come get your ass whooped! Premiering on The Second City Hollywood stage and performed by: Michael Boumenot, Braxton Brooks, Paul Dupree, Choni Frances, Piper Gillin, Linzie Gray, Brian Hunt, Kyle McGrath, Majeed Nami and Carl Tart. Written & Directed by Dwayne Colbert. Assistant Director, Keenan Montgomery. Music & Lyrics by Hughie Stone Fish.


Gay marriage is here - get scared, straights! Gay marriage just passed in the U.S. and when a straight couple runs to escape the gay's "evil agenda" they find out who the real sinners are! This original musical premieres on The Second City Hollywood stage and is performed by: Gina Brown, Josh Callahan, Marion Dunham, Martin Garcia, Michael Henry, Pip Lilly, Todd Risenmay and Carrie Weisberg. Written & Directed by Nancy Hayden. Assistant Director, Sarah Oliver. Music and Lyrics by Dan Wessels.

Ithamar Has Nothing To Say

"Charlie Chaplin for the 21st century" says the Charleston City Paper! After a successful extended run, Ithamar Enriquez (Second City alum, Arrested Development, The League, Key and Peele, Popstar, Mascots, Adam Ruins Everything) performs a one-man sketch show without saying a single word. Developed into a web series produced by Maker Studios, Principato-Young Entertainment and Key and Peele, IHNTS is a tour de force of physical comedy, heart and music. Directed by Frank Caeti.

The Black Version

Give us a movie title and we'll give you The Black Version. Rolling Stone magazine calls the show "Hot" and the cast a "Comedic A-Team", LA Weekly says the show is "Red Hot" and "Scores more than its share of belly laughs" while the LA Times calls the show "A Winner"! The all African American cast of regulars includes show creator Jordan Black along with other comedy veterans Phil LaMarr, Nyima Funk, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, and Cedric Yarbrough, cast is subject to change, all under the direction of Karen Maruyama.

Chris Redd & Friends

Chris is an actor, writer, standup, sketch and improv performer who can currently be seen opposite Andy Samberg in Jud Apatow's Feature Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping, in his recurring role in the Netflix series LOVE and appears in Jake & Amir's new digital series Lonely and Horny on Vimeo . Additionally, Chris was featured as a Standup New Face last summer at JFL Montreal.  Just some of Chris' friends who will be performing stand-up are: Jak Knight, Chaunte Wayans, Jackie Faboulous, Baron Vaughn, and Al Madrigal.

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