The SLC Comedy Carnivale is back for it's 2nd year and has plans for even more laughs this year. The 4 day comedy event is scheduled for September 25-28th. This year we are presenting over 70 comedians, 18 shows, 12 venues and 0 clowns. With help from local sponsors Five Wives Vodka, Utah Real-Estate and Squatters and Wasatch Beers.
This year we are happy to present our headliners, Derek Sheen from Seattle, Weird and Awesome w/ Emmett Montgomery and from the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, Impro(VS)tandup.
Thursday September 25th
The Carnivale will kick off with Weird and Awesome w/ Emmett Montgomery at SugarSpace in Sugarhouse. This Seattle based show is a monthly parade of wonder and awkward sharing hosted and curated by mustache wizard Emmett Montgomery. Each show features brilliant people doing the things they are really good at doing or something they have never done on stage before. This edition of Weird and Awesome will feature LA transplant Barbara Gray, improv comedy from ToySoup, Portland comedian Philip Schallberger and stand up from Devin Field.
The Thursday night block will also feature, Comedy and Other Opinions with Jason Harvey at 5 Monkeys in Murray and a Stand Up Showcase at Mo's Diner in Salt Lake City.
Friday September 26th
Impro(VS)tandup will be taking over the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday September 26th. IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible weekend. UMOCA is lucky enough to host a cross-discipline match for the ages! Improvisers and stand ups do what they do best and then switch places to try their hand at what the other does best. It's super fun. You should totally go. Hosted by Rajan Dharni(Spike TV, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival) and Christian Spicer (What's New, DLC, SketchMelt). This evening features stand up from TK Kelly (Tosh.0), Danny Felts (Portlandia), Christopher Stephenson (Sketchophrenia) and LA Improv troupe Squeeze. Proceeds will benefit the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Friday night block of shows will also feature, a Stand Up Showcase at Mo's Diner in Salt Lake City, Improv and Stand Up at the Sandy Station in Sandy and 2 shows at the Barrel Room downtown. The first being a special Carnivale Edition of the Paul Duane Show and a late night Stand Up Showcase.
Saturday September 27th
Derek Sheen will be headlining Saturday night at the Barrel Room in downtown Salt Lake City. Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! He’s been a featured performer at the Bridgetown, Cape Fear and S.F. Sketchfest Comedy Festivals, has toured with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! Show will also feature the Nick Malis (executive producer of Tosh.O), Lucas Dick from Los Angeles and Jesse Mundy from Austin TX.
Saturday block will also feature, Laugh a Brunch at Squatters Pub Brewery, a Stand Up Showcase at Mo's Diner in Salt Lake City, K-Town Komedy at Club DJ's in Taylorsville and two shows featuring both Improv and Stand up at the all new SugarSpace in the River District.
Sunday September 28th
Best of Fest show at Keys on Main presented by, 'It's Always Funny in Salt Lake.' This show will feature some of our favorite performers from this year and last years events. Show will feature Nick Malis from Tosh.O, Danny Felts from Portlandia, Alien Warrior Comedian from Las Vegas, Barabra Gray from Lady to Lady, Improv comedy from Squeeze, local favorite Levi Rounds and Los Angeles up and comer Mateen Stewart. Show will be hosted by Jordon Mazziotti.
Sunday block will also feature, Laugh a Brunch at Wasatch Pub in Park City and a Film and Sketch Screening at Brewvies Cinema Pub.
We hope to see you all at the Carnivale this year. For Press Passes please contact Christopher Stephenson at email@example.com
Tickets and full schedule for the Comedy Carnivale are available at www.slccomedycarnivale.com.