With eleven sketch shows, 30 stand-ups, and 37 improv teams hitting our stage, this year’s festival, March 22-26. is the largest it has ever been. It’s bigger, it’s better, and now we can officially announce our #DCF2016 headliners.
Frank Caeti (MadTV, Second City) returns to Dallas Comedy Festival this year, ready to bring big laughs. A festival favorite, Caeti has performed, directed, and instructed improv and sketch across the world. With him, he brings Ithamar Enriquez (Jimmy Kimmel LIve!, Arrested Development, Key & Peele), his friend and fellow performer who is a star in his own right. Performing in both his critically acclaimed one-man show, Ithamar Has Nothing to Say, and an improvised set with Caeti, Enriquez’s trademark physical performance style is something you won’t want to miss.
Additionally, The Katydids - known for their breakout comedy Teachers on TVLand and several well-circulated webseries - will be closing out Dallas Comedy Festival on Saturday night. Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien, and Kathryn Renee Thomas are as supportive on-stage as they are off. Dallas Comedy Festival is more than excited to have such a comedy force of funny headlining our festival.
“Putting together this year’s Festival, it was clear that there is so much talent out there. We had a record number of submissions and are putting on a record number of shows.,” said Amanda Austin, owner and artistic director of the Dallas Comedy House. “There is something for everyone at this year’s festival.”
The Dallas Comedy Festival continues to expand its workshop lineup, and this year is no different. Workshop topics taught by The Katydids include supporting your scene partner and how to create content from web to television. Enriquez’s physical comedy workshop, shut up and move, and Caeti’s offering of a Harold introduction and acting in impov are just the start. Additional workshops are offered by instructors from Asheville to Austin to San Diego (and our very own Dallas Comedy House).
Registration for workshops are on sale now. Early bird registration ends on March 6th, and general registration closes on March 24th.
All-Access Passes to the Festival - which includes guaranteed admittance into shows, prime seating, an invitation to all festival parties, and more - are also on sale now through March 6th. All-Access passes are limited.
For more information on festival shows and workshops, press passes, or to schedule an interview with comedians for the 2016 festival, contact Maggie Rieth Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the Dallas Comedy Festival this year!