RIOT LA is Los Angeles’ first annual alternative comedy festival, and it’s coming to make Angelenos laugh through the weekend of Sept. 21 – 23.
The festival is a melting pot of stand up, panels, live podcasts, and more, with over 30 shows featuring 100+ performers in one dopamine filled weekend.
Riot LA’s lineup is pretty ridiculous. Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Todd Glass, just to name four. You can check out the full list of performers here.
Along with great stand up, you can also catch some hilarious shows and live podcasts. The world famous story-telling show, THE MOTH, will be on Friday. Saturday morning you can sit in on a Q & A panel with the creators of AXE COP, which if you never heard of, is a comic strip written by a nine year old, and drawn by his older brother. Here’s their “Funny Episode”.
There is also WTF WITH MARC MARON, A screening of Special episodes of the Yahoo web series “BURNING LOVE” with Ken Marino, Team Coco: Live, and a show called “COMPETITIVE EROTIC FAN FICTION,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Here is the full schedule of shows.
Besides the shows, there is also “THE LOT,” an outdoor area with beer, Jarritos soda, vendors and food trucks. In between shows you can grab some free beer, and food from Truck Norris, Meet n’ Potatoes, or the other food trucks.
The general admission pass for the weekend is $60, and you get access to all the shows, “The Lot” with free beer.
The VIP is $80 and that gives you entry into two other shows, Comedy Mutant at Club Nokia and Sad People Talk at NOLA, on top of everything from the general admission. You can get your passes here.
There is also a limited number of individual show tickets available.
All of the RIOT LA events will be on Main st., spread out between Five Stars Bar, Downtown Independent Theater, The Smell and The Jalisco.
RIOT LA was “kickstarted” using KICKSTARTER to come up with initial funding, and then the sponsors jumped in. They released a video asking for the communities help. Here is the very emotional piece.