Riot L.A. Comedy Festival

Riot L.A. Comedy Festival L.A.'s premiere comedy festival. Over 200 comedians and 50+ shows in Downtown Los Angeles. 2018 dates to be announced! More info at riotla.com.
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Riot LA is Los Angeles’ premiere comedy festival featuring the top stand-up comedians in the country, as well as popular podcasts, panels, shows and much more. It showcases extraordinary talent in the most unique and intimate venues all within a few blocks of downtown LA, and is incorporated with a communal playground full of vendors, merchants, and mischief that anchors an epicenter or attraction and entertainment at the festival.

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Congrats to our alumni Ahmed Bharoocha, Liza Treyger, and Jo Firestone on making Rolling Stone's 10 Comedians You Should...
06/06/2017
10 Comedians You Need to Know Right Now

Congrats to our alumni Ahmed Bharoocha, Liza Treyger, and Jo Firestone on making Rolling Stone's 10 Comedians You Should Know!

At first blush, Liza Treyger is every drunken girl you've seen at the end of the bar, telling loud stories about tiny dicks and renting limos for Miley Cyrus concerts. (No doubt that's what encouraged Louis C.K. to cast her as a barfly in Horace & Pete.) But once a listener gets past the vocal fry a...

Riot LA friend and alum Guy Branum's new show - Talk Show the Game Show - premieres tonight on truTV!
04/05/2017
How Guy Branum Turned a Dinner Party Challenge Into a New TV Show

Riot LA friend and alum Guy Branum's new show - Talk Show the Game Show - premieres tonight on truTV!

"You are an angry, Jewish gay man and we need you out here, so thank you," guest Wanda Sykes tells host Guy Branum on an early episode of TruTV's new series Talk Show the Game Show. "Political grandstanding," panel judge Casey Schreiner chimes in, adding, "Two points!" While it's true that...

Congrats to the Riot LA festival alumni on their Half-Hour Comedy Central Standup specials! We can't wait to see them AL...
03/20/2017
Here Are the Comedians Getting Half-Hour Comedy Central Standup Specials This Year

Congrats to the Riot LA festival alumni on their Half-Hour Comedy Central Standup specials! We can't wait to see them ALL.

Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of up-and-coming comedians to star in their own 30-minute The Half Hour standup specials, and the network just revealed the 14 comics chosen for this year's sixth season, which will be called Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. This year's specials will tap...

Check out these stories recorded Live at the festival for KCRW's UnFictional!
02/24/2017
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Check out these stories recorded Live at the festival for KCRW's UnFictional!

For anyone who’s bought the wrong car, dated the wrong guy, or voted for the wrong candidate. (via KCRW's UnFictional)

Our #wcw goes out to these two ladies that stole our hearts at the festival, Aparna N' Jo. #RiotLA Photo by: Zach Dobson
02/22/2017

Our #wcw goes out to these two ladies that stole our hearts at the festival, Aparna N' Jo. #RiotLA Photo by: Zach Dobson

Fun times at the Riot LA after party with Todd Barry #tbt #riotla 📷🐼
02/16/2017

Fun times at the Riot LA after party with Todd Barry #tbt #riotla 📷🐼

Our friend and Riot LA alumni MEATBALL broke her hip. Click here to help!
02/08/2017
Click here to support Meatball Broke Her Hip by Logan Jennings

Our friend and Riot LA alumni MEATBALL broke her hip. Click here to help!

About 2 weeks ago I was performing and broke my hip doing one of my handstands. Besides the obvious pain i was in EVERYTHING seemed fine and I was taken to the ER...Thats when everything got FUUUUUUUN! I found out that my Insurance (issued from Texas) doesnt work when you are "out of network." S...

All photos: Liezl Estipona
01/27/2017

All photos: Liezl Estipona

All photos: Liezl Estipona

Photos: Zach Dobson Photography
01/26/2017

Photos: Zach Dobson Photography

Photos: Zach Dobson Photography

Incredible recap and read. Thanks, FLOOD Magazine! #RiotLA
01/25/2017
FLOOD Magazine

Incredible recap and read. Thanks, FLOOD Magazine! #RiotLA

Can comedy, particularly the edgy leftiness favored by Riot L.A. Comedy Festival’s lineup, do anything but reinforce the bubble? And if not, does that matter?

Not only did Ali Wong perform at this year’s festival but her new album “Baby Cobra" produced by Comedy Dynamics, is com...
01/25/2017

Not only did Ali Wong perform at this year’s festival but her new album “Baby Cobra" produced by Comedy Dynamics, is coming out this year too! With never-before-seen exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content, you really don’t wanna miss it! Follow Comedy Dynamics on Facebook to stay in the loop! (Photo: Zach Dobson Photography)

"...that celebration of L.A.'s own comedy legacy—both historical and still in-the-making—is part of what keeps RIOT LA s...
01/24/2017
A little bit of therapy at RIOT LA

"...that celebration of L.A.'s own comedy legacy—both historical and still in-the-making—is part of what keeps RIOT LA such an essential hometown comedy fest." - Time Out Los Angeles

"There's nothing in here you can't ask me," assured Dr. Katz from the armchair in his onstage therapist office. "Have you ever done anal?" asked Thom

Thank you to everyone who showed up this weekend for our 5th year! Stay tuned for photos from the festival coming soon. ...
01/23/2017

Thank you to everyone who showed up this weekend for our 5th year! Stay tuned for photos from the festival coming soon. #RiotLA

01/23/2017
Tatered

Live from the Super Deluxe Lot!

ZAPPED! A wrong answer means an electric shock.

01/22/2017

Today's the last day! Get ready for Dr. Katz Live! with Bob Saget, Maria Bamford and more special guests, Eugene Mirman, Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane, Rachel Bloom, Anthony Jeselnik hosts The Drop In with VERY special guests and so much more! A little weather never stopped us from having fun. See you today! 🎟: riotla.com

Started our Saturday with Short of the Year, The Cooties, Vic Berger "in person" and Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone! Mo...
01/22/2017

Started our Saturday with Short of the Year, The Cooties, Vic Berger "in person" and Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone! More to come. Follow on Twitter & IG for in the moment updates. @RiotLA #RiotLA

That smile! The laughs! The legend Mel Brooks last night at the Microsoft Theater! (📸: Zach Dobson Photography) #RiotLA
01/21/2017

That smile! The laughs! The legend Mel Brooks last night at the Microsoft Theater! (📸: Zach Dobson Photography) #RiotLA

And THE Mel Brooks takes the stage! #RiotLA
01/21/2017

And THE Mel Brooks takes the stage! #RiotLA

Night 1: Two shows with Ali Wong & a drop-in from Dave Chappelle. 🍾  (Photos: Scott Reyes // @losangeles) #RiotLA
01/20/2017

Night 1: Two shows with Ali Wong & a drop-in from Dave Chappelle. 🍾 (Photos: Scott Reyes // @losangeles) #RiotLA

Just Dave Chappelle dropping in for Ali Wong's 2nd show tonight. NBD. You never know who will stop by this weekend. riot...
01/20/2017

Just Dave Chappelle dropping in for Ali Wong's 2nd show tonight. NBD.

You never know who will stop by this weekend. riotla.com #RiotLA

Here we go! riotla.com #RiotLA
01/20/2017

Here we go! riotla.com #RiotLA

Fireball Whisky is ready to ignite this party. 🔥 Keep a look out for the Fireball dragon and grab yourself a shot of Fir...
01/20/2017
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Fireball Whisky is ready to ignite this party. 🔥 Keep a look out for the Fireball dragon and grab yourself a shot of Fireball or a Fireball Mule for drink that tastes like heaven….burns like hell. See more at fireballwhisky.com

Dr. Katz Live! with Tig Notaro, Bob Saget, Maria Bamford& more, Rachel Bloom, Literary Death Match, My Favorite Murder, ...
01/19/2017
11 Shows to Catch at the Riot LA Comedy Festival This Weekend

Dr. Katz Live! with Tig Notaro, Bob Saget, Maria Bamford& more, Rachel Bloom, Literary Death Match, My Favorite Murder, The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle and Todd Barry's Crowd Work Tour are just a few of the shows happening this weekend! Tickets are going FAST, don't wait to get them. #RiotLA

From Mel Brooks to Rachel Bloom to Dr. Katz, these are the highlights of this weekend's Riot LA comedy fest.

It all starts TONIGHT with 2 of SIX sold out shows with Ali Wong at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA! Check out the Fri-Sun...
01/19/2017
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It all starts TONIGHT with 2 of SIX sold out shows with Ali Wong at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA! Check out the Fri-Sun lineup --> http://riotla.com #RiotLA

Mel Brooks gets presidential and talks about that random other event happening when he's at the Microsoft Theater on Fri...
01/18/2017
Mel Brooks didn’t try to pants the president

Mel Brooks gets presidential and talks about that random other event happening when he's at the Microsoft Theater on Friday. #RiotLA

The entertainer also discusses his plan to prove that Blazing Saddles is the funniest movie of all time.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom headlines at The Alleyway on Sunday at 7:00pm. ✨  http://bit.ly/RiotBloom
01/18/2017
Rachel BloomRIOT LA

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom headlines at The Alleyway on Sunday at 7:00pm. ✨ http://bit.ly/RiotBloom

Rachel Bloom currently stars in the network musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which she co-created and executive produces alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and arguably crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – partnership at a prest...

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01/18/2017
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Sound advice from a comedy legend. See him this Friday night!
01/17/2017
Mel Brooks

Sound advice from a comedy legend. See him this Friday night!

"If I were you, I wouldn't miss me!" - MB

Jonathan Katz brings Dr. Katz Live! to LA for the very first time this Sunday with Bob Saget, Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro,...
01/17/2017
’90s Cult Favorite Dr. Katz Invites Comedians to His Couch for a Live Show

Jonathan Katz brings Dr. Katz Live! to LA for the very first time this Sunday with Bob Saget, Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Laura Silverman & more.

Fun fact: Jonathan Katz once sold a vial of Robin Williams’ urine to a rabid fan for $500. The unassuming comedian, writer and actor behind the influential ’90s animated series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist began his entertainment career late, forming a six-piece R&B band called Katz and Jammers…

DoLA tells you how to do #RiotLA! Check out the guide here.
01/17/2017
Guide to Riot LA 2017

DoLA tells you how to do #RiotLA! Check out the guide here.

Riot LA is Los Angeles’ premiere alternative comedy festival featuring the top stand-up comedians in the country, as well as popular podcasts, panels, shows and much more. It showcases extraordinary talent in the most unique and intimate venues all within

Lindsay Ames, Matt Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Alie Ward, Kathryn Burns & more spill all the juicy (and mostly embarassing) ...
01/17/2017

Lindsay Ames, Matt Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Alie Ward, Kathryn Burns & more spill all the juicy (and mostly embarassing) secrets from their diaries this Saturday. http://bit.ly/RiotDiary

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Tuesday July 18, 7:30 PM, join us at the Hammer Museum for a FREE night of comedy! Aparna Nancherla leads our first ever female-only comedy extravanganza featuring special guests Marlena Rodriguez, Erin Lennox, and Naomi Ekperigin.
Love your festival and cannot wait for the next one. In the meantime, there is a great film coming to LA that everyone will enjoy. CHIEF ZABU Movie is a satire of American culture, economics and politics similar to Bananas by Woody Allen. The film is hilarious and has some recognizable comedy actors, like Alan Arbus from MASH. The writers/directors Neil Cohen and Zack Norman are performing stand up and screening the film at two events, CHIEF ZABU at Nerdist Showroom and CHIEF ZABU at Westside Comedy Theatre. Each event is only $10, making them very affordable and hilarious nights out. Here is the trailer, if you are interested. http://bit.ly/2eOouw5