Published February 21, 2010
Tags: comedy, michigan, photo, traverse city
The second day of the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival featured some big name comedians: John Waters, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin, Mike Burbiglia, John Waters and Roseanne Barr. Check out the Traverse City Comedy Festival slideshow on Flickr to see them in action.
I got to sit in on an interview with Jeff Garlin and Whitney Cummings. When asked if there would be a year two for the Comedy Fest, Jeff said “All the shows are sold out – of course” and leaked a few details on next year’s festival including a Thursday night opening party and headliner.
Whitney noted that unlike a lot of other comedy festivals, this one seems a lot less geared to agents and their blackberries and more about comedians and comedy.
Published February 20, 2010
Tags: comedy, video
The festival started with a bang with the Opening Party at the City Opera House. It was well attended (with tasty food) and from there, folks rolled into shows from Mike Toomey (above) Whitney Cummings, Jeff Garlin and others. Get all the details from Beth Milligan on the Official Comedy Fest blog.
Here’s a few photos from yesterday in the Traverse City Comedy Festival slideshow on Flickr.
…and a TV News report on the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival:
Published February 19, 2010
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via the Traverse City Comedy Festival blog…
The tweets are already rolling in to #comedytc on Twitter. Stickers like the one above from the festive window of Stewart Zacks in TC are urging folks to share their experience at the first-ever Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival.
We’ll be compiling them all along with recent blog posts and other fun stuff on the 2010 Traverse City Comedy Festival Page.
Published February 18, 2010
ComedyTC , TCFF
Tags: comedy video
Jeff Garlin and Michael Moore announce the first-ever Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival on stage at the Comedy panel discussion at the 2009 Traverse City Film Festival.
The video is by the Northwest Community Media Center, who will be recording much of the Comedy Festival this year!
Event dynamo Michael Moore has teamed up with comedian Jeff Garlin to launch the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival. The inaugural comedy fest takes place this weekend (February 19-21, 2010) and features and impressive roster of established comedians including Roseanne Barr, John Waters, Whitney Cummings, JB Smoove, Mike Birbiglia along with some up-and-coming comedians, films and associated hoopla. View the schedule of comedians and special events & films and order tickets!
The venues that they use for the annual Traverse City Film Festival will be converted to have a nightclub feel and they’ll even be doing free, late night shows in the basement of Horizon Books hosted by Jeff Garlin. They’ll also be having a free, outdoor showing of the comedy classic Groundhog Day with special live features. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind experience for Michigan comedy fans!
You can follow blog posts, #comedytc Twitter posts and other media on the TCFF Blog and on Absolute Michigan’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival page.
Head over to Absolute Michigan’s Traverse City pages to get lodging, dining and other visitor information.