BEST NEW COMEDY FESTIVAL

Underground Comedy Fest

On April 30, Gene May and his cohorts in Damage Control gave exposure to some of the region’s most underexposed and offbeat talent. The event at The Heights trolley barn space provided yuks aplenty with stand-up comedians, sketch groups, musicians, rappers and oddball acts who fall between the cracks of tradition and avant-garde. Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne of American Stage and comedy Rapper Big Cheese were the standouts of the night. The owners of Car Credit were in the crowd (Damage Control does their TV spots), and they dug the Cheese-man so much they had him rap to their next commercial. The spot went on to win IFC’s Rhett and Link LOCO commercial challenge (more below). Despite a couple of technical glitches, the event was a success and pretty darn admirable for a local homegrown launch. TampaComedyFest.com.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]