Tonight kicks off the second RiotLA Comedy Festival in DTLA. The first outing, back in September 2012, featured a collection of the Los Angeles alt scene's favorite big shots and up-and-comers. I even asked founder Abbey Londer why she'd have a festival in a city that has festival level and quantity of shows every night (of course, she had some good answers)
The sophomore edition features the same quality and a goodly number of local heroes like Kumail Nanjiani, Ron Funches, Jay Larson and Kyle Kinane, but it also has a refreshing infusion of out-of-towners, bringing that "camp reunion" feel that comedians love about a good festival.
So, here's a few of my favorite folks from back East that you lucky Angelinos get to become acquainted with this weekend!
Dan St Germain
Brooke Van Poppelen
PS Sorry Motownphilly is gonna be in your head the rest of the day!