Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival
Presented by Blonde Medicine
Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18, 2018
Shows at The Mystic Theatre and The Big Easy
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th at THE BIG EASY
THE FIRST SHOW IS FREE SHOWCASE at 6pm
Featuring a showcase line-up of talent performing at this year's festival. Welcome. We're glad to have you.
FOLLOW THAT! COMEDIANS VS. CRY VIDEOS at 8pm
Featuring Matt Lieb, Jason Webb & special guests.
COMEDIANS CINEMA CLUB at 10pm
Comedians Cinema Club has taken Los Angeles by storm and is now coming for Northern California as a part of the Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival. What is it? A group of comedians get together on stage, some of them have a drink or four, and they re-enact your favorite movies live on stage, using the audience as directors, actors, props.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th at THE MYSTIC THEATER
BRIAN POSEHN at 8pm
Featuring Johnny Taylor, Jr.
Hosted by Irene Tu
BLONDE MEDCINE SHOWCASE at 10pm
Petaluma-based comedy production company Blonde Medicine is proud to present a showcase of comedians on the rise.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th at THE BIG EASY
A (PREMATURE) TRIBUTE: THE DRESS UP GANG at 6pm
Join us for a screening of this yet-to-be-released TBS comedy featuring a talented director and hilarious comedians from Sonoma County and the Bay Area.
TODD GLASS & THE TODD GLASS BAND at 8pm
Todd Glass, as seen on The Daily Show, Netflix, The Sarah Silverman Program, Tosh.0 & Jimmy Kimmel Live!
THE IMAGINARY RADIO PROGRAM WITH DRENNON DAVIS at 10pm
The Imaginary Radio Program, Drennon Davis' live musical comedy show is a wonderfully unique live comedy & music show.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th at THE MYSTIC THEATER
DUMB PEOPLE TOWN at 6pm
Join us for a live Dumb People Town podcast with your hosts Daniel Van Kirk and The Sklar Brothers.
THE SKLAR BROTHERS at 8pm
Featuring Kevin Camia
Hosted by Nicole Calasich
APRÈS LE DÉLUGE: THE BUDDY COLE MONOLOGUES at 10pm
Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day.
The schedule for SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th will be announced soon.
The roster for Pet-A-Llama is already boasting the likes of Sonoma County-native Brian Posehn, The Sklar Brothers, and a performance by Scott Thompson as Buddy Cole, his celebrated character from Kids in the Hall. Also appearing will be Todd Glass & The Todd Glass Band, Jay Larson, Ryan Sickler, Dan Van Kirk, and Drennon Davis. In addition to stand-up comedy, there will be a number of live podcast tapings including Dumb People Town, The Crab Feast and Benedettiville which is a Petaluma-based kids' radio show airing on Petaluma’s Community Access Radio Station, KPCA. The festival will also showcase some of the great themed comedy shows that have emerged throughout the country in recent years such as Imaginary Radio, Comedians Cinema Club, FOLLOW THAT! and more to be announced in the coming month.
The festival is founded by Petaluma resident Dominic Del Bene, a Bay Area native who spent his 20s producing and releasing rap records and his 30s producing and releasing stand-up comedy albums, specials and live events. Having worked for Rooftop Comedy and Audible.com for the last decade, Del Bene has recently opened shop here in town, founding his own company, Blonde Medicine, in early 2018. "I had worked for an indie-turned-major comedy production company and loved it," says Del Bene. "I left because I thought that I could do a better job and be more effective as a producer working for myself than for a large organization. So far, so good. I get to work with talented and creative people and it’s my goal to help them realize their creative goals."
Blonde Medicine has already released or begun production on projects by Geoff Tate, Emma Arnold, Nore Davis, Brian Babylon, Donwill, Eric Lampaert, Drew Platt, Ryan Singer, Ian Abramson and Kaseem Bentley. Said Del Bene "What interests me most about comedy is that comedians can hold a room’s focus and attention in a similar way to musicians using just their mind and a microphone. I have a lot of respect for comedians and am continually impressed by what I get to see from comedians whether in a small open mic room for 15 people or in large theaters. It blows my mind what they can do."
The Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival is thrilled to have the support of great local sponsors like Revive Kombucha, Barrel Brothers Brewing Company, Hotel Petaluma, Three Twins Ice Cream, Griffo Gin and Sonoma Stompers The festival will be raising funds for their Official Charitable Partner, Petaluma PAINTS. Petaluma PAINTS aims to make art integration a reality through the direct funding of art instructors, teacher training, supplies and materials, with the goal of teaching traditional academic subjects through a variety of artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, design, textiles, clay, photography and more.