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Paul Hooper


Paul hits the stage with thought provoking, politically incorrect comedy that slams society and himself with absolute irreverence. He has been featured at the HBO Comedy Festival in Vegas, the Boston Comedy Festival, Michael Moore and Jeff Garlin’s Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, and the Vancouver Comedy Fest.

Tim Harmston


Starting his comedy career in 2002, Tim has since appeared on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, the Bob and Tom radio show, and Wisconsin Public Radio. When he’s not on stage, Tim enjoys making smart, idiotic videos for his website, timharmston.com.

Mary Mack


Mack and her mandolin sing-alongs have been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, XM, Sirius, and Minnesota's Polka Spotlight. Mary tours all over the country and Canada and now divides her time among Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and a camper in the woods.

Chris Garcia


In February of 2013, Chris was profiled as “A Comic’s Comic” in Esquire Magazine. He has appeared on NPR’s This American Life, The WTF podcast with Marc Maron, Holy F*ck, UCB, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, the Comedy Central Stage, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.


ALSO PERFORMING

Tommy Ryman

Tommy Ryman is the Matt Damon of comedy, if Matt Damon were 124 lbs and grew up wearing an eye-patch as a child. Rymans act is described as “absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor; often thought of as disturbingly adorable.”

Ray Harrington

Ray Harrington is an infectiously likable New England born comedian who has performed from L.A. to London, England along with comedy clubs, festivals, and colleges across the country. Harrington has turned his awkward and un-led stumble into manhood into hilariously irreverent material and marvelous improvisational riffing that embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile.

JT Habersaat

JT Habersaat headlines the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, which he started in 2008. A New York native who currently resides in Austin, TX, JT is a regular performer at large-scale national festivals including Punk Rock Bowling Vegas, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Hell Yes! Comedy Fest New Orleans and The Fest FL. 

Adam Quesnell

Adam Quesnell has been entertaining audiences since before you even knew that this bio existed. He works in software production so he can live and stuff.

Gus Lynch

Producer, nationally touring comedian, and actor with over two dozen feature film and television credits, Gus is one of the founders of The Akumal Comedy Festival, and currently makes his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Darlene Westgor

As sassy as they come, Darlene’s comedy has soccer moms running for their mini-vans. Don’t be fooled by her sugary smile - or winning Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom in America Contest – this pixie with a pitchfork has a wicked sense of humor and isn’t afraid to use it.

Mike O'Keefe

Mike’s energetic stage presence and irreverently charming material keeps audiences on their toes and in stitches (yes, both of those things). With influences ranging from Don Rickles to Steve Martin to Patton Oswalt, it’s easy to see that Mike has heard of at least three other comics.

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Rojo Perez

Rojo Perez grew up in Puerto Rico, which helped him form the humor you see in him today. Rojo has become a regular in the NY comedy scene and his future plans include one day earning enough money that relatives will ask to borrow and continuing to spread laughter regardless of race, religion and gender.

Turner Sparks

Currently a regular performer at Shanghai's Kung Fu Komedy Club, Sparks has performed hundreds of shows throughout China and Asia, most recently being awarded 2nd Runner Up in the 2012 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition.

Luke Bugeaud

Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Bugeaud now calls Playa del Carmen, Mexico his home. The 2014 Akumal Comedy Festival will be Luke’s first appearance, and he couldn’t be happier to delight audiences from North of the border with his musical observations of life in the Mayan Riviera.

Al Klemick

This laidback guy next door delivers the goods with his own brand of down home humor. His easygoing personality has been winning over audiences throughout the country.

Craig Norton

One of the founding members of Comedy Below Sea Level, Craig’s humor is part every day observations, part absurd twist, sometimes leaving the audience perplexed, but always laughing.

Jeff Pfoser

Jeff Pfoser owns two minivans, enjoys top-shelf root beer and prefers eating breakfast food for dinner. A charismatic family man whose stories take surprise twists and turns, Pfoser walks the likeable-vs.-offensive tightrope with true panache, and his material will make you laugh or cringe (sometimes both).

Tony Gabriel

Interprete de Juan Gabriel, cantando sobre el amor y el romance en su propia manera especial.  Sabado 3 de Mayo, 2014 @ 7pm. Foro de Plaza Ukana, a lado de la Cueva del Pescador y Turtle Bay Bakery.

*Lineup subject to change.