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FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

Darryl Lenox


Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs. Lenox compares his show to a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs, tension and release.

Maggie Faris


Maggie is noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers. Maggie has been invited to perform at Boston Womens Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, Out Loud Comedy festival in San Francisco, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and best of the fest in the 10,000 Laughs Festival and the first Madison Comedy Festival.

Derek Sheen


Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. Lindy West of Jezebel.com has called him “A Human Hug.”


ALSO PERFORMING

Danny Lobell

Danny Lobell started out in New York City 12 years ago doing open mics and auditioning at the clubs. Since then he’s been captivating audiences around the globe with his surrealist observations and vivid storytelling. Now in Los Angeles, Danny started "Modern Day Philosophers," a podcast that partners a modern or ancient philosopher with a comedian. Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Lewis Black, Carl Reiner, Shelley Berman, Reggie Watts, Aisha Tyler, Andy Kindler, and Marc Maron have appeared on the show.

Chad Daniels

Chad has been on Conan, the Late Late show on CBS with Craig Kilbourn and Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and the Bob and Tom Television program. In 2012 he won the Gilda’s Laughfest Competition and released a free one hour special called “As Is” on the internet. Chad has four CDs and he’s very funny.

Tommy Ryman

Ryman has earned the title of Semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Ryman’s act can be described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a very likable and innocent demeanor, often thought of as disturbingly adorable. He is a favorite among audiences at top clubs and colleges around the US, and he is regularly featured on Rooftop Comedy, SiriusXM, and iheartradio.

JT Habersaat

Based out of Austin, Texas and headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, JT has appeared on numerous television and film projects, including Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizen’s Brigade” and Troma Films’ “Toxic Avenger 4 - Citizen Toxie”. JT is a headline act at many national festivals including Hell Yes Fest New Orleans and Punk Rock Bowling Fest Las Vegas. This is his second appearance at the Akumal Comedy Festival.

Luke Bugeaud

Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Bugeaud now calls Playa del Carmen, Mexico his home. The 2015 Akumal Comedy Festival will be Luke’s second 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).

Mike Stanley

Given his penchant toward brutal honesty, spiced up with a healthy dose of insatiable wit, it’s not difficult to see why Stanley was named “Best Chicago Stand-up Comedian” in a Peoples Choice poll done by the Chicago Reader. Originally hailing from Detroit, and after spending a decade honing his craft in the Windy City of Chicago, Mike tours constantly, both domestically and internationally.

Colleen Doyle Justice

Colleen’s unique perspective on the ordinary has been known to make people laugh sometimes. She tends to get a bit dark but it’s ok because she’s super charming! Colleen performs at clubs and colleges throughout the Midwest. Although she’s no stranger to vacationing in Mexico, 2015 will be her debut performance at the Akumal Comedy Festival.

Joe Staats

Joe Staats is a codependent, born again agnostic, with a fear of commitment. He has been performing stand up comedy since myspace was popular and the housing market crashed. Joe toured with the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour in 2009 & 2010, performed at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas and was recently signed to Stand Up! Records with his album “Hostile Corporate Takeover” available on vinyl or digital download.

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Chris Maddock

From the land of sun kissed beer guts, beautiful Stillwater, MN, Chris' succinct observations, comedic integrity and gut-busting moustache appreciation has taken him from the grand mining towns of the Iron Range to the back alley hovels of New York City and back again. He won the 2008 Laughing Liberally contest, earning him the opportunity to open for Jim David in front of a sold-out crowd at the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.


SPANISH PERFORMERS

El Cojo Feliz

Hugo “El Cojo Feliz” es uno de los comediantes mas reconocidos a nivel nacional. La universalidad de su comedia lo ha hecho llegar a foros en todo el país y algunos en Estados Unidos, ha tenido apariciones en televisión para Distrito Comedia, Unicable y Comedy Central siendo el roast de Héctor Suarez el mayor de sus logros ahora transmitido en netflix.  Lo que diferencia al Cojo de otros comediantes es su habilidad de manejar el humor negro con el cual logra hacer reír al público hablando de temas sensibles como la discapacidad y el cáncer que padeció.  Es feliz y cojo.

Roberto Andrade

Roberto Andrade “Tío Rober” es el standopero con el humor más ácido de México. Ha estado en prácticamente en todos los foros de comedia del país. Es uno de los que mas apariciones tienen en el programa “STANDPARADOS” y está en rotación continua en COMEDY CENTRAL por su participación en Stand Up Olímpico 2012 y Stand Up 2014.  Es guionista salido del CCC (Centro de Capacitación cinematográfica), ha escrito 5 guiones de largometraje (uno de los cuales esta publicado por IMCINE y actualmente se encuentra en pre-producción), 3 obras de teatro y ha escrito en televisión para Hector Suarez Gomís, Israel Jaitovich, Fernanda Tapia y Adal Ramones. Actualmente puedes verlo en varios personajes de el Almohadazo que se transmite en el 52MX y en LATV de Estados Unidos.

Daniel Sosa

Daniel Sosa tengo dos años haciendo stand up Comedy, tengo 4 talleres de escritura de comedia y acting. He trabajado para TVC deportes, tengo 3 participaciones con Adal Ramones en standparados, más de 15 shows en vivo con Rene Franco, parte del equipo creativo de Adal Ramones, el año pasado grabe la última temporada de Stand Up de Comedy Central Latinoamérica, he estado en la mesa de debate del "incorrecto" con Eduardo Videgaray y "El Estaca", tengo una aparición en el programa de "Late Night express" de canal 40, trabaje en el equipo creativo de LNE, más de 145'500 seguidores en Vine, más de 60'000 en Facebook y 160 representaciones continuas en diferentes lugares de la ciudad y fuera de ella como el Cuevon, foro Shakespeare, Cine Tonalá, Puebla, MTY, Pachuca, Cancún y en la feria de playa del Carmen frente a 2000 personas, y recientemente invitado al festival de Cabo Comedy Fest.

Luiki Wiki

"Luiki Wiki es un actor, músico, escritor y comediante regiomontano. Inicia en el mundo del Standup en Enero del 2013 en Mexico DF, posteriormente se muda a Monterrey nuevamente y para iniciar el movimiento de comedia Standup en su ciudad Natal. Actualmente se dedica de lleno a la comedia."

"Luiki Wiki is an actor, musician, writer and comic. He began doing Standup in January of 2013 in Mexico City. Later moved back to Monterrey to introduce the Standup Comedy movement in his city. He currently works as a full time comedian."

Erick Vargas

17 años/ Pendejo de tiempo completo. Comediante de Stand Up desde hace 3 años, ha participado varias veces en el programa StandParados, apariciones en TVC, Unicable y próximamente en Comedy Central Stand Up 2015.

Alex Roga

Alex RoGa el Regio playense, con 4 años viviendo en la Riviera Maya, ya a formado su familia después de haber llegado a estas paradisiacas tierras con solo 500 pesos en la bolsa, pero mucha energía y ganas de triunfar!  Lleva 5 meses haciendo su show de stand up en Playa del Carmen.

Tony Gabriel

Intérprete hilarante de Juan Gabriel! Tony Gabriel nos serenata en su propio estilo único. Tony Gabriel es un artista muy conocido y querido en toda la Riviera Maya, y es uno de los favoritos en los eventos importantes en toda la región. Tony actuará en el show "Lo Mejor del Festival" en el restaurante El Ultimo Maya el dia 18 de abril de 2015.

*Lineup subject to change.