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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.

Lisa Alvarado


The Latin Queen of Comedy is Tina Fey meets Sophia Vergara. Lisa brings the funny with clever wit and a sassy fun attitude; relatable and quirky, using her own life as the punch line. Lisa is a National Headliner to many theatres, clubs, colleges and corporate events. TV appearances include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2″, “Comics Unleashed” and many more.

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

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."
 
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.

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.

Adam Cayton-Holland

Adam was included in Esquire (magazine)’s 25 Best New Stand-Up Comedians in 2012. After making his national television stand-up debut on Conan in 2013, Adam appeared on The Pete Holmes Show in February 2014. He quickly followed that appearance with a repeat trip to South by Southwest where he was featured on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast. Adam headlines clubs and colleges throughout the United States.

*Lineup subject to change.