2021

RETURNS

On September 17-19, 3 days, 6+ Venues in the San Antonio Riverwalk Area, 20+ Shows where all forms of comedy art, including stand up, sketch, variety and film, will be on display through Live Events, Livecast and Streaming.


SCHEDULE

Friday – September 17th

5:00 pmComedy Chingonas Premiere & PanelArneson River Theatre
7:00 pmThe New Fresh FacesThe Empire Theatre
7:30 pm Latino Comedy ShowcaseLa Villita
8:00 pmBest of Young Comedians”St. Anthony Rooftop
10:00 pmComedy ChingonasThe Empire Theatre
12:00 amAfter MidnightSt. Anthony Rooftop

Saturday – September 18th

12:00 pmVariety ActsSan Antonio Riverwalk Cruises
3:00 pmFilm PanelArneson River Theater
5:00 pmLatino Comedy PanelLa Villita
7:00pmFresh Faces On Their WayThe Empire Theatre
7:30 pmLatino Comedy ShowcaseLa Villita
9:30 pmLatino Comedy ShowcaseComedy Club
10:00 pmFunny Is FunnyThe Empire Theatre
12:00 amAfter MidnightSt. Anthony Rooftop

Sunday – September 19th

12:00 pm48-Hour Film CompetitionThe Tobin Center Plaza
12:00 – 3:00 pmVariety ActsSan Antonio Riverwalk Cruises
1:00 pmAnimation PanelArneson River Theatre
3:00 pmThe Garcias Cast PanelArneson River Theatre
5:00 pmThe Best of the Fest 1 – Taped to air on HBO MaxThe Empire Theatre
7:30 pmLatino Comedy ShowcaseLa Villita
8:00 pmThe Best of the Fest 2 – Taped to air on HBO MaxThe Empire Theatre

EVENTS

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17th, 2021

Comedy Chingonas Premiere & Panel

A live interactive panel celebrating the release of the “Comedy Chingonas” HBO Max special, where the featured stars share their inspiring journeys as Latinas in comedy.

The New Fresh Faces

A performance with the newest and freshest voices in comedy from around the country.

Latino Comedy Showcase

A variety of comics drop in to practice their craft at La Villita before they put it on the TV canvas for HBO Max.

The Best of Young Comedians

A reunion of the top Young Comedians from the 2020 Festival.

Comedy Chingonas

More new female stand up comics flexing their powerful and funny voices.

After Midnight

A Midnight open mic for any comedian invited to festival to do their material that they can´t do anywhere else.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18th, 2021

Variety Acts

The top variety acts perform a diversity of unique acts at the San Antonio Riverwalk Cruises.

Film Panel

A live interactive panel featuring the industry’s top Latino directors, writers and producers.

Latino Comedy Panel

A group of legendary Latino comics, who have been performing since the 80s, are interviewed by Jeff Valdez as they share their trajectory and experiences related to the history of Latino comedy festivals.

Latino Comedy Showcase

A variety of comics drop in to practice their craft at La Villita before they put it on the TV canvas for HBO Max.

Fresh Faces “On Their Way”

A reunion of the top Fresh Faces from the 2020 Festival.

Latino Comedy Showcase

A variety of comics drop in to practice their craft at a Comedy Club before they put it on the TV canvas for HBO Max.

Funny is Funny

The Best of the Headliners from the HA 2020 Festival and the original Laugh Festival bring their contemporary humor to the main stage. Their artistic styles will run the gamut.

After Midnight

A Midnight open mic for any comedian invited to festival to do their material that they can´t do anywhere else.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19th, 2021

48-Hour Film Competition

3-5 Latino Filmmakers are selected for the festival. They have 2 days to shoot and edit a short film.

Variety Acts

The top variety acts perform a diversity of unique acts at the San Antonio Riverwalk Cruises.

Animation Panel

A live and interactive animation panel in which Latino animators get a chance to share their stories and expertise.

“The Garcias” Panel

A live interactive panel featuring the cast and crew of the television show “The Garcias.”

“Best of the Fest” Comedy Special

A live-to-tape special, which will later stream on HBO Max.

PERFORMERS

Coming Soon

VENUES

San Antonio Riverwalk Cruises

The Empire Theatre

The Arneson River Theatre

Saint Anthony Rooftop

The Tobin Center Plaza

La Villita