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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th

9:00 pm Latino Comedy Showcase

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


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th

6:00 pm Comedy Chingonas 2020 Sneak Peak Event – FREE

Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza
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. Hosted by Sam and Nina from The Bean and Chisme Show.

Sam and Nina from The Bean and Chisme Show

In 2017, Samantha Najera and Nina Duran created a live streamed web show called “Bean & Chisme” that educates and entertains the Latino market. The show has quickly grown in popularity, with several of their videos going viral that include their alter-ego characters “Liʼ Chismosa and Lilʼ Frijolita.”

Carmen Lynch

Maine native, Carmen has a long pedigree of comedy features including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central.

Luz Pazos

All the way from Peru, Luz Pazos’ work can be found in such places such as Stand Up NBC, Kroll Show, Comedy Time, and PBS.

7:00 pm Fresh Faces 2021

The Anacacho at the St. Anthony
A performance with the newest and freshest voices in comedy from around the country.

Hosted by Rick Gutierrez

Rick has been cracking up audiences across the country for years now with his unique take on family values and marriage, which has lately led him to venture into Hollywood, where he has joined Gabriel Iglesias in his FUSEtv series, Fluffy’s Food Adventures.

Raul Sanchez

Winner of the Funniest Comic in Texas competition after just 3 years of doing stand up, Raul Sanchez is a staple of the Austin and San Antonio comedy scene.With viral videos and the 1# spot on iTunes albums for over a week, it is crazy to realize that Raul is just getting started.

Abi Sanchez

Originally a resident of Puerto Rico, he has performed at huge clubs in the comedy world, like the Laugh Factory.

Nancy Lee

A native San Franciscan, she has acted on series such as ; Trial and Error: Mystery Now, Dr. Ken, The Garcias, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Chris Tellez

Chris and his work can be found from clubs, all the way to the television on Comedy Central StandUp.

Rick Izquieta

A rising comedian in the world of entertainment, Rick has frequented clubs around the country, including the esteemed Improv.

Dave Jay

An Austin-based comedian, Dave Jay is a half-Pakistani half-Puerto Rican comedian who is known for his hilarious takes on the topics of fatherhood, marriage and his unique upbringing. You can usually find him performing at The Creek and the Cave, and the Romo Room comedy clubs.

Rafi Gonzalez

A Puerto Rican born rocker, Rafi is quickly rising in the comedy world as well, having come in first place at the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival in Ithaca.

Renee Santos

Renee has been featured not only on NBC’S MORNING SHOW, but also on her AMAZON PRIME SPECIAL “OUTSIDE THE BOX”.

Cisco Duran

A finalist on “Florida’s Funniest Comedian”, Cisco has toured around the country to perform live, even all the way up to the Big Sky Comedy Festival.

James Camacho

Based in New York City, James is a comedian whose work primarily consists of acting, having features in “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS and “A Crime to Remember” on the ID channel.

Jessica Keenan

Originally from Las Vegas Jessica is a regular comedian at clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, Laugh Factory, and the Westside Comedy Theater.

Cody Woods

A Kansas native, Cody aspired to be a comedian since the age of five. He got into the comedy scene opening for big shots such as Tom Segura, Steve-O and Dave Attell, and has since starred in The Comedy Shaq Network and was even hand picked by Kevin Hart to showcase on Comedy Central.

Reece Muniz

 Born in Arizona, Reece started performing two years ago and has since been performing in all the comedy clubs around the Glendale valley. He has recently started hosting comedians such as Orlando Leyva and Jamie Kilstein at the Stir Crazy Comedy Club. 

8:00 pm  Latino Comedy Showcase

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

10:00 pm Latino Comedy Showcase

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

12:00 am After Midnight – FREE

The Anacacho at the St. Anthony
A Midnight open mic for any comedian to do their material that they can’t do anywhere else.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th

4:00 pm “The Garcias” Premiere and Cast Panel – FREE

Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza
A live interactive panel with the cast of the upcoming series, “The Garcias”, a reboot of the hit Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia.” In the new series, we jump forward 15 years. The Garcia kids are grown up and now have children of their own, and we will see the extended Garcia family travel to the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico, a place full of self-discovery, where they will all learn what it really takes to be a “familia.” Moderated by Tito Caballero.

Hosted by Tito Caballero

Tito Caballero is an international media and branding executive with career roles in broadcast content management, talent development, brand strategies, and emerging technologies. He has worked in both the Spanish and American media markets. Tito’s story is deeply rooted in a transformative bicultural America. Currently he is the Program Director for 104.5 Latino Hits in San Antonio and host/creator of the American Vida podcast, a meeting place for the Latinx community.

The original Brothers Garcia, Jeffrey Licon, Bobby Gonzalez and Vaneza Pitynski, as well as newcomers Nitzia Chama and Elsha Kim will participate as speakers of the panel, where they will recount their recent experience of shooting the series in the Riviera Maya as well as address the importance of a lighthearted and family-oriented Latino series in this day and age.

6:00 pm Equal Footing Film Festival – FREE

Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza
One of the first ever all-female film festivals celebrating films made 100% by women, bringing together the best emerging female talent in the world.

Hosted by Lisa Alvarado

Considerably well known in the comedy clubs she frequents, she has also been featured on various on television series such as Dry Bar Comedy Special, Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2″, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Stand Up in Stilettos“. 

Chelsea Hernandez

A native of Texas, Chelsea Hernandez is an 8-time Emmy winning director and producer. She has worked in television since the age of nine, hosting and co-producing a children’s educational TV program with her mother. Recently, Chelsea completed her first feature documentary, “Building the American Dream” which premiered at SXSW and was financially supported by the Ford Foundation, JustFilms, Latino Public Broadcasting and the Tribeca Film Institute.

Monique Sorgen

Award-winning filmmaker, Monique Sorgen was raised in the Castro district of San Francisco and her brutally honest and quirky comedic voice is the result of her unusual upbringing in this unique pocket of the world. She is a 2019-2021 fellow in the Sony Pictures Television Director’s program thanks to her award-winning short film, “Sorry, Not Sorry,” which is inspired by the William Carlos Williams poem, “This is Just to Say.”

Maria Burton

Named by Variety as “talent to watch,” Maria has directed 6 successful independent feature films, the latest of which are currently available on Netflix and Amazon. Burton is on the National Board of the DGA and a member of Alliance of Women Directors and Film Fatales. She’s currently working on an indie film, “MidLife,” and developing projects including “Searching for Tamsen Donner,” based on her mother’s award winning books.

7:00 pm  Comedy Chingonas

The Anacachio at the St. Anthony
More new female stand up comics flex their powerful and funny voices.

Hosted by Carmen Lynch

Maine native, Carmen has a long pedigree of comedy features including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central.

Jessica Keenan

Originally from Las Vegas Jessica is a regular comedian at clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, Laugh Factory, and the Westside Comedy Theater.

Lisa Alvarado

Considerably well known in the comedy clubs she frequents, she has also been featured on various on television series such as Dry Bar Comedy Special, Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2″, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Stand Up in Stilettos“. 

Renee Santos

Renee has been featured not only on NBC’S MORNING SHOW, but also on her AMAZON PRIME SPECIAL “OUTSIDE THE BOX”.

Nancy Lee

A native San Franciscan, she has acted on series such as ; Trial and Error: Mystery Now, Dr. Ken, The Garcias, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Luz Pazos

All the way from Peru, Luz Pazos’ work can be found in such places such as Stand Up NBC, Kroll Show, Comedy Time, and PBS.

7:00 pm “Double Billing Show” 
Fresh Faces 2021
& On their Way: The Fresh Faces from 2020

Lila Cockrell
A performance with the newest and freshest voices in comedy from around the country along with a reunion of the top Fresh Faces from the 2020 Festival.

Hosted by Paul Rodriguez

A comedy legend that has been making worldwide audiences laugh for over three decades. The universal appeal of Paul has led him to appear in over 45 films and countless TV series and comedy specials next to the likes of Eva Longoria and Felipe Esparza, such as Last Comic Standing, Ali and Chasing Papi.

Hosted by Carlos Santos

A Puerto Rican living in Los Angeles, Carlos, in addition to his comedy, can be found on television on programs such as Last Man on Earth and Gentefied.

Abi Sanchez

 Originally a resident of Puerto Rico he has performed at huge clubs in the comedy world, such as the Laugh Factory.

Cody Woods

A Kansas native, Cody aspired to be a comedian since the age of five. He got into the comedy scene opening for big shots such as Tom Segura, Steve-O and Dave Attell, and has since starred in The Comedy Shaq Network and was even hand picked by Kevin Hart to showcase on Comedy Central.

Nancy Lee

A native San Franciscan, she has acted on series such as ; Trial and Error: Mystery Now, Dr. Ken, The Garcias, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Chris Tellez

Chris and his work can be found from clubs, all the way to the television on Comedy Central StandUp.

Rick Izquieta

A rising comedian in the world of entertainment, Rick has frequented clubs around the country, including the esteemed Improv.

Dave Jay

An Austin-based comedian, Dave Jay is a half-Pakistani half-Puerto Rican comedian who is known for his hilarious takes on the topics of fatherhood, marriage and his unique upbringing. You can usually find him performing at The Creek and the Cave, and the Romo Room comedy clubs.

Rafi Gonzalez

A Puerto Rican born rocker, Rafi is quickly rising in the comedy world as well, having come in first place at the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival in Ithaca.

Cisco Duran

A finalist on “Florida’s Funniest Comedian”, Cisco has toured around the country to perform live, even all the way up to the Big Sky Comedy Festival.

James Camacho

Based in New York City, James is a comedian whose work primarily consists of acting, having features in “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS and “A Crime to Remember” on the ID channel.

Reece Muniz

 Born in Arizona, Reece started performing two years ago and has since been performing in all the comedy clubs around the Glendale valley. He has recently started hosting comedians such as Orlando Leyva and Jamie Kilstein at the Stir Crazy Comedy Club. 

Pedro Gonzalez

Previously successful, Pedro has been featured on television such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Pedro Salinas

First featured on television at the first HA Festival, Pedro Salinas is quickly gaining recognition as a comedian in the entertainment community.

David Del Rosario

A resident of Miami, David del Rosario has found success not only at comedy clubs such as the Improv and the Laugh Factory, but also performed at the previous HA fest, making his television debut on the HBO Max special.

Jose Sarduy

Originally from Cuba, this Air Force veteran performs everywhere around the country, including at the previous years HA Fest.

Ralph Barbosa

A Texas native, Ralph performed at the first HA Festival, but also is a frequent at comedy clubs and the Texas comedic scene.

Luz Pazos

All the way from Peru, Luz Pazos’ work can be found in such places such as Stand Up NBC, Kroll Show, Comedy Time, and PBS.

8:00 pm Latino Comedy Showcase

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

9:00 pm “The Veteranos of Latino Comedy” Headliner Show

The Anacacho at the St. Anthony
Every art form has its top 5 roster of artists. We present five headliners who define the art of comedy.

Rick Gutierrez

Rick has been cracking up audiences across the country for years now with his unique take on family values and marriage, which has lately led him to venture into Hollywood, where he has joined Gabriel Iglesias in his FUSEtv series, Fluffy’s Food Adventures.

Nick Guerra

A comedian who is no stranger to television, Nick has performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central with Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and can be seen on HBO’s Entre Nos series.

Fabrizio Copano

Born in Chile, Fabrizio has found success in the comedy scene here in the United States performing at various clubs across the country and earning his own his Netflix special, “Fabrizio Copano: Solo pienso en mi.”

Carmen Lynch

A Maine native, Carmen has a long pedigree of comedy features including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central.

Chris Fonseca

A veteran performer, Chris has appeared in The Late Show with David Letterman and is known for performing to sold-out crowds in events, such as the Latino Laugh Festival. He is a true barrier breaker, as he has shown the world that there are no limitations to what someone can achieve, be it whatever the circumstances.

10:00 pm Latino Comedy Showcase

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

12:00 am After Midnight – FREE

The Anacacho at the St. Anthony
A Midnight open mic for any comedian to do their material that they can’t do anywhere else.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th

3:00 pm Equal Footing Awards Celebration – FREE

Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza
One of the first ever all-female film festivals celebrating films made 100% by women, bringing together the best emerging female talent in the world.

5:00 pm The Best of the Fest 1 – Taped to air on HBO Max

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

Hosted by Emilio Rivera

Most known for his roles in Sons of Anarchy and Mayans, Emilio is taking this opportunity to try on his more comedic side.

Hosted by Paul Rodriguez

A comedy legend that has been making worldwide audiences laugh for over three decades. The universal appeal of Paul has led him to appear in over 45 films and countless TV series and comedy specials next to the likes of Eva Longoria and Felipe Esparza, such as Last Comic Standing, Ali and Chasing Papi.

Hosted By Danny Trejo

Coming from the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, Danny is an icon amongst all races, classes, and cultures. He has starred in a multitude of films such as Desperado, Machete, and Mi Vida Loca, and is primarily known for his tough and rugged characters.

Hosted by Paulina Chavez

One of the biggest Latina rising stars of the moment, Paulina grew up in San Antonio, Texas and began starring in commercials and theater productions since the age of six. Now she is the star of the Netflix show The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, and her future could not look brighter.

Hosted by The Brothers Garcia Cast

The original cast of the hit Nickelodeon show, The Brothers Garcia, who are now returning to star in its upcoming long-awaited reboot The Garcias.

Chingo Bling

Originally a Youtuber, Chingo Bling entered the world of comedy with huge success, not only in touring, but also in his recently filmed Netflix special. 

Nancy Lee

A native San Franciscan, she has acted on series such as ; Trial and Error: Mystery Now, Dr. Ken, The Garcias, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Jessica Keenan

Originally from Las Vegas Jessica is a regular comedian at clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, Laugh Factory, and the Westside Comedy Theater.

Steve Treviño

A native of Gregory Portland, Texas, Steve’s comedy has been featured in his specials on Netflix and Showtime as well as various programs on television.

Carlos Santos

A Puerto Rican living in Los Angeles, Carlos, in addition to his comedy, can be found on television on programs such as Last Man on Earth and Gentefied.

Lisa Alvarado

Considerably well known in the comedy clubs she frequents, she has also been featured on various on television series such as Dry Bar Comedy Special, Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2″, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Stand Up in Stilettos“. 

Renee Santos

Renee has been featured not only on NBC’S MORNING SHOW, but also on her AMAZON PRIME SPECIAL “OUTSIDE THE BOX”.

Dave Jay

An Austin-based comedian, Dave Jay is a half-Pakistani half-Puerto Rican comedian who is known for his hilarious takes on the topics of fatherhood, marriage and his unique upbringing. You can usually find him performing at The Creek and the Cave, and the Romo Room comedy clubs.

8:00 pm The Best of the Fest 2 – Taped to air on HBO Max

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

Hosted by Emilio Rivera

Most known for his roles in Sons of Anarchy and Mayans, Emilio is taking this opportunity to try on his more comedic side.

Hosted by Paul Rodriguez

A comedy legend that has been making worldwide audiences laugh for over three decades. The universal appeal of Paul has led him to appear in over 45 films and countless TV series and comedy specials next to the likes of Eva Longoria and Felipe Esparza, such as Last Comic Standing, Ali and Chasing Papi.

Hosted By Danny Trejo

Coming from the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, Danny is an icon amongst all races, classes, and cultures. He has starred in a multitude of films such as Desperado, Machete, and Mi Vida Loca, and is primarily known for his tough and rugged characters.

Hosted by Paulina Chavez

One of the biggest Latina rising stars of the moment, Paulina grew up in San Antonio, Texas and began starring in commercials and theater productions since the age of six. Now she is the star of the Netflix show The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, and her future could not look brighter.

Hosted by The Brothers Garcia Cast

The original cast of the hit Nickelodeon show, The Brothers Garcia, who are now returning to star in its upcoming long-awaited reboot The Garcias

Chingo Bling

Originally a Youtuber, Chingo Bling entered the world of comedy with huge success, not only in touring, but also in his recently filmed Netflix special. 

Nancy Lee

A native San Franciscan, she has acted on series such as ; Trial and Error: Mystery Now, Dr. Ken, The Garcias, and Grey’s Anatomy.

Jessica Keenan

Originally from Las Vegas Jessica is a regular comedian at clubs such as The Comedy Store, The Improv, Laugh Factory, and the Westside Comedy Theater.

Steve Treviño

A native of Gregory Portland, Texas, Steve’s comedy has been featured in his specials on Netflix and Showtime as well as various programs on television.

Carlos Santos

A Puerto Rican living in Los Angeles, Carlos, in addition to his comedy, can be found on television on programs such as Last Man on Earth and Gentefied.

Lisa Alvarado

Considerably well known in the comedy clubs she frequents, she has also been featured on various on television series such as Dry Bar Comedy Special, Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America 2″, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Stand Up in Stilettos“. 

Renee Santos

Renee has been featured not only on NBC’S MORNING SHOW, but also on her AMAZON PRIME SPECIAL “OUTSIDE THE BOX”.

Dave Jay

An Austin-based comedian, Dave Jay is a half-Pakistani half-Puerto Rican comedian who is known for his hilarious takes on the topics of fatherhood, marriage and his unique upbringing. You can usually find him performing at The Creek and the Cave, and the Romo Room comedy clubs.