Petaluma already has its own film festival, beer festival, art and garden festival, spoken word festival (keep reading), and even its own festival dedicated to a popular 70s movie about the 1960s. Now, thanks to Dominic Del Bene and his Petaluma-based record label and production company Blonde Medicine, our little town will be getting a big new comedy festival. Dubbed the Pet-a-Llama Comedy Festival, the event will take place this August 16-18, with shows at the Mystic Theatre and The Big Easy.
The initial line-up of acts – which will be added to as the event grows closer – features a variety of stand-up, sketch comedy, improvisational theater, live podcast recordings and more. Highlights include comedian Brian Posehn (“The Big Bang Theory,” “The Sarah Silverman Show”), The Comedians’ Cinema Club (an L.A.-based group that reenacts popular movies on the spot), The Sklar Brothers (Netflix’s “What Are We Talking About?”), Buddy Cole (from Kids in the Hall), Todd Glass and the Todd Glass Band, and a whole more.
All shows will be separately ticketed, and will take place concurrently at both venues at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. To see the full lineup and get information on each of the acts, a website has been set up at Petallama.com. Tickets are now on sale.
[A version of this item ran in the Petaluma Argus-Courier]