Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Stand-up for funny: Frisco Comedy Festival hits town Thursday through Saturday
The three day festival brings stand-up, workshops, and short films to Frisco.
FRISCO Area residents looking for a humorous outing will soon get their wish, as the Frisco Comedy Festival will host a three-day event from September 20 to 22.
The event, being held at the Frisco Discovery Center, located 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, will provide area residents with stand-up, sketch, and improvisational comedy as well as comedic short films. Additionally, stand-up comedy workshops will be available for an additional cost.
Chelsea Hood, one of the comedians at the event, will be performing both a stand-up show and teaching a children's workshop at the festival.
"I'm really excited to be performing with some of the other great Dallas-area comedians at the Frisco Comedy Festival," Hood said. "I think it's a great idea to be putting comedy in Frisco -- a lot of people don't get to see a lot of comedy unless they come down to Dallas or Addison. It's a great way to reach those people and take comedy to Frisco, and hopefully it'll be something we'll be able to do in years to come."
Hood, who advanced to the semifinals in The Funniest Comic in Texas Competition in 2011, will be teaching two workshops for children, one for children ages 5 to 7 and another for children ages 8 to 10. Hood's workshop for younger children will last from 9 a.m. to noon, while the workshop for older children will last from 1 to 4 p.m.
In a statement, Celeste Seitz-Davis, the festival's executive producer, said the event will feature a variety of performances suitable to all audiences.
"We are pleased to provide a variety of creative performances along with workshops geared towards all age groups at the Frisco Comedy Festival," Seitz-Davis said. "It is our mission to bring quality, live entertainment to [the area], as well as to provide opportunities for the many performers in the region to showcase their talents in the U.S.'s fastest growing city, Frisco."
The Frisco Comedy Festival will feature shows for attendees ages 17 and up, although several workshops will be available to children ages 5-17. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Mazie's Mission animal rescue, a nonprofit group that rescues pets from animal shelters, hoarders, and puppy mills.
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