Skip to main content

Live Review: 3rd Annual L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The 3rd Annual L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, held in downtown, was an event fit for fans of laughter and lovers of all things comedy. The Sponsors for the event consisted of Funny or Die, Atom.com / Comedy Central Originals, Revel Stoke Spiced Whiskey, State Tax Credit Exchange, Elevate Lounge and Takami Sushi&Robata Restaurant. The entire venue was filled with talented directors, comedians, and actors who illustrated the evolution of storytelling: from long form to shorter attention grabbing techniques.

Image Credit: NinjaSexParty.com
Ninja Sex Party was a prime example of how musical comedy and rivalry can lead to success. Dan Avidan, (Danny Sex Bag) and Brian Wecht, (Ninja Brian), corky personalities with the vision of director Jim Turner, built a perfect unity through their music videos. Their music videos titled, “Decision” and “If We Were Gay,” were both featured at the L.A. Comedy Short Film Festival and had an overwhelmingly warm response.

Watch "The Decision" below:



The constant banter between Danny Sex Bag and Ninja Brian helped to create likability and familiarity for the audience to relate to. Dan, Bryan and Jim are currently living in New York and have a mutual love for Quantum Leap, Weird Al Yankovic, Kung Fu Movies, Dinosaurs, Unicorns, Ghostbusters and 80’s movies. Dan owns a 10 ft. banner that glows in the dark of the legendary rock band Rush and the most random fact is Brian Wecht is actually a Physicist. These guys have a simple goal in life, to make people laugh. Through their personalities and humility, these 3 guys will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future, so prepare for Ninja Sex Party.

Check out Ninja Sex Party's "If We Were Gay," below:



Big Dog Eat Child produced a music video called “What Up Little Kid?” Pedro Castro, Jim Gainer and director Ramiro Castro Jr. expressed their attitudes towards the youth of today. “We have known each other since high school and this comedy friendship has been running for more than 8 years. We were leaving from a White Sox game and these kids with backwards hats kept cutting in front of us and that gave the inspiration for the song. We have seen a significant decrease on how kids respect adults and it reinforced why kids are kids.”



Their humble outlook on the film festival and the great people they met throughout the festivities inspired them to make another film and come back stronger than ever. Other people that have helped significantly in Big Dog Eat Child’s success include Jason Nisavic, Brian Fox, Dan O’Dwyer, Brian Skaj and Matt Witkus. They also produced the soundtrack for another funny short that was in the festival called “Douglas.” Raymond McAnally (Douglas) tries to pick up on the girl of his dreams over the noise of his own. Every time he speaks, he has a condition of farting, “it matches my diaphragm and sphincter muscle when I’m trying to talk. It matches my volume, when I speak high and when I whisper, it eases out.”



Other highlights of the festival consisted of a great one on one Q&A portion with a celebrity panel. Stephanie Courtney (Progressive commercials), Larry Jo Campbell (According to Jim), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Lynn Stewart (Pee Wee’s Play House on Broadway), Scott Thompson (Kids In The Hall) shared countless stories of what it means to make it in Hollywood.

The experience of watching peoples’ hard work, sweat, tears, dedication, time, and true expressions on the big screen made this experience worthwhile. Art is always subjective, however laughter is forever.


I wanted to say a special thanks to Artistic Director Gary Anthony Williams, Executive Directors Jeannie Roshar and Ryan Higman, Public Relations Carol Marshall, the entire staff of the L.A. Short Film Festival, and all the great directors, actors, and comedians who never stopped making me laugh.

For more information, visit:
http://www.lacomedyshorts.com/
http://ninjasexparty.com/
http://www.bigdogeatchild.com


About the Author

Conrad Garcia
I am a stand up comedian who appreciates life and feels laughter is always the best medicine. Because if you are not LAUGHING, you must be sleeping. And most importantly,"Though I have fingers, I LACK TOES."

XOXO
-Conrad Garcia


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2017 EXXXOTICA Expo Dates and Locations Announced

Riding high off its most successful event to date in Edison, New Jersey, the EXXXOTICA Expo presented by MyFreeCams is already looking forward to 2017 with a trio of events planned around the country. In addition to its longstanding shows in Chicago and New Jersey, the show’s producers are pinning a new city on its map — Denver, Colorado for EXXXOTICA Mile High.

EXXXOTICA’s debut in the Rocky Mountains has been in the works for years, and event organizers couldn’t be more excited to bring the show to Denver. The 2017 show schedule kicks off in grand style with EXXXOTICA Mile High, March 31 through April 2, 2017. The show will be taking place as a full hotel takeover at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.
With nearly 100,000 square feet of exhibition and breakout space, EXXXOTICA Mile High will not only feature hundreds of exhibitors and the top stars in adult, as well as seminars and performers, but the hotel will be transformed into the hottest hotel in the country wi…

CAM4 To Sponsor The Ms. EXXXOTICA 2017 Competition

EXXXOTICA, the nation’s largest event dedicated to love and sex, just announced that webcam portal CAM4 has signed on as a show sponsor for 2017. CAM4 will be sponsoring and presenting one of the expo’s most popular events, as well as one of its newest initiatives for EXXXOTICA Chicago in June and EXXXOTICA New Jersey in November.
Developed as a community with a focus on social networking, CAM4 is much more than a traditional webcam site, and they are now the presenting sponsor of SW!TCH, EXXXOTICA’s LGBT showcase. SW!TCH made its debut at EXXXOTICA New Jersey in 2016 as the show continued its efforts to be completely inclusive. SW!TCH was created as a means for LGBT vendors, talent, and performers to become part of the EXXXOTICA family. SW!TCH will continue to grow in 2017, and with CAM4 as the presenting sponsor, their booth will be the anchor of the showcase that will feature seminars, events, vendors, talent, and broadcasters catering to LGBT attendees.
“CAM4 is extremely excited…

EXXXOTICA 2-17 Hits Chicago June 23rd

EXXXOTICA Chicago, the largest event in the USA dedicated to love and sex, opens its doors for the seventh straight year at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend and thousands of attendees will be treated to a virtual playground for adults, with over 150 adult stars, a convention floor packed with over 100 exhibitors, and over 20 hours of entertainment on the main stage and in the seminar rooms scheduled.

EXXXOTICA, presented by MyFreeCams, will feature the biggest names in the adult world. Legends, stars on the rise and the hottest cam girls will be appearing. Superstars such as Ron Jeremy, Lisa Ann, Tori Black, Katie Morgan, Alexis Texas, Lexi Belle, Allie Haze, Tanya Tate, Evan Stone, Adriana Chechik, Phoenix Marie, Joanna Angel, Rubberdoll, Briana Banks, Teagan Presley, Alexis Monroe, Adria Rae, Mr. Marcus, Misty Stone, Stoya, Kendra Sunderland, Vicki Chase, Mia Malkova, Jillian Janson, Darcie Dolce, Eva Lovia, Harley Dean, Dani Jensen, Natalia Starr, …

Summer Survival: Pick the Most Breathable Fabrics

Summer is inching closer, and while we're all psyched for the perpetually warm weather ahead after a tough winter, pretty soon it's inevitable that the heat, humidity and summer sun will leave us feeling, well, less than fresh.

Chrissy Volk, wardrobe consultant for Adahlia Volk has put together a cheat-sheet for navigating through the best, most breatheable fabrics for the season. Who ever looks at clothing "ingredient" listings on the tag - well, this season think of it as your guide to "cool."

SUMMER FABRIC "INGREDIENTS"

DENIM
COTTON + STRETCH = CUTE BUTT: Cotton jeans are the lightest for summer because they are airy and breathable, however, jeans with a small content of stretch are the most flattering. They will move with your body and it’s movements.BEST DENIM BLENDS: Chrissy suggests denim with a high cotton content, and small synthetic content. A jean with either a 98% cotton/2% lycra or 96 % cotton/4% Lycra fabric, is a good combination. J…

2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Fan Ticket Packages Now On Sale

Fan tickets are now available for the 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). New this year, fans will have access to four full days of unbridled debauchery, boogying with smoking hot roller-girls, and coming face-to-face with their favorite pornstar at the largest adult entertainment tradeshow in the world. New ticketing options have been added, including the highly coveted Private Suite Pass, show organizers announced today. AEE will take place January 21-24, 2015 at the world famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV. To purchase fan tickets, please visit http://fan.adultentertainmentexpo.com/.

Fan registrants will have the opportunity to attend four full days of the sexiest adult expo in the industry, including extended show hours until 8 PM on Thursday and Friday. Fans are invited to attend the opening night disco party held on the AEE show floor on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The opening night festivities will be opened until 10 p.m.

For the first time, AEE offers fan…