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Second City Presents the Diversity in Comedy Festival

September 21, 2017

The Second City Hollywood is producing the Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival from October 20 through October 22, 2017. The festival will showcase performers of diverse backgrounds exploring issues pertaining to race, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity through performances, panels, and workshops.

The festival features three active stages. The Second City Stage, and the 3 Arts Stage, are located at 6560 Hollywood Blvd. The Hollywood Improv State is located at 8162 Melrose Ave.

Artists from across the country have been selected through submission will performing all three days, on three different stages. The goal of this festival is to offer a platform for celebrating the unique points of view that come from diverse talent in Los Angeles and beyond. The event is sponsored by 3 Arts Entertainment, NBCUniversal, Thruline Entertainment and Groundwork.

Celebrating over 58 years of cutting edge satiric revues, The Second City continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. Today, The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.

Their alumni list reads like a who’s who of American comedy, as it includes Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, and countless others. Los Angeles is the world capital of the Entertainment Industry and The Second City Hollywood is in the heart of it on Hollywood Boulevard. The Training Center follows the traditions developed by these groundbreaking and innovative men and women while encouraging the continued growth and development of the art forms of comedy and improvisation.

For the full festival schedule, visit


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