HA Festival – The ART of Comedy Returns to San Antonio
Laughter, giggles, humor and comedy are arriving in San Antonio this September!
The second edition of the HA Festival – The ART of Comedy is coming to San Antonio this month with performances by some of the funniest Latino comics from across the country. This weekend-long, award-winning, comedy festival will be a celebration of laughter and humor featuring 20+ shows by 40+ Latinx comedians.
Spread across some four venues including The Lila Cockrell Theatre, The Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Jokesters 22 and The Anacacho at the St. Anthony Hotel, the festival is scheduled to happen from September 17 to September 19, 2021.
What’s in store at the 2021 HA Comedy Festival?
Brought about by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and its Film Commission, the HA Festival will host a stellar line-up of comics and celebrity hosts including Danny Trejo, Carlos Santos, Jessica Keenan, Steve Trevino and Lisa Alvarado among others.
An exciting event in store is the live taping of a star-studded comedy special which will premiere on HBO Max.
Of the several other events in store, Fresh Faces, scheduled for Friday, will see the newest and freshest voices in comedy from across the country taking the stage, while Saturday’s The Veteranos of Latino Comedy at The Anacacho will mark the headliner show of the comedy festival.
Celebrating Hispanic heritage
Ha Comedy Festival is a place that celebrates all forms of new mainstream comedy from stand-up to sketch to film in order to cast a spotlight on Latinx performers and foster inclusivity.
City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said of the HA Festival, “Not only does the festival bring high-quality entertainment and a showcase of San Antonio on film, but it also adds to our citywide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.”
“Hispanic heritage and culture are the heartbeat of San Antonio, and we are a city that recognizes the importance of representation and inclusion of Latinos in all places and spaces, especially the entertainment industry. To be the site of a festival that gives Latinos a voice and platform is a great point of pride,” he added.
For the full schedule and tickets to the 2021 festival, visit hacomedyfest.com.
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