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TUCSON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL 3

November 8 - 11

Headlined by Kevin McDonald of Kids In The Hall

Improv & sketch workshops

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Sketch Writing with Kevin McDonal of Kids In The Hall

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Alex Garday

Alex has been performing short form improv since he was in college here in Tucson with The Charles Darwin Experience. He is an ensemble member at Comedy Sportz Chicago and performs musical short form in the hugely popular show VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show.

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Mary Catherine

Mary hails from Maryland where she studied Theatre Performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and iO Training Center. She currently teaches and performs at iO Chicago (Virgin Daiquiri, Lil Tooties, Glass Basement); she also teaches, writes and performs at the Annoyance Theater (Shebeast, Trigger Happy, Bite Size Broadway). She has written and performed 3 solo shows, "Nimrod" (Public House), "Hideous" (Annoyance), and "One Woman Space Jam" (iO); She also performed for the Second City in their House Ensemble and aboard the NCL Breakaway.

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JOSE GONZALEZ

Jose teaches, directs, and performs longform improv comedy & theatre in Phoenix at The Torch Theatre, a theatre he co-founded in 2007. He got his start in acting, performance, & movement in 1998 and has focused on improv since October 2001, studying under awesome & inspiring teachers like Joe Bill (Annoyance Theater, Bassprov, iO Chicago), Craig Cackowski (iO Chicago/West, Second City, NBC’s Community), and Susan Messing (Annoyance Theater, Second City, iO). As a performer & teacher, Jose has traveled with Galapagos, Dangerville, ABC, Umlautilde, Mariachi Kittens, and other projects all over North America (Chicago, Austin, New York, Honolulu, Toronto, and many more) and parts of Europe (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Reykjavik). He’s also improvised in everything from a nearly-solo musical with a pie to all-star festival shows that were way too big but a lot of fun

WHERE TO STAY

 

Three fantastic hotel options within walking distance from the comedy theater and all the great food, drink, and culture of downtown Tucson.

 

AC MARRIOT (Opening in SEPT)

Connect to the city in a new way at AC Hotel Tucson Downtown, where we offer thoughtful service and a modern mindset. Our hotel reflects the soul of our city. Find locally inspired artwork in our lobby and enjoy craft beers and unique spirits sourced from Southern Arizona in our AC Lounge.

DOWNTOWN CLIFTON

Unique among downtown Tucson hotels and located just south of downtown Tucson, The Downtown Clifton hotel offers stylish accommodations and personalized service in historic Armory Park, on the edge of Barrio Viejo.

BEST WESTERN

Nestled near the heart of downtown Tucson, but with all the peace and quiet you’d expect from an higher end resort, the Best Western Royal Sun Inn and Suites is a true treasure. An eco-friendly, full-service, suites hotel has achieved the prestigious TripAdvisor Excellence Award five times and counting.