Lets hear your FUNNY * Master of Ceremony JR Redwater
Lets Hear Your FUNNY™ A RNFF Native Comedy Night Competition!
MEDIA ALERT: RNFF “Lets hear your FUNNY” announced today the list of comics to preform at the kickoff celebration of 11th Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Show. Nov 3rd @ The Laugh Factory. “We had 17 submissions for our native comedy night competition,” stated Joanelle Romero (founder RNFF & Lets hear your FUNNY), all the comics are so talented it was really difficult to choose. Keep in mind this will be an annual happening as well as exciting projects in the making.”
CONGRATS to all the comedians who submitted, YOU are all so talented. Keep making US Laugh. To the comics that are performing BRING YOUR A GAME BABY!!!! All Industry & Celebs Judge’s TBA soon …..
Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) is proud to bring back the FUNNY, “Native Comedy Night” our partner The World’s Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd will host the event on November 3rd to kick-off 11th Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Show – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema.
“Native Comedy Night” was a groundbreaking intitaive created by RNCI in 2007. It marked the first time in the Entertainment Industry history that an all native comedy LIVE show was produced. RNCI and RNFF will continue, on Nov 3rd with this historic event!
RNFF Founder and Executive Producer, Joanelle Romero first launched this groundbreaking concept ‘Native Comedy Night’ in 2007 at Budd Freeman’s Comedy Store in Hollywood and in 2008 downtown Los Angeles at Olivera Street.
In the 60’s, Romero’s mother was a bikini girl on the Red Shelton Show, Carol Burnett and the Smothers Brothers Show. Romero’s mother used to take Joanelle with her to learn and watch these great comedians, Romero was 8 and 9 years old at that time.
In the 80’s, Romero, challenged herself to do one year at the Comedy Store on Sunset. “As a actress I wanted to see if I could do comedy”, stated Joanelle Romero. “It was the scariness thing I’ve ever done in my career, every Monday night I would do a set. Charlie Hill, Sam Kinison, Jesse Aragon and others would come in to hear me. I have great respect for comedians.”
Romero’s mother would later introduce her to the legendary Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor, when Romero was a teenager.
Romero went on to pitch series ideas to networks in the 90’s, to introduce native humor to the industry.
It wasn’t til 2007, when Romero came back around to producing a “Native Comedy Night” to the industry during American Indian Heritage Month in November at RNFF.
Once again, Romero is bringing back the FUNNY, in honor of Charlie Hill, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, at the World Famous Laugh Factory. This native comedy showcase will be an open competition, to be broadcast on Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here.
The ‘Native Comedy Showcase Competition’ will be judged by industry executives, a RNFF Sponsor, as well as industry professionals. Nine Comics will be chosen to perform. Comedians will have 5 minutes to perform their stand up. Comedians performance will be filmed. Comics will perform in front of a real live audience, with other known comedians listening. One winner will be chosen to do a 5 minute set at Red Nation Awards Show, which will also be broadcast on Red Nation Television Channel. The goal of this Native Comedy Competition is to get our native comedians in front of industry executives to begin the process of developing careers which can lead to a possible series. When entrying this competition you the comedian agree to be filmed and RNFF has the rights to use your image and likeliness in media, press and broadcast rights with any of our brand names.
The Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90046
November 3rd, 2014
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Showtime: 8:0pm to 9:30pm
Admission: at the door.