BRIAN POSEHN, THE SKLAR BROTHERS, TODD GLASS & THE TODD GLASS BAND, JAY LARSON, RYAN SICKLER, DAN VAN KIRK, DUMB PEOPLE TOWN (podcast), THE CRAB FEAST (podcast), BENEDETTIVILLE (podcast & local kids’ radio show), IMAGINARY RADIO, COMEDIANS CINEMA CLUB, FOLLOW THAT! & MORE
Comedy Production company Blonde Medicine, is excited to announce the innaugural Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival in Petaluma, CA, August 16-18, 2018. Petaluma is located 38 miles north of San Francisco which is one of the best comedy cities in the world. The wine-country town boasts no comedy clubs and hosts no regular live comedy shows. It does, however, have some gorgeous, historic live venues, a fun downtown area and a population of more than 60,000 people. The comedy festival will be anchored by two venues within short walking diestance to one another: The Mystic Theatre and The Big Easy.
The roster for Pet-A-Llama is already boasting the likes of Sonoma County-native Brian Posehn, The Sklar Brothers, and a performance by Scott Thompson as Buddy Cole, his celebrated character from Kids in the Hall. Also appearing will be Todd Glass & The Todd Glass Band, Jay Larson, Ryan Sickler, Dan Van Kirk, and Drennon Davis. In addition to stand-up comedy, there will be a number of live podcast tapings including Dumb People Town, The Crab Feast and Benedettiville which is a Petaluma-based kids' radio show airing on Petaluma’s Community Access Radio Station, KPCA. The festival will also showcase some of the great themed comedy shows that have emerged throughout the country in recent years such as Imaginary Radio, Comedians Cinema Club, FOLLOW THAT! and more to be announced in the coming month.
The festival is founded by Petaluma resident Dominic Del Bene, a Bay Area native who spent his 20s producing and releasing rap records and his 30s producing and releasing stand-up comedy albums, specials and live events. Having worked for Rooftop Comedy and Audible.com for the last decade, Del Bene has recently opened shop here in town, founding his own company, Blonde Medicine, in early 2018. "I had worked for an indie-turned-major comedy production company and loved it," says Del Bene. "I left because I thought that I could do a better job and be more effective as a producer working for myself than for a large organization. So far, so good. I get to work with talented and creative people and it’s my goal to help them realize their creative goals."
Blonde Medicine has already released or begun production on projects by Geoff Tate, Emma Arnold, Nore Davis, Brian Babylon, Donwill, Eric Lampaert, Drew Platt, Ryan Singer, Ian Abramson and Kaseem Bentley. Said Del Bene "What interests me most about comedy is that comedians can hold a room’s focus and attention in a similar way to musicians using just their mind and a microphone. I have a lot of respect for comedians and am continually impressed by what I get to see from comedians whether in a small open mic room for 15 people or in large theaters. It blows my mind what they can do."
The Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival is thrilled to have the support of great local sponsors like Revive Kombucha, Barrel Brothers Brewing Company, Hotel Petaluma, Three Twins Ice Cream, Griffo Gin and Sonoma Stompers The festival will be raising funds for their Official Charitable Partner, Petaluma PAINTS. Petaluma PAINTS aims to make art integration a reality through the direct funding of art instructors, teacher training, supplies and materials, with the goal of teaching traditional academic subjects through a variety of artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpting, design, textiles, clay, photography and more.
Tickets for many of the Pet-A-Llama shows are available now and there will be more announced as we approach the festival. For tickets, visit www.petallama.com. Send all requests and inquiries to Kathryn Musilek of Shark Party Media at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SHOWS: