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Performers Include Dave Attell, Louis CK, Jeff Dunham, Susie Essman,
Kathy Griffin, Andres Lopez, Jeffrey Ross, Katt Williams, Among Many Others
The Four-Day Multi-Cultural Comedy Festival Will Take Place
On January 16th–19th, 2008
Free Stage On Lincoln Road Will Once Again Feature Live
Up-And-Coming Stand-Up Showcases
Local Comedy Competition Finals hosted by Big 105.9FM’s Paul Castronovo and Young Ron

MIAMI BEACH, November, 12, 2007 -- Laughter will be as plentiful as the sand on South Beach when the
third annual SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL returns. The four day culturally diverse Festival will
be sponsored by Kia and Taco Bell and takes place Wednesday, January 16 through Saturday, January
19 2008. COMEDY CENTRAL is the national media partner of the Festival.
Now in its third year, the SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL delivers another bold line-up featuring
today’s top performers including one of the hottest stand-up acts pimp extraordinaire Katt Williams. The
Festival will also welcome back the Emmy-Award winning “D-Lister” Kathy Griffin – whose sold-out
shows during the first-year of the Festival was the talk of the town. Joining Williams and Griffin will be
COMEDY CENTRAL’s Insomniac Dave Attell; smart and brash funny man Louis CK; CreationNation’s
Billy Eichner; “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Susie Essman; popular co-host of “Despierta América”,
Univision’s live morning news/entertainment show, Raúl González; international Colombian comedy
sensation, Andres Lopez, who will be performing his latest Spanish show, “Me Pido La Ventana”; comic
balladeer Stephen Lynch, the “Meanest Men in Comedy Tour” Jeffrey Ross with Ralphie May and the
raucous and irreverent Kristina Wong. In addition, the festival will feature another strong line-up of upand-coming comedians nightly on its outdoor, free stage on Lincoln Road.

“We are very proud to host the best talent working today, as well as the next generation of talent.
Knowing that we are bringing laughs to South Beach is a lot of fun for us, and is very gratifying” said Raul
Mateu, SVP & Managing Director of the William Morris Agency in Miami Beach and Festival Director of
“COMEDY CENTRAL applauds The SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL for its ongoing efforts in
showcasing and celebrating such a diverse group of comedic voices,” said Mitch Fried, SVP Promotion
Marketing, COMEDY CENTRAL. “We are thrilled to once again showcase great, young, up-and-coming
talent on the Free Outdoor Stage on Lincoln Road. This year, we have bulked up the talent roster to
meet the audiences growing appetite for free, outdoor comedy.”
Performances take place at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, Lincoln Theater, Colony Theater,
and Lincoln Road Stage--which is home to the Festival’s outdoor, nightly free, comedy stage.
In addition to presenting headlining performances, the Festival’s annual best new comedian contest in
partnership with the South Florida Improv Comedy Clubs returns and has joined forces with two of the
biggest names in radio, Paul Castronovo & Young Ron from BIG 105.9FM’s “The Paul & Young Ron
Show” to create the “So You Think You Are Funny Comedy Contest”.
“Working in collaboration with COMEDY CENTRAL and the South Florida Improv Comedy Clubs, we
have had tremendous success in introducing new talent gathered from the local comedian contest. The
previous two winners have gone on to appear on COMEDY CENTRAL,” said Raul Mateu. “We’re really
excited to be collaborating with “The Paul & Young Ron Show” to find the next best comic in South
The open call performance takes place on January 6th at The Improv Comedy Club in Coconut Grove,
with a semi-final round on Wednesday, January 9th. The five (5) aspiring comedians will face off at the
live finals in front of an audience at the Colony Theatre on Friday, January 18th.
Video clips of all the semi-finalist performances will be streamed on the CBS4 website (, where
viewers can vote for their favorite comedian—helping to determine who makes it to the finals.
The 3rd Annual SOUTH BEACH COMEDY FESTIVAL thanks its national media partner COMEDY
CENTRAL and its sponsors Kia and Taco Bell.

Tickets can be purchased through and for additional ticketing information, please visit
the Festival’s website at:
Press/Media can access high-resolution images and biographies of all the Festival comedians and
performers at:

Founded in 1898, the WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY is the leading talent and literary agency in the world,
with principal offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, London, Miami Beach and Shanghai. The
Agency represents clients in all segments of the entertainment industry, including Motion Pictures,
Television, Music and Personal Appearances, Broadway Theatre and Theatrical Touring, Book
Publishing, Commercial Endorsements, Sports Marketing and Corporate Consulting. The William Morris
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production, management, special events and consulting. President Jon Stoll founded the company in
1972 and has grown it into one of the United States' most prominent entertainment promotion companies.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes
nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a
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