The Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Film Festival may be a local festival, but it’s certainly no laughing matter…or is it?
It’s the largest four-day comedy film festival in the country, kicking off last night with an opening night celebrity karaoke party which is only the beginning of the screenings, parties, industry panels and all out hysterical madness that will take place throughout the weekend. The festival, which is sponsored by FunnyorDie.com, is dedicated to finding the newest comedic talent in the business and showcasing the work of actors and writers who make us laugh!
An opening night favorite was a screening of the short When Harry Met Sally 2 starring Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren, lending their star power to the festival’s clout. Other stars on hand included Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, and Rex Lee. The festival was co-founded by Boston Legal star Gary Anthony William s and has the support of industry heavy hitters Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow. It gives up and coming talent the chance to be seen by industry executives at top talent agencies and production companies and is open to the public.
Check out LAComedyShorts.com for more info, we hope to see you there!