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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Comedy Matinée FREE from 1pm-5pm Today!!

We will be showing two comedy documentary films and some great submitted comedy shorts during our first Comedy Matinée Saturday May 4th from 1pm-5pm at Nutt Street Comedy Room (Map).

We will begin with a half hour of submitted comedy shorts at 1pm followed by a screening of Jordan Brady's "I Am Comic".  This movie has been screened all over the country including at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and last fall at the Cucalorus Film Festival right here in Wilmington, NC.  The film is one of our favorites here at The Cape Fear Comedy Festival because of the true insight it gives not only to aspiring comics but also to fans of stand-up comedy.

This will be followed by another 25 minute block of submitted comedy shorts after which we will screen a new comedy documentary called "Alone Up There".  This film chronicles a
young comic's first open-mic attempt (director Sean Shaul), horror stories from veteran comedians and advice from them to Sean regarding his first attempt at comedy. Very eye opening doc about the ups and downs of doing comedy along with many great stories of what it was like on stage for the first time for many long time comics.

Comedy Matinée
Saturday May 4th 12pm-5pm
Nutt Street Comedy Room
255 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Featuring Comedy Shorts from...

Parallellogram Pictures
Parralellogram Pictures
founder In search of an activity more fulfilling than his employment as a supplemental insurance salesman, John joined an improv comedy troupe called The Other Side, and discovered a way to provide consumers with an opportunity of entertainment instead of an opportunity to place bets on the future of their families’ health and safety. Thus, The Other Side took new meaning, metaphorically representing a career change from Insurance to Entertainment. In 2009, John founded PARALLELLOGRAM. Originating as an Art Gallery and Social Center in downtown Wilmington, NC, it's now a production studio and online audio visual media gallery, which you are currently looking at.

Sex Tape Comedy
Brooklyn, NY
"Turning you on one sketch at a time"

Comediocracy was founded in 2010 by students of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Its members have since graduated into the unforgiving world of adults and moved to Los Angeles, but they maintain their Midwestern work ethic and try to release a short sketch video on their YouTube channel every Monday.

WorkTime Comedy is a sketch comedy troupe based out of Cape Cod, MA. The troupe is known locally for their experience in acting and directing, and formed in the summer of 2012 to share and express their love for comedy. Members include Chris Houghton, Matt Kohler, Riley King, and Elliott Sicard. For more information and member bios, please visit

Alchemy Comedy
al·che·my [ˈal-kə-mē] a power or process of transforming the common into the exceptional
Alchemy Comedy Theater is Greenville SC's only weekly improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy venue. These live and energetic shows feature local comedians and different special guests each week.

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