Akumal Comedy Festival: 5 days of Stand Up Comedy in Paradise!

The Akumal Comedy Festival will feature over a dozen professional comedians from the United States performing eight distinct shows in Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, and Akumal over 5 days.

The Akumal Comedy Festival will take place in four different venues in Akumal, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, from April 14th to the 18th.

The Festival is the brain child of Grammy Award winning producer and founder of Stand Up! Records Dan Schlissel and the late comedian/actor Gus Lynch (Saving Silverman, North Country, I Spy), who seek to showcase the finest professional and fastest rising stars in stand up comedy, as well as the people, restaurants, and businesses of Akumal.


Most importantly, we are here to raise money and generate awareness for important local causes and projects.


Akumal is located about 1 hour south of Cancun, between the towns of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, and it’s about 10mins South of Puerto Aventuras. Head along the 307 Highway which is the north/south highway from Cancun to Chetumal until you see signs for “Akumal” or “Akumal Playa”.



Darryl Lenox

Darryl Lenox (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)
Darryl Lenox (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)

Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs. Lenox compares his show to a roller-coaster ride full of ups and downs, tension and release


 Maggie Faris

Maggie Faris (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)
Maggie Faris (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)

Maggie is noted for her ceaselessly cheerful personality and seemingly endless series of quirky, intelligent jokes dissecting our fears and social barriers. Maggie has been invited to perform at Boston Womens Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest, Out Loud Comedy festival in San Francisco, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and best of the fest in the 10,000 Laughs Festival and the first Madison Comedy Festival.


Derek Sheen

Derek Sheen (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)
Derek Sheen (Photo: Akumal Comedy Festival)

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. Lindy West of Jezebel.com has called him “A Human Hug.”

 Plus twelve more talented stand up comedians !

Accommodations with special promos for festival goers.

Stay in Akumal in the heart of Festival Central at unbeatable rates!

Akumal Comedy Festival official transportation company is CANCUN VALET!  Please contact CANCUN VALET for your airport transfers and tours.  Please mention the AKUMAL COMEDY FESTIVAL for a special discounted rate.

All of the properties mentioned above are for new reservations only and subject to availability.  Special rates and promos cannot be combined with any other promotion that the properties are running.

All of these Akumal properties are beachfront  and within walking distance of the Akumal shows.  Playa del Carmen properties are a short walk from the beach and short taxi ride from Playa shows.  These discounts are for 2015 festivalgoers. 



Source: http://www.akumalcomedyfestival.com/



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