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Sometimes it's okay to laugh at something short.

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year of making audiences laugh til' they chafe their throats. (Lozenges provided on request).   LACSFF is touted as the largest comedy film festival in the US, introducing the freshest comedy talent to the industry. The four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them will be held from April 7 - 10 at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.).   "We've scoured the solar system for the funnie...

Looking Good in Shorts – an Interview with LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival Director Jeannie Roshar.

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“Comedy saves lives.”If there was ever the need to exercise the chuckle muscles, The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is the shot in the arm that the movie industry needs. The festival is the largest comedy film festival in the USA. It is dedicated to introducing the newest and hottest comedic talent to the audience and industry in a four-day, fun-packed weekend of screenings, parties, industry panels, and a star-studded red carpet awards event. Moviemaker even named it one of 2009’s best ...

LA comedy Shorts Winners announced

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Started by funny people, for funny people, The 2nd Annual L. A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, a four-day celebration of comedic short films, came to a hilarious conclusion Sunday evening at Elevate Lounge in Downtown Los Angeles. “All we wanted to do is make it ok for America to laugh their butts off at things that are short and funny. We did it. Now this country is safe again. You can thank us later. No. Wait. Thank us now.” said Festival Artistic Director Gary Anthony Williams. No s...

ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE

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There is absolutely no point is trying to convey the hilarity that just ensued at today’s panel “I Write, I Produce, Therefore I am.” Panelists Laura Kightlinger (SNL), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, Night at the Museum 2), Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury), Linwood Boomer (Malcolm in the Middle), Rodney Barnes (Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) took their seats and all hell broke loose. For starters, Executive Director Jeannie Roshar moderated the panel and when she asked, ...

WHY ARE YOU THERE?!

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We're here at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the house is already buzzing baby! In da house is Artistic Director Gary Anthony Williams, who you may remember from Boston Legal.  The Executive Director Jeannie Roshar who I'm not on speaking terms with as she just had a baby and looks amazing! Who needs that? Believe me when I tell you, we'll not be in any photos together!  Filmmakers have already begun bellying up to the bar and bending elbows for cocktail hour and the energy is amped....

KISS MY SHORTS

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We’re at war, the economy is in the toilet, many are out of work and/or sick with no health care, and speaking of which, arguments over health care reached an all time low with the way people have conducted themselves, oh and did I mention you still haven‘t won the lottery? With all the crap on the “news” the relentlessly chatty pundits shoving opinions in our faces, it’s a wonder we don’t all just take an elevator and jump out a high rise window. And do you want to know wh...

LA Comedy Shorts is back for the second edition with funnier line up...

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L.A. COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL  2ND EDITION APRIL 15-18, 2010 They're back!  Funnier!  Faster!  Filmier!   The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, touted the largest comedy film festival in the US, is a four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them.    Held in Los Angeles from April 15th-18th at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.), LACSFF introduces the newest and hottest comedic talent to the industry in a ...

LA Comedy Shorts are back and funnier

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They’re back! Funnier! Faster! Filmier! The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, touted the largest comedy film festival in the US, is a four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them. Held in Los Angeles from April 15th-18th at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.), LACSFF introduces the newest and hottest comedic talent to the industry in a fun-packed weekend of uproarious screenings, unmatched parties, hilariously unrivaled informative industry pane...

Call for entry: The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival April 15-18, 2010 Call for Entries - Click here The late submission deadline is December 2nd, 2009 , with an extended deadline of December 18th . Organiser Contact Information L.A. Comedy Shorts 2010 2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140 Santa Monica, CA 90403 info@lacomedyshorts.com http://www.lacomedyshorts.com/ The Staff Festival Director: Jeannie Roshar Festival Producer: Ryan Higman Director of Development: Crisann Morgan Artistic Directo...

LA Comedy Shorts SMART ASK

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Saturday started off at 10:00 a.m., crack-of-butt-early for comics and Hollywoodies, but dark glasses and stellar panelists John Elliot and M. Riley, Mosaic Media, Daniel Weidenfeld, Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, and Ian Friedman, Manager of Content Development for Atom.com made it worth everyone’s while as they dispersed valuable insights on the how-to-do’s of the industry.This goes down as one of the best and most informative panels because of the passion these men have for comedy and...

SMART ASK by Kimberly Deisler

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Saturday started off at 10:00 a.m., crack-of-butt-early for comics and Hollywoodies, but dark glasses and stellar panelists John Elliot and M. Riley, Mosaic Media, Daniel Weidenfeld, Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, and Ian Friedman, Manager of Content Development for Atom.com made it worth everyone’s while as they dispersed valuable insights on the how-to-do’s of the industry. This goes down as one of the best and most informative panels because of the passion these men have ...

What? No Prozac?

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Forget the Prozac, come on, get Happy! You’d better shake off the straight jacket today! Shout hallelujah, come on, get happy! Throw the protective head gear away! Downtown LA will never be the same! This weekend the first ever LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival rolls out the red carpet at the newly renovated Downtown Independent Theater located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles.  This four-day comedic extravaganza was founded by the following funnies Ga...

Downtown LA: Forget the Prozac, come on, get Happy!

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Forget the Prozac, come on, get Happy! You’d better shake off the straight jacket today! Shout hallelujah, come on, get happy! Throw the protective head gear away! Downtown LA will never be the same! This weekend the first ever LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival rolls out the red carpet at the newly renovated Downtown Independent Theater located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles. This four-day comedic extravaganza was founded by the following funnies Gary Anthony Williams (Artistic Director, Boston...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Programming/Schedule

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March 5 to 8  L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is a 3 day long festival oeffering comedy, comedies, shorts...and party. Check the attached program and watch the dailies on fest21.com   THURSDAY, MARCH 5 5 - 7 p.m.                   Welcome Reception                                    Downtown Independent Theater   7 - 8 p.m.                   Celebrity Shorts ...

L.A. Comedy Shorts ready to open

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Sometimes when someone laughs at something short, that’s a good thing. Like L.A. Comedy Shorts– an honest to goodness film festival in the heart of Los Angeles hosting funny, short films.Started by funny people, for funny people, The L. A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is a four-day, non-stop celebration of comedic short films, held March 5-8, 2009 in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival will introduce the newest and hottest comedic talent to the industry in a fun-packed weekend of screenings...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival March 5-8, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009 Organiser Contact Information For more info, contact us at: L.A. Comedy Shorts 2009 2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140 Santa Monica, CA 90403 info@lacomedyshorts.com The Staff Festival Director: Ryan Higman Festival Artistic Director: Gary Anthony Williams Festival Programmer: Jeannie Roshar...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, currently the largest comedy film festival in the U.S., is a four-day, non-stop celebration of comedic short films with screenings, industry panels and a red-carpet awards event. LACS was recently named one of Moviemaker Magazine's “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”
Next edition runs April 7th to 108th, 2011.

Co-founded by Boston Legal's Gary Anthony Williams, L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy, including Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s 'FunnyOrDie.com’, a major sponsor in 2009. Adam Carolla hosted the star-studded red carpet awards, where actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait was honored with the first annual ‘Commie’ comedy achievement award and Mark Hamill presented for best comedy screenplay.

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