With Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, and Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Festival Supreme absent the last few years, the inaugural 2019 Silver Lake Comedy Festival might one day become L.A.’s big alt-comedy gathering. Hosted by Comic Cure, which organizes comedy events in various cities and matches comedians with non-profit organizations, the nearly dozen names in the lineup feature headliner Mary Lynn Rajskub, as well as Thomas Dale, Jesus Trejo, Vince Caldera, Moses Storm, Lizzy Cooperman, Kiran Deol, Cisco Duran, Richy Leis and Kimberly Clark, whose combined credits include NBC, HBO, Comedy Central and Netflix. They’ll be performing on both El Cid’s indoor and outdoor stages, and partial proceeds from ticket sales will benefit various local nonprofits, namely the YWCA Glendale Women’s and Children’s Shelter, Glendale Arts, Homeless Health Care Los Angeles and others.
El Cid, 4212 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Thu., July 17, 7-9 p.m.; $20-$180. (323) 668-0318, comiccure.com.