With Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival and Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Festival Supreme absent the last few years, the first Southland Comedy Festival might one day fill the big comedy-festival void in L.A. Twenty stand-up comedians will be spread out over five days at both traditional and indie comedy venues, from the legendary The Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv and The Ice House, to speakeasies and distilleries, to backyards and apartment living rooms. The schedule includes headliners such as Schooled star Bryan Callen and Tom Segura — whose showcase trifecta at Burbank’s The Bunker features comics all performing in Spanish — as well as fellow comedians and festival co-founders Aaron Mliner, Stephen Furey and Richard Sarvate, also appearing on stage.

Check southlandcomedyfestival.com for exact times, locations and prices.

LA Weekly