The comedy industry is often criticized for its lack of representation, so the LA Diversity in Comedy Festival was set up to help both combat that perception and fight its reality by offering a stage to people who might not otherwise have equal opportunity to perform on one. The three-day comedy festival hosted by The Second City in Hollywood highlights the unique points of view of diverse performers.
According to submission guidelines, diverse performers include "any group of underrepresented cultural voices — this could be based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc." The festival focuses primarily on improv, but it also includes stand-up and sketch performances, as well as workshops to help budding performers and panels hosted by diverse comedians who've had success in the industry.
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