The 2019 Everything is Awesome HEADstrong Comedy Festvial
We’re still a few months away from hitting our THIRD anniversary for Everything is Awesome, but it’s never too early to start planning! We’ve learned a lot about running larger scale events and, just like last year, we’re continuing to evolve. While we firmly believe that Philadelphia is the home to independent podcasting; we also realize that we’re cutting out people who may not know what a podcast is from being able to enjoy Philadelphia’s home-grown entertainers. There will still be a strong podcast presence at this year’s festival, but by being The 2019 Everything is Awesome HEADstrong Comedy Festival, we’re not only more inviting, but able to expand our entertainment options.
Just like previous years, we are celebrating the anniversary of Everything is Awesome, but our focus is now on two primary things: 1) raising money for an organization that improves lives affected by Cancer and 2) showcasing the raw comedic and creative talent that Philadelphia has to offer. That means, for the first time since running this festival, we actually have a TARGET amount we’d like to raise and that the festival will not only showcase podcasting, by comedians, improvisers, filmmakers, and all comedic artists.
This year is full of changes for the festival. The driving force for this festival has been to honor Alvin Dohl, my uncle, who lost his battle with Cancer in November of 2016. For 2019, we’ve partnered with the HEADstrong Foundation to raise money for their efforts in improving the lives of those affected by Cancer. It may be our first year partnering with HEADstrong, but they are a local organization that has helped over 14,000 patients in the Greater Philadelphia area. You can find out more about HEADstrong here or donate to help The 2019 Everything is Awesome HEADstrong Comedy Festival meet its goal here.
The festival is in the early stages of planning. If you are a interested in performing, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, please click the appropriate button below!
January 28th, 2018 1 pm to 7 pm
Join us at Tattooed Mom on South Street in Philadelphia, Pa to come celebrate! Remember, it’s absolutely free (but be sure to have a drink or two and take care of your bartender)!
530 South Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19147
1:00 pm – Ya F#cked It!
2:00 pm – Nerds With Words
3:00 pm – I Like 2 Movie Movie
4:00 pm – Just Grubbin’
5:00 pm – Everything is Awesome
6:00 pm – Full Belly Laughs
Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors
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The 2nd Annual Everything is Awesome Let’s F Cancer Podcast Festival (2018)
In 2018, Everything is Awesome celebrated TWO years of podcasting. While continuing to use the event to raise money for cancer research / cancer awareness, we did approach the festival slightly differently in it's sophomore year. We worked closely with The Philadelphia Podcast Festival over the years and something clicked this past year—once a year isn't enough celebration for Philadelphia podcasts. A guest likened last year's Podiversary show to a one-day festival that offers a preview of what's to come in the summer. That struck a chord and we changed how the show was put together. It was used to still celebrate the two year milestone and to raise money; but we wanted to embrace the Philadelphia podcasting scene that has exploded in the last several years.
For the second year, we partnered with Fuck Cancer to raise money for their mission of prevention, early detection, and supporting those affected by cancer. With wit, edge, and humor, they are improving health outcomes through health education, community programs, and events.
Shows on the 2018 Festival
We were able to expand our second year by adding an additional show. I had also learned that certain shows do better at certain venues, so our lineup of shows at Tattooed Mom change for all but two shows. I can't thank these shows enough for being part of our 2018 event!
The First Everything is Awesome Podiversary Show (2017)
In 2017, Everything is Awesome was celebrating it's first year of podcasting. Wanting to have a day full of podcasting, Kev put together a one-day version of The Philadelphia Podcast Festival. He curated a handful of shows together and hoped for a small turnout to help celebrate the milestone.
However, as he was planning the event, his uncle had lost his battle with cancer. Kev quickly turned this event into a fundraiser to raise money for Fuck Cancer, an organization that uses wit, edge, and humor to help raise awareness—it reminded him of his uncle.
Shows on the 2017 Festival
I can't thank these shows enough for being part of our very first MAJOR event!