Funniest Festival in Atlanta Gears Up for Second Year
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Alumni Long John Journeys to USA as his All The Laughs family rally together to raise money for his chilhood dream to perform comedy in America!

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  • Last year's inaugural digital All The Laughs (ATL) Comedy Awards hosted dozens of talented comedians from around the globe: in particular, Zimbabwean native Learnmore Mwanyenyeka, stage name Long John the Comedian.
  • Long John has spent the last ten years performing around Africa and the United Kingdom, including at the first annual All The Laughs Comedy Awards, where he took home the Golden Pitcher for Best Stand-Up. Long John was recently selected to receive a grant through the prestigious Steel City Arts Foundation in Pittsburgh. This organization supports comedians/artists around the globe by offering training and performance opportunities.
  • As Long John currently resides in Zimbabwe, Festival Director Dominick Racano initiated a GoFund Me ( to help cover the costs of Long John's relocation to the US to receive the grant.
  • Dominick says, "The pillars of All The Laughs are comedy, collaboration, and community. Nothing excites me more than coming together to support Long John as he makes strides towards his dream of performing comedy in America!"
  • This year, the three-day in-person All The Laughs festival will showcase work from nominated comedians, sketch groups, and digital creators and will culminate in an awards ceremony presenting the highly coveted "Golden Pitcher."
  • The festival will take place October 15th - 17th at RoleCall Theatre located inside Ponce City Market.
  • Festival Highlights include:
  • - Punchline's Jamie Bendall co-hosts his live podcast, BHHcast, with special guest Sean Patton who will be opening for David Cross this fall nationwide.
  • - Creators from over 20 countries are represented in this year's programming.
  • - Where Are They Now? A comedic film about life post-child star fame, featuring actors from A Christmas Story, Growing Pains, Adventures in Babysitting, Who's the Boss?, and many others.
  • - Some of ATL's finest in all genres of comedy will share the stage, including Lace Larabee, Whole World Improv Theatre, Sketchworks, and Dad's Garage!
  • Tickets can be purchased online here (
  • ***All Access passes include a free virtual theatre ticket ( so you can watch all the films at your leisure until the end of October

All the Laughs Comedy Awards ( is a three-day event showcasing the very talented and hard-working comedians and comedic content creators from across the globe, taking place in Atlanta, GA.

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