Comedy Series

In the Comedy Club series, AcA presents national stand-up comedians and comedy performers. This series is presented in partnership with Lafayette Comedy.

2023 Schedule of Performers

March 2
Shane Torres
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Shane Torres

Shane Torres is a standup comedian, writer, podcaster, and sometimes actor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. As a standup comedian Shane has appeared on Conan (twice), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC’S Last Comic Standing, and a Half Hour Special with Comedy Central, and This Week From The Cellar on Comedy Central just to name a few. He released his debut album ”Established 1981” with Comedy Central records to rave reviews in 2018. You can see him touring all around the world at comedy clubs, concert venues, and some of the most prestigious festivals in the world .

March 30
Jimmie Walker
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Jimmie Walker

Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970’s that Time Magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade.”

April 13
Rich Vos
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Rich Vos

Rich Vos’ has four specials on Comedy Central and over 100 television appearances. He has been seen on HBO, HBO Max, Netflix, Showtime and Starz. Rich also produced and starred in the documentary “Women Aren’t Funny”, appeared in Judd Apatows “King of Staten Island.”

May 18
Kevin Farley
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Kevin Farley

Kevin Farley is an entertainer to the core. Over the past 3 decades he has made audiences laugh, cry, smile and think as a stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker and podcaster. Kevin, who currently tours around the world performing his brand of “positive” stand-up comedy, got his start studying at the famous Second City in Chicago. Soon after he starred in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris) and The Waterboy (with Adam Sandler), and leading roles in An American Carol and White Knight. He has also made guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, Just Shoot Me and Comedy Central’s Drunk History to name a few.

October 5
Michael Winslow
James Devin Moncus Theatre
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Michael Winslow

 An actor, comedian and beatboxer, Michael Winslow is billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his roles in all seven Police Academy films as Larvell Jones.

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Getting to Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

Plan Your Escape

Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.