Today JASH – the comedy collective founded by Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric – announced their inaugural JASHFESHT Comedy Festival. The two-day destination weekend kicks off Saturday, April 2, 2016 and will feature live comedic and musical performances, screenings, talent panels and more.
JASHFESHT will be a unique and historic gathering of the comedy community, creating a grassroots and experiential vibe for comedy’s most passionate fans and creators. Set in Palm Springs, the legendary entertainment getaway locale, JASHFESHT will deliver a weekend of leisure and relaxation while creating an intimate weekend of comedy, music and community.
JASH recently partnered with Verizon go90 to create original content for the new streaming app. Creating a unique experience to showcase the new programming, JASHFESHT will premiere several pieces at the inaugural event. Premieres will include new episodes of “Pound House” starring Doug Lussenhop & Brent Weinbach and “Arkippiana” from UCB Founder Matt Besser.
“The past few months we’ve been cranking out a ton of amazing comedic content— incredible short films, music videos, animation, television pilots— all of which will be released first on Go90,” said JASH co-founder Daniel Kellison. “So, in short, the goal of our first JASHFESHT is to gather all our creators– all the comedians and musicians we love— and have a big grassroots weekend party with a bunch of comedy shows, screenings and concerts.”
“Our partnership with go90 allows us to create a ton of amazing content and puts them in a meaningful role within the comedy community overnight,” said JASH co-creator and executive producer Mickey Meyer. “JASHFESHT celebrates these creators and the awesome content they’re making.”
Since its launch in 2013, JASH has made a name for itself not only for its unique content but for its scope of comedians and content showcased over the years. The fan-oriented festival will give the red carpet experience to all in attendance, providing guests with great comedy and a taste of Palm Springs’ parties and nightlife.
JASHFESHT will take place at Snapshot Studios (4575 E Camino Parocela, Palm Springs, CA 92264), a combined photography studio and event space. Programming for both the outdoor stage and inside screening room will be announced in the coming weeks. LA-based artists will also create a mural on-site throughout the fest.
JASHFESHT hotel partners include Ace Hotel Palm Springs, V Palm Springs, and Colony Palms.
Tickets and all-access passes are on sale now at www.jashfesht.com. Early-bird weekend passes are available for $50 (general admission) and $100 (VIP). VIP includes priority seating and viewing areas, custom JASHFESHT screen print, and access to exclusive VIP bar. Day passes at the door will be $35.
JASH – a comedy community founded by Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric, and is led by comedy producer Daniel Kellison (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman), along with fellow producers Doug DeLuca (co-executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live) and Mickey Meyer (Epic Rap Battles of History, Equals 3, Maker Studios). In addition to helping with their digital strategy, JASH gives comedians and artists a platform to create and control their own digital content – providing them with the financing, production resources, editing facilities, sponsorship opportunities and personnel to make short films, sketches, series, one-offs, talk-shows, animation, music videos and more. Additionally, the company’s creative agency and branded content arm has established itself as one of the entertainment industry’s leading branded video and IP creation shops.