Lounge Showroom

Ramon Rivas

Fri, May 10, 2019
Sat, May 11, 2019
Lounge Showroom

Ramon Rivas

with Naomi Karavani and Petey DeAbreu

Ramon Rivas is a laid back, largely unemotional stand-up comedian and eminent Latino now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag, he built his rep growing the independent comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, mixing in trips to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more performing as often as possible for a gently employed stoner.

In 2016, he recorded his television debut, an episode on the 2016 season of THE HALF HOUR with COMEDY CENTRAL. Rivas was one of 17 artists selected, an outlier from the middle of the country without a manager or an agent. Ramon has since appeared on @MIDNIGHT twice (winning July 21), MTV Decoded, numerous segments on VICELAND & made his acting debut on S4E3 of BROAD CITY and appeared in the second season of HBO's CRASHING. In addition to performing, Ramon has been featured on numerous podcasts like YKWD with Robert Kelly, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler, numerous DOUG LOVES MOVIES with Doug Benson, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher and a few Sklarboro Bros podcasts and more.

Ramon's positive vibes and chill comedic momentum earned him coveted spots as a performer in 2014's San Francisco SketchFest and the inaugural Chicago Comedy Exposition. As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club, Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland artists & audiences by producing open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).

ACCIDENTAL was named BEST COMEDY VENUE by Cleveland Scene Magazine in 2016, even though the group has no physical home. So they had to add (SERIES) in parenthesis. It's some real pied-piper shit, which is dope.

Ramon now lives in Los Angeles, returning home frequently to feel happiness. ACCIDENTAL COMEDY functions year round, helmed by the next generation of Cleveland's comedic ambassadors. You can catch Ramon performing in the greater Los Angeles area regularly, touring the country or highly chatting with people on the streets.

Naomi Karavani

Naomi Karavani is a comedian and currently an on-camera correspondent and writer for the weekly comedy news show "Redacted Tonight" in Washington, D.C. She featured in a number of comedy festivals such as the Women in Comedy, What a Joke Fest, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Rogue Island Comedy Festival,Limestone, and the District of Comedy Festival. Before joining the Redacted team she worked as a high school history teacher in Brooklyn, New York for over five years.

Petey DeAbreu

Repping the streets of the Bronx, NY Petey DeAbreu is a fast-rising star on the New York City comedy scene. He has appeared on Comedy Central Digital’s Up-Next series and is a regular at comedy clubs all over New York City. He recognized the power of humor at an early age, using it as a pre-emptive strike to keep from getting into fights at school and around his hood.

Petey loves to take crowds on unexpected journeys and believes his feel-good style cuts through prejudice and provokes laughter without boundaries.