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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

October 4th, 2018 by

BLOOMINGTON RESIDENTS SAY BETTER MARKETING IS NEEDED FOR SUCCESSFUL LOCAL COMEDY SCENE

March 1, 2018

Kat Spence, Bloomington Beat

Residents are asking for better marketing and bigger names for standup comedy shows. Also, they want broader genres of comedy presented in Bloomington. Changes proposed include better marketing and hosting college aged comedians.

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MAT ALANO-MARTIN USES ROCKER PAST TO TURN LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL INTO ONE OF THE NATION’S BIGGEST FESTIVALS

March 29, 2018

Kat Spence, Bloomington Beat

After touring with his band and overcoming drinking, Mat Alano-Martin moved to Bloomington and signed up for standup amateur night at the Comedy Attic. Martin went on to create the Limestone Comedy Festival to interact with other comedians.

Bloomington Beat: Website

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WOMEN’S VOICES LEAD THE WAY AT THE 6TH LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL

April 30, 2018

Tracy Zollinger Turner, Bloom Magazine

Women’s voices are important at this year’s Limestone Comedy Festival. The political climate pushed the Co-fouder of the Comedy Attic, Jared Thmpson and comedian Mat Alano-Martin into “booking a diverse roster of female voices was calculated to reverberate with the #MeToo movement times.”

Bloom Magazine: Website

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REPRESENTATION AND IDENTITY CARVE OUT A SPACE IN THE LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL

May 30, 2018

Naphtalia Ruth, The InBox

The Limestone Comedy Festival tackles social justice issues through diverse headliners. Topics covered this year include sexuality, gender and the #MeToo Movement. Jared Thompson, Co-founder of the Comedy Attic told The Inbox, “Our audiences are very non-judgmental.”

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LIMESTONE WANTS TO MOVE THE NEEDLE ON DIVERSITY IN STAND-UP

June 2, 2016

Annie Corrigan, Indiana Public Media

Mat Alano-Martin headlines the Limestone Comedy Festival about diversifying the comedy scene. “We’re in a position where we can maybe influence that conversation and move the needle a little bit,” he said. Other issues he hopes to address in the comedy scene are sexism, misogyny and identity.

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