Sareth-Fest Music and Comedy Festival Daytona Beach comes back for year three at Tir na nOg Irish Pub
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Sareth-Fest Music and Comedy Festival Daytona Beach took place for the third year in a row at Tir na nOg Irish Pub, from Oct. 4 through Oct. 7. Thirst Murdered by Liquid Death. It was sponsored by K Nails & Spa and Kuan’s Kitchen. The festival consisted of stand-up comedy, improvised stand-up comedy, film, storytelling and music.
On Oct. 4, The Last Laugh Open Mic (The Jump Off) took place. The owner of Tir na nOg Irish Pub, Randy Phillips, used gaffer tape to hold up the banner. The artwork was designed by Charley McMullen and printed by Banners on the Cheap. Ney reused the tin signs Erin Bates and Liquid Death provided for the stage, from Sareth-Fest Pueblo.
Connor Bates kicked the festival off with a 10 minute set. Mike Haha, Wylan Way, Frank Banks, Joe Hughes, Captain Jon White, Cee Dillard, Randy The Amazing, Michelle Keith, Tim Blalock, Jasmine Jewel, Patrick Luby, Rob Roeck, Ryan Palmer, Amir Schuman, Rob Ford and Kai signed up for the The Last Laugh Open Mic.
Oct. 5’s lineup consisted of: Julian McNeill, Blalock, Roy Sheppard, Ford, Brian Milligan, Austin Kleeman and the headliner for the first block was Kevin Deane. Kleeman opted to take part of High & Dry Comedy Show. He had to improvise a five minute set.
Block two of Oct. 5 started by celebrating Clive Barker’s birthday. Ney spoke of how the festival was born out of his studio in Beverly Hills, Calif. Duane Burton, Marvin Izquierdo (not pictured), Mikey B, Aimee LeCours and Wu-Man Chu took part of the second portion of High & Dry Comedy Show. LeCours, Miles Neff, Ann Walker, Milly Elliott, Mathew Elliott, Jen Hellman, Sean Patrick Murphy, Annie Polzella, Banks and Alex Venci performed stand-up. Comics Crushing Cancer founder, Hellman, performed a surprise guest set. Afterwards, Ney said he would donate 20% of merchandise sales of the evening to her organization. Polzella was the headliner. Banks and Venci signed up for The Last Laugh Open Mic.
Bates and Liquid Death’s shipment of trucker hats, as well as koozies arrived before the Oct. 6 blocks. Many were handed out throughout the rest of the fest. Steve Oxfarm started the second night of stand-up comedy with a five minute open mic set. Heather Hill, Roo Nafasat, Ross McCoy and Ney were the comedians for the first block. Ney headlined.
Christian Miles and The Bri roasted Ney’s short film, “The Misadventures of Wu-Man Chu”, for Phở-Ney Farm Firestorm. Ney forgot his laptop and projector. It was due to rushing to perform at Orlando Comedy Festival, prior to the second night of Sareth-Fest Daytona Beach. The bartender, James “The Scab” Monaco, let them borrow his tablet to show the film. It was hooked up to the mixer and audio was heard. The tablet rested on the bar stool on stage.
Preach Carter, Matt Glidden, Venci, Roeck, Way and Kevin Tibbert were the comedians of the late block. Headlining was Tibbert. Oxfarm returned for a second five minute set, Patrick Sisk, Schuman, Kai and Venci signed up for The Last Laugh Open Mic.
Storytelling and songs wrapped the final night of Sareth-Fest Music and Comedy Festival Daytona Beach, on Oct. 7. Sara Thompson, Patrick Young, Jenny Nazak, Joe Lovece, Scott Hooker and Ney were the storytellers of Loose Leaf – A Storytelling Show. Jon Porter, King Hooker, Samantha Ivey and Ryder Cole headlined the festival with music.
Ney ended the festivities with a speech. He dedicated the festival in honor of his mother and he would be back to be the disc jockey for the comedians.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sareth Ney is the journalist for A Quarter and Dream Pictures. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo. He is a former apprentice to master of horror, Clive Barker. He is a Wu-Tang Clan inspired superhero, Wu-Man Chu. He is an award-winning short filmmaker, stand-up comedian, storyteller, fashion designer, philanthropist, founder of Pueblo's Independent Multimedia Podcast and festival director at both Sareth-Fest Music and Comedy Festivals. He is the creator of Corazon Comedy Festival and “Confessions of the Corazon: A Night of Storytelling”. His comedy masterpiece/special/documentary is nine hours long..