Concourse Comedy Festival brings the funny to Hunts Point

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THE BRONX -

The Concourse Comedy Festival brought together some comedians, poets and filmmakers Saturday at The Point in Hunts Point.

The festival is an extension of the Concourse Art Foundation - a nonprofit dedicated to building a unified platform for different types of artists. Last year, it held its first film festival.

Luis Miranda, the foundation's founder, wanted to honor comedy as a craft in all forms, including stand-up comedy, short films, animation, spoken word poetry, and even ventriloquism. 

“I always found that I always had to leave the Bronx to have my work shown and honored, and I just never understood why there wasn't a system already here,” says Miranda. “We're hoping to be that for the Bronx."

Miranda plans to eventually put on 11 different types of festivals in one year, one a month, with a grand event being a culmination of them all.

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