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About Respect the Light

Respect the Light is a documentary series exploring the world of stand-up comedy. Season One consists of five episodes covering the surprisingly small comedy scene in Miami, a city known for its nightlife. Without a dedicated comedy club to call home, local comics struggle to make a name for themselves, much less a living.

Out of this void, Manny Garavito has established as a resource for tourists and residents alike to find laughs in the city. Comics like Sebastian Mattar and Rudy Wilson show up night after night in dark dive bars, nightclubs and holes in the wall to sharpen their skills and experience. We follow these three up-and-coming comics and their stories of the perseverance, sacrifice and sense of humor it takes to pursue your dreams.


the Miami Improv Screening and hosted the premiere screening of the fifth Episode of Respect the Light, The Craftsman, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ The Miami Improv! Over a hundred people came out to see all five episodes with live Q&As between each.

Admission is FREE (2 drink minimum)

Read the Press

Respect the Light has been featured in The Miami New Times! Click here to read.

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