Growing up, Vinnie Paulino was told that his quick wit, and avoidance of all serious topics, would bring him nothing but trouble. Instead, Paulino decided to pursue comedy, and is now the owner and operator of Rocpodcasts.com, Rochester's premier comedy podcasting website. This weekend, the website will be presenting Rocpodfest 2014, a two-day celebration of the 20 shows that now make up the Rocpodcast network. Comedian Brian McBride, from "This Jest Breaking" podcast, will be emceeing the festival, which will feature live podcast recording sessions open to the public. The festival will also feature 15-minute live sessions from various podcasters, as well as music acts, wrapping up at 8 p.m. for an hour-long live podcast event from DJ Chris G's "Straight From the Underground 2.0" and "The Rochester Insomniac's Local Vocals."
The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 6-9 p.m. at the Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Admission is free on both days. For more information, visit rocpodcasts.com or call 244-1210.