Don't Miss These 'Brooklyn Comedy Festival' Acts

Brooklyn Comedy Festival begins Sunday, August 21st at 9pm, concluding Sunday, August 28th with a Super Mario sendoff (90's Sunday Wrap Party). This is the first year to integrate a short-film festival "Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS." There is a $99 all-access festival pass available while supplies last. The pass is a must-have if you're plan on attending multiple Festival sets.

An Evening with Reggie Watts: Leafly Comedy Tour stops at Brooklyn Comedy Festival


Saturday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm
An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. $25. Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St Brooklyn, NY 11211). Reggie Watts' Brooklyn Comedy Festival set will be unforgettable.

IFC & ICE BREAKERS Comedy Showcase Hosted by Julie Klausner


Thursday, August 25th at The Bell House.
Hosted by Julie Klausner ("Difficult People") Performances by Langston Kerman, Sasheer Zamata, Sean Donnelly, Julio Torres, + MORE TBA. Party starts at 5:30pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! The show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15.


Hosted by Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, and John Payne. Performances by Jo Firestone, Liz Magee, Kerry Coddett, Dan Wilbur, Hari Kondabolu + MORE TBA. Music by Junior Assassin. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.


August 22 @ 8:00 pm

Littlefield, 622 Degraw St

Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

Performances by Myq Kaplan, Janelle James, Omar Shaukat, Katie Hannigan, Monroe Martin, and Ify Nwadiwe. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 in advance, $8 DOS.

Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live")


Vanessa Bayer has two back-to-back shows at The Bell House on Friday, August 26. The first (7:30pm) is a showcase. A showcase, formally known as "Brooklyn Showcase," is a standard thing in the comedy community. It's a way to highlight several performers. There's usually a host, someone who MC the night, warms up the crowd, then brings up people throughout the night. A host and 5-7 performers in a standard showcase. Everyone does a short set. Opposed to a headlining set with 2-3 acts. For example, when Louis CK or Amy Schumer does Madison Square Garden, they'll have an opener who will do 20 minutes and they go on for an hour, hour and a half. So Vanessa, in this case, will be the host. She'll welcome everybody and do some original material and then 5-6 performers will do a short set.

Vanessa Bayer and Jonah Bayer ("Sound Advice")


Vanessa will join her brother in the later show. You do not want to miss this. Jonah Bayer is prominent in the music scene. He's in the band United Nations, a hodge-podge of cool bands from the emo/alternative world. Vanessa and Jonah come together in the "comedy pop culture music sphere" on display at Brooklyn Comedy Festival.


BKCF at Brooklyn Brewery


August 23 @ 8:15 pm
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States + Google Map
Performances by Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Phoebe Robinson, Julia Claire, + MORE TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:15pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DOS. Tickets.

Panel: Late Night Comedy Writers


FREE. Panelists include Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert). August 27 @ 5:00 pm. See also Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession (August 27 @ 3:00 pm).

Premium Celebrity Comedy: BKCF Edition - Hosted by Jo Firestone and Joe Pera.


August 24 @ 8:00 pm
Union Hall, 702 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Jo Firestone and Joe Pera. Lineup TBA. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5.

Never Seen It


Hosted by Kyle Ayers, Never Seen It is scenes from famous movies rewritten by comedians who have never seen that movie, acted out by a cast of comedians. Featuring: Julio Torres (Comedy Central Comic to Watch) rewriting Rudy Anna Drezen (Cracked, Author of "How May We Hate You?") rewriting The Godfather Mike Drucker (writer: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) rewriting Batman v. Superman Show 8pm. $5 advance.

Cheap Date - 6th Anniversary: Brooklyn Natives Only


Cheap Date is a show that's celebrating it's 6th Anniversary at BKCF with a Brooklyn native edition. Hosted by Sharron Paul and Calvin Cole. Performances by Kerry Coddett, Rae Sanni, Tickets are $8.

The Fancy Show: BKCF Edition


August 23 @ 8:30 pm
The Room at Dizzy's, 230 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
Fancy Show at Dizzys Billy D Poster
Performances by Langston Kerman, Simmons McDavid, Lane Pieschel, and Michael Joyce. Doors 8:15pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE.

For more information and ticket links, visit the Brooklyn Comedy Festival website. Follow @BrooklynComedy on Twitter.