BROOKLYN - Tonight (August 22, 2016) starts the fourth annual Brooklyn Comedy Festival. The festival features performances by Julie Klausner, Vanessa Bayer, Jonah Bayer, Reggie Watts, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Phoebe Robinson and many more. P.S. The festival has expanded into film this year with Kickstarter's brunch/comedy-short-film-festival on Saturday and Sunday.
1. Vanessa Bayer added her "Saturday Night Live" co-star Jay Pharoah to her Friday early showcase.
2. Vanessa Bayer's late show Friday night is a special event called Series FUNale.
3. For Series FUNale, Vanessa Bayer teams up with her brother Jonah Bayer to review the series finale of the popular nineties sitcom Blossom.
4. Vanessa and Jonah will discuss the episode with cast member Jenna Von Oy (a.k.a. Six) and SNL's Kyle Mooney.
Highlights throughout the week include:
Tuesday 8/23 - Flagship stand-up show at Brooklyn Brewery, with performances by Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Phoebe Robinson, and more. Doors at 7:45pm, show at 8:15pm. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Wednesday 8/24 - We Bee Spelling charity show at Union Pool. A spelling bee, comedy show, and concert to benefit Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim services nonprofit organization. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. First 50 people in the door receive a free Sixpoint beer. $10 advance, $15 DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Thursday 8/25 - IFC & Ice Breakers Comedy Showcase hosted by Julie Klausner ("Difficult People") at The Bell House, with performances by Sasheer Zamata ("Saturday Night Live"), Langston Kerman, Julio Torres, and more. Party starts at 5:30pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! Main venue doors 7:30pm, show at 8pm. $15 in advance and DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Thursday 8/25 - Alternatives: A Comedy Show hosted by Murderfist at The Gutter, with performances by Jo Firestone, Reformed Whores, Brett Davis, and more. Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9pm. $8 in advance, $10 DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Friday 8/26 - IFC's Slightly Off Showcase with Vanessa Bayer at The Bell House, with performances by Jay Pharoah, Joe Pera, Erik Bergstrom, Bridey Elliott, and more. Party starts at 5:30pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! Main venue doors 7pm, show at 7:30pm. $20 in advance, $25 DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Friday 8/26 - Refinery29 & RIOT's Woke Bae Live with Phoebe Robinson, featuring Michelle Buteau and special guests. For Woke Bae, Phoebe Robinson teams up with a comedian friend to celebrate a 'woke bae' of their choosing. Whether it's being 'woke' about feminism, race or political movements, they're celebrating evolved men of the 21st century. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. $10 in advance, $12 DOS. Ticket in sale now via Ticketfly.
Friday 8/26 - Series FUNale at The Bell House, a special show where Vanessa Bayer & Jonah Bayer review the series finale of the popular nineties sitcom "Blossom" and discuss the episode with cast member Jenna Von Oy (a.k.a. Six) and Kyle Mooney ("Saturday Night Live"). Doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm. $20 in advance, $25 DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketfly.
Saturday 8/27 - IFC's Comedy Crib Showcase hosted by Anthony DeVito at Knitting Factory, with performances by Sean Donnelly, Naomi Ekperigin, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Dan St. Germain, and more. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. $15 in advance and at the door. Tickets on sale now via Ticketweb.
Saturday 8/27 - Reggie Watts at Music Hall of Williamsburg, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Two shows. Early show doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Late show doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm. $25 in advance, $30 DOS. Tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Full schedule, ticket links, additional lineup info, drink specials, and more can be found at bkcomedyfestival.com/schedule/.