Founded and put together by performers and producers Ashleigh Walker, Julian Kiani and Chris Nester (with the help of many other AMAZING people), this inaugural festival hopes to be the first of many.
Brooklyn comedy is setting the precedent for the rest of the world right now, so we created a festival that celebrates the scene and gives every level of performer a chance to shine on Brooklyn’s many stages.
The Brooklyn Comedy Festival kicks off its first season this August 19-24 at multiple venues in Williamsburg. The festival will showcase both established and up-and-coming performers from every realm of comedy, including sketch, standup, and improv. In addition to shows, there will be after parties throughout the neighborhood hosted by local and national sponsors.
We’re excited. You should be too. Let’s party.