TODAY! Closing Night Surprise Party Comedy Show! Writers Panel! The Dollop Podcast! Jo Firestone and Aparna Nancherla! Queen + David Bowie Sing-Along!

It's closing night! See below for a summary of tonight's events.


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Closing Night Surprise Party Comedy Show! at Brooklyn Bazaar. Brooklyn Comedy Festival is turning 5-years old this year, and for this milestone birthday we're throwing a surprise party show with some of our favorite performers. But shhh, it's a surprise...

$10 ADV, $15 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open one hour prior to showtime, 8pm.

Click HERE for tickets!


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FREE AFTERNOON EVENT: Writers Panel: Diversity in Late Night at Knitting Factory, 3pm. 

FREE well drink or Sixpoint beer or Captain Lawrence beer for attendees!

Presented by NBC and NBCUniveral TIPS, which provides creative individuals of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to get their materials in front of key decision makers from the entire NBCUniversal family, as well as agents, managers, producers, and other industry players.

Moderated by Julian Kiani, with panelists Kate Sidley (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Nedaa Sweiss (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Alex English (The Rundown with Robin Thede).

FREE ENTRY. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.


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Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone are many things to many people: comedians, scarecrows, junior chefs, crayons. Suffice it to say they know what it's like to be an outsider looking in. Join them as they navigate their way through a show with the help of their foolish friends who agreed to help them. Their only promise is they will delight and confuse you, not in that order. Actually, no promises. Scarecrows have enough on their plate as is.

$12 ADV, $12 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Union Hall.

SOLD OUT.


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The Dollop Podcast at The Bell House, 7pm.

$25 General Admission, $50 VIP. (VIP includes early access to show and first selection of seats. VIP meet & greet with signed poster. VIP Doors 5:30pm.) Ages 21+. General admission doors open one hour prior to showtime.

SOLD OUT.


Under Pressure: Queen and David Bowie Sing-Along presented by SecretFormula. atUnion Hall, 9:45pm.

We’re putting on one glamtastic Sing-Along featuring Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Queen Bitch, We Are the Champions, Space Oddity, We Will Rock You, Modern Love, Rebel Rebel and more! We might even throw in a little Bowie’s in Space or Ice Ice Baby to round it all off. All with the words subtitled on the screen for the entire crowd to Sing-Along to - no microphones, no waiting to sing.

- Wear you finest lightning bolt makeup and dress to impress for a chance to win free drinks and tickets in the Costume Contest (Wear an eye patch! Grow a sweet ‘stache! Dress like a clown! Squeeze into some tight leather!)

- Enjoy themed drinks like the Major Tom, the Mercury, the Goblin King, the Fat Bottomed Girl and more!

- Come early for a pre-show of David Bowie and Queen clips including a look back at all of David Bowie’s film roles from Pontius Pilate to Nikola Tesla.

$10 ADV, $10 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.


Also, today and tomorrow afternoon the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival in partnership with Kickstarter is screening comedy short films during brunch atNitehawk Cinema!

Click HERE for Saturday info and tickets.
Click HERE for Sunday info and tickets.

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Brunch menu will be available.

TONIGHT! Chris Gethard, Michelle Buteau, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Yedoye Travis, Your Love Our Musical (Improv), DJ Donwill, Karaoke Tremendous, + more!

For full schedule and ticket links, go to our events page. See below for a summary of tonight's events.


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Refinery29 + RIOT Present A Night of Really Funny People at Littlefield hosted by Michelle Buteau, with performances by Chris GethardEmmy BlotnickJoyelle NicoleAlex EnglishJaboukie Young-WhiteShalewa Sharpe, plus DJ DonWill, 8pm.

Click HERE for tickets!


Your Love, Our Musical with Evan Kaufman and Rebecca Vigil at Union Hall, 7:30pm.

Your Love, Our Musical is a LIVE musical improv show about... love! Musical improvisers Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman interview a couple from the audience about their love life, than create a fully improvised musical about that couple’s love story! It's just like Hamilton... if Hamilton was about how you met your boyfriend online dating.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Resistance Comedy hosted by Mamoudou N’Diaye and Yedoye Travis, with performances by Will Miles, Sarah Lazarus, Wanjiko Eke, and Josh Johnson at Union Hall, 9:30pm.

Comedy to benefit our common good, with alternating hosts and comics. Proceeds will be donated to ACLU.

$8 ADV, $10 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets!


Official after party at Union Hall with Karaoke Tremendous following our early shows on Friday! Karaoke starts at midnight! FREE ENTRY, NO RSVP REQUIRED. Ages 21+.

Lord Easy (of Karaoke Killed the Cat) and Jeremy (Sir Jarlsberg) Gibson are out to spread love and kick down the walls of your private room karaoke! KARAOKE TREMENDOUS is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. Put it this way, if your favorite dance party had a baby with a karaoke machine, that baby would be KARAOKE TREMENDOUS. You sing good? That's great! You don't? That's fine. Just bring the enthusiasm and we'll give you the fun!!


Parents, check out our Comedy Writing Workshop (ages 8-13) at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company from 3pm-5pm today.

In this one-time workshop, students will learn about the art of comedy from professional comedians, who will be performing at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Students and comedians will work together to write jokes, and then perform them for the students' families at the close of the workshop!

$25 fee to register and confirm attendance but fee not required. Benefitting 826NYC. RegisterHERE.

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


Also, don't forget about the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival all weeklong at Nitehawk Cinema. There's no screening tonight, but we will be showing comedy shorts Saturday and Sunday for brunch.

Click HERE for Saturday info and tickets.
Click HERE for Sunday info and tickets.

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.


...Finally, just a heads up that our Closing Night Surprise Party Comedy Show at Brooklyn Bazaar tomorrow night is going to be fantastic.

Come celebrate our fifth birthday with performances by some of out favorite people, but shh, it's a surprise...

Click HERE for tickets!

TONIGHT! Sasheer Zamata, Corinne Fisher, Liza Treyger, Michelle Buteau, Emo Night Brooklyn, Jameson Happy Hour, Witch Taint, Jim Tews, Rojo Perez, + more!

For full schedule and ticket links, go to our events page. See below for a summary of tonight's events.


Elite Daily's Generation Why?! Live hosted by Rosebud Baker, with performances by Michelle ButeauEmma WillmannLiza TreygerJanelle James, and Corinne Fisher atKnitting Factory, 8pm. $15 ADV, $15 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

PLUS: Jameson Happy Hour from 6pm-8pm. The first 100 people to arrive for Elite Daily’s Generation Why?! 8pm comedy showcase will receive a token for a free Jameson Caskmates + Captain Lawrence beer. Happy hour is 21+ only.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Brooklyn Comedy Festival After Party by Emo Night Brooklyn at Knitting Factory! JOIN THE PARTY. SCREAM, DANCE, RAGE TO ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS WITH ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE AND EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS EMO NIGHT BROOKLYN,10:30pm. $10 ADV, $15 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Gothamist Presents: Comic Views on the outdoor terrace of The William Vale Hotel, hosted by Rojo Perez, with performances by Sasheer ZamataBrandon Scott WolfJoyelle JohnsonJim Tews,  plus more, 8pm. $10 ADV, $15 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Witch Taint: The Black Metal DialoguesLive! at Union Hall, 8pm. Dave Hill's 100% real email chain with a Norwegian black metal record label owner is brought life complete with corpse paint, ill-fitting black clothing, disturbing videos, and- if all goes as planned- a live and mildly irritated goat, culminating in a live performance by the mighty Witch Taint that will probably scar you for life. You have been warned.

$8 ADV, $10 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Backfat: Brooklyn Comedy Festival Edition, hosted by Emily Winter and Chris Calogero, with performances by Nore DaviCasey James SalengoAimee Rose Ranger, and Malcolm Nicholas at 61 Local, 8:30pm. FREE ENTRY, NO RSVP REQUIRED. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.


Danny Groh Presents: DogSlam Comedy at Brooklyn Bazaar, FREE ENTRY, NO RSVP REQUIRED. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

7PM - Improv Jam
8PM - Michael Jordan Steakhouse (Improv)
9PM - In the Sauce (standup) hosted by Nick Naney and Joe Rumrill
Performances by
Bowen Yang
Christi Chiello
Justin Flanagan
Tommy McNamara
Sarah Tollemache


Also, don't forget about the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival all weeklong at Nitehawk Cinema. Tonight's screening features Neighborhood Food Drive. Watch trailer HERE. With a post-screening Q&A with director Jerzy Rose.

Convinced that hosting a lavish charity fundraiser will improve the public image of their unpopular restaurant, two women hire an intern to help them plan and execute a neighborhood food drive. Despite their somewhat good intentions, the team quickly succumbs to petulance and laziness. They make repeat attempts—trying to maintain positive attitudes—but cosmic maladies cripple their efforts and they soon find themselves doomed.

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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...Finally, just a heads up that Refinery29 + RIOT's show at Littlefield tomorrow night now features performances by Chris GethardMichelle ButeauEmmy BlotnickJoyelle NicoleAlex EnglishJaboukie, Young-WhiteShalewa Sharpe, plus DJ DonWill!

Click HERE for tickets!

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One more thing about tomorrow night - if you enjoy some brilliant improv, check out Your Love, Our Musical with Evan Kaufman and Rebecca Vigil at Union Hall.

Your Love, Our Musical is a LIVE musical improv show about... love! Musical improvisers Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman interview a couple from the audience about their love life, than create a fully improvised musical about that couple’s love story! It's just like Hamilton... if Hamilton was about how you met your boyfriend online dating.

Click HERE for tickets.

TONIGHT! Mark Normand, Jo Firestone, Michelle Wolf, We B-E-E Spelling, Liza Treyger, Matteo Lane, Cartoon Monsoon, + more!

For full schedule and ticket links, go to our events page. See below for a summary of tonight's events.


Paste Magazine Presents: An Evening at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival on the terrace ofThe William Vale hosted by Becca Beberaggi, with Jo Firestone, Mark Normand, Michelle Wolf, Jena Friedman, and Joe Zimmerman, 9pm. $10 ADV, $15 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

SOLD OUT.

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A Comedy Spelling Bee Game Show Supporting Human Rights at Union Pool. Featuring Alex Greer, Will MilesTom Cowell, and Casey James Salengo. With music fromAndy Frasco and the UN, 8:30pm.

Comedian spellers include Courtney Maginnis supporting Planned Parenthood,Chris Calogero supporting The National Center for Transgender Rights, and special guests!

$10 donation online / $15 donation at the door. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.


Comedians You Should Know: BKCF Edition at The Gutter hosted by Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), with Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Nimesh Patel (Oscars), Matteo Lane (Colbert), DC Benny (Comedy Central), Patrick Schroeder (Roast Battle), Jeff Steinbrunner (CYSK Producer), 8pm. $5 ADV, $5 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Cartoon Monsoon: BKCF Edition at Union Hall with Mary HoulihanJoe RumrillTim PlattSteven DeSienaTessa SkaraJaboukie Young-White, 8pm.

Cartoon Monsoon is a comedy play starring Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Steven DeSiena, and Tim Platt as the puppeteer for "Puppet." Each show the gang goes on a brand new, never-before-seen action-adventure episode. The episodes are interrupted by cartoons from indie animators and character bits from guest comedians. This month's show features Jaboukie Young-White, Tessa Skara, Annie Donley, animations from General Interest Studio, & more!

$10 ADV, $10 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Also, don't forget about the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival all weeklong at Nitehawk Cinema. Tonight's screening features Village People. With a post-screening Q&A with screenwriter Dan Schoenbrun.

When Alan's wife flakes on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, he's joined by his all too eager brother-in-law Mike on a trip to Nicaragua's 'Mercado Village,' a hipster resort for American tourists. As the two settle in, they meet Barbara, an American ex-pat who co-founded Mercado Village years earlier as a utopian haven for artists and free spirits. As Alan's relationship with Barbara evolves, his friendship with Mike takes an unexpected turn.

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

Discount select Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktails in Nitehawk's Lo-Res Bar from 6-7pm and in the theater during the screening!

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TONIGHT! T.J. Miller, Roy Wood Jr., Michelle Wolf, Liza Treyger, Sean Donnelly, Hari Kondabolu, Joel Kim Booster, + more!

For full schedule and ticket links, go to our events page. See below for a summary of tonight's events.


The Fancy Show at Littlefield hosted by Rob Haze, with T.J. MillerLiza TreygerRoy Wood Jr.Michael JoyceSimmons McDavid, Lane Pieschel, and Janelle James, 8pm.
$10 ADV, $12 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open one hour prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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The hilarious voices at Above Average join Brooklyn Comedy Festival for an evening of standup comedy, hosted by Above Average's very own resident performer, Matt Starr, featuring standup guests Rae SanniMatt RogersBlair SocciJoel Kim BoosterSean Donnelly, and more at Brooklyn Brewery, 8pm.

Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first come, first served basis with RSVP.

Ages 21+. Doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime. Click HERE to RSVP.

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The Dan Joe Charles Show at The Shanty at NY Distilling hosted by Dan LicataJoe Pera, & Charles Gould, with Michelle WolfRonny ChiengNore DavisJoey Dundale, 8pm. FREE ENTRY, no RSVP required. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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Cheap Date at Union Hall hosted by Calvin Cole and Sharron Paul, with Jordan CarlosChristi ChielloCasey James SalengoSydnee WashingtonHari KondaboluMatteo Lane, 8pm.


$10 ADV, $12 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Also, don't forget about the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival all weeklong at Nitehawk Cinema. Tonight'sscreening features Snowy Bing Bongs Across The North Star Combat Zone. Watch the trailer HERE. With a special LIVE appearance by Coccoon Central Dance Team and more surprise guests. 

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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TONIGHT! Monday August 21st, Opening Night!

For full schedule go to our events page. See below for a summary of tonight's events.


Bob the Drag Queen: Queen for the People, a standup comedy special with Matteo Lane,Alotta McGriddlesLady Bearica Andrews, Papusa Smear, host Sandy Devastation and DJ Ten Yards. Two shows at Knitting Factory, 7:30pm and 10:30pm. $25 ADV, $30 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open one hour prior to showtime.

Click HERE for early show tickets and HERE for late show tickets.

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Night Train hosted by Wyatt Cenac, with Janelle James,Tim DillonKatie HanniganCalvin EvansJeffrey JosephNoah Garfinkel, + more at Littlefield, 8pm.

$5 ADV, $8 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.


The Special Without Brett Davis, featuring Seth HerzogSebastian DinataleLorelei Ramirez, Bardia Salimi, Andrew Tisher, Steve Whalen, but not Brett Davis at Union Hall, 8pm.

$10 ADV, $10 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

The Special Without Brett Davis is a live variety show that is NOT hosted by comedian Brett Davis, but instead numerous terrible characters portrayed by him and his friends in the comedy scene.

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Broken Comedy withReggie ConquestMark NormandChristina GalstonDrew Michael,Louis Katz, + special guests at Bar Matchless,9pm.

$5 ADV, $5 DOS. Ages 21+. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Also, don't forget about the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival all weeklong at Nitehawk Cinema. Tonight'sscreening features The Onion's Sex House. Watch the trailer HERE. After screening panel with Wild, Aggressive Dog and hosted by Sean Joseph, Patrick Carney and Darcie Wilder. 

Discount select Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktails in Nitehawk's Lo-Res Bar from 6-7pm and in the theater during the screening!

$16 ADV, $16 DOS. All ages to enter, 21+ to drink. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Click HERE for tickets.

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Film Festival Submissions Open Now Through May 31st!

We are excited to announce that submissions are now open for the film portion of the 2017 Brooklyn Comedy Festival! This year we are accepting both short and feature length films. Submissions cost $25 and close at the end of the day on May 31st. CLICK HERE to submit and for FAQ.

Celebrate Summer With Comedy Bang! Bang! and Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Check out the highlights from our party with IFC, and get ready for some exciting August announcements coming soon!