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Battle of wits: Comedians compete in insult extravaganza at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival

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The best shows to see at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival

TOMORROW/THURSDAY! Come to our Fine ARTS Pre-Festival Art Show + Party at  Cloud City  from 6pm-11pm! FREE entry, FREE  Tullamore Dew  Irish Whiskey, FREE  Sixpoint  Beer, FREE wine! No RSVP required! It’s going to be the best day of your life until the festival kicks off later this month!

TOMORROW/THURSDAY! Come to our Fine ARTS Pre-Festival Art Show + Party at Cloud City from 6pm-11pm! FREE entry, FREE Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, FREE Sixpoint Beer, FREE wine! No RSVP required! It’s going to be the best day of your life until the festival kicks off later this month!

Save the Date: August 13th, Interns Wanted, & Submission Finalists!

SAVE THE DATE! On Thursday, August 13th, we will be having our annual ART SHOW AND PRE-FESTIVAL PARTY. FREE admission and FREE cocktails. Location TBA. Sign up for our mailing list HERE, and stay tuned to our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.

Also, Brooklyn Comedy Festival is currently looking for interns to work with us during the 2015 festival! Info on how to apply can be found HERE.

Finally, we want to thank everyone who submitted to perform at the 2015 Brooklyn Comedy Festival. All accepted performers have been notified. If you did not get accepted this year, it isn’t because we don’t think you’re funny! As we continue to grow each year and add more venues, we will be able to accept more people from the submission process. Thanks again, and congratulations to everyone who was accepted! See you all in August!

Brooklyn Comedy Festival is looking for an intern!

Do you know someone that might be interested in becoming a Brooklyn Comedy Festival intern? Get the details on how to apply on our website!

Two weeks left!

A little over two weeks left to submit to perform at the 2015 Brooklyn Comedy Festival! Read the FAQ and submit your video here: http://bkcf2015.eventbrite.com/

BKCF will be accepting submissions online from February 1st through March 29th.

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival will be accepting submissions for its August 2015 dates from February 1st through March 29th online via Eventbrite.

Performers wishing to submit should go to http://bkcf2015.eventbrite.com.

All genres of comedy will be eligible, including (but not limited to): standup, sketch, duo, improv, musical comedy, character, storytelling, and web series.

An unedited video up to five minutes in length is required for consideration. Each submission will cost $10 through February 28th, when the price increases to $15.

The annual Brooklyn Comedy Festival takes place over six nights in late-August, with a holiday event in December. Previous performers include Reggie Watts, Todd Barry, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj, Michael Che, Hannibal Buress, Jeffrey Ross, Sasheer Zamata, Nikki Glaser, Chris Gethard, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Vanessa Bayer, The Lucas Bros., Hari Kondabolu, Kevin Barnett, Jermaine Fowler, and more.

The 2015 festival will take place August 24th-29th, with a wrap party open to the public on August 30th.