Brooklyn Comedy Festival

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival begins its new season from August 22 to 28th (2016) all around the borough with shows included at South Brooklyn's The Bell House during the run.

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

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Beyond South Brooklyn

Brooklyn comedy is setting the precedent for the rest of the world right now. Comedy spans all of NYC, but its heart is in Brooklyn. It’s where new performers become great and the greats become better.

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival begins its new season from August 22 to 28th (2016) all around the borough with shows included at South Brooklyn's The Bell House during the run.

Each year, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival showcases both established and up-and-coming performers from every realm of comedy, including sketch, standup, improv, and web series. In addition to shows, there are panel discussions and after parties throughout Brooklyn hosted by local and national sponsors.

From Hannibal Buress dropping by to perform at opening night in 2013, to Mike O’Brien moving on to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, Nick Turner selling an original show to Comedy Central soon after his performance, Reggie Watts appearing at the first Winter Wonderlandia show as Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s “special guest”, and 2014 performers Michael Che and Hasan Minhaj cast on The Daily Show as correspondents along with Trevor Noah hired to replace Jon Stewart as the host, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival continues to have some great surprises and successes for attendees and performers alike.

THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE:

Comedy At The Knit: BKCF Edition Kickoff Show

August 21 @ 9:00 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones, & Kenny DeForest. Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DOS. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Night Train: BKCF Edition

August 22 @ 8:00 pm
Littlefield,
622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

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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. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more » FREE

 

Broken Comedy: BKCF Edition

August 22 @ 9:00 pm
Bar Matchless,
557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Hosted by Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny. Performances by Monroe Martin, Dan St. Germain, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Sam Morril, Liza Treyger, + MORE. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more »

 


 

Cheap Date 6th Anniversary All Brooklyn Edition

August 23 @ 8:00 pm
Union Hall,
702 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Hosted by Sharron Paul and Calvin Cole. Performances by Kerry Coddett, Rae Sanni, + MORE TBA. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $8. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Brooklyn Brewery

August 23 @ 8:15 pm
Brooklyn Brewery,
79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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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. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more » FREE

 


 

Backfat: BKCF Edition

August 23 @ 8:30 pm
61 Local,
61 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

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Hosted by Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, and John Payne. Performances by Jo Firestone, Liz Magee, + MORE TBA. Music by Junior Assassin. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more » FREE

 


 

Dan + Joe + Charles’ Show: BKCF Edition

August 23 @ 8:30 pm
The Shanty at NY Distilling Company,
79 Richardson St
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States

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Hosted by Dan Licata, Joe Pera, and Charles Gould. Performances by Anna Drezen, Dan Fisher, + MORE TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more »

 


 

The Fancy Show: BKCF Edition

August 23 @ 8:30 pm
The Room at Dizzy’s,
230 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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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 ADMISSION. Find out more »

 


 

The Sensible Show: BKCF Edition

August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Annoyance Theatre,
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Hosted by Myq Kaplan. Performances by Chris Duffy and Hari Kondabolu. Show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $5. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 

Premium Celebrity Comedy: BKCF Edition

August 24 @ 8:00 pm
Union Hall,
702 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Hosted by Jo Firestone and Joe Pera. Lineup TBA. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre

August 24 @ 8:30 pm
Annoyance Theatre,
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Performances by Selfish Green Men (improv) and Detention (improv). Show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Comic #Views

August 24 @ 8:30 pm
The West Light,
110 N 13th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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A special stand-up comedy event upstairs at Westlight at The Williams Vale. (Entrance on North 13th Street.) Performances by Josh Gondelman, Joe List, Joel Kim Booster, Adam Mamawala, + MORE TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission seating. 21+ to enter. $5 IN ADVANCE AND AT THE DOOR. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Soft Spot: BKCF Edition

August 24 @ 9:00 pm
Threes Brewing,
333 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

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Hosted by Claudia Cogan and Brendan McLaughlin. Performances by Aparna Nancherla, Josh Comers, + MORE TBA. Show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 at the door. Find out more »

 


 

We Bee Spelling: BKCF Edition

August 24 @ 9:00 pm
Union Pool,
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Hosted by Alex Greer and Kyle Ayers. All proceeds to benefit Safe Horizons, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission standing room only. 21+ to enter. $10 in advance, $15 DOS. TICKET LINK TBA. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre

August 24 @ 9:30 pm
Annoyance Theatre,
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Lineup TBA. Show 9:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

IFC & Ice Breakers Comedy Showcase Hosted by Julie Klausner

August 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Bell House,
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Hosted by Julie Klausner. Performances by Langston Kerman, Sasheer Zamata, Sean Donnelly, + MORE TBA. Party starts at 5:30pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $15. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more » FREE WITH RSVP

 


 

Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show, a Brooklyn Comedy Festival Event

August 25 @ 8:00 pm
Littlefield,
622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

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Hosted by Mehran Khaghani. Performances by Erin Judge, Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Phoebe Robinson, Samantha Ruddy, Carrie Gravenson, Rae Sanni, Kaytlin Bailey, and Jenny Chalikian. Music by DJ TRx. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR RSVP LINK. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre

August 25 @ 8:00 pm
Annoyance Theatre,
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Performances by Matthew Starr & Andy Bustillos (sketch), Simply Unemployable (sketch), + MORE. Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Alternatives: A Comedy Show

August 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Gutter,
200 N 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Hosted by Murderfist. Performances by Brett Davis, Jo Firestone, Brandon Scott Wolf, Reformed Whores, + MORE TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $8 IN ADVANCE, $10 DOS. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre

August 25 @ 9:00 pm
Annoyance Theatre,
367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Performances by Gutowski All-Stars (improv) and The Law Firm (improv). Show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 

IFC’s Slightly Off Showcase with Vanessa Bayer (early show)

August 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Bell House,
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Hosted by Vanessa Bayer. Lineup TBA. Party starts at 5:30pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $20 IN ADVANCE, $25 DOS. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

BKCF at Knitting Factory

August 26 @ 8:30 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $15. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Special Engagement TBA with Vanessa Bayer, Presented by IFC (late show)

August 26 @ 10:00 pm
The Bell House,
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Lineup TBA. Doors 9:30pm, show 10pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $20 IN ADVANCE, $25 DOS. TICKET LINK TBA. Find out more »

 


 

Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS

August 27 @ 11:30 am
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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Short comedy film festival, day one, featuring: AN EXCERPT OF SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Rachel Wolther & Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes TOND | Josh Ruben + Vince Peone | 20 minutes AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes… Find out more » FREE

 


 

Turning Your Passion Into You Profession Panel, Presented by Fiverr

August 27 @ 3:00 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Moderator and panelists TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Doors 2:30pm, panel 3pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more »

 


 

Late Night Writers Panel

August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Moderator and panelists TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Panel 5pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more »

 


 

An Evening with Reggie Watts: Leafly Comedy Tour stops at Brooklyn Comedy Festival (early show)

August 27 @ 7:00 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg,
66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Show presented by: Leafly. The world's cannabis information resource. An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DOS. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKETS. Find out more »

 


 

IFC’s Comedy Crib Showcase

August 27 @ 7:30 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Hosted by Anthony DeVito. Performances by Sean Donnelly, Josh Johnson, + MORE TBA. Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $15. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Never Seen It: BKCF Edition

August 27 @ 8:00 pm
Pine Box Rock Shop,
12 Grattan St
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States

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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. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 IN ADVANCE AND AT… Find out more »

 


 

An Evening with Reggie Watts: Leafly Comedy Tour stops at Brooklyn Comedy Festival (late show)

August 27 @ 10:00 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg,
66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Show presented by: Leafly. The world's cannabis information resource. An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 9:30pm, show 10pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DOS. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKETS. Find out more »

 


 

Closing Night Party with Dude Ranch and The Girl at the Rock Show (Blink 182 Tribute)

August 27 @ 11:00 pm
Knitting Factory,
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States

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Music by Dude Ranch and the Girl at the Rock Show (Blink 182 Tribute) + MORE TBA. Doors 10:30pm, show 11pm. General admission standing. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $10. CLICK "FIND OUT MORE" FOR TICKET LINK. Find out more »

 


 

Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS

August 28 @ 11:30 am
Nitehawk Cinema,
136 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States

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Short comedy film festival, day two, featuring: SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes TOND | Josh + Vince | 20 minutes AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes FOR MAYA | Alex H. Fischer |… Find out more » FREE

 


 

90’s Sunday Wrap Party

August 28 @ 3:00 pm
Duckduck Bar,
161 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States

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Come party with the Brooklyn Comedy Festival crew while enjoying some sweet 90's tunes! There will also be an original Nintendo and a Super Nintendo with many games. Feel free to bring more if you got 'em! OPEN BAR FOR BADGEHOLDERS 4PM - 6PM 2 FOR 1 DRINKS FOR EVERYONE 4PM - 8PM (Open bar and 2 for 1 good for well drinks, Narragansett, and Rolling Rock.) 3pm - 8pm 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION. Find out more »