Stand Up & Learn Winter Workshop and Performance Series

Thursday, January 8: 3:30-5 pm - Workshop in the Dreamland Studio Theater
Friday, January 9, 3:30-5 pm - Workshop in the Dreamland Studio Theater
Friday, January 9, 5 pm - Kids Comedy Show in the Dreamland Studio Theater

The first Kids and Teen Workshop of 2015 will be held on Thursday and Friday, January 8 and 9, with a free performance at 5pm on Friday the 9th by the workshop participants. All children's workshops are free to participants. To sign up for free kids workshops please email

Friday, January 9, 7:30 pm (Adults Only) at Nantucket Dreamland

Boston legend Steve Sweeney and national headliner Kelly MacFarland will join festival co-founder Kevin Flynn and the Nantucket Comedy Festival for the kickoff of the winter comedy series.

stevesweeneySteve Sweeney is known for his Boston accents and local characters. He has headlined at top comedy clubs across the country and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Evening at the Improv, and Tough Crowd with Dennis Leary. He's appeared in Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School, and the Farrelly Brother's There's Something about Mary. Steve's first appearance on Nantucket was at The Roadhouse nightclub in 1979.

KellyMacFarlandKelly has opened for LeAnn Rimes and Melissa Etheridge. Her Comedy Central special is one of the "Viewers' Favorites." She has appeared alongside Fred Willard as part of the rambunctious news stream of "TV Network" on Turner Entertainment's broadband site She can be seen in "Standup in Stilettos" on the TV Guide channel.

Tickets for the adult show are available at the Dreamland box office or online at

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2014 Event Program

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The Nantucket Comedy Festival is a non-profit organization supporting the Stand Up & Learn kids and teens educational program. Top comedians from all over the country will descend on Nantucket bringing audiences loads of fun and laughter while supporting a great cause. Please join us at the Nantucket Dreamland and the Nantucket VFW July 15th - 18th, 2015.