About NCF


OUR MISSION: The Nantucket Comedy Festival is a non-profit organization that uses comedy to empower, engage, and inspire through its annual festival, year-round workshops, and Stand Up & Learn program.

OUR VISION: A community connected by laughter.



The Nantucket Comedy Festival, under the direction of comedian Kevin Flynn, was developed to bring top comedic performances to Nantucket in support of the local youth community.

Proceeds benefit the festival’s associated non-profit, Stand Up & Learn, an educational program that has been implemented in Nantucket-area schools to encourage confidence and comedic self-expression through creative writing.

The program provides a series of videos and interactive worksheets, giving teachers and students the tools they need to begin writing and practicing stand-up comedy in their classrooms.

Stand Up & Learn


Stand Up & Learn (formerly ProjACK Comedy) is an educational program comprised of a series of lessons using video and interactive worksheets that engages students in creative writing, communication, and critical thinking as well as team and confidence building.

Stand Up & Learn is the first stand-up comedy program developed for high school students, with an emphasis on writing comedic stories and bits.

The program is currently being implemented with Nantucket students, The Gateway School in New York City, the Deveraux Glenholme School in Washington, Connecticut, and at the Cape Cod Conservatory.

We rely on the support of our donors to continue providing year-round Stand Up & Learn programs for kids. Please consider a donation:

Board Members

Kevin Flynn, Executive Director
Sarah Alger, President
Franklin Levy, Secretary
Tim Braine, Vice President
Amy Mart, Treasurer
Anne McCollum, Development
Anne Marie Bratton
John Buckey
Donick Cary
Jill Karp
Lynda Levy
Gene Mahon
Chris Mazzilli
Karen Rainwater
Dan Wolf