2019 Festival Events

Day 1 – THURSDAY, July 11

Comedy Kickoff: Love & Laughter



Thursday, July 11 – EXCITING NEW EVENT! We kick off the 12th Annual Nantucket Comedy Festival with a new show dedicated to something we can all use a night of love and laughter! And who better to steer us through the rocky world of relationships than really funny people? This hilarious show dedicated to love, or lack thereof, features four national headlining comedians. Hosted by Festival favorite, twice-divorced Vic Henley! 

Time: 7:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | $75

Day 2 – FRIDAY, July 12




Friday, July 12 – The First Annual Kids' "Island Comedy Cup" features kids from Nantucket 'competing' against kids from Martha's Vinyard while performing their own original comedic material developed in a Stand Up & Learn™ workshop. The Nantucket Comedy Festival is the premier fundraising event for Stand Up & Learn™. It's why we are all here! So sit back and laugh as we watch kids from Nantucket take on kids from Martha's Vineyard to see who is the funniest Chad of them all. 

Time: 5:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | $15

Friday Night Lights: Legends of Comedy



Friday, July 12 – Only the best and brightest comedians excel in the long run in this business. Our Friday Night Lights show features veteran comics who truly deserve to be called legends, having honed their skills
for decades to stay on top. With dozens of late-night television appearances and
years of national headlining credits to their name, these adept comedians will
leave you wanting to hear more. Hosted by the man, the myth, the legend himself,
Don Gavin!

Time: 7:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | $75

Private Dinner with the Comedians*



Friday, July 12 – Be part of an intimate dinner gathering at a beautiful private Nantucket residence with all of the comedians of the 12th Annual Nantucket Comedy Festival.  This event is for Patron Pass
holders only.  This is a unique, one of a kind opportunity to meet & greet
some of the funniest people on the planet as we celebrate the Nantucket
Comedy Festival in support of Stand Up & Learn™. 
*Patron Pass Holders ONLY

Time: 9:00pm (Private Residence)

Day 3 – SATURDAY, July 13

Comedy SmACKdown! Boston vs. New York



Saturday, July 13 – The Nantucket Comedy Festival wraps up with the biggest comedy kahuna of them all – the New York vs. Boston Comedy SmACKdown!  This annual
competition has literally achieved epic status throughout
the comedy world.  Each year, comics from Boston and
New York enter the ring for six rounds of hilarious back and
forth comedy to see who will take home the prize for funniest
city. Multiple Emmy Award-winning ESPN sports anchor
Bob Ley returns as head umpire and final adjudicator in this
competition of funny fisticuffs. Featuring six (6!) national
headlining comedians, this show always sells out.
So get your tickets early and come cheer for your favorite team! 

Time: 7:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | $150