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2017 Festival Events – Stay Tuned for Details!

Day 1 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Stand Up & Learn Kids' Comedy Performance

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Wednesday, July 12 – The Nantucket Comedy Festival is the premier fundraising event for the Stand Up & Learn Children’s Education Program. Accordingly, we kick off the Festival each year with the Kids’ Comedy Performance where kids perform original comedic material that they wrote, rehearsed and developed themselves while gaining skills in public speaking, creative writing and self-confidence through Stand Up & Learn. Come see this great show - it’s why we are all here.
Time:
5:00pm-6:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Rating: G
Ticket Price: FREE

“Loudermilk” Sneak Peek with Peter Farelly & Brian Regan

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Wednesday, July 12 – Join us for an exclusive premier of “Loudermilk,” a new half-hour scripted comedy by writer-director Peter Farrelly (Dumb And Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) that will air this fall. Nantucket Comedy Festival audiences will get a sneak peek of the show PLUS a visit with award-winning writer/director Peter Farrelly and Comedian of the Year and actor Brian Regan who will join us for a panel discussion about the shows.
Time:
7:30pm-9:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Rating: G
Ticket Price: $50

Day 2 – THURSDAY, JULY 13

Ladies Who Lunch & Laugh

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Thursday, July 13 – Our second annual luncheon is a fabulous chance to get together for lunch, socializing and of course a whole lot of laughter with comedian Kelly MacFarland. This event is for ladies only (sorry gents), but Patron Passes are transferable so gentlemen may share theirs with a lady - so she can laugh her ACK off without you. Your ticket includes a superb lunch and beaucoup giggles. 
Time:
12:00pm (White Elephant Ballroom)
Ticket Price: $160

Ladies Night Comedy Show

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Thursday, July 13 – A festival favorite every year, Ladies Night features four national headlining comediennes: Ophira Eisenberg, Kendra Cunningham, Veronica Mosey, and Erin Jackson. This event is for ladies and gentlemen, so make it a date night or bring your friends. Don’t miss this rousing night of comedy with these very funny ladies.
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Ticket Price: $100
Rating: PG13-R

Day 3 – FRIDAY, JULY 14

Comedy Writing Legends Show

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Friday, July 14 – Babaloo Mandell and Lowell Ganz have written some of the biggest comedy movie hits of all time (Splash, Parenthood, City Slickers, A League of Their Own, Fever Pitch and more).  Join us for this historic event as they are interviewed by comedy writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb & Dumber, Something About Mary, King Pin and more) about how they came to be one of the most successful comedy writing teams in the industry.
Time: 5:30-6
:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Ticket Price: $50
Rating: PG13-R

Friday Night Lights Show with Jeff Foxworthy & Friends

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Friday, July 14 – Friday Night Lights will burn very bright this year as Jeff Foxworthy joins national headlining comedians as they trade stand-up comedy and road stories earned from many years in the comedy industry. This is gonna be a humdinger!
Time: 7
:30pm-9:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Ticket Price: $125
Rating: PG13-R

Day 4 – SATURDAY, JULY 15

Comedy SmACKdown: Boston vs. New York

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Saturday, July 15 – Comedians from Boston and New York face off in the final event of the Nantucket Comedy Festival.  Emmy Award Winner Bob Ley from ESPN will once again officiate and keep the game (relatively) clean as these comics swing for the fences.  This show sells out early, so if you are not a Patron Pass holder, we suggest you get your tickets early to see who will win.
Time: 7
:00pm-8:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater)
Ticket Price: $150
Rating: NR