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2018 Festival Events

Below is a tentative schedule for the 2018 Nantucket Comedy Festival. Please note that these are subject to change and that additional events are likely to be added. We will update this list with the lineup of comedians soon! In the meantime, save the dates of July 11-14th for the 11th Annual Nantucket Comedy Festival!

Day 1 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Stand Up & Learn™ Kids' Comedy Performance

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Wednesday, July 11 – Each year, the Nantucket Comedy Festival kicks off with the Kids’ Comedy Performance where kids from the Stand Up & Learn™ Children’s Education Program perform original comedic material that they wrote, rehearsed and developed themselves.  Seasoned professional comedians offer notes and encouragement while the kids gain experience in public speaking, creative writing and self-confidence.  The Nantucket Comedy Festival is the premier fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn™, so come out to see these talented kids.  It’s free! 

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | Rating: G

Day 2 – THURSDAY, JULY 12

Ladies Who Lunch & Laugh

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Thursday, July 12 – Don’t miss our third annual Ladies Who Lunch & Laugh event where the girls get together for a fantastic luncheon with specialty cocktails and a performance by one of the funniest comediennes in the country.  This event is for ladies only (sorry gents), but Patron Passes are transferable so gentlemen may give their pass to a lady-friend for the day.  Your ticket includes a delicious lunch from the fantastic chefs at the White Elephant plus a whole lot of laughter in the middle of the day.

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (White Elephant Ballroom) | Rating: PG

Ladies Night Comedy Show

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Thursday, July 12Ladies Night features national headlining comediennes who perform all over the country to sold-out crowds, then come together on this special night for the Nantucket Comedy Festival to benefit Stand Up & Learn™.  This show is for women and men, so bring your friends, your spouse, your partner or your boss.  She needs a night out.  This one is a festival favorite, so get your tickets soon! 

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | Rating: PG13-R

Day 3 – FRIDAY, JULY 13

Friday Night Lights

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Friday, July 13Friday Night Lights is all about the big names in comedy.  This show features national headlining power hitters of the comedy world.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see them on stage at the Dreamland in Nantucket. 

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | Rating: PG13-R

Friday Night Patron Party

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Friday, July 13A chance to mix and mingle with the comedians of the Nantucket Comedy Festival off stage.  This party will take place at a private residence on Nantucket and is for Patrons only, so make sure to grab your Patron Pass today.

Time: 9:30-11:00pm (Private Residence) | Rating: NR

Day 4 – SATURDAY, JULY 14

Comedy SmACKdown: Boston vs. New York

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Saturday, July 14The Nantucket Comedy Festival culminates in the annual Comedy SmACKdown, where comics from Boston and New York compete for the coveted SmACKdown award.  We are thrilled to have Emmy Award Winner Bob Ley from ESPN back again this year as our official. He will call the contest between two powerhouse comedy towns.  The game is always close, and the show sells out early.  So if you aren’t a Patron Pass holder, get your tickets right away.

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Dreamland Main Theater) | Rating: NR

 

 

 

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