Wednesday, July 13 – Come see some very funny kids as they perform original standup routines developed during a Stand Up & Learn workshop. If you are new to the Nantucket Comedy Festival, this is what it’s all about. Festival proceeds fund Stand Up & Learn workshops throughout the year. Through Stand Up & Learn, kids gain confidence, courage and creativity to write and perform their own stand-up material. That’s why we kick off every Nantucket Comedy Festival with the Kids’ Show.
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Dreamland Main Theater – FREE
Thursday, July 14 – A fun new event for the Nantucket Comedy Festival this year, this luncheon is a chance for ladies only (sorry gents) to get together for lunch, socializing and of course a lot of laughter with each other and comedienne Karen Mills. Sponsored by Jill Karp.
Time: 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – The Westmoor Club
Thursday, July 14 – A festival favorite each year, Ladies Night will once again rock the Dreamland with four female headliners. We are fortunate to have some of the best comics (male or female) in the industry joining us: Kate Ghiloni, Kerri Louise, Felicia Michaels & Cory Kahaney will bring down the house. And not clean up afterward. Gentlemen welcome.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Dreamland Main Theater
Friday, July 15 – Comedian Mike Capozzola entertains audiences of all ages with his show about Comic Books, Action Movies, Sci-Fi, Monsters, and Superheroes. Super funny comedy for everyone.
Time: 2:00 p.m. – Dreamland Studio Theater
Friday, July 15 – With 46 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jake Johannsen is one of the best in the business. Jake returns from his tour in Australia to slay the audience at the Dreamland along with festival favorite and America’s Got Talent alum Tom Cotter.
Time: 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. – Dreamland Main Theater
Friday, July 15 – Be part of an intimate dinner gathering with legendary comedy Director/Screenwriter/Producer Peter Farelly in a beautiful private residence. Peter will interview Emmy Award-winning comedy producer Meredith Bennett (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report; Winner of 2 Peabody Awards, 2 Emmys and 8 Producer Guild Awards). This special evening also includes an auction featuring one-of-a-kind items to benefit Stand Up & Learn, the year-round comedy education program for children. A very limited number of tickets will be sold, so don't miss out on this extraordinary evening. Patron Pass holders, your spot is already reserved.
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Private Residence
Saturday, July 16 – Every Nantucket Comedy Festival culminates in comedic fisticuffs as comedians from Boston go toe to toe with comedians from New York. ESPN’s Bob Ley officiates as Boston & New York heavy hitters take the stage to see which team brings home the trophy this year. Who will it be? Boston? New York? Only the SmACKdown will tell. Don’t miss this talent-packed show! It will sell out, so get your tickets early.
Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. – Dreamland Main Theater