What is the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
The Nantucket Comedy Festival is a nonprofit organization that uses laughter to empower, engage, and inspire through its annual festival and the year-round Stand Up & Learn™ workshops. We envision a community connected by laughter, and we strive to foster an inclusive, enjoyable atmosphere at each of our events.

What is Stand Up & Learn™?
Stand Up & Learn™ is a nationally-recognized comedy education program for ages 8–18. Stand Up & Learn™ workshops empower kids to build self-confidence while learning to create and perform original stand-up comedy. This art form provides a wealth of skills that can be applied to the real world, including storytelling, creative writing, self-confidence, interpersonal communication and public speaking.

Is the Nantucket Comedy Festival a benefit?
The only thing better than a hilarious comedy Festival is a hilarious comedy Festival that contributes to the growth and education of young people. The Nantucket Comedy Festival is the major fundraiser for the kids’ comedy education program, Stand Up & Learn™.

Is there a Nantucket Comedy Festival all-access pass?
Yes, we offer Patron Passes as well as Gold Patron Passes. For details and exclusive benefits, please click here.

How do I become a supporter of the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
The most fun way to support the Nantucket Comedy Festival is by getting a Patron Pass or a Gold Pass, both of which provide you with an all-access Festival experience. You can also make a tax-deductible donation to the Festival or sponsor a Stand Up & Learn™ workshop. A great, free way to support the Festival is simply to tell your friends about it! To purchase passes or make a donation, just get in touch with us at

What are the benefits of becoming a Nantucket Comedy Festival Patron?
As a Nantucket Comedy Festival Patron, you will be granted preferred seating at every Nantucket Comedy Festival event as well as gain access to exclusive pre-show cocktail parties and events. You will revel in the company of likeminded islanders as you rub elbows (and funny bones) with some of the nation’s top comedic talent. Plus, you get an exclusive VIP Patron Bag!

How do I purchase tickets to the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
Patron Passes and Gold Passes can be pre-ordered at any time throughout the year by going here or emailing us at Individual general admission tickets go on sale here several weeks prior to the Festival.

Is the Nantucket Comedy Festival a 501(c)(3) nonprofit?
Yes. Donations to the Festival and Stand Up & Learn™, for which you receive no goods or services, are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please contact us for details at

Where can I find more information about the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
Our website,, provides a wealth of information. Also, you can email us at and we will be delighted to chat with you!

Can I volunteer at the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
Ah, you know a high-perk job when you see one. Write to us at, and we’ll give you the scoop.

How can I get involved with the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
Let us count the ways! Whether you are interested in helping coordinate fundraisers, lining up talent, volunteering at Festival events, or becoming one of our financial supporters, we have a place waiting for you! Just drop us a line at

Are children allowed to attend the Nantucket Comedy Festival?
We recommend that only those aged 18 and up attend our evening performances. However, we do put on a free, family-friendly show each year. Check our schedule of events for details.

What is the Nantucket Comedy Festival’s mission?
We envision Nantucket as a community connected by laughter.

How do I keep up with the happenings of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, all year long?
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @ACKComedy, and subscribe to our e-newsletter by visiting our website, And of course, be sure to set aside several minutes each day, year-round, to wring your hands together in gleeful anticipation of the next Nantucket Comedy Festival. We look forward to seeing you!