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2016 Brooklyn Comedy Festival: dates, lineup and tickets

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The 2016 edition of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival runs August 21 – 28 at various venues around the borough. While not all of the lineup has been announced, passes, which get you guaranteed access to all shows up to 30 minutes before showtime, are on sale now. (Individual tickets to shows will also be available.) Here are a few highlights:

Reggie Watts will perform at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 27 with an early show and a late show, both with Jena Friedman, Michelle Buteau and music by The Gotham Easy. Tickets for both MHOW shows go on sale Thursday, July 28 at noon.

Julie Klausner will host a “Breakthrough Showcase” at The Bell House on August 25 with Langston Kerman, Sasheer Zamata, and more to be announced.

Mehran Khaghani hosts “Vow of Celibacy: Book Party” at Littlefield on August 25 with performances by Erin Judge, Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Phoebe Robinson, Samantha Ruddy, Carrie Gravenson, Rae Sanni, Kaytlin Bailey, and Jenny Chalikian. This is free with RSVP.

Murderfist hosts ‘Alternatives: A Comedy Show’ at The Gutter on August 25 that features performances by Brett Davis, Jo Firestone, Brandon Scott Wolf, Reformed Whores, and more TBA.

There is a short film program at Nitehawk Cinema on August 27 (tickets).

Full schedule for the 2016 Brooklyn Comedy Festival is listed below.

Comedy At The Knit: BKCF Edition Kickoff Show
August 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones, & Kenny DeForest. Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter.


Night Train: BKCF Edition
August 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Littlefield, 622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 in advance, $8 DOS.

Broken Comedy: BKCF Edition
August 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222 + Google Map
Hosted by Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny. Lineup TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Cheap Date 6th Anniversary All Brooklyn Edition
August 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Union Hall, 702 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Sharron Paul and Calvin Cole. Lineup TBA. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.


BKCF at Brooklyn Brewery
August 23 @ 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:15pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.

Dan + Joe + Charles’ Show: BKCF Edition
August 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Shanty at NY Distilling Company, 79 Richardson St
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Dan Licata, Joe Pera, and Charles Gould. Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

The Fancy Show: BKCF Edition
August 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Room at Dizzy’s, 511 9th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
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Performances by Langston Kerman, Simmons McDavid, Lane Pieschel, and Michael Joyce. Doors 8:15pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Backfat: BKCF Edition
August 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

61 Local, 61 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, and John Payne. Performances by Jo Firestone, Liz Magee, + MORE TBA. Music by Junior Assassin. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Cicadas: BKCF Edition
August 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Kevin Barnett, Jermaine Fowler, and Josh Rabinowitz. Lineup TBA. Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 24 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Annoyance Theatre, 367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter.

Comic #Views
August 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The West Light, 111 N 12th St (ENTER ON 13TH ST)
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States + Google Map
Performances by Josh Gondelman, + MORE TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP. RSVP LINK TBA.


Soft Spot: BKCF Edition
August 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Claudia Cogan and Brendan McLaughlin. Lineup TBA. Show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 at the door.

We Bee Spelling: BKCF Edition
August 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Alex Greer and Kyle Ayers. All proceeds to benefit Safe Horizons, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States.. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission standing room only. 21+ to enter. $10 in advance, $15 DOS.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Annoyance Theatre, 367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Show 9:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter.

Breakthrough Showcase Hosted by Julie Klausner, Presented by Ice Breakers Cool Blast Chews
August 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bell House, 149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Julie Klausner. Performances by Langston Kerman, Sasheer Zamata, + MORE TBA. Party starts at 5pm in the front bar with food, games, and prizes! Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $15.

Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show, a Brooklyn Comedy Festival Event
August 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Mehran Khaghani. Performances by Erin Judge, Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Phoebe Robinson, Samantha Ruddy, Carrie Gravenson, Rae Sanni, Kaytlin Bailey, and Jenny Chalikian. Music by DJ TRx. Doors 7:30pm, show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP. CLICK “FIND OUT MORE” THEN CLICK HERE to RSVP.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annoyance Theatre, 367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter.

Alternatives: A Comedy Show
August 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Gutter, 200 N 14th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Murderfist. Performances by Brett Davis, Jo Firestone, Brandon Scott Wolf, Reformed Whores, + MORE TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annoyance Theatre, 367 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter.

TBA and Friends, Presented by IFC (early show)
August 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bell House, 149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.

BKCF at Knitting Factory
August 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter.

TBA and Friends, Presented by IFC (late show)
August 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Bell House, 149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 9:30pm, show 10pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter.

Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS
August 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States + Google Map
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Short comedy film festival, day one, featuring: AN EXCERPT OF SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Rachel Wolther & Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes TOND | Josh Ruben + Vince Peone | 20 minutes AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes…

Turning Your Passion Into You Profession Panel, Presented by Fiverr
August 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Moderator and panelists TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Doors 2:30pm, panel 3pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Late Night Writers Panel
August 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Moderator and panelists TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Panel 5pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

An Evening with Reggie Watts (early show)
August 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
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An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DOS. CLICK “FIND OUT MORE” THEN CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

IFC’s Comedy Crib: BKCF Edition
August 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Hosted by Anthony DeVito. Lineup TBA. Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter.

Never Seen It: BKCF Edition
August 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States + Google Map
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Hosted by Kyle Ayers, Never Seen It is scenes from famous movies rewritten by comedians who have never seen that movie, acted out by a cast of comedians. Featuring: Julio Torres (Comedy Central Comic to Watch) rewriting Rudy Anna Drezen (Cracked, Author of “How May We Hate You?”) rewriting The Godfather Mike Drucker (writer: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) rewriting Batman v. Superman Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 at the door.

An Evening with Reggie Watts (late show)
August 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
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An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 9:30pm, show 10pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DOS. CLICK “FIND OUT MORE” THEN CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

Closing Night Party with TBA
August 27 @ 11:00 pm – August 28 @ 1:30 am
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States + Google Map
Lineup TBA. Doors 10:30pm, show 11pm. General admission standing. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter.

Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS
August 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States + Google Map
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Short comedy film festival, day two, featuring: SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes TOND | Josh + Vince | 20 minutes AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes FOR MAYA | Alex H. Fischer |…

90’s Sunday Wrap Party
August 28 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Duckduck Bar, 161 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States + Google Map
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Come party with the Brooklyn Comedy Festival crew while enjoying some sweet 90’s tunes! There will also be an original Nintendo and a Super Nintendo with many games. Feel free to bring more if you got ’em! Food + drinks. More details TBA. 3pm – 8pm 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

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