5 Can’t Miss Comedy Festivals in North America

September 1, 2016

Wanna laugh? There are tons of awesome comedy festivals still happening this year! Check the best ones out below:

JFL42, the Toronto Comedy Festival (Sep 22 – Oct 1)

We cannot think of a festival with as many comedians to list as the Toronto Comedy Festival. Huge comedians performing at this festival will include Demetri Martin, Jim Gaffigan and the legendary Rosanne Barr (to name a few). There will be countless stand-up acts each and every day of the festival. As well, there will be Q&As, meet and greets and even live podcast tapings to attend. For five of the ten days that the festival takes place, the awesome ComedyCon series will happen which will feature some of the hottest stands-up acts as you’ve never seen them before. Want to spend days laughing in a city that is known for hosting amazing comedy acts? Then do not miss this festival.

Find tons of comedy events happening in Toronto here!

Edmonton Comedy Festival (Oct 5-8)

The Edmonton Comedy Festival will feature some of the greatest comedians to ever come to Canada including Tom Arnold and Rondell Sheridan! For 4 full days, you can see awesome shows like “The Idiots Guide to Marriage” starring Andre Grose and “There Could be a Pony” starring John Wing. Shows will feature the main act and several supporting comedians, so you really get a good bang for your buck. This is the most popular comedy event in all of Alberta. Get ready for 4 days of funny!

Find tons of comedy events happening in Edmonton here!

Blue Whale Comedy Festival, Oklahoma (Sep 8-11)

Several of our very favorite comedians will perform live at the Blue Whale Comedy Festival happening soon including Eric Andre, Ron Funches, and Fortune Feimster! Tulsa, Oklahoma has an exploding performing arts scene, and this festival will put them on the map! The shows will take place at several different venues including Cain’s Ballroom and the Comedy Parlour, so be sure to know which one you are attending.

Find tons of comedy events happening in Oklahoma here!

Trill Comedy Festival, Houston (October 20-23)

Happening at Station Theater in Houston, this festival is all about volume as it will feature more than 100 comedians performing all different types of comedy including stand-up, improve and sketches! For four days, experience over 20 hours of comedy that will leave you laughing for days afterward. Houston is known for hosting great comedy acts, and this festival reflects this reputation!

Find tons of comedy events happening in Houston here!

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival (Multiple Locations + Dates)

This travelling festival will feature some of the hottest comedians out there including Ali Wong, Iliza Shlesinger, and Bobby Lee and will travel to several cities across North America (note: lineups vary by city). If you want an unforgettable night watching a stellar lineup of popular comedians, we definitely recommend getting tickets to one of the dates!

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Written by Kent Austin


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