Our favorite borough gets a whole lot funnier next week, when Brooklyn Comedy Festival 2014 returns for its second year of laughs August 18-24. This year boasts more performers, bigger venues, more after parties, added shows, and new neighborhoods. And since the festival covers all different realms of comedy (sketch, standup, improv, and more), there’s bound to be something for everyone!
The schedule includes performances by Michael Che, Lucas Bros, Jermaine Fowler, Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Sasheer Zamata, Mike Lawrence, John Fugelsang, Nikki Glaser, Dan Soder, Adam Newman, Myq Kaplan, Kevin Barnett, Murderfist, and BOAT—and as usual, there will be surprises. Venues include Brooklyn Brewery, The Knitting Factory, Baby’s All Right, Glasslands, and The Rock Shop.
But the performances aren’t all! If you’re more intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes, don’t miss the late-night writers panel on the festival’s closing day, which will feature writers from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and more TBA. Other panels include “Comedy’s Place in American Culture Today,” featuring NY Times columnist Jason Zinoman as moderator and indie record label Kill Rock Stars’ Portia Sabin.
And if you’re craving even more comedy? Check out special editions of some already established Brooklyn shows, including Game Night at Spike Hill, Broken Comedy at Matchless, Friends of Single People at Littlefield, BackFat at 61 Local, and Cheap Date at Union Hall.
Select tickets are on sale now. Check out bkcomedyfestival.com for performer and venue information, Brooklyn Brewery drink specials, and ticket links!