Preview of our 2016 Festival Events


Stand Up & Learn Kids' Comedy Performance

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.
5 - 6:30p.m. – Dreamland Main Theater


Ladies Who Lunch & Laugh

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.
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. – Location TBA

Ladies Night

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, Felicia Michaels & Cory Kahaney will bring down the house. And not clean up afterward.
7 - 8:30 p.m. Dreamland Main Theater


Afternoon Comedy & Cartoons

Comedian Mike Cappozola entertains audiences of all ages with his show about Comic Books, Action Movies, Sci-Fi, Monsters, and Superheroes. Super funny comedy for everyone.
2 p.m. Dreamland Studio Theater

Friday Night Lights


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.
67:30 p.m. Dreamland Main Theater

Cocktails, Cuisine and Conversation with the Farrelly Brothers
to Benefit Stand Up & Learn


Be part of an intimate dinner gathering with legendary comedy Directors/Screenwriters/Producers Peter & Bobby Farelly and as they interview a very special guest in a beautiful private residence. 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.
810 p.m. Private Residence


NY vs. Boston Comedy SmACKdown


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.
8:30 p.m. Dreamland Main Theater