A directory of all the best comedy festivals in North America. To search for a specific fest, hit CTRL+F and type in the name of the event that you’re searching for. Check out our list of top festivals here.

List of the Best Comedy Festivals

26th Annual Comedy Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Chicago, IL
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Patton Oswalt, Christopher Guest, Mike Judge, Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, and more…
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Aspen Laff Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Aspen, CO
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Whitney Cummings, Margaret Cho, Adam Devine, Kevin Nealon
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Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Portland, OR
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo, Eugene Mirman, Andy Kindler, and more…
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Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: August 21-27
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Lineup 2017: TBA
Lineup 2016: Reggie Watts, Sasheer Zamata, Phoebe Robinson, Myq Kaplan, and more…
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Chicago Sketch Fest

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Chicago, IL
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: A variety of sketch groups and performers. Click here to see the full list.
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Colossal Clusterfest

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: San Francisco, CA
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman & Friends, Ice Cube, and more…
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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: September 15-18
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Lineup 2017: TBA
Lineup 2016: StarTalk Live!, Chris Duffy, Jo Firestone, “All Glazers,” and more…
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Festival Supreme

Dates 2017: TBA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2017: TBA
Lineup 2016: Flight of the Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Mac DeMarco, Sarah Silverman, and more…
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FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Calgary, AB
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Glen Foster, Sean Lecomber, Chris Fairbanks, Sterling Scott, Simon King, and more…
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Hell Yes Fest

Dates 2017: November 15-19
Location: New Orleans, LA
Lineup 2017: TBA
Lineup 2016: Sarah Silverman, Nick Swardson, Cameron Esposito, Fortune Feistier, Hasan Minhaj, and more…
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High Mud Comedy Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: North Adams, MA
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Pheobe Robinson, Dave Hill, Jordan Carlos
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High Plains Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: August 24-26
Location: Denver, CO
Lineup 2017: TJ Miller, Todd Glass, Eddie Pepitone, and more…
Lineup 2016: Garfunkel & Oates, Kyle Kinane, Cameron Esposito
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Green Gravel Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: May 12-13
Location: Iowa City, IA
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Tony Clifton, Hannah Gansen, Chris Patton, Brett Hiker, and more…
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Just For Laughs Montreal

Dates 2017: July 21-31
Location: Montreal, QE
Lineup 2017: Jerry Seinfeld & Gad Elmaleh, Lill Singh, Joel McHale, Judd Apatow, and more…
Lineup 2016: Seth Rogan, Sarah Silverman, David Cross, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Hannibal Buress
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Laughfest

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Iliza Schlesinger, Joel McHale, Katt Williams, Pete Holmes, and more…
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LAaughter Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: November 9-19
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2017: Various performers, sketches and screenings throughout the festival. Click here for the full schedule.
Lineup 2016: Various performers, sketches and screenings
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Limestone Comedy Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Bloomington, IN
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: W. Kamau Bell, Fortune Feimster, The Legendary Colin Quinn, Billy Wayne Davis, and more…
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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: August 3-6
Location: Jamestown, NY
Lineup 2017: Kevin James, Jim Gaffigan, Lisa Lampanelli, W. Kamau Bell, and more…
Lineup 2016: Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, Brian Regan
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Moontower Festival

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Ali Wong, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Chris Hardwick, and more…
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New York Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: November 7-12
Location: New York, NY
Lineup 2017: Nick Offerman, Samantha Bee, Chris Hardwick, 2 Dope Queens, Iliza Shlesinger, and more…
Lineup 2016: Marc Maron, Chris D’Elia, Patton Oswalt, Eric Andre
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Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Dates 2017: TBA
Location: Various stops throughout North America
Lineup 2017: TBA
Lineup 2016: Ali Wong, Bert Kreischer, Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Buress, and more…
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Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Dates 2017: August 29-September 4
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2017: Clickhole Live Show, Dave Hill, Katie Rich, Defiant Thomas Brothers, and more…
Lineup 2016: Squirrel Buddies, Panic! At Del Frisco’s, Noelle Hoffman, Damn Gina
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Riot LA

Dates 2018: TBA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Mel Brooks, Ali Wong, Maria Bamford, Bob Saget, Jonathan Katz, and more…
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SF Sketchfest

Dates 2018: January 11-28
Location: San Francisco, CA
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Kids in the Hall, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Rachel Bloom, Tim & Eric, and more…
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SXSW Comedy

Dates 2018: March 9-17
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2018: TBA
Lineup 2017: Al Madrigal, Big Jay Oakerson, Bob Odenkirk, Bonnie McFarlane, Brendon Walsh, and more…
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