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List of the Best Comedy Festivals

26th Annual Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: Chicago, IL
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: John Mulaney, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Vanessa Bayer, Eric Andre
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Aspen Laff Festival

Dates 2016: February 18-20, 2016
Location: Aspen, CO
Lineup 2016: Heather McDonald, Gilbert Gottfried, Steve Byrne, Pete Holmes
Lineup 2015: Jim Breuer, Tom Rhodes, Kira Soltanovich, Christopher Titus…
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Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Sasheer Zamata, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Monroe Martin
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Chicago Sketch Fest

Dates 2016: January 7-17, 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Lineup 2016: A variety of sketch groups and performers. Click here to see the full list.
Lineup 2015: A variety of sketch groups and performers.
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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: Brooklyn, NY / Boston, MA
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Todd Barry, H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Boulger, Wyatt Cenac
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Festival Supreme

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: The Kids in the Hall, Tim Minchin, Amy Poehler, Dan Harmon
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FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: June 2-12, 2016
Location: Calgary, AB
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Lang Parker, Tommy Savitt, Sean Lecomber…
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Hell Yes Fest

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: New Orleans, LA
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Tim Heidecker, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Todd Barry
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High Mud Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: March 11-12, 2016
Location: North Adams, MA
Lineup 2016: Tig Notaro, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave Hill, Sean Patton
Lineup 2015: N/A
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High Plains Comedy Festival

Dates2016: August 20-22, 2015
Location: Denver, CO
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Anthony Jeselnik, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel, Ron Funches…
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Green Gravel Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: March 4-5, 2016
Location: Iowa City, IA
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Eddie Pepitone, Henry Zebrowski, Too Many Cooks, Cornell Reid…
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Just For Laughs Montreal

Dates 2016: July 13-31, 2016
Location: Montreal, QE
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Chris Hardwick, Mike Myers, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah
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Laughfest

Dates 2016: March 10-20, 2016
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Lineup 2016: Chris D’Elia, Kathy Griffin, Anjelah Johnson, Jim Norton, and more…
Lineup 2015: George Lopez, Patton Oswalt, Wanda Sykes, Bo Burnham…
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LAaughter Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: May 12-22, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2016: Various performers, sketches and screenings throughout the festival. Click here for the full schedule.
Lineup 2015: N/A
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Limestone Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: June 2-4, 2016
Location: Bloomington, IN
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Janeane Garofalo, Kyle Kinane, Michael Che, Doug Benson
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Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: August 4-7, 2016
Location: Jamestown, NY
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Nick Offerman, Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa Rivers, Kelly Carlin…
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Moontower Festival

Dates 2016: April 20-23, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2016: James Adomian, Maria Bamford, Ahmed Bharoocha, Joe DeRosa, and more…
Lineup 2015: John Mulaney, Pete Holmes, T.J. Miller, Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt…
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New York Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: New York, NY
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Iliza Shlesinger, Harmonton, Norm Macdonald, Nathan Fielder…
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Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Dates 2016: TBA
Location: Various stops throughout North America
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Bridget Everett
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Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

Dates 2016: August 30-September 5, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: April Richardson, Brendon Walsh, Matt Peters, Scoundrels
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Riot LA

Dates 2016: January 29-31, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Lineup 2016: Patton Oswalt, T.J. Miller, Bridget Everett, Gilbert Godfried, and more…
Lineup 2015: Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, Eddie Pepitone, Jeff Ross…
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SF Sketchfest

Dates 2016: January 7-24, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Lineup 2016: Various standups, sketches and podcasts. Click here for the full list.
Lineup 2015: Weird Al, Adam Scott, Garfunkel and Oates, Janeane Garofalo…
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SXSW Comedy

Dates 2016: March 11-20, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Lineup 2016: TBA
Lineup 2015: Various standups, podcasts, panels and sketch comedy.
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