Brooklyn Comedy Festival: North Brooklyn Roundup

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This Sunday the Brooklyn Comedy Festival kicks off for the third year in a row, this year with plenty of hilarious stand-up, sketch, improv, panel discussions, short films, and an evening with Reggie Watts. For $99 you can get a VIP pass to hit up all the shows all week, tickets to special parties including food and booze, entry into the pool at the new William Vale Hotel, and more. If rollin’ that fancy isn’t your style, many of the shows are free or less than $10 if you buy in advance. After the jump, check out our roundup of everything happening for the fest in North Brooklyn!

Comedy-At-the-KnitComedy At The Knit: BKCF Edition Kickoff Show
August 21 @ 9:00 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones, & Kenny DeForest. Performances by Yameneika Saunders, Michelle Buteau, Mae Wilkerson, Ricky Velez, Anthony DeVito, + MORE . Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Tickets here.

Broken Comedy: BKCF Edition
August 22 @ 9:00 pm | Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave)
Hosted by Nimesh Patel and Mike Denny. Performances by Monroe Martin, Dan St. Germain, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Sam Morril, Liza Treyger, + MORE. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

BKCF at Brooklyn Brewery
August 23 @ 8:15 pm | Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St)
Performances by Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Phoebe Robinson, Julia Claire, + MORE TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:15pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Tickets here.

The Dan & Joe & Charles ShowDan + Joe + Charles’ Show: BKCF Edition
August 23 @ 8:30 pm | The Shanty at NY Distilling Company (79 Richardson St)
Hosted by Dan Licata, Joe Pera, and Charles Gould. Performances by Anna Drezen, Dan Fisher, + MORE TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

The Sensible Show

 

The Sensible Show: BKCF Edition
August 24 @ 7:00 pm | Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave)
Hosted by Myq Kaplan. Performances by Chris Duffy and Hari Kondabolu. Show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $5. Tickets here.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 24 @ 8:30 pm | Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave)
Performances by Selfish Green Men (improv) and Detention (improv). Show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. Tickets here.

 

We Bee Spelling: BKCF Edition
August 24 @ 9:00 pm | Union Pool (484 Union Ave)
Hosted by Alex Greer. Featuring Kyle Ayers, Will Miles, & Tom Cowell. All proceeds to benefit Safe Horizons, the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. General admission standing room only. 21+ to enter. $10 in advance, $15 day of. Tickets here.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 24 @ 9:30 pm | Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave)
Lineup TBA. Show 9:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. Tickets here.

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 25 @ 8:00 pm | Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave)
Performances by Matthew Starr & Andy Bustillos (sketch), Simply Unemployable (sketch), + MORE. Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. Tickets here.

The GutterAlternatives: A Comedy Show
August 25 @ 9:00 pm | The Gutter (200 N 14th St)
Hosted by Murderfist. Performances by Brett Davis, Jo Firestone, Brandon Scott Wolf, Reformed Whores, + MORE TBA. Doors 8:30pm, show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $8 in advance, $10 day of. Tickets here.

 

BKCF at Annoyance Theatre
August 25 @ 9:00 pm | Annoyance Theatre (367 Bedford Ave)
Performances by Gutowski All-Stars (improv) and The Law Firm (improv). Show 9pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, 14+ to enter. $10. Tickets here.

BKCF at Knitting Factory
August 26 @ 8:30 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
A portion of ticket sales will benefit 826NYC. 826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Performances by Gibran Saleem, + MORE TBA. Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $15. Tickets here.

Kickstarter + Nitehawk + Comedy ShortsKickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS
August 27 @ 11:30 am | Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave)
Short comedy film festival, day one, featuring a dozen short comedy films. Doors 11am, show 11:30am. General admission seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $12. Tickets here.

Turning Your Passion Into Your Profession Panel, Presented by Fiverr
August 27 @ 3:00 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Moderator TBA. Panelists include Rebecca Trent (The Creek and The Cave), + MORE TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Doors 2:30pm, panel 3pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Late NightLate Night Writers Panel
August 27 @ 5:00 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Moderator TBA. Panelists include Brian Stack (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), + MORE TBA. This event will take place in the front bar. Panel 5pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

Reggie WattsAn Evening with Reggie Watts: Leafly Comedy Tour stops at Brooklyn Comedy Festival (early show)
August 27 @ 7:00 pm | Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St)
Show presented by: Leafly. The world’s cannabis information resource.
An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 in advance, $30 day of. Tickets here.

IFC’s Comedy Crib Showcase
August 27 @ 7:30 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Hosted by Anthony DeVito. Performances by Sean Donnelly, Josh Johnson, Naomi Ekperigin, + MORE TBA. Doors 7pm, show 7:30pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $15. Tickets here.

Never Seen ItNever Seen It: BKCF Edition
August 27 @ 8:00 pm | Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St)
Hosted by Kyle Ayers, Never Seen It is scenes from famous movies rewritten by comedians who have never seen that movie, acted out by a cast of comedians. Featuring: Julio Torres (Comedy Central Comic to Watch) rewriting Rudy. Anna Drezen (Cracked, Author of “How May We Hate You?”) rewriting The Godfather. Mike Drucker (writer: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) rewriting Batman v. Superman. Show 8pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $5 in advance. Tickets here.

An Evening with Reggie Watts: Leafly Comedy Tour stops at Brooklyn Comedy Festival (late show)
August 27 @ 7:00 pm | Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St)
Show presented by: Leafly. The world’s cannabis information resource. An evening with Reggie Watts, with performances by Jena Friedman and Michelle Buteau. Music by The Gotham Easy. Doors 6pm, show 7pm. General admission mixed standing and seating. 21+ to enter. $25 in advance, $30 day of. Tickets here.

blink182-300x221Closing Night Party with Dude Ranch and The Girl at the Rock Show (Blink 182 Tribute)
August 27 @ 11:00 pm | Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Music by Dude Ranch and the Girl at the Rock Show (Blink 182 Tribute) + MORE TBA. Doors 10:30pm, show 11pm. General admission standing. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $10. Tickets here.

Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS
August 28 @ 11:30 am | Nitehawk Cinema, (136 Metropolitan Ave)
Short comedy film festival, day two, featuring more than a dozen comedy short films. Doors 11am, show 11:30am. General admission seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $12. Tickets here.

Screen-Shot-2016-07-27-at-2.15.47-PM90’s Sunday Wrap Party
August 28 @ 3:00 pm | Duckduck Bar (161 Montrose Ave)
Come party with the Brooklyn Comedy Festival crew while enjoying some sweet 90’s tunes! There will also be an original Nintendo and a Super Nintendo with many games. Feel free to bring more if you got ’em! OPEN BAR FOR BADGEHOLDERS 4PM – 6PM. 2 FOR 1 DRINKS FOR EVERYONE 4PM – 8PM. (Open bar and 2 for 1 good for well drinks, Narragansett, and Rolling Rock). 3pm – 8pm. 21+ to enter. FREE ADMISSION.

About Megan Penmann

Formerly the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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