Celebrating its 7th Year in 2016, the Hoboken Comedy Festival gears up for another amazing week of comedy happening Monday, September 26th through Sunday, October 2nd—with at least one show each night over the seven days.
Over the years the festival has seen the likes of Amy Schumer, Pete Davidson, Hannibal Burress, Carlos Mencia, Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Artie Lange, Todd Barry, and many more.
This year is no different with headliners: Anthony DeVito (AXS Gotham Live), Nick Vatterott (Letterman and Comedy Central), DC Benny (HBO, Showtime, The Apollo), Gary Vider (America’s Got Talent), Paul Vrizi (Bill Burr’s opener worldwide), Tim Dillon (Red Eye, Montreal Comedy Festival), and Drew Michael (Comedy Central).
Another large component of the festival is it’s charitable contributions. “Giving back to the community in which we impact is an integral role of entertainment,” says Festival Creator Dan Frigolette, “being able to enrich our landscape both through art and through donations, we are leaving a footprint that will last lifetimes.” This year the festival will support the Jersey City’s Liberty Humane Society—a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to adoption services and low-cost vet clinics for animal caretakers serving all of Hudson County.
In 2015, Comma, D Productions which produces the Hoboken Comedy Festival, NJFunnyfest, Make Me Laugh Contests, and the Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour, combined to raise over $8,000 for LHS.
Part of this year’s festival includes six new talent performers at each of the Monday- Thursday shows, vying their talents to win opening slots on the weekend shows. Every show will include big name headliners and deliver a powerful comedic punch. One winner will be chosen this year to perform a longer set with all previous winners on Sunday at the Winners’ Showcase show.
Also a component of this year’s festival is the LHS’s Bark in the Park, which takes place at Steven’s Park in Hoboken on October 1st at Noon, where comedian Dan Frigolette—known from the Wendy Williams Show, W Kamua Show and Boardwalk Empire—will be the Master of Ceremonies for great dog presentations, costume contests and a fashion show.
Tickets for the Hoboken Comedy Festival can be purchased at www.HobokenComedyFestival.org, and are scheduled to completely sell out by the night of the performance. Patrons are encouraged to get their tickets ahead of time. The lineups, locations and schedules are also on the website. Tickets are $20 on weekdays and $25 on weekends with $1 per ticket going to the Liberty Humane Society.