All Star JAM

Fri., Jan. 17, 11:00 @ Theatre 99

Some of the country’s best improvisers will be in town during the festival. What better way to celebrate than by having good old-fashioned improv jam! This is sure to be an “anything goes and probably will” type of show.


Stand Up Comedy Competition Winners Showcase

Fri., Jan. 17, 10:00 @ Woolfe Street Playhouse

Jason Groce Jason is originally from Greenville, SC and has lived in Charleston for over a decade. Jason got his start doing standup four years ago by hosting a local once a month open mic comedy show that continues to this day. Voted Best Local Comic 2012 by readers of the Charleston City Paper, Jason [...]


Stand Up Comedy with Quincy Jones, Sunah Bilsted and Dusty Slay

Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30 @ Lighthouse at Shem Creek

Sat., Jan. 18, 8:00 @ Lighthouse at Shem Creek

Quincy Jones Quincy is originally from Seattle, WA now residing in LA, CA he set himself apart from the rest of the LA scene there by doing 1000 sets in a year. His ability to improvise and create vivid scenes makes him a fan and festival favorite and since “no two sets are the same” [...]


Improv Marathon with AirWolf, Cats Hugging Cats and Big Bang

Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30 @ PURE Theatre

Sat., Jan. 18, 9:30 @ PURE Theatre

AirWolf: Let’s Go Back to Your Place What’s the worst living experience you’ve ever had? Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? [...]


Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin

Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30 @ Footlight Players Theatre

Sat., Jan. 18, 8:00 @ Footlight Players Theatre

Myq Kaplan Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Mike Kaplan. He has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, and in his own Comedy Central Presents half-hour special. He has a podcast called Hang Out With Me, a new album called Meat Robot, and other things with other [...]


Reformed Whores

Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30 @ Theatre 99

Sat., Jan. 18, 7:30 @ Theatre 99

If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be musical comedy duo Reformed Whores. Southern bred NYC based, Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame have been lassoing hearts across the country with their sweet harmonies and old timey wit. Their debut album “Ladies Don’t Spit” includes tracks like Drunk Dial, Birth Control, and Girls [...]


Improv Marathon featuring Local Legends, We’re From Here and Doppelganger

Fri., Jan. 17, 9:00 @ Redux Contemporary Art Center

Sat., Jan. 18, 7:30 @ Redux Contemporary Art Center

Local Legends Local Legends is made up of the founding members of the Alchemy Comedy Theater in Greenville, SC. Performing every Friday night with a different special guest storyteller, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a world of fast-paced scenic hilarity. We’re From Here [...]


Comedy Marathon featuring Squirm & Germ, The Bartenders and The Shock T’s

Fri., Jan. 17, 8:00 @ Threshold Repertory Theatre

Sat., Jan. 18, 9:00 @ Threshold Repertory Theatre

Squirm & Germ Squirm and Germ is a high-energy music comedy duo hailing from NYC.  These two MC’s use their hip-hop alter egos to celebrate their irreverent passions in life with songs about everything from active pregnancies to the state of Maine, naps and neti pots. They produce infectious beats, legit harmonies reminiscent of Rockapella, [...]


Stand Up Comedy with Nicholas Anthony, Karen Morgan and Daniel Tirado

Fri., Jan. 17, 8:00 @ Lighthouse at Shem Creek

Sat., Jan. 18, 10:00 @ Lighthouse at Shem Creek

Nicholas Anthony “High-Energy/ Heady” Nicholas Anthony’s curious mind takes random situations and twists them into comedic gems. With his quick, candid delivery he creates a fun-house ride audiences never forget. Nicholas received 1st place at the coveted Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has been on 2 season’s of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Nicholas Anthony is [...]


Moshe Kasher and Leah Bonnema

Fri., Jan. 17, 8:00 @ Footlight Players Theatre

Sat., Jan. 18, 9:30 @ Footlight Players Theatre

Moshe Kasher Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA.  Featured on: NBC’s E!’s “Chelsea Lately”,”Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”, Comedy Central, “Conan”,”Carson Daly”, Showtime’s “Shameless”, MTV.
 He is a writer on NBC’s “The New Normal”, the Co-host of “The Champs” podcast [...]


Laugh for a Lincoln featuring Organized Chaos and Full Love Throttle

Wed., Jan. 15, 8:00 @ Theatre 99

Organized Chaos Graduates from Theatre 99′s improv university will thrill you with their character-driven monologues that will inspire a ton of wacky scenes. The perfect show if you like cats, Superman, blondes, and the British. You know how your mom wants you to clean your room, but you know exactly where everything is? Well… that [...]


The Divine Sister

Fri., Jan. 18, 7:30 @ Woolfe St. Playhouse

Sat., Jan. 19, 7:30 @ Woolfe St. Playhouse

Written by Charles Busch. Directed by Keely Enright The Divine Sister is an inspired homage to every Hollywood film ever made about nuns. Written by Charles Busch, the comic genius behind Die, Mommie Die, Psycho Beach Party, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, this gleefully twisted tale tells the story of an indomitable Mother Superior trying [...]


Wyatt Cenac

Wed., Jan. 16, 8:00 @ Charleston Music Hall

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” correspondent, former Upright Citizens Brigade member and “King of the Hill” writer, Wyatt Cenac makes his Charleston Comedy Festival debut at the Charleston Music Hall.