Returns January 2021

Charleston City Paper and Theatre 99 have teamed up once again to bring laughter and comedic relief to cure the post-holiday blues. January 2021 will mark the 18th annual Charleston Comedy Festival, the premier comedy event of the Southeast.

This year’s event promises to be an even bigger hit than years before with big-name acts—plus more performances, venues, and attendees.

Performers and comedy troupes from the country’s top comedy hotbeds have been invited to perform during the four-day event featuring stand-up, sketch, and improv performers.

2020 Schedule

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Beth Stelling

Friday, January 17
7:30pm
Woolfe Street Playhouse

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Pete Dominick

Saturday, January 18
7:30pm
Woolfe Street Playhouse

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Francis Ellis

Friday, January 17
9:30pm
Woolfe Street Playhouse

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Mary Kay Has a Posse

Wednesday, January 15
7:30pm
Theatre 99

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Laugh for a Lincoln featuring Spoons and Meeting Street Maniacs

Wednesday, January 15
9pm
Theatre 99

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Laugh for a Lincoln featuring Full Love Throttle and Meeting Street Maniacs

Thursday, January 16
8pm
Theatre 99

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Butcher Stories

Friday, January 17
7:30pm
Threshold Repertory Theatre

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Comedy Marathon featuring Lauren Hope Krass and Jason Groce’s Big Whatever

Friday, January 17
8pm
Forte Jazz Lounge

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Charleston Stand Up Comedy Showcase

Friday, January 17
8pm
The Commodore

CHS Comedy Fest 2020

Truth Is Presents: Oh S**t!

Friday, January 17
8pm
South of Broadway

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Whores

Friday, January 17
9:30pm
Theatre 99

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Comedy Marathon featuring Six Kids Improv, Big Dicktionary, and Ratio Girls

Friday, January 17
9:30pm
Threshold Repertory Theatre

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Comedy Marathon featuring Bustercups, Newlyweds, and Tales from the Campfire: The Improvised Ghost Story

Friday, January 17
9:30pm
Forte Jazz Lounge

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Dirty Game Night

Friday, January 17
11pm
Theatre 99

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Impro Theatre’s “Twilight Zone Unscripted”

Friday, January 17
8pm
Theatre 99

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Clean Improv Comedy
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Saturday, January 18
6pm
Theatre 99

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Comedy Marathon featuring Sweater Puppies, and Local Legends

Saturday, January 18
7:30pm
Threshold Repertory Theatre

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Impro Theatre’s “Tennessee Williams Unscripted”

Saturday, January 18
7:30pm
Theatre 99

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Comedy Marathon featuring Lena Dunham & Bangin’

Saturday, January 18
7:30pm
Forte Jazz Lounge

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Charleston Stand Up Comedy Showcase

Saturday, January 18
8pm
The Commodore

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Chucktown Comedy Supreme

Saturday, January 18
8pm
South of Broadway

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Reformed
Whores

Saturday, January 18
9pm
Theatre 99

Comedy Marathon featuring Organized Chaos, Powerpoints and Local Legends

Saturday, January 18
9:30pm
Threshold Repertory Theatre

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Comedy Marathon featuring Mystery Meat and Lauren Hope Krass

Saturday, January 18
9:30pm
Forte Jazz Lounge

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Comedian Evan Berke with Mario Tory and DeShawn Mason

Saturday, January 18
9:30pm
Woolfe Street Playhouse

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Closing Night All-Star Improv Jam

Saturday, January 18
10:30pm
Theatre 99

Past Performers

Rory Scovel

2019

Jamie Lee

2019

Iliza Shlesinger

2018

Colin Quinn

2018

Hannibal Buress

2017 & 2015

Jim Breuer

2017

Quincy Jones

2017

Bridgett Everett

2016

TJ Miller

2016

Todd Barry

2016

Matt Jones

2016

John Mulaney

2015

Doug Benson

2015

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

If you would like to be involved with the Charleston Comedy Festival please email tickets@charlestoncitypaper.com

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