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Win Two Tickets to Closing Party of Nantucket Comedy Festival!

Win Two Tickets to Nantucket Comedy Festival Party

Nantucket Comedy Festival Returns July 17-20, 2013

The Sixth Annual Nantucket Comedy Festival (NCF) returns this season from July 17-July 20th, 2013.  We’re in for a lot of laughs!  NCF, under the direction of comedian Kevin Flynn, was developed to bring top comedic performances to Nantucket in support of the local youth community (and beyond).  Proceeds benefit the festival's associated non-profit, Stand Up & Learn, a remarkable educational program implemented in Nantucket-area schools to encourage confidence and comedic self-expression through creative writing and performances.

We have so many talented performers entertaining this year at our new home, the Nantucket Dreamland Theater.  Not to mention the panel discussions and parties that we’ve added this year, including our very special Closing Party at the Nantucket Hotel (more details below).  You can win two tickets ($250 value) by making a comment on this page by Monday, July 15.  Tell us what you think about the comedians, your favorite comic moments of all time, or how excited you are for NCF!  Even if you don’t win, consider attending one of our shows or events.


July 17 
Stand Up and Learn Kids Show 5-6:30 PM
Celebrate local talent as island kids ages 8-15 perform on the Main Stage at Dreamland. Kids under 12 are FREE!
After party at Sea Dog Brew Pub
Opening Night Party- Patron Pass Holders ONLY- 8-10 PM

July 18 
A Night of Funny Women 7-9 PM
Patty Ross of HBO's Clear History, Sherry Davey one of Backstage's top 10 New York Comedians, Jane Condon of NBC's Last Comic Standing and Loretta LaRoche best-selling author, writer of Get a Life and this year's "(Wo)man from Nantucket" recipient perform on the Main Stage at the Dreamland

Pre-Show cocktail party (top-tier ticket holders and Patron Pass holders ONLY) in the Harborview Room- hosted by The White Elephant, 5:30-6:30 PM

July 19 
The Humor and Comedy of The Simpsons 7-9 PM
A presentation and talk with video clips by Mike Reiss, former head writer

Pre-show cocktail party (top-tier ticket holders and Patron Pass holders ONLY) in the Harborview room, 5:30-6:30 PM

Patron Appreciation Party- Adrian Grenier, Glenn Meyers & WreckRoom Records present The Skins, the young & infectious Brooklyn-based band, fine wines and canapés- Patron Pass holders ONLY    9-11 PM

Women Coffee and Comedy 10-11:30 AM
The comediennes from Thursday's show meet in the Studio Theater to discuss their profession- coffee and donuts provided- no charge.  They are joined by Tony award winner Judith Ivey.
July 20
Boston vs. New York Comedy SmACKdown 7-9 PM
Jackie Flynn, Eddie Brill, Patty Ross, and Don Gavin from Boston compete for comedy domination vs. Buddy Fitzpatrick, Greg Rogell, Pete Dominick and Keith Robinson of New York.
Hosted by Bob Ley of ESPN

Pre-show cocktail party hosted by C Wonder at their shop, 15% off purchases- Patron Pass Holders ONLY- 5-6:30 PM

Comedy Writers Room 10-11:30 AM
Panel Discussion with Talk Show host Dick Cavett, Mike Reiss- former Simpsons head writer, Eddie Brill of The Late Show with David Letterman, Donick Cary- former Simpsons and Letterman writer,  and director Peter Farrelly Hosted by Mike O'Malley of Yes, Dear and Glee.  Tickets Available, or included with Patron Pass.

Closing Party- The Nantucket Hotel  9-11 PM
Hors d'oeuvres and Open Bar with free-styling stand up from comedians and local wise-guys (and gals!).
Individual tickets available- Top-tier ticket holders and Patron Pass accepted

Tickets for individual events are on sale on our site, as well as Patron Passes and ACK Passes.  Patron Passes give you all-access entrance to parties, events with the comics, and first-tier seating at every show.  ACK Passes are a more affordable way to enjoy second-tier seating and reserve your spot for all four night shows of world-class comedy.  Go to for details. 

We are indebted to many for their support. This year’s festival is presented again with support from ReMain Nantucket.  We also want to thank Nantucket Island Resorts and the White Elephant, who house our headliner comics.  Thanks to our transportation specialists Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines and Cranberry Transportation.  Of course, we can’t forget the comedians who donate their time and talents to the Nantucket Comedy Festival and to Standup & Learn year-round.  Last, but not least, we thank our audience!  Your attendance and donations help defray costs and keep bringing the joys of comedy to young people through Stand Up & Learn.


Can't wait!  I've loved Judith Ivey ever since "Compromising Positions"!

I remember enjoying a great show a few years ago!

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Looks like an amazing line-up. Looking forward to seeing some great comedy in action!

Garrison Keillor once wrote, "God writes a lot of comedy...the trouble is, He's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny." Well I'm SO looking forward to seeing some of the Good Actors!!! This should be a Laugh and a Half!!!

One of the best events of the season! Looks like a wonderful lineup of comedy greats. Can't wait to check it out.

Nothing better in life than to laugh with others, great energy boost !

Sounds like a nice lineup of people. Nantucket should be full of happy people with all that laughter.

The NCF- A Fantastic Week of Funny, that bennifits Island kids!

Thank you Kevin Flynn for once again creating an amazing line up of talented, eclectic, laugh out loud comedians to come and entertain our island.  This great programming with purpose also provides funding for Iocal kids to study comedy year round here on Nantucket and that is no joke :)  

Buy a ticket, sit in the seats, and be part of something special.