The Hoboken Comedy Festival Kicks Off Today — Meet the Comedians

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If you’re looking for a laugh, look no further than the Hoboken Comedy Festival, which kicks off Monday, September 30th and runs through October 3rd. The 10th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival features comedians from all sorts and backgrounds. They’ve been on Comedy Central, told jokes on late-night talk shows like James CordenColbert, and Seth Myers, and have even appeared on shows like America’s Got TalentHoward Stern, and big-name networks like HBO and MTV. Keep reading to learn more about the Hoboken Comedy Festival + meet the comedians. 

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The Headliners 

Top headliners at this year’s festival include Artie Lange, Gina Brillon, Daniel Simonsen, Mike Britt, Nick Callas, Nimesh Patel, Harrison Greenbaum, and Drew Michael. Below, you’ll find some more info on each comedian + where you may have seen him or her in the past.

Artie Lange 

You may know Artie Lange from his long-time tenure at The Howard Stern Show or his sketch comedy series on MadTV. The 51-year-old comedian is a New Jersey native from Livingston, and has written books like Crash and Burn, Wanna Bet? A Degenerate Gambler’s Guide to Living on Edge, and The Joke Man: Bow Down to Stern.

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Gina Brillon

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Gina Brillon is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer from the Bronx who’s been a working comedian since she was 17. You may recognize her from her show Gina Brillon and her other appearances on HBO and Comedy Central. She’s also appeared in Kevin Can WaitAlex StrangeloveThe Conners, and more.

Daniel Simonsen 

Daniel Simonsen is a Norwegian comedian who has appeared on Late Night With Seth MeyersThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and even won Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2012.

Mike Britt 

Mike Britt is a Brooklyn-born stand-up comedian who got his start at the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem. He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, BET’s Comicview, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and The Bad Boys of Comedy. As if that’s not enough, you might even recognize his voice — he’s the singer of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song! You know, “Females are strong as hell!” #Iconic.

Nick Callas

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You may know Nick Callas from his stints on Comedy Central, MTV, Eko, and Snapchat. He’s a diabetic comedian-slash-actor who has played major comedy clubs across the country including Comedy Cellar and Caroline’s on Broadway.

Nimesh Patel

A comedian and television writer, Nimesh Patel was born in Parsippany, New Jersey and has performed stand-up on Late Night With Seth Meyers. In 2017, he became the first Indian-American writer on SNL and in 2016, he was a finalist in Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network Pitch Panel.

Harrison Greenbaum 

Harrison Greenbaum is a Manhattan-born stand-up comedian and comedy writer who graduated from Harvard in 2008. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent and has performed in Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comix NY, Comic Strip Live, the Laugh Factory, and is a regular at the Comedy Cellar. Greenbaum performs more than 600 shows a year and is described as one of the most in-demand comics working in NYC.

Drew Michael

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Another alum of Saturday Night Live, Drew Michael wrote for the show in 2016 and 2017 and has been featured on HBO specials, Comedy Central, and in an episode of The Carmichael Show.

The Full Line Up

Of course, the festival will include more than just the headliners. Check out the full line-up of shows below.

Monday, September 30th at 8:00PM  — Gina Brillon, Dan Pulzello, Alex Babbitt, and more at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street}.

Tuesday, October 1st  at 8:00PM — Daniel Simonsen, Sarah Tollemache, Meghan Walskh, and more at Arthur’s Steakhouse {237 Washington Street}.

Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:00PM  — Mike Britt, Kerry Coddett, Sam Morrison, and more at The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}.

Thursday, October 3rd at 8:00PM — Nick Callas, Harrison Greenbaum, Adam Gabel, and more at Arthur’s Steakhouse {237 Washington Street}.

Thursday, October 3rd at 10:00PM — Artie Lange, Dan Frigolette, and Vincent James at Arthur’s Steakhouse {237 Washington Street}

Friday, October 4th at 8:00PM — Keith Alberstadt, Jordan Carlos, Casey Balsham, Gianmarco Soresi at Jubilee Events {601 Jackson Street}.

Friday, October 4th at 10:00PM — Krystyna Hutchinson, Rob Christensen, Napoleon Emil, and Dan Friigolette at Jubilee Events {601 Jackson Street}.

Friday, October 4th at 11:59PM — Secret Apartment Show with Dan Frigolette, Hannah Berner, Dan Pulezello, and cameos at a to be announced location {address revealed with ticket purchase}.

Saturday, October 5th at 4:00PM —Secret Apartment Show with new talent and a few cameos at a to be announced location {address revealed with ticket purchase}.

Saturday, October 5th at 8:00PM — Nimesh Patel, Laclerc Andre, Lawwrence Deloach, and Gus Constantellis at Studio L {505 Madison Street}.

Saturday, October 5th at 10:00PM — Drew Michael, Usama Siddiquee, and Robyn Schall at Studio L {505 Madison Street}.

Saturday, October 5th at 11:59PM — Matt Richards, Dan Frigolette, and surprise guests at Studio L {505 Madison Street}.

Sunday, October 6th at 8:00PM — Brett Druck, Gibran Saleem, and Elon Altman at The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}.

About the Hoboken Comedy Festival

If you’ve attended the Hoboken Comedy Festival before, then you know it’s all about paying tribute to the Mile Square’s vast entertainment history. Top comics and new talent come together to perform all throughout our beloved town, invading some of the city’s best restaurants, event spaces, and even some secret apartment locations.

You’ll see comics perform at Studio L, The Brass Rail, Arthur’s Steakhouse, and Willie McBride’s. Plus, how about them secret shows? Some of these shows are so top-secret, Hoboken Comedy Festival won’t even reveal the location until you purchase a ticket.

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While laughs and a shared love for humor are, of course, the goal, the festival also seeks to give back. Every year for the past decade, the Hoboken Comedy Festival has given back to the local community. This year is no different, as the festival will support the Hoboken Police Benevolent Association and the Hoboken Police Department.

Tickets range from $12 to $25 depending on the comedian. To learn more about the 2019 Festival or to grab tickets, check out the Hoboken Comedy Festival’s website. Also, check out their official Facebook.

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Stephanie Osmanski writes honest things about health, the planet, and being a woman. Her words have appeared on Business Insider, Parade, Eat This Not That, Dogster, Scary Mommy, Green Matters, Parents, Seventeen, Life & Style, InTouch Weekly, and more. Her articles have been syndicated on World Economic Forum, MSN, MSN UK, and MSN Canada. In her free time, Stephanie and her registered therapy dog, Koda, volunteer at local hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities.