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The Hoboken Comedy Festival Returns on September 24th {Its 9th Annual!}

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Sometimes {all the time?}, we just need a laugh. And that’s exactly what the Mile Square will be doing for a week straight thanks to the 9th annual Hoboken Comedy Festival beginning on Monday, September 24th until Sunday, September 30th, 2018. On the agenda: Raise money for a local charity, give new comedians a shot, let veteran comedians do their thing, and have fun with friends at this city-wide annual event. We’ve got all the info you need about the festival below, plus the complete schedule of events:

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About The Hoboken Comedy Festival

While the event is pretty much all about laughs, the Hoboken Comedy Festival donates to charity, too. The fest donates $1 per person to a specific charity, this year being the Liberty Humane Society {for the 5th straight year}. Comedian and festival founder, Dan Frigolette shares “Animal well-being and human well-being go hand in hand, especially for artists. You would be hard pressed to find a group of artists that aren’t responsible for dogs, cats and variety of pets and those animals are both inspirations for art and facilitators of acceptance for the artists, and it feels darn good to give back.”

Alumni of the festival include some pretty impressive names — Amy Schumer, Artie Lange, Hannibal Burress, Pete Davidson, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro, Judah Friedlander, Kurt Metzger, Nate Bargatze, Drew Michael, Yannis Pappas, Dan Soder, and many more.


Tickets are $20 for weekday shows and $25 for weekend shows. Get $5 off your tickets when you purchase online a week prior to the festival. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Free tickets are available for veterans and first responders. 


The Hoboken Comedy Festival, of course, takes place in Hoboken — and shows are happening all throughout town. Venues include The Brass Rail, Arthurs, Barsky Gallery, Kolo Klub, Pilsener Haus, and the Jubilee Center. See below for the exact schedule and times.

READ: 23 Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City This Weekend {September 20th-23rd, 2018}

The Schedule

**Note: this schedule is from The Hoboken Comedy Festival website — please check with them in case of any changes**

Monday, September 24th {The Brass Rail 135 — Washington Street}

Corinne Fisher {Guys We F*cked Podcast, Carson Daly Show}

Usama Siddiquee {BET’S 50 Central, NBC, Buzzfeed}

Emcee Lance Pauker

Tuesday, September 25th {The Brass Rail — 135 Washington Street}

Cipha Sounds {TruTV, Rocnation}

Sydnee Washington {Comedy Central, Huffpost}

Emcee Alex Kayhart

Wednesday, September 26th {Arthur’s Tavern — 237 Washington Street}

TJ Miller {HBOs Silicone Valley, Deadpool}

Sagar Bhatt {Huffpost, NYTimes}

Emcee Meghan Hanley

Thursday, September 27th {Barsky Gallery — 49 Harrison Street}

Tim Dillon {Netflix, Comedy Central}

Brendan Sagalow {NYTimes, MTV, BET}

Emcee Kenny Warren

Friday, September 28th {Kolo Klub 1422 Grand Street} 8:00PM

Jessimae Peluso {Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, Girl Code}

Mike Recine {Conan, Comedy Central}

Lawrence Deloach {2016 Hoboken Comedy Festival Winner}

Emcee Mike Menendez {2017 Hoboken Comedy Festival Winner}

Friday, September 28th {Kolo Klub — 1422 Grand Street} 10:30PM

Compliment battle hosted by Dan Frigolette and Adam Gabel featuring:

Aaron Berg vs Christine Meehan Berg

Meghan Walsh vs Mia Faith Hammond

Comedy by: Jacob Williams {Wild N Out, Comedy Central}

Saturday, September 29th {Club Jubilee  — 603 Jackson Street} 8:00PM

Wil Sylvince {Def Comedy Jam, The Ruckus}

Emma Willmann {Colbert, Crashing, Netflix}

Dan Frigolette {HBO, Wendy Williams Show}

Emcee Lance Weiss {Today Show}

Saturday, September 29th {Club Jubilee — 603 Jackson Street} 10:30PM

Myq Kaplan {(Conan, Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing}

Sherrod Small {Best Week Ever, Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live}

Leclerc Andre {Montreal Comedy Festival}

Emcee Mike Feeney {Roast Battle}

Sunday, September 30th {Pilsener Haus 1422 Grand Street} 8:00PM

Porn Stars Are Comedians {with Trinity St. Clair and Kelli Provacateur}

Rich Vos {Comedy Central, Last Comics Standing, HBO, Showtime}

Seaton Smith {Conan, Mulaney}

Mark Demayo {White Boyz in the Hood, Optimum}

See More: Find a Hoboken Girl {Friend} Social: Round 2

Will you be headed to the Hoboken Comedy Festival or have you been in the past? Share your experience with us in the comments!

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