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#FWComedyFest

Are you ready for the best laugh in Fort Wayne? The Fort Wayne Comedy Festival is coming! Get ready to see the region's best comedians deliver amazing comedic acts!
Free Family Events at ACPL Downtown Branch. 1 Day Passes available from $10 Festival Headliner Showcase $20

Kids+ Events

Teen+ Events

21+ Events

Performers

Check back often for updated comedians added to the lineup!

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Ms. Pat

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Jacqueline Novak

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Marina Franklin

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Brian Moses

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Olivia Grace

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Jeremiah Watkins

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Jeremy Arroyo

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Schedule of Events

Here is the schedule of events

Comedy Bingo

It's like Bingo, but with Comedy! Was the comedian wearing jeans and a hoodie? If so mark your space. Did the comedian say "Keep it going for your host!"? Mark your space. Fill your card and win fabulous prizes donated by area businesses!
HOST: Isiah Gray
COMICS:
Charlie Hester
Rob Santos
Nune Puente
David Kousgard
Myles Hewette
Jan Gudaitas
Samuel Hollis
Darrin Rose

90mins

The History Center

Age Recommendation: 16+

Comedy Nerd Showdown

Three comedians compete in a Jeopardy style game show, but all the categories are about comedy related topics, and instead of money they will be competing for performance time after the game!
HOST: TV
CONTESTANTS: Jim Kliss, Sam Wright, and Cortney White.

90 minutes

816 Pint & Slice

Age Recommendation: 17+

Darrin Rose Showcase

HEADLINER: Darrin Rose
FEATURE: Leslie Battle
MC: Cody Streasick
COMICS: Joey Zsa Zsa, Ryan Shipley, Jimmy Shaw

90mins

Columbia Street West

Age Recommendation: 21+

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Jeremiah Watkins Showcase

HEADLINER: Jeremiah Walkins
FEATURE: Sam Rager
MC: Cortney White
COMICS: Ariel Evans, Amy Lawson, Duane Burton

90mins

Arts Lab

Age Recommendation: 17+

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Midwest Finest

MC: Taylor De La Ossa
COMICS:
Robert Jenkins
Aisha Brown
Adam Gilbert
Mohamad Abbasi
Tyler Menz

90mins

History Center

Age Recommendation: 17+

Jeremy Arroyo Groaners Album Recording

HEADLINER: Jeremy Arroyo
FEATURE: Patrick Fowler
MC: Alex Eakin
COMICS: Shanda Sung

90mins

816 Pint & Slice

Age Recommendation: 16+

Olivia Grace Showcase

HEADLINER: Olivia Grace
FEATURE: Ariel Evans
MC: Daniel Vergara
COMICS: Myles Hewette, Corey Wood, Chloe Ketchum

90mins

Columbia Street West

Age Recommendation: 21+

Brian Moses Showcase

HEADLINER: Brian Moses
FEATURE: TV
MC: Bryson " Kool Kat" Charlton
COMICS: Allison Dunne, Taylor De La Ossa, Tennah McDonald  

90mins

Arts Lab

Age Recommendation: 17+

Free Family Events

12pm-1pm Family Improv Comedy Show Conference Room A/B
1pm-2pm Children's Improv Workshop Conference Room C
1pm-2pm Comedy Magic Conference Room A/B
2pm-3pm Youth Comedy Contest Conference Room A/B
3pm-4pm Adult Improv Workshop Conference Room A/B
3pm-4pm Adult Sketch Writing Workshop Conference Room C

4 hours

Allen County Public Library

Clean Comedy Showcase

HEADLINER: Tim Northern
FEATURE: Jan Gudaitas
MC: Ray Hensley
COMICS: Elizabeth Ess & Joey Zsa Zsa

90mins

Age Recommendation: 15+

Comics to Know

HEADLINER: Allison Dunne
FEATURE: Genesis Easton
MC: TYler Menz
COMICS: Amber Johnson and Rob Santos

90mins

Cinema Center - Spectator Lounge

Age Recommendation: 16+

Quiplash!

Watch these hilarious comedians play the popular Quiplash from Jackbox Games. Comedians will try to make the funniest joke from a word or phrase prompt. Then the audience uses their phone to vote on who has the funniest answer. Points are awarded based on how many people like the joke. You might even get pulled from the audience to play on stage!
HOST: Isiah Gray
COMICS:
Farai Gotora
Charlie Hester
Myles Hewette
Jim Kliss
Nune Puente
Corey Wood
Aisha Brown
Kolin Brun

90mins

816 Pint & Slice

Age Recommendation: 16+

Jeremiah Watkins Showcase

HEADLINER: Jeremiah Watkins
FEATURE: Daniel Vergara
MC: Adam Gilbert
COMICS: Shanda Sung, Jimmy Shaw, Ben Duncan

90mins

Columbia Street West

Age Recommendation: 21+

Olivia Grace Showcase

HEADLINER: Ollvia Grace
FEATURE: Rob Santos
MC: Samuel Hollis
COMICS: David Kousgard & Liz Greenwood

90mins

Arts Lab

Age Recommendation: 17+

Improv Showcase

PERFORMERS:
Dudesical
Kerpatty
Clint the Liar

90mins

C2G Music Hall

Age Recommendation: 15+

Midwest Finest

MC: Cody Streasick
COMICS:
Josh Adams
Allison Dunne
Isiah Gray
Corey Wood
Tennah McDonald

90mins

Cinema Center - Spectator Lounge

Age Recommendation: 17+

Jeremy Arroyo Groaners Album Recording

HEADLINER: Jeremy Arroyo
FEATURE: Patrick Fowler
MC: Alex Eakin
COMICS: Farai Gotora

90mins

816 Pint & Slice

Age Recommendation: 16+

Brian Moses Showcase

Headliner: Brian Moses
Feature: Myles Hewette
MC: Genesis Easston
Comics: Liz Greenwood and Elizabeth Ess

60mins

Arts Lab

Age Recommendation: 17+

Sticks and Stones: A Comedy Battle

MAIN EVENT: Daniel Vergara v Tyler Menz
UUNDERCARD:
Aisha Brown v Isiah Gray
Ray Hensley v Farai Gotora
Jeremy Arroyo v Patrick Fowler
Ben Duncan v Jim Kliss
JUDGES: Brian Moses, Olivia Grace, & Jeremiah Watkins
HOST: Cortney White

90mins

O'Reilly's

Age Recommendation: 21+

Festival Headliner Trifecta

Ms. Pat
Jacqueline Novak
Marina Franklin

90mins

Arts United Center

Age Recommendation: 16+

Headliner Details!

Fort Wayne, IN

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Official Hotels

Stay at one of our festival partner hotels!

9

VENUES

60

COMICS

23

SHOWS

3

DAYS

Festival Ticket Options

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SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR COMEDY FESTIVAL SPONSORS!