Boston Comedy Festival 2020 #BostonComedyFestival

The Covid pandemic has forced the world of comedy to evolve and the Boston Comedy Festival is no exception. Join the BCF inputting 2020 in the rearview mirror. You too can prove laughter is the best medicine by joining the Virtual Boston Comedy Festival – Nov 30th through Dec 5th.

The Boston Comedy Festival will deliver laughs safely into homes around the globe, and will again feature a Comedy Contest with a Grand Prize of $2000. The BCF, produced by Executive Producers Helen DiMarzio and Jim McCue, will expand globally by partnering with Flappers Comedy, located in Burbank, CA, bringing an East Coast/West Coast presence into cyberspace. Both companies are excited to bring you the freshest and hottest comedic talent. This one of a kind festival features every element of a brick and mortar fest, with shows, podcasts, classes, industry panels, and more with such Celebrity Talent as Hal Sparks, Gary Gulman, and Lewis Black, with more celebrity talent soon to be announced. The festivalwill virtually host celebrity headliners and over 100 comedians from ALL OVER THE WORLD who were selected through an intensive submission process.

Check out the Master Schedule for show dates and times.

To buy tickets and find out more about our shows, panels, and classes, please visit
Please OPT-IN to our Text Messaging list by Texting “Lobster” To 76626. We will be sending daily updates during the festival with links to all the show tickets, classes, and panels available for purchase. We will also be POLLING the audience to select the contest winners!

AFTER PARTIES: We will be offering virtual after-parties featuring a DJ and other Interactive Activities. Stay tuned for more details but stay in your living room and party with us!:) Join us on The Final Evening for “Manny’s House Party”, an evening of classic dance tunes hosted by Emmanuel Lewis, the iconic star of the classic 80s sitcom, “Webster”.

Past participants in the Boston Comedy Festival include Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Robert Kelly, Shelley Berman, the Smothers Brothers, Jim Norton, Caroline Rhea, Joan Rivers, Denis Leary, Michelle Buteau, Robert Klein, Jonathan Katz, Emmanuel Lewis, George Wallace, John Ratzenberger, Jennifer Coolidge, and the great Emo Phillips.


Jim McCue

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