About The DC Comedy Festival

The overall purpose of the festival is to shine the light on the talent that lives and thrives in the D.C. metro area and to bring attention to a culture that gave first laughs to Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, and Stephen Colbert. The Festival takes place in multiple areas of the City. Shows are housed in DC Comedy Clubs and Venues that house DC Comedy shows weekly. Also this year the Festival has added in Theaters. 

How Did The Idea For This Festival Come About?

Three comedians from the D.C. metro area saw the need to break away from the politics of the local scene and created a week-long festival to truly showcase the DC SCENE and not focus on the underground comedy in the city. Providing a platform for all of the young up and coming comedians as well as veteran comedians, to come network with other comedy communities, bookers and showrunners. After taking a look at the opportunities available, they decided to create a unique event to not highlight local talent but to also give the public a chance to become a part of a community that moves every night, bar to bar, mic to mic. With over 200 Comedians coming into the area last this will be one of the Funniest Networking Comedy Festivals this year.

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‘The D.C. Comedy Festival’ is set to bring out a diverse line-up of comedians from across the country. From open mics and dinners to showcases, headliners, and brunch, the festival is guaranteed to bring out not only the talent but the laughs to everyone who attends. It will also provide an opportunity for comedians to learn how to build their brand and business during an educational workshop.

Festival Goals

With hopes to make ‘The D.C. Comedy Festival’ the biggest showcase on the East coast and eventually the country, the creators of the festival are focused on making the event something attendees will look forward to again next year.


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DC Comedy Festival Recognizes
Comedian, Founder, Event Coordinator and Head Producer of DCF
Eddie Liles @eddielilesdc
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The DC Comedy Festival has extended its Submission date process. ALL Submissions are now Due by January 15, 2019.
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