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March 28 @ 7:30 pm - March 31 @ 9:45 pm

Join us for the First annual Empire State Festival, a celebration of comedy and laughter like no other! Powered by the Grisly Pear.
Empire State Festival: A Comedy Extravaganza The Empire State Festival is a grand celebration of comedy that promises to light up the heart of New York City with laughter and mirth. This exceptional event showcases the very best of comedic talent, featuring a handpicked selection of comedians who will leave you in stitches. What It’s All About:
  • Laughter Unleashed: Prepare to embark on a journey through the world of humor, where comedians from diverse backgrounds and styles will take the stage to deliver rib-tickling performances.
  • Four Days of Comedy: The festival spans four unforgettable days, from March 28th to March 31st, offering an abundance of opportunities to catch your favorite comedians and discover new comedic gems.
  • Passionate Curation: Our team of dedicated club bookers meticulously curate the lineup, ensuring a blend of established comedians and rising stars. Every act is chosen with precision to guarantee a night filled with laughter.
  • Audience Participation: Be part of the action as the audience plays a role in determining the festival’s standout comedian, who will earn the prestigious “passed” status, marking a significant milestone in their comedic journey.
  • Iconic Locations: With performances taking place in Midtown and Downtown, you’ll experience the vibrant energy of New York City while indulging in the world’s most universal language: laughter.
  • Global Reach: The Empire State Festival opens its submissions internationally, spreading its comedic influence far beyond the city that never sleeps. It’s a chance to connect with comedic talent from around the world.
This festival is not just an event; it’s an experience that will leave you with memories of laughter and a heart warmed by the joy of comedy. Join us for a comedy extravaganza like no other, where humor knows no bounds, and laughter knows no limits. Book your tickets now and prepare to be immersed in the world of comedy at the Empire State Festival!     Requirements:   Must be 21 or older to attend. Located at The Grisly Pear, Greenwich Village. Arrival: 15 mins prior to showtime. Latecomers risk seat forfeiture without a refund. Shows often sell out on weekends. 2 Drink/Item Minimum per guest. Tickets are non-refundable/exchangeable. In severe weather, safety prevails. The Lineup can change without prior notice.”


March 28 @ 7:30 pm
March 31 @ 9:45 pm
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The Grisly Pear
107 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012 United States