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Janelle James Comedy Festival


Second Annual Janelle James Comedy Festival: DECEMBER 5-7, 2019

Tickets for The Janelle James Comedy Festival are on sale now. After its inaugural, fully sold-out year, The Janelle James Comedy Festival is back for its second year with dates December 5-7, 2019.



12/5: Comedians That Don't Owe Me Money: Presented by Fete Like Scot

Hosted by Janelle James (Netflix's The Comedy Lineup, Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO's Crashing)


Hadiyah Robinson (Comedy Central, BET, NBC's A.P. Bio writer)

Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory Chicago)

Daniel Simonsen (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

and more


12/6: A Black Ass Show with Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaugh (Comedy Central's The New Negroes)


Yassir Lester (Girls, The Carmicheal Show, Showtime's Black Monday)

Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live)

Janelle James (Netflix's The Comedy Lineup, Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO's Crashing)

and more


12/7: Comedians Who Flewed Out

Hosted by Marie Faustin (Comedy Central, VICELAND, MTV's Girl Code) and Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast, Comedy Central)


Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show, Netflix's Big Mouth writer, Netflix's American Vandal writer)

Ayo Edebiri (Time Out NY's Top Comics To Watch in 2019, NBC's Sunnyside Story Editor)

Ethan Simmons-Patterson

Kristen Toomey (I'm Upset! podcast, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, NPR's The 21st)

and more



Thursday, December 5 7:30 doors/8:00 show

Friday, December 6, 7:30 doors/8:00 show

Saturday, December 7, 7:30 doors/8:00 show


WHERE: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY


HOW: Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticket links here: 

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ABOUT The Janelle James Comedy Festival:

Originally named "The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival," Mirman stepped down with the final iteration of his self-titled festival in 2017, when Janelle popped the question "Can I have it?" Fortunately, he did indeed hand the baton to Janelle James who tapped Caroline Creaghead to produce it independently with her. Janelle kept the same zany vibe and raucous laughter while adding her own personal touch at the Inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival! 


Mirman, who made an appearance at the festival last year, said "I am thrilled to be part of the first annual Janelle James Comedy Festival. She’s so funny and it’s a joy to see the joke of a self-titled comedy festival live on and be reborn." 


Janelle James is a Los Angeles based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup (Netflix), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC), and Crashing (HBO).  In what has been an eventful series of events/years, Janelle toured with Chris Rock on his “Total Blackout” tour and Amy Schumer on her “Growing” tour,  before taking over the reins of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival (now The Janelle James Comedy Festival) in Brooklyn. She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured several times for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on all major streaming networks. Janelle is currently a writer on Black Monday on Showtime.


For more information on the Janelle James Comedy Festival, visit where lineup and schedule announcements will be posted, or contact Kathryn Musilek with PR inquiries at 


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