Hoboken Comedy Festival Brings 7 Years of Good Laughs

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Written by Dan Frigolette
Hoboken Comedy Festival

Celebrating it’s 7th Year in 2016 the Hoboken Comedy Festival gears up for another amazing week of comedy happening Monday September 26th through Sunday October 2nd, with at least one show each night over the seven days.

Over the years the festival has seen the likes of Amy Schumer, Pete Davidson, Hannibal Burress, Carlos Mencia, Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Artie Lange, Todd Barry, and many more. This year is no different with headliners: Anthony DeVito from AXS Gotham Live, Nick Vatterott from Letterman and Comedy Central, DC Benny from HBO, Showtime, and the Apollo, Gary Vider from America’s Got Talent, Paul Vrizi –Bill Burr’s opener worldwide, Tim Dillon from Red Eye and Montreal Comedy Festival, and Drew Michael from Comedy Central.

Another large component of the festival is it’s charitable contributions. “Giving back to the community in which we impact is an integral role of entertainment,” say Festival Creator Dan Frigolette, “being able to enrich our landscape both through art and through donations we are leaving a footprint that will last lifetimes.” This year the festival will support the Jersey City’s Liberty Humane Society. A non-profit animal shelter dedicated to adoption services, low cost vet clinics for animal caretakers, which serves all of Hudson County from their location on the cusp of Liberty Science Center and the Liberty State Park. In 2015, Comma, D Productions which produces the Hoboken Comedy Festival, NJFunnyfest, Make Me Laugh Contests, and the Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour which crosses the country each winter, combined to raises over $8,000 for LHS.

The goal of the Hoboken Comedy Festival at it’s inception was to celebrate Hoboken NJ’s Entertainment independence by bringing huge name acts to the town for one week each year. As the landscape of comedy has changed so has Hoboken. This year’s shows will focus on local bars: The Shannon on 1st Street, Willie McBride’s on Grand and the legendary Maxwell’s on 11th and Washington.

Part of this year’s festival also includes six new talent performers at each of the Monday- Thursday shows, vying their talents to win opening slots on the weekend shows. Every show will include big name headliners and deliver a powerful comedic punch. One winner will be chosen this year to perform a longer set with all previous Winner’s on Sunday at the Winner’s Showcase show. Weekend shows are star studded events with some of the funniest comedians working all consolidated into three amazing shows.

Also a component of this year’s festival is the LHS’s Event Bark in the Park, which takes place at Steven’s Park in Hoboken on October 1st at Noon, where comedian Dan Frigolette, known from the Wendy Williams Show, W Kamua Show and Boardwalk Empire will be the Master of Ceremonies for great dog presentations, costume contests and a fashion show. This is an outdoor event with a charitable purpose and with the Hoboken Comedy Festival’s involvement it’s sure to have a humorous twist.

Tickets for the Hoboken Comedy Festival can be purchased at www.HobokenComedyFestival.org, and are scheduled to completely sell out by the night of the performance. Patrons are encouraged to get their tickets ahead of time. The lineups, locations and schedules are also on the website. Tickets are $20 on weekdays and $25 on weekends with $1 per tickets going to the Liberty Humane Society.

More info and interview opportunities:
Dan Frigolette, 917.292.5441, dfrigolette@gmail.com

Hoboken Comedy Festival
Sept 26th-Oct 2nd 2016
9/25
ARTS AND MUSIC FEST Hoboken NJ
With Special Performances from Hoboken Comedy Festival Artists.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th 2016
The Shannon
106 1st Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

ANTHONY DEVITO AXS Gotham Comedy Live
Aaron Berg Montreal Comedy Festival
Jordan Raybould KickTV

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th 2016
The Shannon
106 1st Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

MATT RICHARDS MTV2 Joking Off
Jason Salmon MTV
Christi Chello Roast Battle
Spencer Tegtmeyer Make Me Laugh

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 2016
The Shannon
106 1st Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

DC BENNY Comedy Central, HBO,Showtime
Casey Balsham TruTV
Dan LaMorte Laughs on Fox

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29th 2016
The Shannon
106 1st Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

GARY VIDER America’s Got Talent
Vincent James Vice
Barry Ribs Showtime at The Apollo

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH 2016
Willie McBride’s
616 Grand Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

PAUL VRIZI MTV,HBO,YKWD *opens worldwide for Bill Burr
Robyn Shall Last Comic Standing
Usama Siddiquee Devil’s Cup Winner
Nick Callas MTV

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH 2016
Willie McBride’s
616 Grand Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 930PM SHOW 10PM

TIM DILLON Montreal Comedy Festival
Tyler Fischer Good Morning America
James Mattern Howard Stern
Lance Weiss Caroline’s

10/1
Bark in the Park
Stevens Park Hoboken NJ
Noon-5pm
w emcee
Dan Frigolette HBO, Bob and Tom, Wendy Williams
(special guest appearances)
*LHS Charity Event

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST 2016
The Shannon
106 1st Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

DREW MICHAEL Comedy Central,The Meltdown
Dan Frigolette HBO, Bob and Tom, Wendy Williams
Andrew Frank Trial by Laughter
Brett Druck Laughs on Fox

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND 2016
Maxwell’s
1039 Washington Street
Hoboken NJ 07030
DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM

WINNER’S CIRCLE
NICK VATTEROTT Comedy Central, Letterman
JOE MACHI Last Comic Standing, Conan
James Myers 2015
Kareem Green 2014
Gibran Saleem 2014
Pete Bladel 2013

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