About the Festival



Hosted by the Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA), the Traverse City Comedy Fest will feature a mix of stand-up performances, improv, podcast tapings and specialty shows. More than 40 comedians – including national headliners and local and state favorites – will appear in over 20 shows over the three-day festival. Events will be held at the City Opera House, Traverse City Comedy Club, Encore 201, The Workshop Brewing Company and Hotel Indigo. With a diverse mix of genres and styles – including both large mainstage performances and intimate smaller shows – there will be something for everyone at the Traverse City Comedy Fest!

The event will also offer opportunities for those interested in writing or performing comedy to hone their craft. Workshops will be held for aspiring and veteran comics, and nightly open mic sessions will be open to aspiring comics looking for stage time. The full festival lineup, schedule of events, and ticket sale details will be released in the coming weeks at TCComedyFest.com.

The Traverse City Comedy Fest aims to bring laughter and entertainment to the community during the winter off-season, as well as provide an economic boost to our local businesses. We are not connected to previous versions of the Traverse City comedy festival, which were hosted by our friends at the Traverse City Film Festival.