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Join us for our annual comedy festival. Come watch virtually as our headliner and house comedians perform.  Our comedy workshops in all types of comedy are also a fun way to spend a weekend afternoon!

LIT's Annual Summer Comedy Festival June 10 - 24

 
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INFO

All you need to know about

LIT Fest 2020.

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SUBMIT

The LIT Fest 2020 submission period is now closed.  LIT Fest 2021 submission period opens January 7, 2021. 

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HEADLINERS

Learn more about this year's headliners.

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VOTE

Vote for your favorite act of the festival online today!  Voting poll opens Weds., June 10, 2020.

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WORKSHOPS

Check out these workshops in all forms of comedy.

Laugher's Choice 2018

AWARDS

LIT will announce the Laugher's Choice Award Winners on June 25, 2020, and post here.  You can also view previous winners.

SHOWS

Tickets for our annual comedy festival are FREE. If you are able to purchase a ticket for $15, please know that the proceeds of those tickets will be divied between the following three nonprofit organizations:  LIT Comedy, Inc. (for its Diversity Scholarships), Equal Justice Initiative and Doctors Without Borders.

LIT hopes you are safe and healthy during these times, and these shows help you laugh.

  • LITFest20: Show #14 Separate Beds’ Best of Both Beds
    Jun 24, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    See Separate Beds 2019-20 in their "Best Of" show!
  • LITFest20: Show #13 Thermal Runaway
    Jun 24, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Show
    Laugh Index Theatre's improv house team, Thermal Runaway, generates high-energy positive feedback loops so hot, you won't be able to contain your laughter.
  • LITFest20: Show #12 Separate Beds
    Jun 23, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Online Show
    Performers: Bryan, Diana, Erin, Gavin, Minki, Shana, Stephanie
  • LITFest20: Show #11 Separate Beds
    Jun 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Show
    Performers: Dwight, Jennifer, Molly, Scott, Seth, Morgan
  • LITFest20: Show #10 The Employables & Mr. Lifeguard
    Jun 22, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
  • LITFest20: Show #9 Community Sauna & Wonderball Musical Improv
    Jun 21, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    Community Sauna Performers: Adrian, Gifford, Jeff, Jim, Naeemah, plus Wonderland’s Jason Meyer & Casey Lynn Garner Wonderball Performers: Wesley Fox, Katie Dunn, Rachal Kaplan, Alice Lipowicz, Melanie Zehner, Rashmi Mohan, Nicole Berckes, Jillian Cardillo
  • Get LIT
    Jun 21, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Virtual Show
    Support LIT's comedy students!
  • LITFest20: Show #3 Cloaking Device
    Jun 18, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Online Show
    Cloaking Device Freestyle Rap & Long-form Improv Reunion
  • LITFest20: Show #8 Thermal Runaway Reunion
    Jun 18, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    Laugh Index Theatre's improv house team, Thermal Runaway, generates high-energy positive feedback loops so hot, you won't be able to contain your laughter.
  • LITFest20: Show #7 House Comics
    Jun 17, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Online Show
    Performers: House Comic Ivi, House Comic Max, Comic EJ, Laugher's Choice Winner Julian Stern
  • LITFest20: Show #6 House Comics
    Jun 17, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Online Show
    Performers : Hedi Sandberg, Bridget Gales, Tiffany Harding, Diana Viega
  • LITFest20: Show #5 House Comics
    Jun 17, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Show
    Performers : LIT Staff Rashee, House Comic Simone, House Comic Ed Lee
  • LITFest20: Show #4 House Comics Reunion
    Jun 16, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    Performers: Katie McElvee, Allan Sidley, Memphis, Laurent Amzaling
  • LITFest20: Show #2 Handsome Naked
    Jun 12, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    The group began when NYU graduate filmmaker and comedian Eric Oren and Chucho Perez joined forces with Brad Kemp to create a music video and realized their love for lyrical rap. They have headlined & opened for regional favorites like Turquoise Jeep, Flynt Flossy & Froggy Fresh.
  • LITFest20: Show #1 Hot & Sweaty
    Jun 10, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Show
    Hot & Sweaty, the original cast, is the team that started it all for LIT Comedy! The energy of this six-person improv troupe created unstoppable laughs and is forever lit.

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