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LITFEST 2020

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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

Lineup
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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.

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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events

  • LITFest
    LITFest
    Wed, Jun 14
    YouTube
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
    YouTube
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
    YouTube
    LITFest will feature standup comedy, character shorts, the best of our House Sketch Team, and workshops! Wow! Register now.
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  • LIT's Sketch Night
    LIT's Sketch Night
    Wed, May 24
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    May 24, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    May 24, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Thanks for joining us for a night of brand new fully pre-produced sketch comedy from the Laugh Index Players!
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  • LIT's Sketch Night
    LIT's Sketch Night
    Wed, May 24
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    May 24, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    May 24, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Thanks for joining us for a night of brand new fully pre-produced sketch comedy from the Laugh Index Players!
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  • LIT's Three's Comedy Variety Show
    LIT's Three's Comedy Variety Show
    Wed, Apr 26
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Apr 26, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Apr 26, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Welcome to LIT's Three's Comedy variety show featuring the Laugh Index Players with special guest Laura Ornella and musical comedy from Julie McNamara!
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  • LIT's Lovers Variety Show
    LIT's Lovers Variety Show
    Wed, Feb 22
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Feb 22, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Feb 22, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Welcome to LIT's 2023 Valentine's themed variety show featuring the Laugh Index Players and sketches from: Katherine Coleman with Separate Beds, Tyler J. Oakley, Julie McNamara, and Wilburn!
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  • LIT's Sketch Night
    LIT's Sketch Night
    Wed, Jan 25
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Jan 25, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Jan 25, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Thanks for joining us for a night of brand new fully pre-produced sketch comedy from the Laugh Index Players!
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  • A Very LIT Holiday Variety Show
    A Very LIT Holiday Variety Show
    Wed, Dec 14
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Dec 14, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Dec 14, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Ring in the holiday season with the Laugh Index Players plus holiday sketches from Wilburn, Tyler J. Oakley, and Kevin & Pat with music from MANAK!
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  • LIT’s Be Charmed Homecoming 2022
    LIT’s Be Charmed Homecoming 2022
    Wed, Nov 16
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Nov 16, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Nov 16, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Who will be LIT's 2022-23 Monarchs? Get tickets to see which players will win the crown at the LIT Be Charmed Homecoming sketch show!
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  • LIT's A Comedy of Horrors
    LIT's A Comedy of Horrors
    Wed, Oct 26
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Oct 26, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    Oct 26, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live
    It's so funny, it's scary. A Comedy of Horrors is LIT's Halloween-themed comedy variety show. You'll have a wicked good time watching our sketch team perform.
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  • Live Sketch Show in Brooklyn, NY!
    Live Sketch Show in Brooklyn, NY!
    Wed, Sep 21
    Brooklyn
    Sep 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 506 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    Sep 21, 2022, 6:00 PM
    Brooklyn, 506 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
    We're so excited to perform LIVE and IN PERSON at Young Ethel's in Brooklyn, NY! We hope you join us for a fun night! Entry is free! Visit https://www.youngethels.com/ for more information and directions!
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  • Sh!t Show
    Sh!t Show
    Sun, Aug 07
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Aug 07, 2022, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Aug 07, 2022, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    It's exactly what it sounds like - a Shit Show!
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  • LIT's Birthday Show
    LIT's Birthday Show
    Sun, Aug 07
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Aug 07, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Aug 07, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    LIT celebrates its birthday with a fundraising awards show featuring special performances!
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  • Hold the Tomato
    Hold the Tomato
    Wed, Jul 13
    Virtual -- YouTube
    Jul 13, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    Jul 13, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    We swear! Hold the Tomato is a sketch comedy variety show proving that there's a home for bad jokes and weird, low-budget art.
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  • LITFest
    LITFest
    Sun, Jun 12
    YouTube
    Jun 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    YouTube
    Jun 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    YouTube
    LITFest will feature standup comedy, character shorts, the best of our House Sketch Team, and workshops! Wow! Register now.
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  • LITFest22: Sketch Review Workshop
    LITFest22: Sketch Review Workshop
    Sun, Jun 12
    Zoom
    Jun 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jun 12, 2022, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    Think you're funny? Want to learn more? Take a sketch comedy workshop with comedy writer and director, Katherine Coleman!
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  • Sketch Night
    Sketch Night
    Wed, May 25
    Virtual -- YouTube
    May 25, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    May 25, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    LIT's sketch comedy show is a funny, safe space! Watch original sketches written, shot, and edited by the Laugh Index Players. Tickets are free, but donations appreciated.
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  • Sketch Night
    Sketch Night
    Wed, Apr 27
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Apr 27, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    Apr 27, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- Youtube
    LIT's sketch comedy show is a funny, safe space!
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  • Sketch Night
    Sketch Night
    Wed, Mar 23
    Virtual -- YouTube
    Mar 23, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    Mar 23, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube
    LIT's sketch comedy show is a funny, safe space!
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COMEDY WORKSHOPS

  • LITFest
    LITFest
    Wed, Jun 14
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
    YouTube
    Jun 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
    YouTube
    LITFest will feature standup comedy, character shorts, the best of our House Sketch Team, and workshops! Wow! Register now.
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  • LIT's Sketch Night
    LIT's Sketch Night
    Wed, May 24
    May 24, 2023, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
    Virtual -- YouTube Live