Next Tuesday kicks off the 6th annual Dallas Comedy Festival at the Dallas Comedy House. The giant celebration of improv, sketch, stand up and short film comedy has grown tremendously over the years, bringing in performers from all over the country. This year, the festival will host 27 stand up comedians and 35 improv troupes, plus many more. "The amount of people submitting as well as the quality of talent continually amazes us each year," says Dallas Comedy House owner Amanda Austin.
"The festival is kind of like Christmas or Easter at church," she says. "It brings out all the people who don't normally come to a comedy theater on a regular basis. And for those who live and breathe comedy, it's the biggest week of the year and only solidifies their love for all things comedy."
Headlining this year are improv gods TJ and Dave; Bangarang!, a house team at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles; and daredevil, actor and comedian Preston Lacy. Local stand up and improv favorites will also be there, including Saffy Herndon, Aaron Aryanpur, Paul Varghese, Cell Block Tango, Samurai Drunk, David & Terry and Pavlov's Dogs.
Come out, have a drink (or two) and get your comedy on.
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Comedy fans can purchase single event tickets or an all access festival pass. All events take place at the Dallas Comedy House.