Nantucket Comedy Festival Update

The second annual Nantucket Comedy Festival will run from Tuesday, July 28th through Saturday, August 1st, The festival, created and produced by long time local residents and comedians Kevin Flynn and Bonnie Block Levison, was developed to bring top comedic performance to the Island in support of A Safe Place, The Nantucket Arts Council, The Nantucket New School, and The Community Foundation for Nantucket.

Thursday, July 31st: “Fortune’s Funny Money”, an evening of interviews and comedy sponsored by Fortune Magazine and hosted by Fortune Magazine Editor, Andy Serwer and Andy Borowitz of the Borowitz Report.

Friday, August 1st: A night with former Letterman head writers, including favorite bits from the writers’ years of working on The David Letterman Sho, hosted by Harry Smith.

Saturday, August 2nd: Second annual New York Versus Boston All-Star Comedy Smack Down and Gala, and the presentation of the “Man from Nantucket” award, hosted by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and festival organizer and comedian, Kevin Flynn.

Other shows throughout the week will include an evening with popular comic Jim Gaffigan, a special performance by Tony award-winning actress Judith Ivey playing Ann Landers in “The Lady With All The Answers”, children’s shows featuring professional teen comics, and performances by well-known comedians including Mike Birbiglia, Corey Kahaney, and Tom Cotter.

Tickets for the Nantucket Comedy Festival can be purchased at The week of the festival, tickets can be purchased at the festival tent, which will be located at the Green Hound bus depot. Ticket prices vary for each event. For more information go to

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