What is it?

The first comedy festival in Harlem!

A week long festival celebrating people of color in comedy!

The Harlem Comedy festival is a majority stand up showcase, and competition, but also highlights Improv and sketch comedy performers of color in NYC.

Why is it?

There is a severe lack of diversity in the television and film industry. We will hopefully shine a light on the comedic talent that exists in our community in order to inspire others to develop those same skills and their own goals.

Components of the Festival

  • 4 Stand-up Competition Events 

    • 15 competitors

    • Awards  1st Place $100/ 2nd Place $50/ 3rd Place $25 

    • 1st Place Winner will host the finale show

  •  2 All Star Showcases

  • Mystery Blaxploitaion Theatre 3000: Screening of Shaft

  • Harlem Snap Battle Competition    

  • Finale Improv Showcase