Four days of funny at the 17th Annual Charleston Comedy Festival

Funny people from around the country are coming to the Lowcountry for the 17th annual Charleston Comedy Festival! If you’ve ever been to Theater 99, you know they host hilariously talented artists on the regular. And they’ve partnered with Charleston City Paper again to bring you even more chances to laugh! Choose from more than two dozen shows over this four day event starting Wednesday, January 15th. Stand-up, sketch and improv performers will take the stage at a variety of downtown venues.

If you are looking for a fun way to spend date night, girls’ night or time with the kiddos you will find it in the festival line-up. That’s right, even an event for the whole family!

Wish you could introduce your little ones to the genuis of improv without possibly introducing them to four letter words? Well, this year you are in luck! The festival now includes a totally clean, family friendly show! It’s on Saturday, January 18th at 6 p.m. at Theater 99. It will be all improv based on your suggestions.

Three of the big headliners this year are Beth Stelling, Pete Dominick and Francis Ellis. Beth is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. Her writing credits include contributions to shows created by Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow. You may know Pete from his podcast, Stand Up! With Pete Dominick. This stand-up comic and news commentator has worked on both The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report. Francis is also a comedian, actor and writer who hosts Oops the Podcast, a podcast about mistakes. He performs most nights in New York but has also takes the stage around the world. How lucky are we to be able to catch these comics in Charleston?

So, get rid of your post-holiday blahs with some comedic relief at the Charelston Comedy Festival!  For more information on showtimes and tickets, click here.