46 National Comics  •  24 Florida Comics

MARCH 1 – 4, 2018  •  Tickets on Sale NOW 



46 National Comics  •  24 Florida Comics

MARCH 1 – 4, 2018

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2018 Headliners

Sam Tallent

Performing Thursday, March 1

Janelle James

Performing Friday, March 2

Rhea Butcher

Performing Saturday, March 3

Preacher Lawson

Performing Sunday, March 4



The all-volunteer Orlando Indie Comedy Fest donates 100% of our profits to mental health support charities. This year, we are proud to donate our profits to the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.

The MHACF’s mission is to provide mental health services, support and information to the members of our Central Florida community. They have been serving the mental health needs of Central Florida for more than 70 years. They will be using our festival’s donation for the MHACF Pulse survivors counseling program.

Join us at the headliner showcase on Sunday, March 4, as we present MHACF with a check and say “thank you” for the valuable work they provide.

Orlando Indie Comedy Fest: March 1 -4, 2018!

The Orlando Indie Comedy Fest returns March 1-4, 2018 with a bigger lineup than ever before. Orlando will host some of the finest up-and-coming comedians from around the country, along with four nationally-touring headliner acts.

The fest is proud to announce Sam Tallent, Janelle James, and Rhea Butcher headlining the Fest Thursday through Saturday, with Preacher Lawson on Sunday.

Thursday night headliner Sam Tallent kicks off the weekend. He has been called “the absurd voice of a surreal generation” by the Denver Post and has worked along some of the biggest names in comedy such as Dave Chappelle, Doug Stanhope, Dana Carvey, and Hannibal Buress.

Friday’s headliner, New York-based comedian Janelle James, appeared on NBC Seeso’s “Night Train” with Wyatt Cenac, “@midnight” on Comedy Central, “Crashing” (HBO), and “Uproarious” on Fuse (2016). She was named one of “The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016” and featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune, and Time Out Magazine. Janelle also toured with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour 2017.

On Saturday, co-star of the critically acclaimed series “Take My Wife,” Rhea Butcher, takes the stage. Rhea can also be seen on shows such as “@Midnight,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” and Conan. Rhea tours the country with her wife, Cameron Esposito, on their Back to Back Tour which debuted as No. 1 on iTunes after being released digitally.

On Sunday, see America’s Got Talent finalist, Preacher Lawson as our closing-night headliner. Born in Portland, Oregon, Lawson claims Orlando as his hometown since that’s where he grew as a comedian. Preacher was featured on season 12 of America’s Got Talent, the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and won the 2015 Funniest Comedian In Florida.

41 national and 25 Central Florida comics will be performing throughout the weekend at multiple venues spanning from Mills 50 to the Milk District. Variety comedy show Late Late Breakfast will be returning for a third year. This fast-paced, mixed-format stand-up show has been described as “chaos” by the Chicago Reader.

All Fest Passes and Day Passes are on sale NOW RIGHT HERE.


Our 2018 poster artwork is by the amazing Joe Karg. Learn more about him here.

See last year’s 2017 Festival photos by Jon Yehling here