2018 Performers

2018 Festival Headliners

Sam Tallent

Performing Thursday, March 1
Will’s Pub, 9 pm
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Sam Tallent 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.

Janelle James

Performing Friday, March 2
Will’s Pub, 9 pm

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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.

Rhea Butcher

Performing Saturday, March 3
Will’s Pub, 9 pm

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Co-star of the critically acclaimed series “Take My Wife,” Rhea Butcher can be seen on “@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.

Preacher Lawson

Performing Sunday, March 4
Will’s Pub, 8 pm

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The fest is proud to reveal America’s Got Talent finalist Preacher Lawson as our Sunday Night closing 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.

Sam Tallent

Performing Thursday, March 1
Will’s Pub, 9 pm

WebsiteTwitterFacebookInsta
Sam Tallent 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.

Janelle James

Performing Friday, March 2
Will’s Pub, 9 pm

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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.

Rhea Butcher

Performing Saturday, March 3
Will’s Pub, 9 pm

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Co-star of the critically acclaimed series “Take My Wife,” Rhea Butcher can be seen on “@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.

Preacher Lawson

Performing Sunday, March 4
Will’s Pub, 8 pm

WebsiteTwitterFacebookInsta
The fest is proud to reveal America’s Got Talent finalist Preacher Lawson as our Sunday Night closing 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.

National Comics

Ian Aber

Atlanta, GA

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Brian Bahe

New York, NY

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Greg Behrens

Atlanta, GA

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Norlex Belma

New York, NY

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Carolyn Busa

New York, NY

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Chris Damen

Chicago, IL

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Aly Dixon

Los Angeles, CA

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Trey Dunn

Atlanta, GA

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Emily Fleming

Los Angeles, CA

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Henry Fuguitt

Minneapolis, MN

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Gena Gephart

Chicago, IL

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Liz Greenwood

Chicago, IL

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James Hamilton

New York, NY

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Benjamin Hoffman

New Orleans, LA

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Cathy Humes

New York, NY

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Tyler Jackson
(Late Late Breakfast)

Chicago, IL

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Ben Katzner

New York, NY

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Nasser Khan

New York, NY

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Puneet Lakhmani

New Orleans, LA

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Nathan Lund

Denver, CO

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Ali Macofsky

Los Angeles, CA

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Mandal

Atlanta, GA

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Powell Mansfield

Athens, GA

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Jordan Mather-Licht

New York, NY

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Danny Maupin
(Late Late Breakfast)

Los Angeles, CA

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Avery Moore

Austin, TX

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Dan Muller

Chicago, IL

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James Nichols

New York, NY

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Arielle Norman

Austin, TX

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Jules Posner

Los Angeles, CA

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Blaire Postman

Wilmington, NC

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Corey Reppond

New York, NY

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Hunter Roberts

Gate City, VA

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Laura Sanders

New Orleans, LA

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Dan Sheehan
(We Still Like You)

Chicago, IL

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Arish Singh

Chicago, IL

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Andrew Tavin

Chicago, IL

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Torio Van Grol

San Fransisco, CA

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David Venhuizen

Los Angeles, CA

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Dan Weeks

Atlanta, GA

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Emily Winter

New York, NY

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Maria Wojciechowski

New York, NY

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Central Florida Comics

After Dark Comedy Show

Jacksonville, FL

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Blair Baker

Orlando, FL

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Joey Balzac

New York, NY

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Tiffany Barbee

Palm Harbor, FL

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Zach Bennett

New York, NY

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Will Blaylock

Jacksonville, FL

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Chris Buck

Jacksonville, FL

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Joe Chlapowski

Orlando, FL

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Casey Bryant Crawford

Daytona, FL

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Marcus Crespo

Orlando, FL

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Vinny DiLorenzo

Orlando, FL

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Matt Fernandez

Tampa, FL

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Gina G

Orlando, FL

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Ryan Holmes

Orlando, FL

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Christophe Jean

Orlando, FL

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Jeff Jones

Orlando, FL

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Simon Nash

Orlando, FL

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Rauce Padgett

Orlando, FL

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Fritz Pierre

Orlando, FL

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Paige Possanza

Melbourne, FL

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Javaris Temple

Orlando, FL

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Ian Vanleer

Orlando, FL

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Akeem Woods

Orlando, FL

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Brian Zeolla

Jacksonville, FL

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