JERSEY CITY, NJ - Looking to laugh at something other than quarantine memes and the state of contemporary American politics? Presented by Arthouse Productions, this year's Jersey City Comedy Festival is going virtual, with nine different shows including professional stand up, improv comedy, and sketch comedy.

At stake are cash prizes and a one-month residency of primetime spots at Broadway Comedy Club courtesy of

This year's fest will take place entirely on Zoom, with a phenomenal lineup of talent and judges:

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Wednesday, August 12 | Part of Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival
7PM EST | Pitchfork Patty • Freeze Frame • Off Top
Industry judge: Avanti Talent Management

8:30PM EST | Keenan • Jay Malsky • Christiana Jackson • Aditya Shankar • Ilya Laksin • Bill Lake • Victor Luna • Lily Lester • Zack Breheney
Guest Judge: Dustin Chafin, Greenwich Comedy Club
+Free LGBTQIA+ MINGLR Event Hosted by Rich Kiamco

Thursday, August 13
7PM EST | New Team Honeybear • Mercy Santos • Model Majority
Industry judge: Avanti Talent Management

8:30PM EST | Caitlin Reese • Malorie Bryant • Erik Terrell • Ish Gupta • Phil Sweet • Alexander Payne • Stephanie O • Mike Bramante • Will Purpura. Hosted by Brett Druck
Industry judge: Corinne Fisher

Friday, August 14
7PM EST | Hallway Baby • Bird & Friends - Cosmic Unity • To Karen, With Love
Industry judge: Avanti Talent Management

8:30PM EST | Ben Fisher • Tina Sieben • Keith McGill • Johnny Azari • Michael Freedman • Ryo Hayashi • Audrey Mora • Craig Lottner • Robby Leon. Hosted by Emily Walsh.
Industry judge: Mike Marino

10PM EST | Jersey Strong Showcase: Alex Grubard • Nick Fierro • Judy Ortiz • James Mac • Jarrett Gerstler • Kayt Hester • Meg Patenaude • Joshua Lay • Vernita Bostick. Hosted by Ariel Evans.
Industry judge: Suzy Yengo, Catch A Rising Star - Princeton

Saturday, August 15
7:30PM EST | Character Assassination: The Roast of Harry Potter
9PM EST | Best of The Fest
Industry judge: Ophira Eisenberg

Tickets for individual events are available for $10-$15 (, while a complete Festival Pass can be yours for $45.50 (

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Jersey City Comedy Festival, and other Arthouse Productions events.

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