Laughayette Comedy Festival

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September 30th
7:00 pm

Laughayette Comedy Festival

Laughayette Comedy Festival highlights some of the best comedians in the industry across comedic genres. Shows will take place at multiple venues in Lafayette, including main stage venues the Long Center & Lafayette Theater, as well as CIVIC THEATER, Digby's, Knickerbocker, and The Spot.

Co-founders Kristin Carnes and TJ Wharry are both Lafayette-based stand up comedians. Carnes tours the midwest and produces monthly shows at The Spot as well as the Waukegan Comedy Jam. Wharry tours internationally, and produces monthly Z-7 Comedy shows at Digby’s, Knickerbocker and venues in Detroit. The founders performed Fall 2022 shows at the Lafayette Theater. They are focused on using the festival to build - and showcase - a thriving, diverse comedy scene for Lafayette residents and the region.


Z-7 Comedy All Star Showcase

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Knickerbocker Saloon | 113 N. Fifth St., Lafayette, IN

This comedic lineup is loaded with top talent from all over the region. Comics include: Jim Flannigan (Chicago), June Dempsey (Louisville), Eric Hook (Bloomington), Meredith Hopping (St Louis), Alex Bozinovic (Detroit). The host for the evening is Lafayette-based comedian TJ Wharry, a Laughayette Comedy Festival co-founder and 2023 Indy's Funniest Person runner-up.

One Size Fits All Improv – Free family matinee

Sunday, October 1, 2023  |  2:30 PM

Civic Theatre | 313 N. Fifth St., Lafayette, IN

One Size Fits All Improv will perform a family-friendly kid-focused show Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Show is free. Seating is limited -click for advance free tickets

Monster Monster: LIVE RPG Comedy

Monday, October 2, 2023  |  7:00 PM

Lafayette Theatre | 600 N Main St, Lafayette, IN  47901

Ed Hill with TJ Wharry

Tuesday, October 3, 2023  | 8:00 PM

Digby's Pub and Patio | 133 N. Fourth St., Lafayette, IN

Canadian and Taiwanese comedy superstar Ed Hill arrives in Lafayette for one night only. His credits include a critically-acclaimed comedy special "Candy and Smiley" on Amazon Prime, and an off-off Broadway residency in NYC / comedy special. Comedian Ed Hill is bringing fresh material to Lafayette. Joining him is 2023 Indiana's Funniest runner-up and a co-founder of the Laughayette Comedy Festival, TJ Wharry.


The Future is Female

Wednesday, October 4, 2023  |  8:00 PM

Spot Tavern | 409 S. Fourth St., Lafayette, IN

Host Kristin Carnes welcomes a cast of all-female comedians.
The lineup includes headliner Asia Chardonay, Roxanne Acree, Morgan Leigh.

Patrick Murray with Justin Seymour

Thursday, October 5, 2023  |  7:00 PM

Knickerbocker Saloon | 113 N. Fifth St., Lafayette, IN

Brian Regan

Thursday, October 5, 2023  |  7:30 PM

Long Center | 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN  47901

Chelcie Lynn

Friday, October 6, 2023  |  7:00 PM

Long Center | 111 N Sixth St, Lafayette, IN  47901

Post Show Meet & Greet ADD ON

Please call the box office M-F, noon-5pm if interested | 765-742-5664

Limited quantity.
$100 per guest.
Post Show Meet & Greet and 1 photo op.

Jay Jurden

Saturday, October 7, 2023  |  7:00 PM

Lafayette Theatre | 600 N Main St, Lafayette, IN  47901


Long Center for the Performing Arts

Box Office Info

111 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

By appointment only.

(765) 742-5664 ext 1

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