Tickets for The Janelle James Comedy Festival are on sale now. After its inaugural, fully sold-out year, The Janelle James Comedy Festival is back for its second year with dates December 5-7, 2019. The lineup was released this week, and the fest is going to easily sell out again this year so don’t wait.
Originally named “The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival,” Mirman stepped down with the final iteration of his self-titled festival in 2017, when Janelle popped the question “Can I have it?” Fortunately, he did indeed hand the baton to Janelle James who tapped Caroline Creaghead to produce it independently with her. Janelle kept the same zany vibe and raucous laughter while adding her own personal touch at the Inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival!
Mirman, who made an appearance at the festival last year, said “I am thrilled to be part of the first annual Janelle James Comedy Festival. She’s so funny and it’s a joy to see the joke of a self-titled comedy festival live on and be reborn.”
All shows take place at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Thursday December 5 through Saturday December 7th at 8pm, and includes a newly named show from the creators of the New Negroes, “A Black Ass Show with Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn.”
For more information on the Janelle James Comedy Festival, visit janellejamescomedyfestival.com where lineup and schedule announcements will be posted, or contact Kathryn Musilek with PR inquiries at email@example.com. Full lineup below.
12/5: Comedians That Don’t Owe Me Money: Presented by Fete Like Scot
Hosted by Janelle James (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing)
featuring: Sam Morril (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan) Hadiyah Robinson (Comedy Central, BET, NBC’s A.P. Bio writer) Abi Sanchez (Laugh Factory Chicago) and more
12/6: A Black Ass Show with Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central’s The New Negroes)
featuring: Yassir Lester (Girls, The Carmicheal Show, Showtime’s Black Monday) Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live) Janelle James (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing) and more
12/7: Comedians Who Flewed Out
Hosted by Marie Faustin (Comedy Central, VICELAND, MTV’s Girl Code) and Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast, Comedy Central)
featuring: Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show, Netflix’s Big Mouth writer, Netflix’s American Vandal writer) Ayo Edebiri (Time Out NY’s Top Comics To Watch in 2019, NBC’s Sunnyside Story Editor) Kristen Toomey (I’m Upset! podcast, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, NPR’s The 21st) and more
Janelle James is a Los Angeles based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup (Netflix), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC), and Crashing (HBO). In what has been an eventful series of events/years, Janelle toured with Chris Rock on his “Total Blackout” tour and Amy Schumer on her “Growing” tour, before taking over the reins of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival (now The Janelle James Comedy Festival) in Brooklyn. She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured several times for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on all major streaming networks. Janelle is currently a writer on Black Monday on Showtime.