3rd Annual Longmont Laugh Fest Coming This April

The 3rd Annual Longmont Laugh Fest will be held April 26-28, 2018. This year’s event boasts 40 comics, five shows and four venues all over three days. Each day’s events will be held at a local craft brewery or distillery combining craft brews with lots of laughs.

The Longmont Laugh Fest is produced by Longmont’s Bub Comedy. This roaming crew of minstrels performs stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, musical comedy and scripted works, and they organize open mics and comedy nights and host fundraisers year round.

Members of Bub Comedy perform at last year’s Longmont Laugh Fest.

This year’s Longmont Laugh Fest will feature 40 comedians, including nationally touring headliner John “Hippieman” Novosad. Other headlining comedians include: Rachel Weeks, Shanae Ross, Rojo Perez and the Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe.

For the first year, the final day of the Laugh Fest will be combined with a craft beer, cider and spirits festival. “This year, we are expanding into 300 Suns (Brewing) parking lot, renting a tent and making a pop-up comedy club so we can accommodate a larger crowd,” says JoAnn McIver of Bub Comedy. “Every year Bub Comedy works to make this event bigger and better,” adds Jean Ditslear, co-owner of 300 Suns Brewing.

Guests will enjoy live comedy and craft beverages throughout the Longmont Laugh Fest.

The third day of the festival will include craft beverage tasting and a finale comedy showcase. This event is ticketed while the other two days of the festival are FREE to attend. The Beer, Cider, Spirits & Comedy Festival tickets are priced from $25-$65 and can be purchased here.

For more information about the 2018 Longmont Laugh Fest, please click here or visit longmontlaughfest.com. For a schedule of this year’s event, please see below.

Opening Night
Thursday, April 26
Skeye Brewing, 900 S. Hover Rd., Unit D
7 p.m. | Headliner Rachel Weeks
FREE
Rachel is a comedian based out of Denver who regularly performs at Comedy Works, has appeared on NBC’s First Look and Seeso’s Hidden America with Jonah Ray.

Thursday night’s headliner, Rachel Weeks. Photo: More Magazine

Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St., #120
9 p.m. |Comedy Lingo Bingo with Headliner Shanae Ross
FREE
Shanae is just goofy for no reason. She has been in a relationship with comedy since 2006 and doesn’t plan on divorcing soon. She was a finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces Competition 2017.

Friday, April 27
Grossenbart Brewing, 1025 Delaware Ave.
5 p.m. | Headliner Rojo Perez
FREE
Rojo is a nationally touring comedian based out of New York City. He has appeared on Conan, and was a Stand Up NBC finalist.

Members of the Longmont-based Front deRanged Comedy Improv Troupe.

Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St., #120
9 p.m. | Stand Up, Sketch and Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe
FREE
This is a variety show with stand up, sketch acts and headliners Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe. Front deRanged is a Longmont favorite, performing high-energy, short-form, improv comedy tailored for the intimate distillery setting.

Beer, Cider, Spirits & Comedy Festival
Saturday, April 28
TIckets $25-$65 | Purchase HERE
300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave.
5 p.m. | Beer, Cider & Spirits
Unlimited tasting of craft beer, cider and spirits with several vendors including Prost and Renegade Brewing.

300 Suns Brewing | 335 1st Ave.
8:30 p.m. | Finale Comedy Showcase
The Longmont Laugh Fest will host its finale featuring comics David Rodriguez, Nancy Norton and Headliner John “Hippieman” Novosad. John is a nationally touring comic based out of Boulder, Colorado. He has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was the winner of the competition at the 7th Annual Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta.

For more information, visit longmontlaughfest.com/.