2016 WCF dates announced!

We're back! The 4th annual Woodstock Comedy Festival is officially taking place Sept. 23 - 25th all around Woodstock, NY - with Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman, Mike Reiss, Eddie Brill, Karen Bergreen, Kendra Cunningham, Jaye McBride, Liz Miele, Katharine Hannigan, winner of our 2nd annual “New Faces of Comedy” competition and more! 

Gilbert Gottfried to headline the 4th annual Woodstock Comedy Festival! 

Robert Klein to headline the 2015 Woodstock Comedy Festival!

Robert Klein headlines the Woodstock Comedy Festival's Saturday night show at the Bearsville Theater next month. Klein is a Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-nominated comedian and actor who has appeared in film, theater, and on television to the delight of audiences around the world. He won the LA Drama Critic Circle, an Obie, and an Outer Critics Circle award. His live HBO specials, appearances on late night tv, and starring and co-starring roles have made his face and voice familiar to everyone. We are proud to have him as our headliner this year.

2015 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY - Sept 18

Kleinert-James Art Center
34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

LAUGHINGSTOCK!
A night of stand-up comedy

Doors: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8:00-10:00pm

Featuring…
Robert Dean
Brendan Eyre
Megan Gailey
Jeffrey Joseph
Cynthia Kaplan
Audrey Rapoport
Shane Torres
Gregory Joseph (runner up winner of the inaugural "New Faces of Comedy" award)

Hosted by Jo Firestone

$20

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VIP PARTY

10:00pm-Midnight

Cucina Barn
109 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY

TICKETS: 
BY INVITATION, OR
$20 AT THE DOOR


SATURDAY - Sept 19 (AFTERNOON)

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Kleinert-James Art Center
34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
12:00pm - 5:00pm

 

A tribute to Joan Rivers

Doors: 12:00pm
Panel: 12:30pm

A panel discussion tribute to the late, great Joan Rivers with film clips of Joan's career, curated by Hester Mundis (former Joan Rivers writer)

Featuring...
Hester Mundis (standup comedian, author, comedy writer)
Ed Berenhaus (producer)
Audrey Rapoport (comedian)

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GROWING UP FUNNY: Stories of George Carlin.

Panel: 2:00pm

A panel discussion about the late, great George Carlin, with his brother Pat Carlin and more.

Featuring...

Pat Carlin (brother of George Carlin)
Janna Ritz (daughter of Harry Ritz of the Ritz Brothers)

Moderated by: Ed Friedfeld

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LIFE AS A STAND UP

Panel: 3:30pm

A panel discussion about what it's really like being a stand up comedian.

Featuring comedians...
Shane Torres
Megan Gailey
Robert Dean

Helene Angley (grand prize winner of the “New Faces of Comedy” award)
Gregory Joseph (runner-up winner of the inaugural "New Faces of Comedy" award!)

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SATURDAY - Sept 19 (EVENING)

Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

*FEATURED PEFORMANCE*

ROBERT KLEIN! 

with Bob Stein and Karen Bergreen

Doors: 6:30pm
Showtime: 7:30pm

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AFTER PARTY!
Free wine. Cash bar. Hors d'oeuvres served

Doors: 9:00pm

Commune Saloon
291 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY

TICKETS: 
BY INVITATION, OR
$20 AT THE DOOR


SUNDAY - Sept 20

FILM SCREENINGS

Upstate Films
132 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

1:00pm
Feature Film (with Q&A)
TBA

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3:00pm
Short Film Showcase


The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger
Love is the ultimate adventure. Think Blue Valentine meets Jurassic Park.
Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak
Runtime: 9 min. 58 sec.

Ike Interviews God
A timid insurance clerk named Ike is our only hope of convincing God to halt the impending apocalypse.
Director: Eli Shapiro
Runtime: 8 min. 48 sec.

My Date with Carmelo
Two men on a first date have an interesting time
Director: Michael Stahl David
Runtime: 8 min. 19 sec.
 
The Gunfighter
Just another period western meta comedy short film. Featuring the voice of Nick Offerman
Director: Erik Kissack
Runtime: 8 min. 50 sec.
 
All’s Fair
A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he used to take for granted.
Director: Todd Strauss Schulson
Runtime: 10 min. 47 sec.
 
Leonard in Slow Motion
Leonard exists in slow motion but lives in a regular speed world. 
Directed by: Peter Livolsi
Runtime: 9 min. 7 sec.

Grand Prize winner of the inaugural "Funny Eye" award and Q&A
Film/Director: TBA