Get ready to laugh out loud in Ithaca, NY! From May 30th to June 1st, the Ithaca Laughs Comedy Festival brings the best of stand-up comedy right to the heart of the city. Coinciding with the Ithaca Festival, this event is your ticket to a comedy-packed weekend across various downtown venues. Whether you’re a comedy connoisseur or just looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, there’s something here for everyone.

A Festival Like No Other

Ithaca Laughs isn’t just another comedy festival — it’s a whole comedy extravaganza alongside the larger Ithaca Festival! Imagine this: 14 shows, and two mini-festivals, each with its own flavor of fun:

  • The Ithaca Sober Comedy Festival: Three shows where the laughs are big, and the spirits are non-alcoholic. Perfect for those who prefer their punchlines without the punch drinks!
  • The Elevated Comedy Festival: Also featuring three shows, but here, the giggles might just be a bit ... higher. It’s a laid-back, 420-friendly vibe for those who like their jokes served with a side of chill.

A Community-Centric Celebration

Beyond these mini festivals, the Ithaca Laughs 2024 Comedy Festival has seven more comedy showcases spread throughout the weekend. From straight stand-up to award-winning musical comedy act, Singing Notes and Slinging Jokes, and the highly anticipated "Roast of Ithaca," there's endless entertainment to keep your spirits high. Gear up for non-stop entertainment with a variety of acts that promise to cater to every taste and tickle your funny bone. A Festival Pass is available, granting access to all shows, ensuring you don't miss a beat of the non-stop entertainment. The festival's events are hosted at various iconic venues throughout Ithaca, including The Downstairs, NRE Space, among others, all of which provide seating. With comedians hailing from across the United States, the festival blends humor with the vibrant cultural backdrop of Ithaca, through its use of new and iconic venues, as well as offering intimate experiences in sober settings and relaxed vibes alike.

Come One, Come All

Mark your calendars and join us at the Ithaca Laughs 2024 Comedy Festival for a memorable mix of laughter, creativity, and community engagement. It’s more than just catching a few comedy shows — it’s about being part of a larger community celebration of all things fun and artistic in Ithaca. With its unique mix of mini-festivals and a wide array of comedic styles, Ithaca Laughs 2024 is the place to be for anyone looking to add a little joy to their life. Grab your tickets, bring your friends, and get ready to enjoy a festival that’s all about good times, great laughs, and creating memories that will last long after the final curtain call. See you there!