It’s time for the third annual Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival, featuring local comics and comedians from all over the country!
This year’s Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival runs from Thursday, May 17th through Tuesday, May 22nd, and will feature multiple stand-up shows and specialty shows at multiple venues across the city of Columbus!
Tickets available online. All shows are stand-up showcases unless otherwise specified!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th
WBCF Local Showcase @ Slammers, 8:00 PM
THURSDAY, MAY 17th
WBCF 2018 Kick-Off Showcase @ Mikeys Late Night Slice, 7:30 PM
The Roast Of Disney @ Mikeys Late Night Slice, 9:30 PM
See some of your favorite Disney characters roast each other in a special festival edition of the popular Whiskey Bear Comedy character roasts!
FRIDAY, MAY 18th
Neat Neat Neat @ Defining Skin, 8:00 PM
Neat Neat Neat (Late Show) @ Defining Skin, 10:00 PM
Midnight Comedy Party Power Hour @ Defining Skin, Midnight
Every comic on the festival does one minute of stand-up in this comedy drinking game/power hour!
Lonely Tree Showcase @ Tree Bar, 8:00 PM
Lonely Tree (Late Show) @ Tree Bar, 10:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 19th
WBCF Showcase @ The Nest Theatre, 7:00 PM
WBCF Showcase @ The Nest Theatre, 9:00 PM
WBCF Showcase (Late Show) @ The Nest Theatre, 11:00 PM
The Pop Culture Mixtape: Pop-Up Video @ Kafe Kerouac, 7:00 PM
Comedians riff on some of the worst music videos ever made!
Dungeon @ Kafe Kerouac, 9:00 PM
John-Michael Bond hosts a live Dungeons & Dragons session with comedians!
Whiskey Deep @ Kafe Kerouac, 11:00 PM
Tom Plute hosts a panel of comedians as they compete to win prizes for the audience, all while drinking an entire bottle of whiskey throughout the show!
SUNDAY, MAY 20th
WBCF Showcase @ Mikeys Late Night Slice, 7:30 PM
Hot Dog! A Comedy Show Slash Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Mikeys Late Night Slice, 9:00 PM
Dustin Meadows hosts a show where comedians eat hot dogs as they perform their set!
MONDAY, MAY 21st
The Pop Culture Mixtape @ Mikeys Late Night Slice, 8:00 PM
Comedians tackle their favorite pop culture topics with performances ranging from mixed media/Power Point to spoken word, character sketches, and more! The only rule is no stand-up!
Four String Brewing Showcase @ Four String, 7:00 PM
TUESDAY, MAY 22nd
WBCF Headliner Show w/ Reformed Whores @ Backstage Bistro, 8:00 PM (Tickets available on the Shadowbox website.)
Southern bred, but NYC based, Katy Frame & Marie Cecile Anderson enjoy straddling both comedy and music venues! They’ve toured all across the country, headlining comedy clubs and opening for the likes of musical parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic, bassist extraordinaire Les Claypool, guitar hero Dweezil Zappa and rockabilly vets Reverend Horton Heat. Reformed Whores just made their international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their critically-acclaimed show GRAND OLD CUNTRY. Also, every 2nd Thursday of every month in Brooklyn, Reformed Whores host their signature stand-up show Up N’ Coming at The Cobra Club, featuring the funniest up-n-coming comedians in the country!
The girls have been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, SiriusXM, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS tv, WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens Podcast, Dan Savage’s Hot Mic on Audible.com, The Huffington Post, Splitsider, The Washington Post, BUST Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Nerve.com, and Glamour Magazine. They have over a million hits on YouTube and their sophomore album “Don’t Beat Around the Bush” debuted in March 2016 on the top 20 iTunes comedy chart!
FULL SHOW LINE-UPS CAN BE FOUND AT whiskeybearcomedyfestival dot com, LINE-UPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.