Preview: North Texas Comedy Fest

It seems like every week we're saying we could really use a beer or some laughs. Beer is certainly never in short supply, but this weekend North Texas Comedy Fest will bring some premier talent to be showcased alongside local stand-up comics who have been busting their asses. Think of how much you loved 35 Denton and Oaktopia's ability to highlight local music while also booking non-regional acts. NT Comedy Fest like that except it's comedy instead of music. 

A weekend pass costs $20 while a Friday or Saturday day pass will cost $10. The kickoff event on Thursday only costs $5. A portion of the proceeds benefit Language of Laughter, a charity that whose mission is to strengthen children's literacy in Denton County. Tickets are available for purchase online or onsite at each event.Here's what's going on for the weekend:

NTCF Kick-off at Killer's Tacos
Thursday 10/5/17 - 7-9pm

Host: Joe Coffee
Alvin Newsome
Mikey B
Crist Guzman
John Brown
Alex Gaskin
Kat Yeary
Parker Slavens
Brandon Davidson
Lawrence Rosales

Backyard on Bell
Friday 10/6/17 - 7-9pm

Host: Nick Fields
eadliner: Latrice Allen
Jamie Gravy
Angelo Vescio
Zachary Arredondo
Taylor Higginbotham
Zach Brown
Allie Wolfe
Colton Jones
Shahyan Jahani

Abbey Underground
Friday 10/6/17 - 10pm-Midnight

Host: Stu Hollowell
Headliner: Jay Whitecotton
Zahid Dewji
Wes Stein
Dalton Pruitt
Rachel Hall
Tyler Elliott
Brett Peveteaux
Wes Corwin
Gabe Bravo

12:30 AM Afterparty with Soul Patrol

Saturday Saffternoon at Bearded Monk
Saturday 10/7/17 - 1-6pm (FREE event)

Hosts: Dalton Pruitt / Brett Peveteaux
1:00 - 2:30 Comedy Science Theater 3000
Dalton Pruitt and friends make fun of Space Jam.
2:30 - 3:30 GoldenEye Shoot Death
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3:30 - 4:00 Improv Performance w/ Folding Chairs
4 - 6 GUESS LIST - Improvised Stand Up
Which local favorites drop in to do a set off the dome? Draw topics from a hat and riff. 

Stand up - Featuring: 
Spencer Sileo, Brad McKenzie, Dani Balda, Daniel Magden
Headliner: Saffron Herndon

Black Box Performing Arts Center
Saturday 10/7/17 - 8-10pm

Host: Dan Danzy
Headliner: Slade Ham
Mark Nash
Luke Moore
Andrew Burnette
Brandon Davidson
Jesse Mundy

Grab some laughs this weekend. More information is available on

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