Laughayette Comedy Festival
- Dates: 10/5/2023, 10/6/2023, 10/7/2023, 10/8/2023, 10/9/2023, 10/10/2023, 10/11/2023, 10/12/2023, 10/13/2023, 10/14/2023
- Price: See website for details
A new stand-up comedy festival will launch in October. Laughayette Comedy Festival will run Oct. 5-14, highlighting some of the best comedians in the industry across comedic genres.
Laughayette Comedy Festival shows will take place at multiple venues in Lafayette, including main stage venues the Long Center & Lafayette Theater, as well as The Spot, Digby’s, and the Knickerbocker.
Co-founders Kristin Carnes and TJ Wharry are both Lafayette-based stand up comedians. Carnes tours the midwest and produces monthly shows at The Spot as well as the Waukegan Comedy Jam. Wharry tours internationally, and produces monthly Z-7 Comedy shows at Digby’s, Knickerbocker and venues in Detroit. The founders performed Fall 2022 shows at the Lafayette Theater. They are focused on using the festival to build - and showcase - a thriving, diverse comedy scene for Lafayette residents and the region.