The 2nd Annual CT Comedy Festival Comes Your Way April 29th - May 3rd. Lineups Coming Soon!!!


Ruchir Pandya is in the 9th year of his 21st birthday and has been performing standup in the NYC area for 8 years at venues such as Caroline's on Broadway, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, and various others. Ruchir's comedy is primarily observational and quirky, focusing on the idiosyncrasies of human nature. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball, flag football, and reading obscure science fiction novels.
A local Fairfield County favorite, “Lem” has been delighting audiences in comedy clubs and theaters throughout the country. Currently residing in Connecticut, he regularly performs at comedy clubs around New England and in New York City, bringing his unique perspective on everything from his childhood, to raising kids, to dealing with the aging process. Seeing him perform live is definitely a fun and entertaining experience.
Emily Wachtel is a writer, producer, and actress. Emily demonstrated her diversity as originator, co-writer, producer, and actor in her semi-autobiographical feature film Lucky Them starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and Johnny Depp. The film, premiered and sold at the Toronto International Film Festival, was picked up for distribution by IFC. Emily also executive produced a documentary on playwright, actor, and director Sam Shepard called Shepard and Dark which was featured at The Cannes International Film Festival.
Based out of New Haven, CT, David got into comedy because of a promise he made to himself.  “Graduate from college and you can pursue stand-up.” Now, after years of waiting to go on last at open mics only to perform in front of the number of people you’d expect to stay out until after midnight on a Wednesday, he only has one regret...that he went to college. Dave has played venues around New England as well as performing for innumerable fundraisers. He has been a semi-finalist in The Funniest Comic in CT contest, as well as being named among the top three favorite local comics in the New Haven Advocate readers poll.
Mike Lebovitz began his comedy career at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences with his intoxicating brand of wild-eyed humor ever since. Equal parts lovable and absurd, Mike's act careens from topic to topic with the force of a runaway freight train with a loose wheel and some questionable couplings. Audiences have described the experience as "spontaneous," "joyful" and "slightly terrifying." Mike cut his teeth in Chicago (not as painful as it sounds), where he was a member of the popular collective Comedians You Should Know and a regular contributor to WBEZ's weekly live literary magazine, The Paper Machete. He also co-curatored (with his buddy Junior) Señorita Weiner's Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, Chicago's longest-running clandestine, nomadic comedy showcase and the original members-only ice cream social. A burgeoning international star now based in New York, Mike has offended nostrils in Montreal as a "New Face" of the 2013 Just For Laughs, and in Switzerland where he won the international competition at the 2013 The Montreux Comedy Fest. Mike returned to Montreux in 2014 as the "Godfather" of the competition, that year he also recorded his debut album, Two Slob Household for Stand-Up Records. It is still possible that it may be released one day. In 2015 he appeared on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing.
Amy Hawthorne is a White Trash Debutante who used to lead a respectable life. Onstage she's either relating stories of drunken jackassery or railing against everyday stupidities. Amy is also the creative force behind
Ryan Brauth is the house emcee and regular fan favorite at COMIX Mohegan Sun in CT. When he isn't performing at COMIX, he can be seen all over the Northeast from New York to Maine and everywhere in between at some of the biggest clubs including Rhode Island Comedy Connection, City Steam and Funnybone Hartford, Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston, Headliners Comedy in New Hampshire and Maine, and also New York Comedy Club in Manhattan. Ryan regularly works w/ the some of the biggest acts in comedy including Dave Attell, David Koechner, April Macie, Paul Mecurio, Big Jay Oakerson, Bert Kreisher, and also tours w/ Josh Wolf. Ryan also runs the COMIX Craft Comedy Series where he takes over local breweries for a night of hilarious laughs and delicious craft beers.
Dan Wickes is a NYC comedian orginally from Long Island. You can catch him throughout the city and at the shows he produces, Popped Collar Comedy and Stationary Circus. He likes Oreos and chicken wings.
One of NY’s brightest and funniest young comedians, Sam Evans is a comic originally from Cincinnati Ohio. After winning the 2012 Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition, Sam relocated to New York City in order to pursue comedy further. He was rewarded in 2014 when he was selected as on of the New Faces at Just For laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has been featured on Sirius XM and the Audible comedy podcast “Sounds Like America”
Kendra Dawsey is an up and coming standup comic who has performed in clubs and showcases in NYC and all over New England. She was recently accepted into the Portland Maine Comedy Festival, the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival and has been a featured comic on the Sirius XM radio program Paid or Pain. Kendra garners humor from her identity and experiences by blending anecdote with higher concepts. Never too proud to laugh at herself, Kendra endears audiences by inviting them to laugh with her.
James Pontillo is a comedian from Queens New York . He is also producer of the monthly IOU comedy show in Williamsburg and one of the producers of New York Comedy Club Roast Battle . He does comedy all over the city and recently opened for Joey Gay and Dave Sirus at The Philadelphia comedy club . He is also one of the countries top roasters and main events roast battle often . He’s recently performed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles , Skankfest in Brooklyn and will be appearing at Fairfield Comedy Club in a few weeks
Dave Sheehan is a lifelong resident of the New Haven, CT, area and has been a comedy regular in the northeastern US for 15 years. He has been featured in the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival and is a finalist in the Funniest Comic In Connecticut competition."