CTCF at The Sacred Heart Theatre

We are beyond excited to kick off the 3rd annual Connecticut Comedy Festival with the grand opening of the Sacred Heart University's brand new CommunityTheatre! This safe and socially distanced show will feature some of the funniest and most popular comedians working today.

Upcoming Events
  • Saturday July 17th 02:30PM
  • One Funny Lisa Marie at The SHU Community Theatre
  • Come join @OneFunnyLisaMarie a.k.a. Lisa Marie Riley for her Live Fan Event at the gorgeously renovated SHU Community Theatre.  The event will be full of great story-telling, audience Q&A, and a meet & greet. With her signature hair clip and Brooklyn accent, Lisa’s hysterical daily musings on life and parenthood have kept everyone laughing through quarantine. She is followed by over 500k fans and her TikTok videos have amassed over 2.7 million views. She started her social media accounts when her husband was diagnosed with cancer as a way to keep her and her family’s chins up. In doing so, Lisa lifted the spirits of people around the globe.Stick around after the show for a special intimate Meet & Greet with Lisa Marie herself! (Meet & Greet Tickets Available During Purchasing Process)
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  • Sunday July 18th 02:30PM
  • One Funny Lisa Marie at The SHU Community Theatre
  • Come join @OneFunnyLisaMarie a.k.a. Lisa Marie Riley for her Live Fan Event at the gorgeously renovated SHU Community Theatre. The event will be full of great story-telling, audience Q&A, and a meet & greet. With her signature hair clip and Brooklyn accent, Lisa’s hysterical daily musings on life and parenthood have kept everyone laughing through quarantine. She is followed by over 500k fans and her TikTok videos have amassed over 2.7 million views. She started her social media accounts when her husband was diagnosed with cancer as a way to keep her and her family’s chins up. In doing so, Lisa lifted the spirits of people around the globe.Stick around after the show for a special intimate Meet & Greet with Lisa Marie herself! (Meet & Greet Tickets Available During Purchasing Process)
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  • Thursday July 22nd 07:30PM
  • Adam Ray at The SHU Community Theatre
  • The 3rd annual Connecticut Comedy Festival is in full swing and we continue to bring you live comedy from the beautiful and brand new Sacred Heart University's CommunityTheatre! This safe and socially distanced show will feature the one and only, Adam Ray. Adam has been featured on some of your favorite TV show's like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, and the new smash hit, Young Rock on NBC. Now you can see LIVE doing what he does best, stand up comedy.Adam Ray just wrapped YOUNG ROCK for NBC, the story of Dwanye "The Rock" Johnson's life. Ray most recently starred in the indie comedy THE BELLMEN, also starring Thomas Lennon & Richard Kind, and seen on HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT for Netflix, as well as season 2 of AMERICAN VANDAL. Ray was a regular on LIGHTS OUT with David Spade & currently on The Adam Carolla Show, Adam is known from his work opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, as well as Feig’s SPY and the reboot of GHOSBUSTERS, in which he voiced the iconic character of SLIMER and played a supporting role as well. Adam co-hosted the comedy game show SEPARATION ANXIETY on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger, and has guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls, Workaholics, Silicon Valley and HBO's BALLERS. Adam was also a cast member in the reboot of the sketch comedy franchise MADtv for the CW, and played Joey McIntyre's manager on the POP NETWORK show RETURN OF THE MAC. He has written for MTV's PUNK'D, Adam Devine's House Party, and the reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER. Ray headlines the top comedy clubs in the country, and has been featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. You can hear Adam's voice on cartoons like Dreamwork's TROLLS, Adult Swim's Rick & Morty & Super Mansion, and as Swift Wind in the Dreamworks SHE-RA, streaming on NETFLIX, various voices on Tony Hale's ARCHIBALDS'S NEXT BIG THING, and this summer as Rueben in Hulu's CROSSING SWORDS with Seth Green, Tony Hale & Wendy McClendon-Covey. Adam also hosts the popular About Last Night podcast, which has welcomed guests such as Melissa McCarthy, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Bill Burr, Nick Swardson, Lisa Kudrow, Tony Danza, Jason Derulo, Neil Patrick Harris, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tiffany Haddish, Henry Winkler, Jeff Garlin, Jokoy, Sandra Bullock, Gary Payton, Sue Bird, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, and Kevin Nealon.
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  • Friday July 23rd 07:00PM
  • Paul Virzi at The SHU Community Theatre
  • The 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival rolls right along at the brand new SHU Community Theatre. Tonight's show features one of the nation's top comics and a fan favorite here in Connecticut, Paul Virzi. Paul's Comedy Central's hour-long special has been one of the most-streamed specials on the network and has over 5 million views. You can hear Paul host two very successful podcasts, "The Virzi Effect" and "Anything Better" alongside Bill Burr, and now you can see him live at the gorgeous brand new SHU community theater. Get your tickets now.Paul Virzi headlines comedy clubs across North America and hosts two weekly podcasts, “Anything Better,” co-hosted with Bill Burr, and “The Virzi Effect,” on All Things Comedy network. Paul has toured with Bill Burr throughout Europe and in this country's most iconic venues including, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall. Paul’s debut hour-long comedy special, “Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This,” premiered on Comedy Central in November 2018 and is available to stream on CC.com.His 2015 debut comedy album, “Paul Virzi: Night At The Stand,” was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Paul has appeared on TruTV's “Comedy Knockout,” AXS TV's “Gotham Comedy Live,” The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” and he has written for ESPN’s “ESPY Awards.” Paul is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
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  • Friday July 23rd 09:00PM
  • Paul Virzi at The SHU Community Theatre
  • The 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival rolls right along at the brand new SHU Community Theatre. Tonight's show features one of the nation's top comics and a fan favorite here in Connecticut, Paul Virzi. Paul's Comedy Central's hour-long special has been one of the most-streamed specials on the network and has over 5 million views. You can hear Paul host two very successful podcasts, "The Virzi Effect" and "Anything Better" alongside Bill Burr, and now you can see him live at the gorgeous brand new SHU community theater. Get your tickets now.Paul Virzi headlines comedy clubs across North America and hosts two weekly podcasts, “Anything Better,” co-hosted with Bill Burr, and “The Virzi Effect,” on All Things Comedy network. Paul has toured with Bill Burr throughout Europe and in this country's most iconic venues including, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall. Paul’s debut hour-long comedy special, “Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This,” premiered on Comedy Central in November 2018 and is available to stream on CC.com.His 2015 debut comedy album, “Paul Virzi: Night At The Stand,” was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Paul has appeared on TruTV's “Comedy Knockout,” AXS TV's “Gotham Comedy Live,” The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” and he has written for ESPN’s “ESPY Awards.” Paul is a regular at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
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  • Saturday July 24th 07:00PM
  • Bret Ernst at The SHU Community Theatre
  • The 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival continues at the brand new SHU Community Theatre. Tonight's show features one of the best working comedians today, Bret Ernst! Bret has been listed as one of the top comics by his numerous outlets and his fellow comic peers. You've seen Bret on Netflix's Cobra Kai and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show and now you can see him LIVE at the brand new, gorgeous SHU Community Theater.Bret Ernst can currently be seen starring in the hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers. He was recently listed as TOP 5 comedians working today by www.standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today" by heckler.com and TBS. He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie“Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the networks “Stand-Up Showdown” the same year it aired. More recently, his 2nd performance on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” premiered March 2,2018. in 2014, his self-released comedy album “American Comic” debuted on the iTunes Top 10, and his hour Special “Principal’s Office” can now be seen at www.bretcomedy.com. Deciding to control the distribution and content, Bret released his special for free to the public in JULY 2018 and currently has over 450,000 views and counting. Bret’s podcast, “You’re on the List” can be heard on the ALL THINGS COMEDY NETWORK weekly.
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  • Saturday July 24th 09:00PM
  • Bret Ernst at The SHU Community Theatre
  • The 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival continues at the brand new SHU Community Theatre. Tonight's show features one of the best working comedians today, Bret Ernst! Bret has been listed as one of the top comics by his numerous outlets and his fellow comic peers. You've seen Bret on Netflix's Cobra Kai and Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show and now you can see him LIVE at the brand new, gorgeous SHU Community Theater.Bret Ernst can currently be seen starring in the hit series Cobra Kai, and is regarded as one of the best stand-ups in the business by his peers. He was recently listed as TOP 5 comedians working today by www.standupcomedyreview.com and “#16 of the 101 Funniest Comedians Working Today" by heckler.com and TBS. He first gained national notoriety as one of the stars of the movie“Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted #5 on the networks “Stand-Up Showdown” the same year it aired. More recently, his 2nd performance on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” premiered March 2,2018. in 2014, his self-released comedy album “American Comic” debuted on the iTunes Top 10, and his hour Special “Principal’s Office” can now be seen at www.bretcomedy.com. Deciding to control the distribution and content, Bret released his special for free to the public in JULY 2018 and currently has over 450,000 views and counting. Bret’s podcast, “You’re on the List” can be heard on the ALL THINGS COMEDY NETWORK weekly.
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  • Thursday August 5th 07:00PM
  • Eric D'Alessandro at The SHU Community Theatre
  • New York native Eric D’Alessandro has always found his place in the spotlight. His passion for comedy is equally credited to his creative mindset, as well as his big Italian-American family which inspires his raw comedic sketches and uncensored, relatable rhetoric. Join us at the gorgeously renovated SHU Theatre as the 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival continues to grow. into one of the premier comedy festivals in the country. Having grown up with a camera in his hand, Eric created a YouTube channel where he developed his comedic skills from a young age. Through his sketches which feature original characters like “Maria Marie,” as well as impressions of celebrities like Drake and comedic covers of popular songs, his YouTube platform helped Eric build a loyal fanbase. The millions of views on his videos laid the groundwork for Eric to gain over 134k followers on Instagram. Through social media, Eric is able to share original, timely and relatable content for the everyday American. His recent video “Mask Off Remix (Walmart Diss)” has gone viral gaining over 16 million views across all his platforms. Due to the success of this video, Forbes featured Eric in an article about his comedy and ability to connect with fans online as well as on stage.Eric has sold out most of the shows he has headlined, including 1,300 seats at New Jersey’s iPlay America and the famous 1,800 seat St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY. Eric will be recording his first stand up special in NY this fall.  He has been featured on multiple podcasts and TV shows. He has toured up and down the east coast, in addition to shows in Canada and Las Vegas. Most notably, Eric was featured in the 2016 drama/mystery movie Nerve, alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, in part because the film’s directors added him to the script after seeing his viral videos.
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  • Thursday August 5th 09:00PM
  • Eric D'Alessandro at The SHU Community Theatre
  • New York native Eric D’Alessandro has always found his place in the spotlight. His passion for comedy is equally credited to his creative mindset, as well as his big Italian-American family which inspires his raw comedic sketches and uncensored, relatable rhetoric. Join us at the gorgeously renovated SHU Theatre as the 3rd annual CT Comedy Festival continues to grow. into one of the premier comedy festivals in the country.Having grown up with a camera in his hand, Eric created a YouTube channel where he developed his comedic skills from a young age. Through his sketches which feature original characters like “Maria Marie,” as well as impressions of celebrities like Drake and comedic covers of popular songs, his YouTube platform helped Eric build a loyal fanbase.The millions of views on his videos laid the groundwork for Eric to gain over 134k followers on Instagram. Through social media, Eric is able to share original, timely and relatable content for the everyday American. His recent video “Mask Off Remix (Walmart Diss)” has gone viral gaining over 16 million views across all his platforms. Due to the success of this video, Forbes featured Eric in an article about his comedy and ability to connect with fans online as well as on stage.Eric has sold out most of the shows he has headlined, including 1,300 seats at New Jersey’s iPlay America and the famous 1,800 seat St. George Theater in Staten Island, NY. Eric will be recording his first stand up special in NY this fall.  He has been featured on multiple podcasts and TV shows. He has toured up and down the east coast, in addition to shows in Canada and Las Vegas. Most notably, Eric was featured in the 2016 drama/mystery movie Nerve, alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, in part because the film’s directors added him to the script after seeing his viral videos.
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