The 5th Annual West Virginia Comedy Festival

Join us at the Buckhannon Opera House on March 29 & 30, 2019 for the states largest celebration of comedy and comedians, The 5th Annual West Virginia Comedy Festival.

Hosted by The Fearless Fools, this weekend is chock-full of hilarious performances including stand-up comedy, live improv, and headliners Kasha Patel and Jamie Froemel!

Individual tickets are $25 per night or $40 for a two-night festival pass and are on-sale now.

Friday, March 29, 20197

7:00p – Homegrown Stand-Up Showcase featuring Bobby Benavides, Stephanie Hall, Alic Shreves, and Lawton Parnell

8:00p – Kasha Patel

Kasha Patel fills the unknown demand of Indian female comics from West Virginia. Now based in DC, she is a stand-up comedian and writer who focuses her jokes on her life as an Indian-American and science.

Kasha was listed on Thrillist magazine’s “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US” where she was called a unicorn for her uniqueness.

9:00p – The Might Schmucks

West Virginia’s newest improv team, The Mighty Schmucks are the brain child of their founder, West Virginia improv veteran and legend, Tony Slack. They may be new, but their roster of improvisers is a veritable whose who of comedy talent from the Kanawha Valley.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

7:00p – Homegrown Stand-Up Showcase featruing Adam Culver, Mike Fields, Nick Griffith, Seth Taylor, and Ryan Clagg

8:00p – Jamie Froemel: of Possums & Shakespeare

Two-Time “Biggest Liar in West Virginia” James Froemel returns to the festival to share his award winning tall tales!

These yarns about small town life have delighted audiences at festivals and schools throughout the region.

Find out what happens when a deep fryer becomes a time machine, and when a possum plans the greatest hotdog heist of all time.

9:00p – The Fearless Fools

The Fearless Fools are West Virginia’s premier professional comedy troupe. Specializing in a unique blend of short-form and long-form improv, the Fools frequently fuse their performances with stand-up and original sketch comedy.

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