A comedy festival is a celebration of comedy with many shows, venues, comedy performers (such as stand up comics, sketch troupes, variety performers, etc.) and is held over a specific block of time. Normally, each festival has a diverse range of comedy themes and genres.
A partial list of well-known comedy festivals includes:
- Edinburgh Fringe
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Sydney Comedy Festival
- FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival
- Cologne Comedy Festival
- Just For Laughs Montreal (Largest international comedy festival in the world)
- Iowa Comedy Festival
- Great Plains Comedy Festival
- Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
- HK International Comedy Festival
- Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
- New Zealand International Comedy Festival
- Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
- Xanthi Comedy Festival - Greece
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