2016 Dallas Comedy Festival Acts Announced

DCF16 Logo The 2016 Dallas Comedy Festival quickly approaches, and we're happy to announce the majority of acts who will perform at this year's event, the largest in our history (so far). The list represents a mixture of great hometown and visiting talent.

"This year's festival received a record number of submissions. We were in awe of the talent and variety of the acts that submitted and know that everyone is going to be blown away by this year's performances," said Maggie Rieth Austin, this year's festival director. "There are some wonderful stand-ups, sketch shows, and improv troupes from across the country, as well as some incredible local talent to showcase. It's our first festival in the new Dallas Comedy House space - which means we have twice the theater space and, probably, quadruple the JELL-O shots. It's gearing up to be bigger and better than ever."

The following are confirmed acts. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.


Aaron Aryanpur (Dallas, TX) Amanda Austin (Dallas, TX) Michele Benson (Dallas, TX) Adam Burke (Chicago, IL) Larry Campbell (Dallas, TX) Mitchell Clemons (Dallas, TX) Seth Cowles (Dallas, TX) Scott Crisp (Dallas, TX) Tom Davenport (San Francisco, CA) Lauren Davis (Los Angeles, CA) Katy Evans (Dallas, TX) Clifton Hall (Asheville, NC) Saffron Herndon (Dallas, TX) Christian Hughes (Dallas, TX) Ravi Kiran (Dallas, TX) Kaitlin Marone (New Orleans, LA) Dante Martinez (Dallas, TX) Jamie Pierce (New York, NY) Brian Plumb (Longmeadow, MA) Grant Redmond (Dallas, TX) Nick Sahoyah (Seattle, WA) Jeremy Schmidt (Dallas, TX) Tyler Simpson (Dallas, TX) Stephen Spinola (New York, NY) Linda Stogner (Dallas, TX) Paul Varghese (Dallas, TX) Stephanie Weber (Chicago, IL) Barry Whitewater (Dallas, TX) Andrew Woods (Dallas, TX) Kevin Yee (Los Angeles, CA)

Adam Burke


Age Appropriate (Dallas, TX) Alamo City (San Antonio, TX) Big Hot Mess (New York, NY) Cell Block Tango (Dallas, TX) Clearance Shelf (Asheville, NC/Dallas, TX) CUPCAKE (Dallas, TX) Dairy Based (Dallas, TX) Damn Gina (Austin, TX) Disappearing, Inc. (Dallas, TX) Duck Duck Pants (Dallas, TX) Empty Promises (Austin, TX) .f.a.c.e. (Dallas, TX) Franzia (Dallas, TX) Good Fight (Austin, TX) Heel Turn (Oklahoma City, OK) I Am the Show (San Diego, CA) Insult to Injury (Chicago, IL) KAREN (Los Angeles, CA) Kinkade (Austin, TX) Late 90s (Chicago, IL) Local Honey (Dallas, TX) Manick (Dallas, TX) Night Rhymers (Oklahoma City, OK) On Time Delivery (Dallas, TX) Pavlov's Dogs (Dallas, TX) Photobomb (Dallas, TX) Please Like Us (Dallas, TX) Primary Colours (Dallas, TX) Roadside Couch (Dallas, TX) SpanishProv (Dallas, TX) The Midnight Society (Dallas, TX) The '95 Bulls (Dallas, TX) The Rift (Dallas, TX) Wheel of Formats (Dallas, TX) Wildcat (Chicago, IL/Los Angeles, CA) ZOOM! (Oklahoma City, OK)

Damn Gina


Bad Example (Austin, TX) Dream Team (Dallas, TX) Forever Dog (New York, NY) F*ck, Marry, Kill (Dallas, TX) Gettin' It (Dallas, TX) Law & Order: The SVUsical (Dallas, TX) Love Me Tinder (Austin, TX) Power to the Peephole (Dallas, TX) Pure & Weary (Chicago, IL) Rehner & Nixon (Chicago, IL) Splash Zone! (Dallas, TX) Victrola! (Austin, TX)

Pure and Weary

The schedule and ticket sale dates are being finalized. Please visit the Dallas Comedy Festival website to keep up to date on all things festival related.