2016 Schedule & Tickets Now Available!

We're pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016 Boston Comedy Arts Festival! With over 300 incredible artists in our line-up from Chicago, New York City, Florida, Los Angeles and more, be sure to make it out to see the best improv, sketch, and standup comedy in the country.

The festival schedule and ticket links can be found here: http://bostoncomedyarts.com/shows

Here's what you REALLY need to know:

BCAF 2016 runs Wednesday 9/7 - Sunday 9/11

2016 Dates Announced

Announcing the 2016 BCAF timeline!

Festival: September 7-11

Submissions open April 29

2015 Submissions Closed

The submissions period for the 2015 festival is now over. Our hardworking team of judges will now begin reviewing the hundreds of submissions we've received, and we'll be in touch with all of our applicants before the end of June.

Thank you to all who submitted for this year's festival!

2015 Submissions Now Open

Hello friends!

We're happy to announce submissions for the 2015 BCAF are now open! Take advantage of our early bird discount by submitting prior to May 15.

Submit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-boston-comedy-arts-festival-sept-9-13-...

Here's a timeline to help you plan for your trip to Boston this September:

May 1 - submissions open
May 15 - early submission discount ends
May 31 - submissions close

Acceptances will go out no later than June 15 and we expect to have the schedule published before the end of June, allowing all our acts ample time to prepare for the festival and travel.

BCAF Spotlight: Standup Edition, Part 1!

For some, standing alone onstage and sharing their thoughts and neurotics with an audience is the scariest thing in the world - for others, it's hard to imagine doing anything else. At this year's Boston Comedy Arts Festival, some of the edgiest, funniest standups in the country are coming through ImprovBoston's doors to lay it all on the line and make you laugh, and we're celebrating them in the days leading up to the big event.

We were lucky enough to catch up with standups Kwasi Mensah, Kevin Hall, Christine An and MILF before they tear the house down at BCAF to discuss their thoughts on comedy today.

BCAF Spotlight: North Coast

This year's Boston Comedy Arts Festival is fast approaching, and we can't contain our excitement anymore. From September 10-14, the BCAF brings some of the brightest stars in the improv, sketch and standup galaxies to stages all over Cambridge, MA, and we're going to feature some of our favorites every day leading up to the festival.

When it comes to high energy, improvised brilliance, there's no better first stop than North Coast. They're New York's premier hip hop improv troupe and have been performing, teaching, and blending music and comedy all over the country since 2009. From one audience suggestion, the company weaves an entire hip h'opera before your very eyes, making every North Coast show a unique, hilarious musical experience.

2014 Submissions Open Soon

Hey friends!

Great news! Submissions for the 2014 BCAF open on May 15. Get your teams ready. We're also offering an early submission discount, so submit early and often!

Here's a timeline to help you plan for your BCAF trip:

May 15 - submissions open
May 31 - early submission discount ends
June 15 - submissions close

Acceptances will go out the second week of July and we expect to have the schedule published before the end of July, allowing all our acts ample time to prepare for the festival.

See you back here on May 15 for the submission link!

MEGAN GRAY on Junior Varsity & the Animaniacs

As Artistic Director, teacher, and performer at the Magnet Theater in New York, Megan Gray is a comedy hat-trick. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure to find time for drinking red wine & a good crossword puzzle, because well… she’s “75 years old!” Not really. And she’ll prove it to you by reciting every word to the Animaniacs' "Nations of the World" song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDtdQ8bTvRc

Megan returns to this year’s BCAF to perform with Junior Varsity, a longform improv team started by Armando Diaz. We asked her some questions about comedy, life and dance parties.


That moment on a haunted hayride when you suddenly realize what’s about to happen and part of you panics, part of you needs to see what’s in the dark woods? That’s Murderfist.

If you ask anyone that has seen this award winning sketch comedy group, they will say “it blew my mind. Amazing. I never want to watch anything else. Why did you miss it? You were so wrong. So wrong.” Murderfist is a favorite at comedy festivals, and that is an understatement.

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