First Annual Woodstock Comedy Festival, Comedy for a Cause

Woodstock ComedyThe first annual Woodstock Comedy Festival will open Friday night September 20th at the Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, NY. The festival will help to raise money for several charitable organizations. Ticket prices range from $10-$50 depending on the show, check out their website for full ticketing options. The festival will run September 20-22nd.

Friday night’s lineup will feature improv and standup with, comedians Rick Overton and Eddie Brill.

Saturday night’s benefits for Family of Woodstock and Polaris Project are a double feature. First, Stand Up and Sit Down: Comedy and Conversation from Dick Cavett and Bobcat Goldthwait, together on stage for the very first time. Hosted by Eddie Brill, show time is 7 pm at the Bearsville Theater.

Closing out the weekend Sunday night is an all-star comedy lineup at the Colony Café featuring, Laughingstock: A Night of Local Stand-up Comedy, starring Verna Gillis, James Judd, Adam Mamawala and Audrey Rapoport, hosted by Rich Shultis.

The Woodstock Comedy Festival is a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation with a mission: Comedy for a Cause. A weekend of laughter to benefit two charities that are no laughing matter: Family of Woodstock, for domestic violence and Polaris Project, for human trafficking. “All our net profits will be given to Polaris and Family,” said festival founder and executive director Chris Collins. . For tickets and more information, go to