The Woodstock Comedy Festival is a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation with a mission: Comedy for a cause. Net profits will benefit charity. Give to the cause today.

Meet Chris Collins, WCF Founder and Executive Producer

Chris Collins had the idea of a comedy festival brewing since childhood when he was driven by two conflicting feelings: anxiety and absurdity. He didn’t know what absurd meant, but eventually read Aristophanes and clicked with the playwright’s views: absurdity and comedy. Later, Chris’s wish to work for justice and equity led him to co-found a chapter of Amnesty International, create an adjunct faculty union at the college where he teaches psychology, and pass environmental laws as a Woodstock Town Board member. Now, Chris has founded the Woodstock Comedy Festival, certain that laughter dispels ills, that the festival will be good for Woodstock – a town with a lot to laugh about – as fantastic comedians present the world to us in all its raw absurdity.

September 21, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Bobby Tisdale closes the 2nd annual Woodstock Comedy Festival with his band, The Knot Bads! #BobsBurgers #WCF2014  (at Colony Cafe)

Bobby Tisdale closes the 2nd annual Woodstock Comedy Festival with his band, The Knot Bads! #BobsBurgers #WCF2014 (at Colony Cafe)

September 21, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Comedian @jasonsaenz channels the spirit of Woodstock before hosting “Laughingstock” tonight at Colony Cafe! Doors 6:30/show 7:00pm! Followed by Bobby Tisdale and the Knot Bads! #WCF2014  (at Colony Cafe)

Comedian @jasonsaenz channels the spirit of Woodstock before hosting “Laughingstock” tonight at Colony Cafe! Doors 6:30/show 7:00pm! Followed by Bobby Tisdale and the Knot Bads! #WCF2014 (at Colony Cafe)

September 19, 2014 1 note Reblog
The Temple of Funny is now open! Founder Chris Collins in front of our headquarters, #Woodstock Town Hall. Come get Festival passes, info and awesome t-shirts made by #BustedTees!  (at Woodstock Town Hall)

The Temple of Funny is now open! Founder Chris Collins in front of our headquarters, #Woodstock Town Hall. Come get Festival passes, info and awesome t-shirts made by #BustedTees! (at Woodstock Town Hall)

September 19, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Big day ahead! Fueling up with our friends at @phoeniciadiner! #WCF2014  (at Phoenicia Diner)

Big day ahead! Fueling up with our friends at @phoeniciadiner! #WCF2014 (at Phoenicia Diner)

September 11, 2014 16 notes Reblog
#tbt Last year. A pre-SNL Sasheer Zamata before and during our opening night show, “Running Late w/ Scott Rogowsky.” This time next week will be the eve of our 2nd festival and we couldn’t be more excited to show you what’s in store. Get your tickets here. 

#tbt Last year. A pre-SNL Sasheer Zamata before and during our opening night show, “Running Late w/ Scott Rogowsky.” This time next week will be the eve of our 2nd festival and we couldn’t be more excited to show you what’s in store. Get your tickets here

September 8, 2014 45 notes Reblog
We’re back! And we’re like, 10 DAYS AWAY. 
Get your tickets now! 
All net proceeds go to the fight against human trafficking and domestic violence. <3
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COMEDY NATION
Hosted by John Fugelsang, feat. Carmen Lynch, Ted Alexandro, Myq Kaplan and more!
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_031.htm

COLIN QUINN: Once Upon A Time In New York
http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/wcf-colin-quinn-sa092014

WHIPLASH: A Night of Stand-Up Comedy
Hosted by Leo Allen
http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/wcf-whiplash-sa092914

LAUHGINGSTOCK! Local Stand-Up Comedy
BOBBY TISDALE & The KNOT BADS BAND
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughingstock-a-night-of-local-stand-up-comedy-bobby-tisdale-the-knot-bads-tickets-12804036217

PANELS

HOW TO WRITE FOR LAUGHS 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-write-for-laughs-a-comedy-writing-panel-featuring-writers-from-inside-amy-schumer-late-night-tickets-12782862887

LAUGHTER SELLS: COMEDY IN ADVERTISING
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughter-sells-comedy-in-advertising-tickets-12782172823


MAKING THE INTERNET FUNNY with THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE, ABOVE AVERAGE and FUNNY OR DIE. 
Moderated by Josh Ruben
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-internet-funny-with-the-upright-citizens-brigade-above-average-funny-or-die-tickets-12782616149


LAUGHTER FOR WELLNESS
A Laughter Yoga Workshop
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughter-for-wellness-with-vishwa-prakash-tickets-12803009145

SCREENINGS

IRWIN & FRAN - Documentary
Directed & Produced by Jordan Stone
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/irwin-fran-documentary-tickets12802258901

A NIGHT AT WHIPLASH - Documentary
Produced by Josh + Vince, Presented by Splitsider
Directed by Leo Allen 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-at-whiplash-documentary-tickets-12802178661
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WEEKEND PASS 
Attend every event for less than $200!
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcf-weekend-pass-tickets-12911140569

VIP PARTY
http://woodstockcomedyfestival.org/events/vip-party/

We’re back! And we’re like, 10 DAYS AWAY.

Get your tickets now!

All net proceeds go to the fight against human trafficking and domestic violence. <3

COMEDY NATION
Hosted by John Fugelsang, feat. Carmen Lynch, Ted Alexandro, Myq Kaplan and more!

http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_031.htm

COLIN QUINN: Once Upon A Time In New York
http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/wcf-colin-quinn-sa092014
WHIPLASH: A Night of Stand-Up Comedy
Hosted by Leo Allen
http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/wcf-whiplash-sa092914
LAUHGINGSTOCK! Local Stand-Up Comedy
BOBBY TISDALE & The KNOT BADS BAND
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughingstock-a-night-of-local-stand-up-comedy-bobby-tisdale-the-knot-bads-tickets-12804036217
PANELS
HOW TO WRITE FOR LAUGHS 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-write-for-laughs-a-comedy-writing-panel-featuring-writers-from-inside-amy-schumer-late-night-tickets-12782862887
LAUGHTER SELLS: COMEDY IN ADVERTISING
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughter-sells-comedy-in-advertising-tickets-12782172823
MAKING THE INTERNET FUNNY with THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE, ABOVE AVERAGE and FUNNY OR DIE.
Moderated by Josh Ruben
LAUGHTER FOR WELLNESS
A Laughter Yoga Workshop
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laughter-for-wellness-with-vishwa-prakash-tickets-12803009145
SCREENINGS
IRWIN & FRAN - Documentary
Directed & Produced by Jordan Stone
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/irwin-fran-documentary-tickets12802258901
A NIGHT AT WHIPLASH - Documentary
Produced by Josh + Vince, Presented by Splitsider
Directed by Leo Allen 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-at-whiplash-documentary-tickets-12802178661
WEEKEND PASS 
Attend every event for less than $200!
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcf-weekend-pass-tickets-12911140569
VIP PARTY
http://woodstockcomedyfestival.org/events/vip-party/

Meet the producers

The Woodstock Comedy Festival isn't gonna produce itself. Here's a glance at some of the people making it a reality.

Eddie Brill

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