Bird City Madness
Apr
9
Apr 10

Bird City Madness

  • Phoenix Center for the Arts

A single-elimination one-liner tournament to end all tournaments! 64 comics go head to head for a chance at the championship. 

Greg Behrendt
Apr
9
9:00 pm21:00

Greg Behrendt

  • Crescent Ballroom

Bird City Comedy Festival is proud to present a glorious night of stand up featuring GREG BEHRENDT (King Sweater, The Reigning Monarchs, Walking the Room). Featured on the show will be Cristin Davis, Paul Goebel, Jen O'Neill Smith and Joleen Lunzer.

Churro Magic: A Stand Up Show
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Churro Magic: A Stand Up Show

  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Stand up comedy more magical than a stick of fried dough from Jonathan Gregory, Chris Castles, Tristan Bowling, James Hoenscheidt, Michael Paul Kohn, Matt Micheletti, Bill Laskowski, Ryan Malco, Buck Newman, Geof Piccarreta, Kristofer Royer, Prateek Srivastava, Kon Stamadianos and Ben Bryant. Headliner: Dante Powell

Aparna Nancherla
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Aparna Nancherla

  • Valley Bar

Please join us at Bird City Comedy Festival for a very special stand up show starring APARNA NANCHERLA (Late Night with Seth Meyers, @midnight). Featuring performances from Amanda Hurley, Kwasi Mensah, Michelle Biloon & Jason Hill. 

Story Slam: One Time
Apr
9
6:30 pm18:30

Story Slam: One Time

  • Lawn Gnome Publishing

Extraordinary tales of extraordinary times from extraordinary people. Hosted by Mishka Shubaly, storytellers share stories starting with "One time." Featuring stories from Matt Storrs, Paul Goebel, Mike Enders, Jen O'Neill Smith, Chris Castles, Robert Buscemi, Prateek Srivastava, JT Habersaat and Jose Gonzalez. Don't miss this free show. 

 

The Mermaid Comedy Hour
Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

The Mermaid Comedy Hour

  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Valerie Tosi presents this all-female stand up showcase featuring the women of Bird City Comedy Festival. Featuring stand up from Kirsten Alberts, Leslie Barton, Sari Beliak, Leigh Houck, Jessie Johnson, Alley Lightfoot, Leah Mansfield, Hana Michels, Carmen Morales, Kristin Ryan and Anya Volz.

Storrs Objection: Safety
Apr
9
4:00 pm16:00

Storrs Objection: Safety

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Local comedian Matt Storrs is known for bringing his law background to the stage, especially when fact-checking other comedians’ material after their sets. “The Storrs Objection” will now give Matt the opportunity to fact-check other comedians’ material DURING their sets. Along with this monthly co-council, Matt Storrs will rebut and rebuke comedians in the middle of a premise or punchline, throwing off timing and train of thought, and maybe starting a fight or two. “The Storrs Objection” is heckling with a wrecking ball. The theme for this special Bird City show will be "safety." Matt will be joined by co-counsel Hattie Hayes.

Ordered to perform are Sofiya Alexandria, Patrick Hastie, Amanda Hurley, Alley Lightfoot, Valerie Tosi, Emily Winter, David Rodriguez, Joleen Lunzer, Michael Margetis, Samuel John Lowy and Ashley Naftule.

 

LIVE Thank You for Being a Podcast
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

LIVE Thank You for Being a Podcast

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Join Genevieve Rice, Anthony Desamito and special guests Patrick Hastie, Amanda Hurley and Robert Buscemi as they watch an episode of The Golden Girls and then discuss it. Watch the episode and podcast with us, and even win prizes with our special Golden Girls trivia.

Cristin Davis' Underbelly: A Screening
Apr
9
12:00 pm12:00

Cristin Davis' Underbelly: A Screening

An hour of intimate stand-up comedy performed by a man with a woman’s name. This is the classic tale of good vs. evil personified through humor done in poor taste. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll wonder why someone’s grandpa would do such a thing. Midlife crisis comes in all shapes and sizes; Cristin Davis’ is a comedy special.

Mishka Shubaly & Kristine Levine Present
Apr
8
10:30 pm22:30

Mishka Shubaly & Kristine Levine Present

  • Phoenix Center for the Arts

Join us for an evening of music and comedy from Mishka Shubaly (I Swear I'll Make It up to You) and Kristine Levine (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Portlandia). Also featuring stand up from David Rodriguez, JT Habersaat, Leslie Barton, Michael Paul Kohn, Leah Mansfield, Dante Powell, Anya Volz and Anthony Desamito. 

The Jolly Penguin: A Stand Up Show
Apr
8
10:30 pm22:30

The Jolly Penguin: A Stand Up Show

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Stand up comedy jollier than penguin from Jason Hill, Tristan Bowling, Cristin Davis, Patrick Hastie, Amanda Hurley, Alley Lightfoot, Jason Webb, Buck Newman, Michelle Biloon and Matt Ziemak. Headliner: Hana Michels

Dissecting the Set
Apr
8
9:00 pm21:00

Dissecting the Set

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Dissecting The Set is a comedy show where stand-up comedians perform a 5 minute set and then sit down with hosts, Joleen Lunzer and Valerie Tosi for a 7-10 minute interview where we dissect the sets they've just performed. This show will provide the audience with an inside look at the comedian’s brain as we discuss the origin of their jokes and construction of their set. Featuring performances from Sofiya Alexandra, Danny Lobell, Kwasi Mensah, Jen O'Neill Smith and James Hoenscheidt.

Brent Weinbach
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Brent Weinbach

  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Bird City Comedy Festival is proud to present a glorious night of stand up featuring BRENT WEINBACH (Conan, Lopez Tonight, The Meltdown). Featured on the show will be Kirsten Alberts, Jen Saunderson, Matt Storrs and Robert Buscemi

Then It Got...Weird: The Period Piece
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Then It Got...Weird: The Period Piece

  • The Newton

Join host Marnee Burrus for a hilarious night of storytellers & comedians sharing funny stories about awkward menstrual moments. Featuring stories by Marnee Burrus, Blythe Marks, Sarah Maria Rainier, Mona Qafisheh and  Joy Young. THEN IT GOT... WEIRD is a curated comedy storytelling show which seeks to explore and reclaim the awkward and embarrassing moments of life. All proceeds from the show will go to Planned Parenthood. 

 

Little Bird Showcase
Apr
8
6:30 pm18:30

Little Bird Showcase

  • Lawn Gnome Publishing

The official open mic of Bird City Comedy Festival. You never know who will drop in! A few select performers from this showcase will be given spots in other festival shows. 

Hosted by: Matt Micheletti

Hoover DAAAAMMNN!
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Hoover DAAAAMMNN!

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Finally, a comedy show that can hold water! Featuring stand up from: Sari Beliak, Tony B, Bill Laskowski, Ryan Malco, Carmen Morales, Michael Palladino, Geof Piccarreta, Valerie Tosi, Emily Winter and Ronn Vigh. Headliner: Kristofer Royer

The Onion's Ben Berkley
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

The Onion's Ben Berkley

  • Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Onion managing editor Ben Berkley will provide a rare behind-the-scenes look at how merica's Finest News Source produces its objectively superior content, insights that will immediately transform all in attendance from mere comedic peasants io comedic nobility.

SURPRISE! Comedy with Rob & Sofiya
Apr
7
10:30 pm22:30

SURPRISE! Comedy with Rob & Sofiya

SURPRISE! with Rob & Sofiya is a mystery-lineup comedy show / house party that has happened every month for the last five years in a different Los Angeles yard or living room. Co-hosts Robert Buscemi and Sofiya Alexandra have staged such luminaries as Pete Holmes, Cameron Esposito, Demetri Martin, and Ali Wong. Line-ups are always diverse and inclusive, and there's always a musician or variety act. Once a skunk wandered into a corner of a yard at the Halloween show as Emo Phillips performed obliviously, dressed as a Frenchman. That was fun. Also there are usually paper arrows taped to pavement and telephone poles to guide guests to that month's locale. And the show sometimes turns into a dance party after. It's been praised by the LA Review of Books, Comedy Cake, The Comedy Bureau, and elsewhere. If you don't come at Bird City, maybe a skunk will come after you, too. 

Oh Boy, Ostrich!: A Stand Up Show
Apr
7
Apr 8

Oh Boy, Ostrich!: A Stand Up Show

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Featuring flightless stand up from Leslie Barton, Kirsten Alberts, Leigh Houck, Ryan Malco, Jen O’Neill Smith, Geof Piccarreta, Kon Stamadianos, Bill Laskowski, and Jason Hill. Headliner: Ronn Vigh

Forever Chimichanga: A Stand Up Show
Apr
7
9:00 pm21:00

Forever Chimichanga: A Stand Up Show

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Only the finest in deep fried comedy! Featuring stand up from Leah Mansfield, Joe Bates, Jonathan Gregory, Buck Newman, Prateek Srivastrava, Hattie Hayes, Ben Bryant, Amanda Hurley, James Huessy and Jessie Johnson. Headliner: Anya Volz

JT Habersaat
Apr
7
9:00 pm21:00

JT Habersaat

  • Space 55

Bird City Comedy Festival is proud to present a glorious night of stand up featuring JT Habersaat (Misanthrope, Altercation Punk Road Stories Podcast). Featured on the show will be Kristin Lytie, Chris Castles, James Hoenscheidt, Carmen Morales and Kristine Levine.

Storytelling Showcase
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Storytelling Showcase

  • The Newton

Join us for a wonderful night of hilarious storytelling from some of the best tellers in the country. Featuring stories from Dan Hoen Hull (The Storyline), Marnee Burrus (Then It Got...Weird), Nate Romero (The Storyline), Mishka Shubaly (I Swear I'll Make It up to You) and Tania Katan (My One Night Stand with Cancer).

Jackknife Comedy
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Jackknife Comedy

  • Renaissance Downtown Phoenix

Created by Patrick Hastie (Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, The Interrobang) and Gideon Hambright (Hudson Valley Comedy Festival, Orange Is The New Black), Jackknife Comedy is a rad showcase of wonderful comics from all over the country. Co hosted by Emily Winter, this special Bird City edition of Jackknife includes performances from: Alley Lightfoot, Hana Michels, Dante Powell, Rachel Weeks, Jen Saunderson, Kwasi Mensah, Andrew Deacon, Valerie Tosi and Sari Beliak. Headliner: Paul Goebel