Bird City Comedy Festival 2016: A Field Guide to the Event in Downtown Phoenix This Weekend

By Janessa Hilliard, Phoenix New Times

 Beth Stelling of  Jimmy Kimmel Live  fame will perform a stand-up set on Saturday night.

Beth Stelling of Jimmy Kimmel Live fame will perform a stand-up set on Saturday night.

There's no shortage of festivals geared toward funny throughout the year. Montréal has Just For Laughs, San Francisco and Chicago each have a Sketchfest, and New York City has, well, New York Comedy Festival. And while Austin's SXSW and Los Angeles' RiotLA are only a road trip away, Arizona's corner of the Southwest is still a desert when it comes to large-scale comedy shows. Until now.

Get Your Laugh on at The Bird City Comedy Festival

By Matt Santos, Prescott E-News

If you ever wanted to be on the ground floor of something big, like an up-and-coming band, good stock tip, or the next best seller, Friday night, April 8th is your chance. 

That’s opening night of The Bird City Comedy Festival, a three-day event packed with some of the best comedians in the country and Phoenix’s first ever all stand-up festival.

The Mile High Show Episode #80: Genevieve Rice & The Bird City Comedy Festival

This week Matt sits down with Genevieve Rice, founder of The Bird City Comedy Festival that’s taking place all over Phoenix this coming weekend, April 8, 9, & 10.

Listen in as she tells how she came into comedy, the process of setting up such a HUGE event, and the comics that will perform, including Dana GouldEmily Heller, & Beth Stelling.