Dallas Comedy Festival to Celebrate Decade of Laughs

The Dallas Comedy Festival is celebrating a decade of shows, workshops, and bringing comedy from across the country to Dallas with a jam-packed lineup – the biggest yet. Nationally recognized podcasts “PenPals” and Dallas-based podcast “Sinisterhood” are on the lineup this year.

DCF is expanding its programming and venues this year to reach a larger audience and share the love of the comedic arts with more Dallasites in the Deep Ellum neighborhood its called home for the past 10 years.

The 2019 festival, beginning March 28, will have 213 performers, 46 shows, panels, and podcasts, and five stages.

“We’re thrilled to add two more stages right here in Deep Ellum, making it a really fun, walkable festival for the neighborhood,” said executive producer, Maggie Rieth Austin. “The added bonus of more local and national industry attending the festival and participating in panels will be great exposure for comedians.”

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Multiple headliners will round out the programming for DCF, including Comic-to-watch Daniel Van Kirk, Jaime Moyer, and Maribeth Monroe. National industry panels and a two industry-specific stand-up and character showcases will be new additions to the programming.

Other festival highlights include a JELL-O shot tasting on opening night; a local talent day featuring working stand-ups, improvisers, and comedic actors and writers from across the state, as well as a few who are coming home to Texas – Dallas’ comedy sweetheart Paul Varghese will close out the night.

In their hit two-person improv show, Jaime Moyer (Second City, Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls) and Maribeth Monroe (The Good Place, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Workaholics) will be closing out the festival with shows on Friday and Saturday night.

Festival badges and individual tickets are now on sale. For more complete festival lineup, sponsors and partners, visit dallascomedyfestival.com.



Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is the managing editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People. She curates special sections for People Newspapers like the fall and spring society special sections and 20 Under 40, as well as Faith and Living Well print content, daily web posts, and social media. With a strong background in community journalism, she believes that a city’s arts and entertainment scene is one that should be loved and supported. From luncheons to galas to museum openings and on and off-Broadway revivals, you can find her out and about on Instagram at Bianca_TBD. She also can be reached at [email protected]

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