Celebrate Funny-Bone Friday w/the DVE Comedy Festival, Arcade & PGH Improv
After a long week of work, we could all use a good laugh to kick off the weekend. Luckily, there’s no shortage of comedy to be found in the ‘Burgh, and we’ve compiled a list of acts that will be sure to tickle your funny bone this Friday.
DVE Comedy Festival
Randy Baumann and the WDVE Morning Show are set to host the annual DVE Comedy Festival. The one-day festival features sixteen performers, from Pittsburgh and across the country, on three different stages, including performances at the Byham Theater, the Rex Theater, and Club Cafe.
This year, the Main Stage is located at the Byham Theater, and will be home to performers Bill Crawford, Christina Pazsitzky, Tom Segura, Michael Che and Jim Norton. Tickets are $55, and the show starts at 8PM.
Audience members wanting to catch a later show can head over to the Rex Theater and the DVE 2nd stage. This 21+ performance includes comedians Joe Bartnick, Paul Virzi, Jeff Kunkle, Sean Collier. Tickets are $15 and doors open at 9PM.
Have a late day on Friday, or want to check out two shows in one night? Make sure to grab tickets to the late night performance on the Loaded Stage at Club Cafe. Hosted by Aaron Kleiber, the show includes performances by Ed Bailey, Matt Light, T-Robe, Andy Picarro, Shannon Norman, Molly Sharrow and Tim Ross. Doors open at 11:30PM and tickets are just 10 bucks.
Arcade Comedy Theater
An Arcade Comedy Theater staple, Comic Wars is back this Friday for another round of head-to-head comedy. Also hosted by Aaron Kleiber, BYOB and spend the evening voting for your favorite Pittsburgh comedian. This month tests the improv and stand-up skills of Sean Collier, Norlex Belma, Molly Sharrow, Mike Sasson, Jeff Kunkle and Derek Minto. Doors open at 8PM and tickets are $10.
Ever wonder what it would be like to attend your own funeral? The Death Show aims to create the most hilarious funeral you’ve ever been to. Taking inspiration from an audience member, the show features eulogies, scenes, and even words from the dearly departed. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 10PM.
Grab a seat and check out Ralphie May perform at the Pittsburgh Improv. Known for his no-holds-barred style of comedy, May does not go out of his way to avoid touchy topics. Performing Thursday through Sunday this week, Friday’s performances are scheduled for 7:30PM and 10:30PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP (this event is 21+).
Why sit around and spend another night watching cat videos? Grab your tickets today and start counting down the hours ’til the weekend.