Pre-Comedy Fest Extravaganza

Laughs and Drafts

Fargo Brewing
Friday, December 22, 2023, 8 pm
Friday, January 19, 2024, 8 pm
610 N University Dr, Fargo, ND 58102

Come to the Fargo Brewing Company for a rib-tickling, knee-slapping good time at our Laughs and Drafts events on Friday, December 22, 2023, and Friday, January 19, 2024. It's a perfect prelude to the Fargo Comedy Fest that'll have you laughing your boots off!

Our hilarious host, Greg Hobbs, will hold the fort down at 8 pm for a 90-minute dose of pure comedic gold. We've rounded up five of the funniest folks around, ready to dish out jokes that'll have you snorting your drink out your nose! Get your tickets for just $15.

Battle for the Master of Ceremonies

Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27
The Cellar below Front Street Taproom
614 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103 | 21+

Jade Presents and The Cellar have joined forces to unearth the finest local comedians. The victor of this exhilarating two-day competition will be honored to host the 2024 Fargo Comedy Fest featuring headliners Maria Bamford, Drew Lynch, and their comedic cohorts!

Round One January 26, 2024 7:30 p.m. Doors | 8 p.m. Show Watch as talented comedians engage in a humorous showdown. Their mission? To captivate the audience and secure a spot in Round Two.

Round Two January 27, 2024 7:30 p.m. Doors | 8 p.m. Show Witness the cream of the comedic crop as the top five winners from Round One vie for your laughter and votes. You will have the power to select the comedian who will take the reins as the master of ceremonies for the February 16 & 17 main event at the Fargo Theatre.

Pregame with the Cellar

Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17
6 p.m. Doors | 6:30 p.m. Show
The Cellar below Front Street Taproom
614 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103 | 21+

Join us for a hilarious pre-show experience at The Cellar as we welcome back John Kennedy from New York City to headline each night. Since winning the 2020 Fargo Comedy Fest Master Emcee Competition, John has performed in the Washington DC Comedy Festival, was selected for San Francisco's Sketchfest 2023, and was recently highlighted in the New York Comedy Festival's 'Comics to Watch.'

Don't miss out on this appetizer of laughter to get you in the comedy fest spirit!

Marge's Diner Pre-Party

Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17
Marge's Diner 220 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102

Open 'til 8:30 p.m., servin' up a featured food 'n' drink menu that'd make even the proudest Midwestern momma smile. Show your Fargo Comedy Fest ticket, and you'll get a "Buy One, Get One" deal on our well pours or beer – 'cause laughter's always better with a drink in hand, doncha know? And why don'tcha toss your name into our raffle for a shot at some downright darn-tootin' fun prizes that'll have ya chucklin' all the way home.

Marge's Bar After-Party

Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17
Marge's Bar 212 Roberts Alley, Fargo, ND 58102 | 21+

The shindig ain't over yet. Head on over to Marge's Bar for the after-party, and if you were at the pre-party, don't ya forget to show that receipt, 'cause you'll snag a "Buy One, Get One" deal on well pours and canned beer, no foolin'! And, of course, we've got ourselves another raffle going on at the after-party. Who knows what kind of fun surprises you could be takin' home? So, don't be a stranger, come on down to Marge's Bar, and let's keep this Midwestern laugh-fest rollin'!