JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns

JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: Atlantic City Comedy Festival Returns


Aura Sanchez

The 9th Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has been announced to take place at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7, 2018.  Scheduled headliners for the festival include comedian/actor Mike Epps, Sommore, Earthquake, Jay Pharaoh and many others (see below for full list of comedians). The festival debuts top comic stars for two brilliant back-to-back nights of laughter.  Shows take place at 8pm, featuring 5-6 comedians on the bill nightly.  


Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Bruce Bruce
Guy Torry
Buck Wild


Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Mike Epps
Rickey Smiley
Lavelle Crawford
Jay Pharoah
Tony Robert


Pre-sale tickets for the festival are scheduled to go on sale on Tuesday, June 19th. Fans may gain access to the pre-sale by signing up for the festival newsletter at www.ACComedyFestival.com and by following the Atlantic City Comedy Festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticCityComedyFestival/ for exclusive event updates and promo codes.


Tickets for the festival will officially go on sale to the public on Friday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000, or visiting the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, powered by Atlantic City Electric.  Admission for each night of the festival will be sold separately.


Since its inception in 2009, the Annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival has drawn a crowd of over 50,000 fans to witness the comedy industries’ finest. In a city renowned for its nightlife entertainment, the Atlantic City Comedy Festival has established itself as paramount dual-day extravaganza.


For more Atlantic City Comedy Festival information, please visit www.ACComedyFestival.com.


Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.




North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With over 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in over 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events.


North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit-sub divisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (Comedy, HipHop, Jazz and more) North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country. 


About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.  Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/njcrda, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.


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