Three comedy stages with full food and bar services all in on one block in the iconic Montrose District.
Big Name Headliners & Discover New Up-and-Coming Talent: Standup, Podcasts, Music, Improv, Film Contest, & More!
The best time of year to be outside in Houston! Games, Vendors, Food, Drinks, Street Performers, parties, and more!
We are expecting much bigger crowds in 2024 so getting Early Entry to all shows is key. Plus you will be invited to VIP Exclusive parties and experiences. Attend any comedy show and be able to come & go from the festival as much as you'd like.
Attend any comedy show and be able to come & go from the festival as much as you'd like. All-Access is admitted after VIP and individual show ticket holders so it's important you are in line for any show you really want to see! If you don't want to risk it, the move is to go VIP!
Over 5 quality spots for all comics, industry panels, local transportation, food, drinks, great networking, a comedy contest with a chance to win $2500, and a lot fun. No need to submit your tape/video at time of registration, you can update your profile at any time until first week of November
Two contests for the price of one! We have Shorts (<10min) and Quickies (<90secs) We will be selecting ten(10) Shorts and twenty (20)quickies for the festival. $1000 1st prize plus $250 audience favorite for each category. Early price is $20 for our first 100 entries, then prices increase to $25 so get in now! Submitting video is optional at registration and can be updated any time until Oct 31st.
Save $5 plus hedge your bets on making into the festival by applying for the Film Contest and the National Standup comedy contest.
The Riot Comedy Club has been a staple in the Houston Comedy scene producing comedy shows with some of the biggest names in standup in the legendary comedy room at Rudyards. Created by award-winning comedian and entrepreneur Brian Gendron alongside his co-producer Zach Lyons and their small team. The Riot produces over 600 public and private shows each year. The Riot is recognized nationally as one of the best rooms to perform in by touring comedians and has heralded a five-star google rating with almost 1,000 google reviews.
The vision for the festival is to connect fans with comedians through a fun and intimate experience and to bring the comedy industry to Houston. You can expect the same quality bar as we have with our shows - funny comedy, high production, tasty food, cold drinks, excellent service, and overall a damn good time. We can't wait to see y'all out there!