Special Alert

Get Your Laughs in the City of Medicine

Some say laughter is the best kind of medicine, and there is no shortage of it in Durham. This fall, the nation's top comedians are coming to Durham venues like DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, the Carolina Theatre, and Motorco. Get your tickets early and enjoy some side-splitting fun.

DPAC Comedy

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center:

Brian Regan - October 9, 2015

Known for his observational and sarcastic humor, stand-up comedian Brian Regan is a funnyman for the whole family. By using relatively clean humor, Regan has endeared himself to fans everywhere.

John Cleese & Eric Idle - October 28 & 29, 2015

While John Cleese and Eric Idle are perhaps best known for their work with the British comedy group Monty Python, they will bring their comedy to this side of the pond with storytelling, improvisation, musical numbers, audience interaction, and more.

Wanda Sykes - November 5, 2015

Wanda Sykes will bring her brand of sharp-witted stand-up comedy to DPAC after a stint on Curb Your Enthusiasm and New Adventures of Old Christine. Sykes has made a successful career after being a performer and writer on The Chris Rock Show.  

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy - January 30, 2016

These two comedians are perhaps best known for their proudly "redneck" brand of stand-up. Foxworthy also hosts the FOX game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, in addition to a Sirius XM channel with Larry.

Carolina Theatre Comedy

Carolina Theatre:

Steven Wright - October 10, 2015

Steven Wright is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer known for his flat, deadpan comedic style. Wright is an Academy Award winning film producer and his comedy album I Still Have a Pony was nominated for a Grammy award.

Tom Papa - October 17, 2015

Tom Papa has been delighting audiences with his performances as an actor and stand-up comedian for more than 20 years. He is a veteran performer on late night television and hosts Come to Papa on Sirius/XM.

John Hodgman - October 24, 2015

While perhaps best known as the contrary Windows character in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, John Hodgman is also the longtime resident expert on The Daily Show. His stand-up show VACATIONLAND will discuss the birthplace of rage, the world's most painful beaches, and more.

Jeanne Robertson - November 5 & 6, 2015

Former Miss North Carolina Jeanne Robertson has been charming audiences for decades with her witty observations about life. Throughout her career she has released eight DVDs and three books and has more than 26 million hits on YouTube.

NBC's Last Comic Standing - November 7, 2015

See the finalists from Season 9 of NBC's hit show Last Comic Standing as they perform live. It's sure to be a fun night of comedy featuring a variety of styles and subjects.

Martin Short - May 11, 2016

Martin Short has a long resume beginning with his breakout season on Saturday Night Live almost 30 years ago. Since then he has collected Emmy and Tony awards for his roles on the television and the stage. His work in feature films includes Three Amigos, Father of the Bride, and Frankenweenie.


Motorco Comedy Night:

Matt Braunger - November 5, 2015

A rising comedian, Matt Braunger was a series regular on MADtv, a recurring guest star on NBC's Up All Night, Pushing Daisies, United States of Tara, and has appeared on several late night shows. He is regularly seen at comedy festivals across the country.

Myq Kaplan - November 22, 2015

After a debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Myq Kaplan has appeared on several other late shows and filmed a half-hour Comedy Central special. He was a top five finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing.

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