Best of Boston Comedy Festival

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Laughs will be abundant as the Best of the Boston Comedy Festival returns to the Kate.  Each year, the Festival brings in the best of the best in a weekend festival in Boston, and then they send some of the best down to Old Saybrook to take the stage at the Kate.

Erin Maguire is an NYC based stand up/actor/podcast host. She's appeared on Gotham Live, ESPN, and Game Show Network. Erin appears at clubs in NYC and beyond, and was recently featured at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Boston Comedy Festival Finalist.

Kathe Farris is a Boston-based stay-at-home mom, stand-up comedian, and snack cake enthusiast. She hit the comedy scene a little late in life but quickly made up for it by becoming a Comic-in-Residence at The Comedy Studio and a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival. She is a fixture on local stages all over New England thanks to her intelligent yet accessible material. Kathe performs regularly for private and corporate events and sometimes a suburban middle school...sometimes!. Known for her understated demeanor and punchline-heavy writing, her act impresses audiences across the country. Kathe’s weekly show Farris and Friends Comedy Hour is a “The Boston Globe’s Critics Choice”.

Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, his stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over New England. Dan's jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he was recently a guest on a live episode of the popular podcast WTF with Marc Maron. His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amounts of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records. Dan Crohn is quickly becoming one of the funniest comics in Boston, and with good reason: he's hilarious.

Greg Boggis is a New England based stand-up comic with almost twenty years of experience in the entertainment business. Greg was featured The Hippo in their Best of 2017



The Kate parking map - accessible parking is available on Main Street and in the parking lot behind the Kate

Parking at the Kate is free and easy! There is not one dedicated parking lot; however, there is ample parking surrounding the venue.

Parking on the street is limited and shared by all Main Street merchants. We ask that you consider one of the suggested off-street parking locations in blue where Kate patrons have permission to park.

Shows start promptly at the time posted to our website and printed on your tickets. Planning to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show is always a great idea—plus, it gives you a few minutes to explore the Katharine Hepburn Museum!


The Kate is located at 300 Main Street in downtown Old Saybrook, a short distance from the I-95 corridor as well as the Route 9/I-95 interchange. Get Driving Directions


The Kate’s Concessions/Bar area is open for most shows, offering bottled water, soda, juice, and a selection of movie theater candy. For those 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, prosecco, and simple mixed cocktails are available.

Cash or credit cards are accepted and beverages purchased at the Kate may be taken into the theater.

Concessions/bar may not be available for all performances and selections may vary. For more information, contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453.

Nearby Dining Options

Consider one of the many great nearby restaurants for a bite to eat before or after the show. To explore options, check out our Dining page.

The Kate theater is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cultural Arts Center. The orchestra level is accessible by elevator from the 1st floor lobby; the balcony is accessible only via stairs. Accessible seating locations may vary slightly by event and are clearly identified on the interactive seating chart for each performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453. For additional information, please reference our Box Office & Theater Policies.

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