2019 Plano Comedy Festival Lineup Announced

Plano Comedy Festival

The Plano Comedy Festival is proud to announce the 2019 lineup for Plano’s biggest comedy event ever, which will take place September 12-15 in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Kicking off its second year, the festival will present 77 of the funniest nationally touring and up-and-coming stand-up comics, improvisational troupes and podcasters from all over the country, as well as the following headliners:


Martin Urbano
seen on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Howie Mandel’s Comedy Gala,” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up”
Paul Varghese
seen on “Loco Comedy Jam,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Comedy Central – Live At Gotham” and “Russell Peters Presents”
KeLanna Spiller
seen on “Comedy Central – Kevin Hart Presents Hart of the City” and a Funniest Comic in Texas Finalist
Richard Douglas Jones
seen on “Comedy Central – The New Negroes” and “Kevin Hart – LOL Network”
Jasmine Ellis
seen on “Stand Up Empire” and the Moon Tower Comedy Festival
Barry Whitewater
seen at the Dallas Comedy Festival and East Texas Comedy Festival


In partnership with Hub Streat, the primary venue for the Plano Comedy Festival, and multiple venues such as Cox Playhouse, McCall Plaza, and Urban Rio, the festival will present 17 comedy shows in four days, including a Comedy Brunch and Roast Battle. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Alexx, and there will be after parties each night of the fest.

On Saturday, Sept. 14 the festival will feature free, family-friendly shows, sponsored by the Downtown Plano Arts & Heritage Foundation, at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with performances by The Comedy Arena home of ComedySportz; The Magic of Eric Eaton; the 2018 Funniest Comic in Texas Winner, Wes Corwin and others.

Jonny Bratsveen performing at 2018 Plano Comedy Festival

Tickets for individual shows, day passes, and weekend passes are on sale now. Seating is general admission for all shows. Every show (except family-friendly shows in McCall Plaza) requires a separate ticket or a day or weekend pass to enter.

Stay up to date with the latest information about the Plano Comedy Festival such as the 2019 festival lineup, tickets, schedule, performer bios, photos and more via the official Plano Comedy Festival website.

Follow the Plano Comedy Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @planocomedyfest or #planocomedyfest.

Entire 2019 Festival Lineup


  • Martin Urbano
  • Paul Varghese
  • KeLanna Spiller
  • Richard Douglas Jones
  • Jasmine Ellis
  • Barry Whitewater

Featured Performers

  • Wes Corwin
  • Rich Estrada
  • Peng Dang
  • Tai Nguyen
  • Ralph Barbosa
  • Doug Sanders
  • Arun Rama
  • Sammy Anzer
  • Kasaun Wilson
  • Ben Collins
  • Colton Dowling
  • Doug Lewis
  • Edward Bell
  • Angelo Vescio
  • Hannah Vaughan
  • Doug Gillon
  • Will Loden
  • Ricky Gerro
  • Raza Jafri
  • Angela Owen Walker
  • Shahyan Jahani
  • Britainy Goss
  • Katy Evans
  • Andrew Wagner
  • Michael Pasvar
  • Zach Rippey
  • Reggie French
  • Lacy Lansford
  • Michael Madsen
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Garrett Buss
  • Tim Ketchersid
  • Quentin Hardy
  • Jake Yarbrough
  • Charlie Settles
  • Casey Stewart
  • Eric Von Reicher
  • Hannah O’Brien
  • Jon Marcus Morrison
  • Ben Dailey
  • Caryn Carson
  • Katie Still
  • Dylan White
  • Rafael Sanguily
  • Tim Marshall
  • Lexi Morris
  • Lindsey Jane Haddad
  • Hannah Howard
  • Marissa Nieto
  • Jami Shofner
  • Jamal Banyon
  • Kim Cook
  • Anna Barden
  • Kirstie Hayden
  • Emily Grefer
  • Irma Ruiz
  • Jon Mann
  • Ruth Banks
  • Sravanthi Basa
  • Marena Riyad
  • Robin Haynie
  • Al Coseglia
  • Jack Freeman
  • JJ Jones
  • Barrett Bingham
  • Aaron McDavis
  • Saffron Herndon


  • The Magic of Eric Eaton

Improvisational Troupes 

  • The Comedy Arena home of ComedySportz
  • Roller Ghoster
  • Folding Chairs
  • Kill Me Please


  • Whatever You Want w/ Jairo Flores
  • Jesse Lopez 15 Minute Podcast
  • Talk Show Incorporated
  • Dr. Heckle
  • Comedy Pending
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This information was provided as a press release. 

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  1. says: Twisted

    Not one Indian comedian considering how many Indians/Indian Americans/South Asian Americans live in Plano. Meanwhile YouTube and South Asian comedy scene is exploding…..thx for being inclusive!

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