Plano comedy festival - Saturday

We're officially in the weekend and suddenly the whole day is full of comedy!

Sales are now open for all day Saturday passes! Get access to all of the Saturday festival content (a $60 value) for $35!

The Comedy Arena home of ComedySportz of McKinney, TX is in the business of comedy. Especially improv comedy, where it’s all made up on the spot. The Comedy Arena prides itself on producing all types of comedy styles, from sketch, to stand up, but especially improv (short-form, long-form, city style, and even competitive style which has been a specialty for years). 


The Comedy Arena doesn’t just put on shows, but it’s a venue that teaches students how to become comedic performers and take the stage whether for performance purposes, or just in life.

Line-Up: Comedy Arena home of ComedySports of McKinney TX

For the first year in the festival's history, we had a large batch of musical comedians submit for the festival. Come get these laughs and (sing along if prompted) with these comics that perfectly blend music and laughter!

Line-Up: Robin Haynie, Ross Childs, Caroline Hawthorne, Jay Lapin, The Bear Dude, Sondheimlich Maneuver, Symply Courtney, King Hooker

It's Saturday! It's 5pm! And we've got a talented showcase of standups designed to lead perfectly into our Saturday headliners! Don't miss it!

Line-Up: Angela Kay, Badar Tareen, Jay Mandyam, Richard Douglas Jones, Pete Sakaris, Carey Cool Tripp, Scott Curtis, Sylvia Mc Bateman, Brandy Thomas, Adam Muller, Bill Lake

Stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, TV & radio personality, actress, author, blogger and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster. She is one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”

Foster has appeared on a number of television programs, including Comedy Central's Premium Blend, NBC's Today and Last Comic Standing, and VH1's Best Week Ever, Awesomely Bad, and Black to the Future miniseries. She has also been seen on various programs from BET, Bravo, the Travel Channel, and the Fine Living Network.

Line-Up: Ruth Banks, Erik Escobar, Dewayne White, Holly Brown, Tina Friml, Justin Foster, Hunter Sandlin, Tyrone Thornhill, BK Sharad, Karith Foster

Steve Hofstetter, Author, columnist, and comedian, is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.

Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", VH1's "Countdown", Sundance's "On the Road in America", and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special", where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of "Laughs" on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally.

One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the original writer for has also released six albums.

Line-Up: Caryn Carson, Sammie James, Vinayak Pal, Karla Tofte, Avanti Ji, Charlotte Parker, Wes Corwin, Jake Yarbrough, Daryl Felsberg, Steve Hofstetter

It's late. It's 11pm. The kids have gone to bed for the night. We're going to make you laugh. But it might get a little blue. Recommended for ages 18+.

Line-Up: Hannah Howard, Judaea Driscoll, John Guild, Hunter Sandlin, Landry Miller, Michael Priest, Al Coseglia, Kelly Smith, Kyle Chrise, Melissa McGillicudy, Roxxy Haze

Plano Comedy Festival is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with support from the Plano independent comedy, improv and podcast communities.