Jun 13, 2016

Atlantic City Comedy Festival Set to Return to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on October 8 & 9


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the provider of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, announced today that the Atlantic City Comedy Festival is set to return to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9.

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, June 17 at 10am and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800.736.1420 or at the venue Box Office. 

Back for its seventh year of fun and laughter, this two-day comedy festival has solidified its place on the Atlantic City boardwalk during Columbus Day Weekend, with over 50,000 attendees over its six-year history.  The past six years have been incredibly successful, with sold out shows as fans hail from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.

The 2016 Atlantic City Comedy Festival will feature performances by Mike Epps (Uncle Buck; ABC), Rickey Smiley (Rickey Smiley For Real; TV ONE), Sheryl Underwood (The Talk; CBS), Gary Owen (Gary Owen Family; BET), Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live; NBC), Tony Rock, Joe Clair, Buck Wild.

Photos & interviews can be requested by emailing [email protected]

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the CRDA.

About Spectra Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., In addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com and www.twitter.com/njcrda

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984.  CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.

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