We'll be announcing one headliner per week starting on January 2nd. Features and emcees will be announced on April 1st.


After a tough end to 2016, Limestone Comedy Festival could not be happier to announce the following: W. Kamau Bell- one of the leading political voices in comedy today- will open the 5th Annual Limestone Comedy Festival on June 1st!

Kamau rose to fame as the host of FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which not only launched his career but propelled Hari Kondabolu and Aparna Nancherla, among others. Currently, Kamau hosts the riveting weekly CNN show United Shades of America- which was just renewed for a second season- and co-hosts one of the most talked about new podcasts, Politically Reactive- alongside Hari Kondabolu.

6/1/17 - 7:30pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
6/2/17 - 4pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater (Politically Re-Active)


Limestone Comedy Festival is proud to welcome Fortune Feimster back to Bloomington! Fortune rose to fame as a performer and writer on Chelsea Lately and can currently be seen as a series regular on The Mindy Project, where she plays the very lovable nurse Colette.

Fortune made her TV debut on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished strong as a semi-finalist. She has since had recurring guest roles on Life In Pieces and Mulaney, and has appeared on Glee, Two Broke Girls, Workaholics, Drunk History, and Married. She's also a regular guest on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show, “Chelsea.” After being cast in the Tina Fey pilot “Cabot College” for Fox, Fortune went on to team up with Fey to create her own starring vehicle called “Family Fortune." Fortune also appeared in the recent comedy hit "Office Christmas Party."

6/2/17 - 7:30pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
6/2/17 - 10pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater


With our final lineup announcement for 2017's Limestone Comedy Festival, we couldn't be happier or more excited to round out our list with The Legendary Colin Quinn! With a resume few in comedy history could match, Colin has consistently kept himself top of mind in this business for over 30 years. Most notably, Colin spent six seasons on Saturday Night Live, including three seasons on the Weekend Update desk. He then hosted the super influential Comedy Central show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He has also performed five different one man shows over the years- several of which were directed by Jerry Seinfeld. Coin was also named to Comedy Central's Top 100 Stand-Up Comics of all time list and most recently drew critical praise as Amy Schumer's dad  in the Judd Apatow-directed Trainwreck.

6/3/17 - 7:30pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater
6/3/17 - 10pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater


We're super excited to announce Billy Wayne Davis as a headliner for the 2017 Limestone Comedy Festival! Billy made his Comedy Attic debut a couple years ago and audiences have been pining for his return ever since. Billy's been very busy- after recently having a successful run on NBC's Last Comic Standing and a memorable appearance on WTF with Marc Maron, he gained a wider following opening up for rock-n-roll star Sturgill Simpson. Billy also recorded and released a live album on Jack White's Third Man Records and hosted a Morgan Spurlock documentary for CMT. And, just last week, Billy made his late night TV debut on Conan.

6/1/17 - 10pm @ The Back Door
6/2/17 - 10pm @ The Comedy Attic
6/3/17 - 7:30pm @ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
6/3/17 - 10pm @ The Bishop


Limestone Comedy Festival is excited to announce our second headliner for 2017- the Bloomington debut of Jo Firestone! A true rising star in comedy, Jo has taken NYC by storm. Jo hosts two of the most successful recurring shows at Upright Citizens Brigade. She's also a producer on The Chris Gethard Show and appeared in The Characters on Netflix and Mike Birbiglia's Don't Think Twice. Jo also co-created and stars alongside LCF alum Aparna Nancherla in their amazing web series, Womanhood.

6/1/17 - 10pm @ The Bishop
6/2/17 - 7:30pm @ The Back Door
6/3/17 - 7:30pm @ The Comedy Attic
6/3/17 - 10pm @ The Back Door


Janelle James cane to us as a feature level comic way back at the 2013 Limestone Comedy Festival. Since, her career has skyrocketed, and for good reason- she's great! Janelle can be seen on NBC Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was  included  in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Join us in welcoming Janelle back to Limestone Comedy Festival!

6/1/17 - 10pm @ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
6/2/17 - 7:30pm @ The Comedy Attic
6/2/17 - 10pm @ The Bishop
6/3/17 - 7:30pm @ The Back Door


Limestone Comedy Festival is excited to announce the Bloomington return of Hari Kondabolu! Hari made his Comedy Attic debut very recently and his poignancy, thoughtfulness and point of view were a perfect fit for LCF's 5th Anniversary. And most importantly, he's hilarious! Hari broke out into our consciousness via Totally Biased on FX and has remained a go to figure in political comedy ever since. He's appeared on Conan, Fresh Air with Terri Gross, Letterman, Kimmel, has his own 1/2 hour Comedy Central special and released two hit comedy albums.

6/1/17 - 10pm @ The Comedy Attic
6/2/17 - 4pm @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater (Politically Re-active)
6/2/17 - 7:30pm @ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
6/2/17 - 10pm @ Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center


Limestone Comedy Festival is proud to present the long anticipated Bloomington return of folk humorist Mary Mack! Eclectic is possibly the first word to come to mind when thinking about Mary's storied career- and her resume runs the gamut of weird, interesting and exciting. She's appeared on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, leant her voice to Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Fox's Golan the Insatiable- where she voices the lead- had a deep run on NBC's Last Comic Standing and recently made her late night debut with a breakout performance on Conan.

6/2/17 - 7:30pm @ The Bishop
6/2/17 - 10pm @ The Back Door
6/3/17 - 7:30pm @ The Bishop
6/3/17 - 10pm @ The Comedy Attic


Bobcat Goldthwait, Roy Wood, Jr., Justin Willman, Doug Benson, Tom Brady, Andy Erikson, Mike MacRae, Beth Stelling, Geoff Tate, Michelle Wolf, Gina Yashere, Stephen Agyei, Mat Alano-Martin, Michael Albanese, Sofiya Alexandra, Chanel Ali, Emma Arnold, David Britton, John Cessna, Mark Chalifoux, Julia Claire, Josh Cocks, DJ Dangler, Ryan Donahue, Allison Dunne, Maggie Faris, Danny Felts, Kate Ghiloni, Caitlin Gill, Andrea Henry, Ed Hill, Hannah Hogan, Mary Houlihan, Melinda Kashner, Tamer Kattan, Steven King, Aaron Kleiber, Jim Leugers, Christine Little, Kristin Manna, Jordan Mather-Licht, Jaye McBride, Keith McGill, Cory Michaelis, Lucas O'Neil, Al Park, Brandie Posey, Mitchell Potts, Jimmy Roberson, Samantha Ruddy, Jason Saenz, Girban Saleem, Ryan Schutt, Jessica Sele, Andrew Sleighter, Blair Socci, Brad Wilhelm, Jesse Bush, Austin Frields, Jan Gudaitis, Mo Mitchell, Aaron Nadell, Bob Nugent & Jonas Schrodt.
2016 Photos


Janeane Garofalo, Kyle Kinane, Michael Che, Doug Benson, Tom Brady, Chad Daniels, Dana Gould, Aparna Nancherla, Esther Povitsky, Dave Waite, Phoebe Angle, Marty Archibald, Sammy Arechar, Emma Arnold, Geoffrey Asmus, Kyle Ayers, Ryan Beck, Ben Bizuneh, David Britton, Sally Brooks, Casey Crawford, Conor Delehanty, Melissa Douty, Emily Galati, Rob Haze, Jamel Johnson, Jaffer Khan, Matt Knudsen, Alex Kumin, Dash Kwiatkowski, Matty Litwack, Stephanie Lochibihler, Grant Lyon, Jordan Mather-Licht, Tim McLaughlin, Chris Milner, Matt Monroe, Grayson Morris, John F. O'Donnell, Zach Peterson, Marlena Rodriguez, Spence Roper, Jonathan Rowell, Nick Sahoyah, Laura Sanders, Jeff Scheen, Josh Sneed, Linda Stogner, Brent Terhune, David Tveite, Brad Wenzel, Kate Willett, Justin Williams, Bryan Yang, Brad Wilhelm, Jesse Bush, Doug Drury, Austin Frields, Jon Hancuff, Mo Mitchell, Aaron Nadell, Mitchell Potts, Bob Nugent & Jonas Schrodt.
2015 Photos



Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo, The Legendary Emo Philips, Cristela Alonzo, Erin Foley, Carmen Lynch, Ben Moore, Ryan Singer & Sasheer Zamata with: Mat Alano-Martin, Matt Belknap, Rachel Bloom, Tom Brady, Saurin Choksi, Kristin Clifford, Josh Cocks, Kelly Collette, Adam Conover, Bryan Cook, Anthony DeVito, Jordan Doll, Pat Francis, Brian Frange, Nate Fridson, Barbara Gray, DK Hamilton, Jon Hancuff, Dina Hashem, Minori Hinds, Doogie Horner, Janelle James, Danny Kallas, Aaron Kleiber, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Candy Lawrence, Matty Litwack, Joshua Murphy, Peggy O'Leary, Adam Pasi, Patrick Passafiume, Ted Pettingell, Matt Riggs, Ben Rosen, Scott Simpson, Alex Stone, Spark Tabor, Paul Thomas, John Tole, Brad Wenzel, Jay Whitecotton, Myke Wright, Jono Zalay, Brad Wilhelm, David Britton, Doug Drury, Melinda Kashner, Stephanie Lochbihler, Jordan Mather-Licht, Aaron Nadell, Bob Nugent & Jonas Schrodt

2014 Photos


Tig Notaro, Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Doug Benson, Graham Elwood, Stewart Huff, Al Jackson, Jackie Kashian, John Roy & Geoff Tate with: Greg Beherns, Sagar Bhatt, Ben Bizuneh, Tom Brady, Sally Brooks, Peter-john Byrnes, Duncan Carson, John Cessna, Saurin Choksi, Sarah Connor, Josh Cocks, Mike Cronin, Dan Decotiis, Conor Delehanty, Sherman Edwards, Tyron Foston, Brian Frange, Drew Frees, Charles Gould, Jon Hancuff, Brett Hiker, Richie Holliday, Tyler Jackson, Janelle James, Kid Kazooey, Gabe Kea, Steven Knows, Katie Rose Leon, Christine Little, Chris Mancini, Tabari McCoy, Michael McLaughlin, Ben Moore, Joshua Murphy, Jamison Raymond, Darren Rodgers, Matty Ryan, Jenn Schaal, Dwight Simmons, Jeff Steinbrunner, Linda Stogner, Brent Terhune, Irene Tu, Butch Wesley, Brad Wilhelm, David Britton, Melinda Kashner, Jordan Mather-Licht, Aaron Nadell, Phil Nista & Jonas Schrodt.

2013 Photos