December 02

Festival of Laughs

Festival of Laughs

with Rachel Feinstein and Jessica Kirson

The fifth night of Hanukkah is gonna be lit! The miraculous Jessica Kirson (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show) and Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central, HBO) bring their high-energy, unforgettable comedy back to the Improv. That's two headliners on one show! Whether you're a member of the tribe or you just love a good time, join us for this celebration of laughter.

Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein is a nationally touring comedian and actress. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we’ve seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” She has had three Comedy Central specials, including the most recent one hour special ‘Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple’. Rachel recently recurred on the Steven Soderbergh Amazon series "Red Oaks" and on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy "Crashing." Her past credits include "Trainwreck," "Top Five," "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," HBO's "Last Week Tonight," co-hosting "The View" on multiple occasions and several appearances on "Inside Amy Schumer." INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. You may also remember Rachel co-hosting alongside Shaq on "Upload with Shaquille Oneal." Feinstein has also lent her voice to Adult Swim’s "Venture Brothers" and the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Autovideo game franchise.

Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.

In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Jessica stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”

This year, Jessica will be featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro’s film “The Comedian.” She has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The View, and “Kevin Can Wait.” She has also been featured on the Comedy Central series “This Week at the Comedy Cellar.”

She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” And in her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to the “Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
12/02/2021 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:15 PM

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The fifth night of Hanukkah is gonna be lit! The miraculous Jessica Kirson (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show) and Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central, HBO) bring their high-energy, unforgettable comedy back to the Improv. That's two headliners on one show! Whether you're a member of the tribe or you just love a good time, join us for this celebration of laughter.


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The fifth night of Hanukkah is gonna be lit! The miraculous Jessica Kirson (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show) and Rachel Feinstein (Comedy Central, HBO) bring their high-energy, unforgettable comedy back to the Improv. That's two headliners on one show! Whether you're a member of the tribe or you just love a good time, join us for this celebration of laughter.

Rachel Feinstein

Jessica Kirson