The Brooklyn Comedy Festival returns for a second edition this year, offering a week-long schedule of shows and events at a number of locations, including Spike Hill, Brooklyn Brewery (one of the fest’s main sponsors), and Glasslands. Last year’s inaugural festival featured such comics as Mike O’Brien, Jim Tews, Josh Rabinowitz, and Hari Kondabolu; this year’s local lineup still has some TBA slots, but Rabinowitz, Matteo Lane, and the Lucas Bros., fresh off their scene-stealing work in 22 Jump Street, are among those already scheduled to perform. Tonight’s festivities begin with “Game Night” at Spike Hill and “Broken Comedy” at Bar Matchless, before concluding with an opening-night party at Union Pool.
Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: Aug. 18. Continues through Aug. 24, 2014