PROVINCETOWN, MA (Aug 19, 2019) From October 10 through 12, headliners Debra DiGiovanni, Sydnee Washington and Sean Patton will be joined by more than two dozen other comedians taking the stage over Columbus Day Weekend. End of the Earth’s wide variety of programming offers formats for every taste, with stand-up, one-person shows, improv, musical comedy, panels, live podcast recordings and a riotous Amuse Booze bartending competition. Nightly open mics will feature surprise special guests. Easily walkable, state-of-the-art festival venues include Commercial Street hubs The Pilgrim House, Fisherman’s Hall, and Grotta Bar.
“The End of the Earth Comedy Festival celebrates freedom of speech and allows comics to connect with like-minded audiences in a space where nothing will to be censored or policed,” Becker enthuses. “The best comedy is entertaining while also making you think. We want to create an opportunity for people to reach beyond their normal comfort zones.”
From providing a hip hangout for Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando to today’s vibrant arts scene, Provincetown boasts a rich history of creativity. The small, secluded town two hours southeast of Boston is already home to the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, Provincetown Dance Festival, and Cabaret Fest. Now thanks to a dedicated economic development committee and community-forward tourism board,
the first-ever End of the Earth Comedy Festival will join their ranks, offering audiences an apocalyptical slate of comedians as fearless as they are funny.
“Smart, outside-of-the-mainstream comedy is a perfect fit for Provincetown,” says festival founder and executive producer Kristen Becker. “Despite a current sociopolitical climate where no one’s allowed to say anything politically incorrect, this is a place where people are into pushing limits.”