“The Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival was established in 2016 by stand-up comedian Mark Scalia with the intention to celebrate comedy, comedians and spirits in historic Salem, MA.
In 2001, Mark was invited to the New Orleans Comedy Festival. While attending , he made great friends, contacts and had amazing shows. “That festival was unlike any other ones I’ve participated in the past.” Mark says. “The comics were all there to perform and have fun. It wasn’t a contest as a lot of festivals are and because of that, the comics didn’t feel competition towards each other. It made it feel more like family and everyone was supportive.”
Mark’s goal of creating The Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival is to have comics network with each other, be supportive, entertain Salem residents and enjoy amazing locally made products and spirits.”
This year’s comedians include:
The events are as follows:
Thursday, January 17, 2019
at Far from the Tree
The 2019 Festival kicks off with this perfect opportunity to enjoy locally made ciders, a fantastic comedy showcase, and gourmet pizza party catered by the Flying Saucer Pizza Company!
Friday, January 18, 2019
“Oceans of Laughs”
at Finz Seafood Grill
A Comedy celebration with some of the funniest comics in the country at one of the areas renowned restaurant venues . The Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival’s continues it’s second night of comedy at Finz Seafood & Grill! Now in it’s BRAND NEW location on Pickering Wharf!
Saturday, January 19, 2019
“Laugh Hard @ the Speakeasy Lab”
at Deacon Giles Distillery
The Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival’s finale night takes place at Deacon Giles Distillery in their Speakeasy Lab. Ticket price includes one (1) cocktail from their special featured drink menu. VIP tickets get you a tour of the distillery, tastings of their award-winning Vodka, Gin and Rums, reserved seating and a mix and mingle with the comics performing that night.
The festival takes place from January 17-19, 2019 and tickets can be purchased here. Enjoy!! <3