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Salem Comedy and Spirits Festival

The First Annual Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival set for January 14-17, 2016
New Festival raises winter spirits with laughter and great local tastes

The First Annual Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival is set for Thursday January 14 – Sunday 17, 2016.  The four-day festival will run over the long weekend and feature over 20 comedians, a laugh-filled improv show, and a comedy-hypnotist at a variety of popular downtown Salem venues. The event will also feature great local tastings.  The Festival celebrates the craft of comedy, both for the audience as well as for the seasoned comedians performing each night.

Local venues for this year’s Festival include Koto, Far From the Tree, Opus, and Gallows Hill Theatre.  Each night will feature different comics and local tastings, and Sunday’s show will include an Improv show as well as a comedy hypnotist.

  • Thursday night will kick-off at Koto and feature 10 comics and a delicious dinner. 
  • Friday night at Far From the Tree, Salem’s local cidery, will also feature 10 comics and a special cider flight tasting.
  • Saturday night’s ‘Triple Threat’ show at Opus will feature three headlining comedians and starts with an optional exclusive private VIP three course Dinner with the Comics at Opus Underground.
  • The Festival finale on Sunday night is a double-header, which will include an Improv show and a comedy hypnotist at Gallows Hill Theater.

Salem Comedy & Spirits Festival tickets are now available at  Individual show tickets as well as all-access passes will be available on that date, as well as a limited number of Saturday VIP Dinner with the Comic tickets.  Early booking highly suggested.

For additional updates and information, follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

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