The festival begins Thursday, June 13th, with the traditional Comedy Magic Show, continues Friday with the Comedy Showcase, and concludes Saturday, the 15th, with the Festival Gala. Shows are at 7 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Theatre.
The 12 th Annual Great American Comedy Festival is presented by Nucor Steel Nebraska, Nucor Cold Finish Nebraska, Nucor Detailing Center, and Vulcraft Nebraska. There is also The Cable ONE Late Night Show Friday at 10:30 at Divots.
Saturday’s talent line-up, in addition to headliner Paul Reiser of NBC’s Mad About You, and host Pete Lee, includes Dino Archie, Dina Hashem, Chris Newberg, and Karen Rontowski. Archie began his career as a writer and actor, but always wanted to be, as he said, “funny; I love stand up.” He splits his time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.