From October 30th through November 2nd, the “Best Island in the World” (according to Conde Nast Traveller readers) will play host to the first annual Maui Comedy Festival. This event brings a three-day, multi-venue comedy showcase to the historic town of Lahaina on the island of Maui. Attendees will have the chance to experience more than 30 of today’s funniest and smartest comics, including Hannibal Buress, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Marc Maron and Aisha Tyler.
The festival will take place at the most unique and iconic venues in Lahaina town, including the 680-seat Maui Theater, home of the world-renowned ‘Ulalena show; the salty and intimate Lahaina Yacht Club; and Fleetwood’s on Front St., the eponymous restaurant of legendary Fleetwood Mac drummer, Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood’s on Front St. will serve as the festival’s centerpiece and main watering hole, where all three floors will be packed with laughter – from stand-up on the rooftop at sunset to a genuine mainland comedy club vibe in the cellar lounge.
“Maui is known for not just our natural beauty and world class hotels, but also first-rate entertainment,” said Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa. “We have international film festivals, hulashows, live concerts and now this A-list of visiting comedians. I look forward to attending the Maui Comedy Festival myself and I encourage residents and visitors alike to do the same so we can all laugh the night away together.”
Tickets to the first annual Maui Comedy Festival are now on sale. Tickets are available online through mauicomedyfestival.com or laughstub.com. Individual ticket prices range between $45 and $75. Two levels of all-access passes are also on sale for $239 and $399.
The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is a premier accommodation sponsor of the festival and is offering a hotel festival package for $2200 that includes four nights double occupancy in a in partial ocean view King room, various festival themed amenities and two VIP all-access passes. The Hyatt Regency Festival Package can be purchased exclusively through mauicomedyfestival.com.
A complete list of artists as well as festival developments can be found at
www.mauicomedyfestival.com or twitter.com/MauiComedyFest