50 First Jokes by 50 Comics
Showtime: 8:00 PM Tickets: $10 Must be 21 or older
"50 comics, 1 mega-show, 1st new joke of the year. It's 50 First Jokes!"
"50 First Jokes" is proud to be the first big kickoff live comedy party event of the year, now taking place in 10 wondrous stand up comedy scenes throughout the United States of America!!! "50FJ" always takes place the first week in January. The format is 50 comedians, sharing one stage, each telling the very first new joke they've written for the new year. It's a fast-paced, super fun gathering that's meant to both celebrate the comedy community and give the audience a peak behind the curtain of what it's like to develop a brand new bit. The show started in NYC in 2007 in the back of a bar in the Lower East Side as an excuse for a bunch of comedians to get together, get drunk and mess around telling their first new joke of the year. Cut to over ten years later, and 50FJ has grown to become a highly-anticipated, sold-out, annual event in New York City, Los Angeles, DC, Denver, Atlanta, Ann Arbor, Austin, New Orleans and, for the very first time in 2017, Chicago, San Francisco and Minneapolis. John F. O'Donnell is the sole remaining original creator and producer. He hosts the NYC and DC incarnations of the show. And he is blessed and appreciative to get to work with his very talented friends/comedians/co-producers in all the various scenes, who work hard to make 50FJ a positively dynamite time for comedians and audience alike. 50 First Jokes is thrilled to have been featured in both the New York Times and the LA Times.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes 21 or older
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Metered Street parking on North Ave enforced until 10:00 PM. Free parking on Marshfield and Paulina Aves north of North Ave. The bar is located between Marshfield and Paulina Aves.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?