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  The ATL Comedy Arts Fest is a citywide, Multi-Venue stand up comedy Festival and Symposium. Featuring the top comedians in the region and up and coming comics, the festival will culminate with 8 half-hour TV Episodes and 2   1-hour long Specials being filmed at 2 of the Venues. Comedians will be competing for Spots on the TV Tapings and the Hour long Specials. 

Opening Night Gala will be Wednesday, July 20th @ 8:30pm Doors @ 7:30pm. Tickets to event on Sale at

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Showcasing a Diverse lineup, this is a One of Kind Comedy Fest that has programming for everyone. From our LGBT Stage, to our Diversity Stage, our Urban Stage, or even our Southern Fried Comics.....there's no other festival like this in the South.

July 20th-24th

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