Huge Lightning Strikes Back: Fayetteville’s Comedy Festival Returns April 20-22 – Arkansas News

The comedy forces of Northwest Arkansas and beyond are coming together for three nights of improv, stand up, storytelling, music and general hilarity this weekend.

Huge Lightning Comedy Festival is returning for its second year at Path Outfitters — behind Tiny Tim’s Pizza on the square — in Fayetteville April 20-22. Featuring improv troupes and comedians from Chicago, Kansas City and New York as well as local talent, the festival acts as a bridge between local and national comedy acts.

“It’s an amazing chance to not only see all of the great talent in Arkansas in one place for one weekend, but for people to see all the national acts packed into one room with them,” said Jordan Haynes, co-creator of the festival. “Besides that, it’s really important and a blast for our performers to hang out with all of these people from all over and see how they work and get advice.”

Each night of the festival will offer up two different variety shows of improv, stand up, music and storytelling. Tickets are available for $10 for single events, and all night passes are $15. For the whole weekend it’s $40.

Courtesy Photo Huge Lightning Comedy Festival will take place April 20-22 in the open spaced local retail and art shop Path Outfitters in Fayetteville.

Courtesy Photo
Huge Lightning Comedy Festival will take place April 20-22 in the open spaced local retail and art shop Path Outfitters in Fayetteville.

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