Brew HaHa Comedy Club

at City Steam Brewery


About The Brew HaHa Comedy Club

Located in the basement of City Steam Brewery is the Capitol region's best spot for live comedy, the Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club! The country's funniest comedians perform on a stage right near our incredible brewing kilns. It's an experience like no other!

In 1987, Brown Thomson and Co. housed the first major comedy venue in Connecticut, when the Last Laugh Comedy Club opened in the rathskeller of the restaurant. The rathskeller offered a smoky, dark atmosphere typical of the era. During that time, relatively new acts, Kevin James, Ray Romano, Jay Mohr, Sarah Silverman, and Denis Leary graced our showroom stage.

With the ever changing economic climate of 1997, the original owners of Brown Thomson and Co. opportunistically renovated and expanded the interior of the restaurant, re-opening with the same name we have today, City Steam Brewery Café. With this new name change, the comedy club became unanimously known as the Brew HaHa. Since the beginning, we have showcased the comedy stars of today and tomorrow in our 200 seat showroom. Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, the Brew HaHa is just steps away from well known theaters such as the Hartford Stage and The Bushnell. The Brew HaHa provides the same high quality performances one has come to expect in this art-filled community.

We strive to consistently book the most professional and innovative comedy acts nationwide. We enjoy entertaining the countless birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, anniversaries and other celebrations that have joined us on any given Friday or Saturday night. We look forward to accommodating your next entertainment experience. Cheers!

CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

(If you purchase $20 in undiscounted food, you can get validated parking at Temple Street Garage.)


The Brew HaHa Comedy Club is also available for your special event!

Contact our banquet department by emailing banquets@citysteam.biz  or by calling 860.525.1600!

Upcoming Shows:


 

MARCH


March 6-7

PHIL HANLEY

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Phil Hanley began standup comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that makes no two of his performances the same. Phil’s style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling.

Phil's Comedy Central "The Half Hour" premiers November 14, 2015. Phil has previously been seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and @midnight. He has been showcased at numerous comedy festivals and can be seen regularly at The Comedy Cellar in New York City.


March 13-14

MAX DOLCELLI

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Max Dolcelli has appeared just about everywhere and done just about everything a comedian can do, performing in comedy clubs and comedy festivals in the U.S. and Canada, casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the Bahamas, at corporate events and on cruise ships, and on television and radio.

After nearly 30 years of making people laugh, Max has the experience and repertoire to deliver the kind of show people want, whether it's clean comedy for a corporate, private or other event, or a more risqué, late-night comedy club style.

No matter what the type of show, Max's animated onstage presence and sharp material get the audience on board for a wild ride.

If you've seen or heard Max, you know how funny the guy is.
If you haven't, why not find out . . .


March 20-21

JOURDAIN FISHER

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Jourdain Fisher is a New York based comedian who was born and raised in North Carolina. He started doing stand up comedy at the age of 17 to avoid working for his family’s funeral home. Since then he has found success in clubs and colleges across the country. Jourdain has been a part of various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off. Jourdain was also a back-to-back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, and a finalist in The Carolina’s Funniest Competition Jourdain was a finalist at this year’s NBC Stand Up Showcase. His smooth demeanor and quick wit are what drives Jourdain’s hilarious takes on everything from his family to social observations. Jourdain is currently a writer and actor on BET’s sketch comedy show, 50 Central.


March 27-28

ANDY HAYNES

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Born in the shadows of the volcano Mt. Rainier, raised on caffeine and salmon, and after a poorly planned career in professional skiing (and two knee surgeries), Andy went to college and studied religion because he had taken the most units in that field and wanted to graduate.

Around this same time, Andy started doing stand up comedy and never stopped. He did a stint in Washington D.C. before moving to New York, where he performed on Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon, at the 2012 JFL New Faces showcase, and drove a moving truck. He finally ended up in LA.

Andy has been a full time comedian for the past six years; performing on Conan, his own Comedy Central half hour special, and writing for a number of different television shows. He's also acted in a few things, including a very prestigious Rent-A-Center ad.

Andy now splits his time between LA and NYC and wherever someone will pay him to make jokes. He loves watching soccer (especially Arsenal), petting other people's dogs, and going into the wilderness. He has a niece he facetimes with. He is a regular at the Comedy Store and the Comedy Cellar.

APRIL


April 3-4

SIMON GIBSON

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Simon Gibson is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer, who was selected to be a New Face at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He recently appeared on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly”, and can currently be seen on the Amazon docu-series Inside Jokes. Originally from Portland, OR, Simon brings a dynamic combination of high-energy and physicality to the stage, performing at clubs and festivals across the country.


April 10-11

JAY BLACK

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Jay Black left his job as a high school English teacher ten years ago to embark on a career as a stand-up comic. In that time, he's achieved an incredible amount of success. On the stage, Jay has headlined clubs across the nation, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to the Tropicana in Atlantic City and just about every comedy club in between. He also toured extensively in Europe as the host of the US Army's "I Am Strong" tour. He's met with equal success on the college market, performing at nearly 1,000 schools across the country, winning the "College Performer of the Year" award once and the "College Comedian of the Year" award three times. For the last ten years, Jay has done a weekly spot on WIP Radio, discussing television, pop culture, and sports. In 2009, Jay started writing screenplays with his lifelong friend, Brian Herzlinger, producing a string of successful projects from 2012's "Paulie" with Paul Sorvino, 2014's "Meet My Valentine" with Scott Wolf, 2016's "Love Always Santa" with Margueritte Morea, and the upcoming "Orchard" with Tiffani Thiessan. Jay’s latest screenplay, “Perfect Pose” will go into production in December of 2019, for a 2020 television release. Jay also began acting in his projects, with significant supporting roles in both "Meet My Valentine" and "Love Always, Santa".


April 17-18

ANDY WOODHULL

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Andy Recently appeared The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has also appeared on Conan. He has a half hour special on Comedy Central. In 2014 he was the first comedian to make his network television debut on the Tonight Show: Staring Jimmy Fallon. In 2009 he appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.

Andy has appeared at many comedy festivals and contests including, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Maui Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. He won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2010. He has 4 comedy albums all in rotation on Pandora, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Andy is a resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune.


April 24-25

SEAN PATTON

Friday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Saturday: Doors open - 6:30PM | Show starts - 8PM

Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011, 2018), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018). He's performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He's been on @midnight (2014, 2015), The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015), This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017, 2019), Showtime's Live from SXSW (2017), TruTv's Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017, 2018), and This week at the Comedy Cellar (2018, 2019). As for acting, He's appeared on IFC'S Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV's Those who can't.

In 2019 he and co host Caitlin Cook launched their podcast 5 Words on the All Things Comedy network.