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Welcome to DNA's Comedy Lab

2024 is shaping up to be an amazing year in comedy!  New venues. More diverse voices.  And the 11th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival is coming October 1st-5th 

Meet Your Next Favorite Comic

Since 2005, DNA has been bringing the best comedians in the country to Santa Cruz and Northern California.

Building Community Through Laughter

DNA’s Comedy Lab wants to build a community of people who love to laugh. Help us, help you.

11th ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ COMEDY FESTIVAL

DON’T MISS OUT!

 Thursday, June 6th at Brookedale Lodge: Ryan Singer

October 1st to 5th: 11th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

1st Saturday of Every Month at Bruno’s Bar and Grill: Stand Up Comedy Night Hosted by DNA

SUPPORT LIVE COMEDY IN SANTA CRUZ

 

DNA has produced several thousand comedy shows in Santa Cruz. Most of them have been free. The idea of a comedy club still lingers and we are always looking for partners who are interested in the same dream. DNA’s Comedy Lab exists virtually in your heart, mind and soul and we are always looking for new spaces to build community through laughter. If you have some money you’d like to throw our way, please do, everything goes to paying comics and making our comedy scene stronger. 

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Virtual & In-Person

Comedy Shows

2024 is going to be a huge year for comedy in Santa Cruz. We want to hear from you. Who do you want us to bring? Do you know of a venue that needs comedy? Private comedy show at your home or business? Please let me know – DNA

The Funny People

Our Comedians

Our goal is to continue to bring the most diverse and funniest people in the country to Santa Cruz. 

The Funny People

Our Comedians

Our goal is to continue to bring the most diverse and funniest people in the country to Santa Cruz. 

Chad Opitz

“I’m so happy I started doing comedy in Santa Cruz as I feel the crowds here are among the best in the Bay and beyond. Very excited for DNA’s Comedy Lab to add even more entertainment and fun to the absurd antics that Santa Cruz has to offer.”

Mean Dave

“To quote Leslie Nielsen in the movie Airplane, ‘I just want to say good luck, we’re all counting on you.’ ”

Emily Catalano

“I started my comedy career in
Santa Cruz. I owe everything to DNA, his events, and the community there.”

Chey Bell

“Nothing makes sense anymore!”

Phil Griffiths

“Santa Cruz is known for being the home of weirdos, surfers and hippies. What better place to contain them all than a comedy club?”

Amy Miller

“DNA has been putting on great shows and an awesome festival for years, and headlining some of us long before others caught on. When it’s not on a joint, he’s got his finger on the pulse!”