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!

November 2018 Comedians

November 2nd & 3rd

KEVIN DOWNEY JR. ~ Recently seen on America’s Got Talent, Featured on Comedy Central

STACEY PRUSSMAN ~ Host of the Stacey Prussman Hour, Regular on the Howard Stern Show

JESSICA COLLAZO ~ Regular at the Governor’s Comedy Club

November 9th & 10th

PETE DOMINCK ~ Host of Stans Up on Sirius Radio, Regular on the Colbert Report

NICK CANTONE ~ Recently seen with Rob Schneider, Appeared on Comedy Central’s Up Next

CAMILLE THEOBALD ~ Recently seen on MTV

November 16th & 17th

JIM DAILAKIS ~ Recently seen on Fox TV & NBC, Headlines at Borgata in Atlantic City

LARRY XL ~ Regular at Absolute Comedy in Ottawa, Recently at The Comedy Zone

MARA MAREK ~ Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Seen on Happy Never After Podcast

November 23rd & 24th

BOB DIBUONO ~ Regular on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Featured on CNN

JORDAN LAUTERBACH ~ Opend for Gilbert Gottfried, Headlines at McQuire’s Comedy Club

KRISTINE BLINN ~ Recently at The Comic Strip Live 

November 30th & December 1st 

KEVIN McCAFFREY ~ Recently on the Late Show with David Letterman

CANDYCE MUSINSKI ~ Featured at the Boston Comedy Festival

ERIK BRANSTEEN ~ Owner and writer of JOKEBLOGGER site

December 2018

December 7th & 8th

MICK THOMAS ~ Recently seen on ESPN, Tours Ireland annually, Headlines at Dangerfields

JANE CONDON ~ Featured on Lifetime’s “Girls Night Out”, Recently seen on “The View”

TIM McKEEVER ~ Regular at Comix Mohegan Sun

December 14th & 15th

ANDREW KENNEDY ~ Andrew’s Comedy Central Special voted among all time best!

KATIE HANNIGAN ~ Recently seen on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, Featured comedian at The Broadway Comedy Club, Regular at The New York Comedy Club

GIANCARLO BIONDINO ~ Opens for Owen Benjamin

December 21st & 22nd

BRIAN SCOLARO ~ Recently on Conan O’Brien, Regular at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas

CASEY BALSHAM ~ Recently seen on “Gotham City Live”, Featured on “Stand Up & Deliver”

SHAWN MURRAY ~ Writer and host of "Fantasy Filmball" podcast

December 28th & 29th

JAMIE MATTERN ~ Recently seen on MTV, Headlines at Carolines on Broadway

LEAH BONNEMA ~ In Top 10 Funniest Female comedians, Seen on IFC’s Comic Drop

HOWIE MASON ~ Recently at The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver

December 31st  New Year’s Eve Comedy Special! Showtimes at 7pm and 10pm

DAN CROHN ~ Recently seen on “last Comic Standing”, Featured at The Los Angeles Improv

CLAUDIA STAVOLA ~ Regular at “Catch a Rising Star”, Opens for Nick Dipaolo