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!




April 5th & 6th

LINDA BELT – Recently at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, featured at the Boston Comedy Festival, a regular at the Improv

RAFI GONZALEZ – Regular at Improv Boston, feature at Levity Live

CEZAR OSTROWSKI – Regular at the Comic Strip Live

April 12th & 13th

KERRI LOUISE – Recently seen on Comedy Central, appearances on VH-1, The View, and 20/20, finalist on Last Comic Standing

DANNY KALWHITE – Regular at the Gotham Comedy Club, features at the Comedy Connection

CAITLIN REESE – Features at Gotham Comedy Club

April 19th & 20th

JIM COLLITON – Recently on Comedy Central, regular on XM Radio’s Comedy Channel, opens for Brian Regan

LORI PALMINTERI – Recently seen on Gotham Comedy Live, regular at the Broadway Comedy Club

KATHRYN GIRONIMI – Seen on Comics Watching Comics on Amazon

April 26th & 27th

JIM MCCUE – Recently on Last Comic Standing, Founder & CEO of the Boston Comedy Festival, featured on Comedy Central

DYLAN VATTELANA – As seen at the Improv, feature at Liberty Laughs, regular at the Comedy Catch

KRYSTAL DYER – Co-host Roxy FM Radio


May 3rd & 4th

ROB FALCONE - recently seen on Comedy Central | featured on America's Talking | cast member of The Sopranos

MELISSA DIAZ - featured in the Hollywood Reporter | regular at Caroline's Comedy Club

KRISTINE BLINN - recently at the Comic Strip Live

May 10th & 11th

ORLANDO BAXTER - recently seen on NBC's Stand Up for Diversity | finalist in the New York Comedy Contest | regular on the Gotham Live TV

CLAUDIA STAVOLA - regular at Catch a Rising Star | opens for Nick DiPaolo

MARCELLINO "MOOSE" HILL - regular at the Broadway Comedy Club | performs at Dangerfields

May 17th & 18th

JAY BLACK - recently seen on Showtime | College Comedian of the Year | opens for Carlos Mencia

JAY SUTAY - the hardest working pediatrician in comedy | finalist for the Funniest Person in Connecticut

KATIE ARROYO - regular at Comix Comedy

May 24th & 25th

SUE COSTELLO - featured on Comedy Central's Premium Blend | seen on Last Comic Standing | creator and star of "Costello"

CAROLYN PLUMMER - featured at the Boston Comedy Festival | regular at Motley's Comedy Club

ANDREW MANNING - featured on Sirius XM Radio

May 31st & June 1st

SCOTT HIGGINS - features on Sirius XM Radio | opens for John Pinette | regular at the Comedy Factory

GIANCARLO BIONDINO - semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing | opens for Owen Benjamin

TIM McKEEVER - regular at Comix Mohegan Sun