Brew Ha-Ha 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!

Brew Ha-Ha History

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!

July 2018 Comedians

July  6th & 7th

PAUL BOND ~ Host of JBE-TV and performs in Las Vegas    

MIKE CASEY ~ NACA College Comedian of the Year, Last Comic Standing

CAITLIN PELUFFO ~ Regular at The New York Comedy Club

July  13th & 14th

LIZ RUSSO ~ Recently on Saturday Night Live, Featured on Inside Edition

JOHN PERROTTA ~ Regular at the Comedy Factory

THINK FLOYD ~ Opens for J.B. Smoove

July  20th & 21st

ORLANDO BAXTER ~ Recently seen on NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, Regular on Gotham Live TV

BEECHER ~ Winner of the Connecticut Comedy Festival & regular on the HBO series Vinyl

RAFI GONZALEZ ~ Regular at Improv Boston

July  27th & 28th

MIKE HANLEY ~ Seen on the Today Show & selected to compete in Comedy Central’s stand up contest

PETE COSTELLO ~ Finalist in the Boston Comedy festival

DAN KALWHITE ~Regular at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club

August 2018 Comedians

August  3rd & 4th   

MATT BERGMAN ~ Regular at Gotham comedy, recently on the comedy central live tour

CAROLYN PLUMMER ~ Featured at The Boston Comedy Festival

DAVE SHEEHAN ~ Finalist at Catch A Rising Star Contest

August 10th & 11th

JIM COLLITON ~ Featured on Comedy Central & regular on XM’s comedy channel

ANGELA COBB ~ Regular at The Broadway Comedy Club

Host ~ TBA

August 17th & 18th

MIKE KOUTROBIS ~ voted funniest person in New Hampshire 

KYLE CRAWFORD ~ Featured in the movie Road Hard

MATTHEW P. BROWN ~ Star of Comedy Podcast "I'm Working on It"

August 24th & 25th

LIZ MIELE ~ Featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

KC ARORA ~ Seen on Laughs on Fox, Featured on Gotham Live

MARCELLINO "MOOSE" HILL ~ Regular at The Broadway Comedy Club and Dangerfield's

August 31st & Sept 1st

BEN HAGUE ~ Regular on Sirius XM and recently on The Late, Late Show

STACY KENDRO ~ Regular at Dangerfield’s & featured comedian at The Montreal Comedy Festival

JEREMY GOFF ~ Regular at Comix Mohegan Sun


Friday 8pm show: Doors open at 6:30pm │ Admission: $17

Saturday 7pm show:  Doors open at 5:30pm │ Admission $17

All guests must be at least 21 years of age│ Full Menu and Bar available