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!

September 2018 Comedians

September 7th & 8th (Friday at 8pm & Saturday at 7pm)

MIKE FINOIA ~ Featured at Comedy Central’s New York Festival

PAT OATS ~ Reguloar on Sirius XM Radio, Featured on E’s Talk Soup

TONY LIBERATI ~ Seen on America’s Funniest People

September 14th & 15th

EDDIE CLARK ~ Recently featured on ESPN, Headlines The Borgata in Atlantic City

DOUG KEY ~ Recently seen on MTV, Appeared on ABC’s The Chew

LORI PALMINTERI ~ Recently seen on FX’s Louie

September 21st & 22nd

MARTIN MONTANA ~ seen on Funny or Die, Headlines Catch A Rising Star,

JAY SUTAY ~ The hardest working pediatrician in comedy! Finalist for Funniest Person in Connecticut

KRYSTAL DYER ~ Co-Host on Roxy FM Radio

September 28th & 29th

JAY BLACK ~ Recently seen on Showtime, College Comedian of the Year

PAUL OLLINGER ~ Opens for Jeff Dunham, Featured at the Best of Atlanta

SHARON SIMON ~ Recently featured on SNL, regular at The Broadway Comedy Club

October 2018 Comedians

October 5th & 6th

JIM McCUE ~ Recently on Last Comic Standing, Founder of The Boston Comedy Festival

MIKE SPEIRS ~ Regular at Headlines Comedy, Featured act at Catch A Rising Star

JEREMY GOFF ~ Regular at Comix Comedy

October 12th & 13th

MIKE SOMERVILLE ~ Seen on the Late Show with David Letterman, Headlines at The Improv

DOUG KEY ~ Recently seen on MTV, Appeared on ABC’s The Chew

LORI PALMINTERI ~ Recently seen on FX’s Louie

October 19th & 20th

LOUIS RAMEY ~ Seen on Last Coming Standing’s Final, Finalist at Montreal Comedy Festival

JOHN IVARONE ~ Regular at Dangerfield’s, First Place at MTV’s Improv Festival

DAN KALWHITE ~ Regular at Gotham Comedy Club

October 26th & 27th

ROSS BENNETT ~ Recently on Comedy Central, Seen on CBS The Late Show

ROB STEEN ~ Featured on The Late Show with David Letterman

THINK FLOYD ~ Opens for J.B. Smoove