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!



A Special Valentine's Day Comedy Event!

On Thursday, February 14th, City Steam Brewery is going to celebrate the "day of love" with a night of laughs! The show starts at 7PM.

ERYCA NOLAN  ~ Recently seen on Amazon Video, performs at the Washington, D.C. Improv

CLAUDIA STAVOLA   ~ Regular at Catch a Rising Star, opens for Nick DiPaolo

MAX DOLCELLI    ~ Recently seen on HBO, featured on Comedy Central, headlines at Dangerfields


February 1st & 2nd

LEIGHANN LORD ~ Seen on Comedy Central, HBO, VH-1 and headlines at Comic Strip

JOHN ROMANOFF ~ Seen on Gotham City Live and Appearances on FOX TV and NBC

PAUL GREGORY ~ Featured on Sirius XM Radio

February 8th & 9th

ROSS BENNETT ~ Seen on Comedy Central, CBS Late Show & Great American Comedy Fest

RYAN MAHER ~ Seen on MTV & a regular at Catch a Rising Star in Vega

MARCELLINO HILL ~ Performs at Dangerfield &Broadway Comedy Club

February 15th & 16th

MAX DOLCELLI ~ Recently seen on HBO, featured on Comedy Central, headlines at Dangerfields

DAN SHAKI ~ Recently on Gotham City Live and on MTV

JEREMY GOFF ~ Regular at Comix Comedy

February 22nd & 23rd

JOE DEVITO ~ Featured at Comedy Central, Late Night w/ Craig Ferguson & Dangerfield’s


BRIAN PLUMB ~ Seen at Foxwoods Comic & the Dallas Comedy Festival

MARCH 2019

March 1st & 2nd

MIKE SOMERVILLE   ~ Seen on The Late Night Show w/ David Letterman, regular on VH1, Bravo, Starz, & Encore, wrote & hosted the show Wingman

BILL BORONKAY   ~ Five time Emmy winning sportscaster, featured at Laughing Skull Comedy Festival

ERYCA NOLAN  ~ Recently seen on Amazon Video, performs at the Washington D.C. Improv

March 8th & 9th

MIKE HANLEY ~ Seen live on The Today Show, appearances on Good Morning America & CNN, competing in Comedy Central's Stand-Up Contest

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

TONY LIBERATI  ~ Seen on America's Funniest People

March 15th & 16th

NORE DAVIS  ~ Recently seen on MTV, featured on Comedy Central, regular at the New York Comedy Club

ANGELA  COBB  ~ Seen on Comedy Time TV, regular at the Broadway Comedy Club

DAVEY  LOZANO   ~ Finalist at the Apollo Comedy Fest

March 22nd & 23rd

CHRIS ROACH      ~ Recently on Showtime, seen on Comedy Central, regular at the New York Comedy Club

SEAN MORTON  ~ Seen on Last Comic Standing, regular at Catch a Rising Star

DAVE SHEEHAN  ~ Featured on Fingerlakes Comedy Central

March 29th & 30th

EMMA WILLMANN  ~ Two recent appearances on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert ("She is hilarious!" - Stephen Colbert), seen on the Netflix special "The Comedy Lineup"

STACY KENDRO    ~ Featured comedian at the Montreal Comedy Festival, regular at Dangerfields

TIM MCKEEVER   ~ Regular at Comix Mohegan Sun