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!




July 5th & 6th

MIKE GAFFNEY - semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing | regular at Gotham Comedy Live | headlines at Dangerfields

Kindra Lansburg - featured at Women of Comedy Festival | part of the Boston Comedy Festival

Tony Liberati - seen on America's Funniest People

July 12th & 13th

SEAN DONNELLY - recently on The Late Show with David Letterman | headlines at the Gotham Comedy Club | featured comedian on MTV

Owen Bowness - regular at the Comic Strip Live | co-host of Life Beyond Our Mildest Dreams | headlines at Nick's Comedy Stop

Cezar Ostrowski - regular at the Comic Strip Live

July 19th & 20th

LIZ MIELE - recent appearances on Comedy Central | featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien | seen on The Daily Show

Justin Herman - seen on Seth Myers | writer for Comedy Central | heard on Sirius XM

Davey Lozano - finalist at the Apollo Comedy Fest

July 26th & 27th

TOMMY GOOCH - headliner at the Borgata Hotel & Casino | stars at the Broadway Comedy Club | featured on Spectrum TV

Rob Steen - featured on The Late Show with David Letterman | seen on Comedy Central

Jeremy Goff - regular at Comix Comedy


August 2nd & 3rd

EDDIE CLARK - recently featured on ESPN | headlines the Borgata in Atlantic City | regular on Law & Order

ANGEL RENTAS - one of the Latino Kings of Comedy | featured comedian at the Boston Comedy Festival

KATHRYN GIRONIMI - seen on Comics Watching Comics on Amazon | featured at the Women in Comedy Festival

August 9th & 10th

MATT BERGMAN - regular on Gotham Comedy Live TV | recently on the Comedy Central Live Tour | headlines at the Improv

LARRY XL - regular at Absolute Comedy in Ottawa | recently at the Comedy Zone

CAITLIN REESE - final at the Gotham National Comedy Competition

August 16th & 17th

MARTIN MONTANA - seen on Funny or Die | headlines at Catch a Rising Star | heard daily on Sirius Radio

CRAZY GENE TRIFILO - seen recently on Last Comic Standing | features at the Broadway Comedy Club

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

August 23rd & 24th

TIM HOMAYOON - recently seen on Comedy Central | featured on MTV | writes for Saturday Night Live

PAT OATES - featured on Chaz & AJ Morning Show | regular on Sirius XM Radio | featured on E's Talk Soup

KRYSTAL DYER - co-host Roxy FM Radio

August 30th & 31st

BOB DIBUONO - regular on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show | recently seen on MTV and The View | weekly shows at Dangerfields | featured personality on CNN

PETE COSTELLO - star of Laughing Cancer Off | seen on TV's The Steve Katsos Show

ANDREW MANNING - featured on Sirius XM Radio