Sixth Borough Comedy Festival

Jersey City, NJ




about The Sixth Borough Comedy Festival (6BCF)

Art House Productions hosted the first annual 6th Borough Comedy Fest (6BCF) from June 7th-10th 2018. 6BCF was held held in Downtown Jersey City with over 70 performers, from the US and Canada. The fest featured Stand Up, Sketch, Improv, Comedy Podcasts and more. Gilbert Gottfried headlined the fest at Art House Productions. 6 comedians were selected from the preliminary showcases to open for Gilbert Gottfried’s SOLD OUT show on June 9th! Industry judges included Comedy Central, Stand Up New York, West Side Comedy Club and Catch A Rising Star.

Art House Productions has long awarded adventurous and diverse performing artists with a stage to expose audiences to their ambitious and challenging projects. Like the theater, 6BCF puts a premium on diversity and inclusion in comedy.

Locations participating in Jersey City’s 2018 premiere comedy fest:

FM Bar, 340 3rd Street at Newark Avenue

Art House Productions Theater at the Cast Iron Lofts located at 262 17th Street btw Coles St. and Jersey Ave.

Wheelchair accessible entrance. Please direct additional accessibility requests in advance to (201) 918-6019 or email

If you have any questions, email






Gilbert Gottfried

Headlining Art House Productions in the Cast Iron Lofts building on June 9th!

Marion Grodin

Headlining Art House Productions in the Cast Iron Lofts building on June 10th!


Meredith Burns

Meredith Burns is the Executive Director of Art House Productions. She began her career as an actor working off-broadway and regionally at theaters such as Pregones Theater/PRTT, The New Ohio, The Shakespeare Theater of DC, and Sierra Repertory. She is a founding member of Glass Bandits Theater Company, a not-for-profit organization based in Brooklyn, and from 2010-2014 served as the company's Managing Director. She currently performs sketch comedy on the Magnet Theater's long-running house team, The Executives. From 2014-2017, Meredith built and directed a comprehensive arts and literacy based after school program at New Voices Middle School in Brooklyn serving upwards of 200 children daily. She received her BFA in acting from SUNY Purchase and is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.


Rich Kiamco

Comedian Rich Kiamco has been featured on SeeSo,  performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, and has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and Louie Anderson in Las Vegas.  Broadway Comedy Club awarded him with a comic residency which was extended for an additional month.  Kiamco received the Overall Excellence Award at the NY Fringe  + Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival and has performed on campuses across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. Rich was featured on BRAVO’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, co-hosted the WE channel’s 3 Men And A Chick Flick,  had multiple appearances on Sirius XM, was interviewed on FOX’s Good Day NY and has appeared on The Howard Stern Show, The Wendy Williams Show and 2Point Lead with Yannis Pappas. Rich can be seen with youtube sensation Vic Dibitetto on The Vic Dibitetto Show with Marion Grodin. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes.


Ari Miller

(Magnet Sketch Teams Director, Writer, Performer, Guest Instructor)

Ari Miller is a comedian in NYC and a long-time writer and performer for the sketch team "The Executives," who play every Friday at 7 pm at Magnet, and also have played across the country and abroad. Ari co-hosts and performs in the monthly character showcase "Character Bash."

He also makes cartoons and reviews books that he has not read. Check that all out on



Danger Noodle at Art House on June 7th at 7pm

Thursday, June 7th - Art House Productions (Storytelling, Sketch Comedy)

7PM: Bryan Berlin, Danger Noodle, Woody Fu

9PM: Andrew McGill, Dinosaur Jones, Opening Night


Harpreet Sehmbi at FM on June 8th at 7pm

Friday, June 8th - FM Bar (Stand Up Comedy)

7PM: Harpreet Sehmbi, Dwayne Paul Cullen, Victoria Hoffman, Boris Khaykin, Nataly Aukar, Sammie James, Keane Cobb, Luke Tuoma

830PM: Pedro Gonzalez, Kate Sisk, Bryan Yang, Melissa Diaz, Darin Patterson, Tristan Smith, Isabel Hagen, Jake Mattera, Sam Morrison

10PM: Jeffrey Baldinger, Blair Harris, Jeena Bloom, Kyle Mara, Ariel Evans, Jarrod Fortune, Jenny Nelson, Jason Planitzer, Rich Kiamco

 Gilbert Gottfried HEADLINES 6BCF on June 9th at Art House!

Gilbert Gottfried HEADLINES 6BCF on June 9th at Art House!


Saturday, June 9th - Art House Productions (Sketch, Stand Up, Musical Comedy)

7PM: The Executives present PANERA THE MUSICAL

8PM: GILBERT GOTTFRIED w/ Best of The Fest

930PM: Drifters + My Dark Little Corner

 NJIT's & Rutger's IMPROV Technicians at 6BCF on June 10th at Art House

NJIT's & Rutger's IMPROV Technicians at 6BCF on June 10th at Art House


Sunday, June 10th - Art House Productions (Podcasts, Improv, Stand Up, Sketch Comedy)

5PM: Youngins Podcast

6PM: WTY We There Yet? Podcast


8PM: Caroline Castro + Chucho + Improv Technicians, Pat May Does Improv and Plays Video Games

930PM: Closing Night PARTY BABY!