Sixth Borough Comedy Festival
JUNE 12-15, 2019

Jersey City, NJ

selections coming soon!!


about The Sixth Borough Comedy Festival (6BCF)

Art House Productions hosts the second annual 6th Borough Comedy Fest (6BCF) from June 12th-15th 2019. 6BCF is held in Downtown Jersey City with over 70 performers from across the USA. The festival features Stand Up, Sketch, Improv, Roast Battles, Podcasts and a new special event: The Roast Of Jersey City’s Mayor Steven Fulop. This year’s industry judges TBA! judges from last year included Comedy Central, Stand-Up New York, West Side Comedy Club and Catch A Rising Star.

Jessica Kirson headlines this years fest with Kevin Farley plus 6 comedians who will be selected by industry judges in the showcase rounds.

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 2019 premiere comedy fest:

Harborside, 210 Hudson St @ Exchange Place

FM Bar Lounge, 340 3rd Street @ Newark Avenue

Art House Productions Theater at the Cast Iron Lofts, 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






Jessica Kirson

Headlining Art House Productions @ HarborsideJC


Kevin Farley

Headlining Art House Productions @ HarborsideJC


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,  he 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. He appears on BuzzFeed's Follow This on Netflix. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes. He was pictured on the cover of the NY Times Sunday Styles with The ManKind Project, and his Op-Ed on Kevin Hart was published in USA Today.


Xavier Padin

Xavier is a Bronx-born, Puerto Rico-raised, South Carolina-educated, and Washington, DC-polished actor / improviser / writer / teacher / comms. strategist / coach & diviner now living in NYC. He began studying improv in 1998, which led to a few movie roles and him becoming a super-legit Meisner-trained actor, He's been a serious & comedic stage and film actor/director since 2005, where he began his studies at USC. In 2009 he made his return to improv comedy at Theatre99 in Charleston, SC. Xave later moved to Washington, DC where he was an incredibly active member of the improv community, performing improv at Dojo Comedy, DC Improv, The Unified Scene, and at Washington Improv Theater (WIT) - where he performed on multiple Harold teams and the weekend team of legendary ne'er-do-wells, Season Six. Xavier was also an actor/writer on DC's the longest-running sketch comedy team, Brick Penguin. Xavier has studied sketch comedy and completed improv training programs at WIT, UCB (post-academy) and at the Magnet Theater. Since arriving in NYC Xavier has directed multiple improv teams, performed as a character actor, and as can be seen weekly in the Magnet Theater Saturday night improv show, The Armando Diaz Experience. Xavier can be frequently seen in sketch comedy at UCBHK and with his Friday night team, The Executives, at the Magnet Theater. 



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!