tshirtMaine Comedy Festival was created by comedian and native Mainer, Ian Harvie in 2011. As the director, Harvie strives to make the festival one of the most diverse and non-competitive, comedy weekends in the country, showcasing talents from all over the world.

The shows are intentionally cast with interesting and unique comic voices – a cross-section of the most diverse group of professional funny people working in the entertainment industry today.

The festival is grateful to be hosted by The Bethel Inn Resort, a classic, New England-style, 200+ acre, vacation destination, with every amenity imaginable. One might describe the Inn as a kind of “modern-day, Dirty Dancing-style resort”.

In addition to the live comedy shows, we host the one and only, Hecklers Golf Tournament, where traditional golf etiquette goes out the window and cracking a joke on your buddy’s backswing, is not only allowed, but strongly encouraged! The local community, festival goers, and festival performers join forces to play one hilarious round of golf.

Come laugh, stay and play all weekend long!