The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival is in its fourth and final year and is produced by Columbus comics Lisa Berry, Pat Deering, Dustin Meadows, Tom Plute, and Nickey Winkelman. The festival will feature numerous local venues and incorporate some of Columbus' best comedy showcases and specialty shows, as well as comedians and shows from across the country, including our headliner, Zach Sherwin (The Pete Holmes Show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Epic Rap Battles Of History)!

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The festival will run from Thursday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 21st.

Dustin Meadows is the founder of  Whiskey Bear Comedy  and was one of the producers of the Columbus Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015. He runs numerous shows in Columbus, The Pop Culture Mixtape, Hot Dog!, character roasts and more.

Dustin Meadows is the founder of Whiskey Bear Comedy and was one of the producers of the Columbus Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015. He runs numerous shows in Columbus, The Pop Culture Mixtape, Hot Dog!, character roasts and more.

Tom Plute has been running the Comedy Death Spot Open Mic since 2013 (now at it's new home at The Tree Bar), as well as the Whiskey Deep podcast.

Tom Plute has been running the Comedy Death Spot Open Mic since 2013 (now at it's new home at The Tree Bar), as well as the Whiskey Deep podcast.

Lisa Berry is a writer/performer with sketch group Monday Night Live, as well as one half of the sketch comedy duo BerrySanders.

Lisa Berry is a writer/performer with sketch group Monday Night Live, as well as one half of the sketch comedy duo BerrySanders.

Pat Deering is half of the team behind Columbus Stands Up For Choice, a quarterly stand-up showcase which benefits various women's reproductive health organizations.

Pat Deering is half of the team behind Columbus Stands Up For Choice, a quarterly stand-up showcase which benefits various women's reproductive health organizations.

Nickey Winkelman is a standup comedian from Columbus Ohio. She is the co-host of Tuesdays with Mak & Winks at Up Front at Shadowbox Live and the co-host of The Quiz Box podcast, a live trivia game show. Nickey is also a sketch comedy writer for Shadowbox Live.

Nickey Winkelman is a standup comedian from Columbus Ohio. She is the co-host of Tuesdays with Mak & Winks at Up Front at Shadowbox Live and the co-host of The Quiz Box podcast, a live trivia game show. Nickey is also a sketch comedy writer for Shadowbox Live.