Comedy in Color


at Town Hall Theater (!) in conjunction with The Clemmons Family Farm

Free event, seating is limited
Please register

Fri Sep 15, 2023

7:30 PM

General Admission FREE

Please register as seating is


The laughs continue all summer long!

Burlington comedian Max Higgins and other BIPOC comedians bring the laughs to Town Hall Theater.

Join us on Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm for Comedy in Color: BIPOC Comedy Showcase! 

This event is made possible due to a grant for free arts programming.  

Seating is limited so please register.

Max Higgins

Burlington-Based comedian Max Higgins is our host for a night of comedy featuring BIPOC comedians from around the region.  Max’s sharp wit and ability to charm the pants off an audience placed them second in the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian 2022 competition. You’ve seen them in the Vermont Comedy Festival, opening for River Butcher, and regularly hosting their show Comedy Wolf at Radio Bean.

Napoleon Emill:

Napoleon Emill is a Brooklyn-based comic with North Carolina roots. Named a 2019 “New Face” at the prestigious Just for Laughs festival, Napoleon’s profile has continued to mature in underground circles. Previous highlights include being crowned the 2018 winner of Caroline’s on Broadway’s March Madness competition, a series regarded as NYC’s most influential new talent comedy competition. Napoleon has appeared in the award-winning short comedy series Flatbush Misdemeanors and is a regular guest on underground comedy podcasts where his acute, minimalist observational humor is on display. In 2020 Napoleon performed with Hannibal Buress and was awarded The Martin Grant in association with comedian Steve Hofstetter.

Meka Mo:

This Queens N.Y. native regularly performs at venues all around New York City, the country and internationally. She was the final comedian to perform at the legendary Caroline’s on Broadway, before it closed its doors on New Years Eve 2023. Recently, she became the winner of the Jersey City Comedy Festival’s Sandy Gunar award. In 2022, she was selected as a Comic to Watch for the New York Comedy Festival and she won Best of Fest at the 3rd annual, Black Women in Comedy Laugh Fest. She is winner of the 2021 U.S. Comedy Contest and a Finalist for Ladies of Laughter 2021. When she’s not performing, you can catch Meka Mo across your streaming platforms as host of We’re Done Here, an emotional wellness comedy podcast and season two of Max’s Game Theory with Bomani Jones.

Frankie Benz:

Frankie Benz is a stand up comedian, writer, cybersecurity engineer and producer. She started Frankie Does Comedy Productions by transferring her corporate skill sets to do what she loves most – making fun of humanity.  With over a decade of experience, Frankie Benz, is not only a celebrated motivational speaker and inclusion advocate but has now embraced her passion as a full-time comedian. Her first love is stand-up comedy. She performs all over the country – House of Blues, Dallas Comedy Club, Comedy in Harlem, Phoenix House of Comedy, and Gotham Comedy Club. Selected as a failing “Funniest Comic” for the state of Texas, she performed for Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Showcase twice. Her recent work as the Director for the 2023 Black Women in Comedy Festival put her on the map nationally. Frankie is the creator and producer of the comedy series, The Best People of Comedy Show, featuring stand-up comedians inspired by her exhausting role as a Diversity & Inclusion Manager. Blending humor with empowerment, she’s a testament to the idea that we can find laughter even in our most profound moments. She centers all of her shows around diversity as comedy is a “trojan horse of a strategy to convert the hearts and minds of those with differing ideals”. The Executive Producer and Co Host of the Kink’D AF Podcast where Black and Brown women authentically and humorously discuss deconditioning their conditioning.

Cooper Kim:

Cooper Kim is a New York comic who has featured in the 2023 asian comedy festival.

The Clemmons Family Farm

PRESERVE and maintain the historic Clemmons farm in Charlotte, Vermont as an educational prototype, and a model for preserving African-American owned agricultural land, cultural and heritage assets in the U.S.

EMPOWER a growing network of Vermont’s Black artists and culture bearers with opportunities for professional development, advocacy, visibility, networking, paid engagements, collective healing, and a safe haven for creativity that helps them to thrive;

BUILD a loving multicultural community around African-American/African diaspora history, arts and culture.

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant St

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

Comedy in Color: BIPOC Comedy Showcase

    General Admission

    Free to attend

    Register now as

    seating is limited

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