Sixth Borough Comedy Festival
Sixth Borough Comedy Festival
 June 7th - 10th 2018
Submissions are now open!

A bit about The Sixth Borough Comedy Festival (6BCF)

The 6BCF will be held in Downtown Jersey City and presented by Art House Productions, a not for profit theater which awards 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 in comedy. Our aim is to invite Stand up, Sketch and Improv comedians with both subversive as well as typically unheard points of view. The festival will be held over four days at three incredible venues, including the stunning White Eagle Hall, Jersey City Theater Center, and Art House Productions.
Schedule to be announced in 2018.
Stay tuned!
Meredith Burns
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.
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Rich Kiamco

Comedian Rich Kiamco is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. His comedy career began with a sewing machine at the Fashion Institute Of Technology where he performed his first stand-up routine at the dorm talent show. Later that year he met comedian Judy Tenuta and began as her costume designer and eventually was performing with her as her back-up dancer in Las Vegas, on The Howard Stern Show and venues nationwide.

Rich has been featured on SeeSo's Rooftop Comedy, performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, is a late night regular at The Comic Strip Live, 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 Festival + Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival and has performed on campuses and venues 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, has had multiple appearances on OutQ Sirius XM Satellite Radio, was interviewed on FOX’s Good Day NY and has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and AOL Channel's 2Point Lead with Yannis Pappas. Rich can be seen with youtube sensation Vic Dibitetto on BonkoTV’sThe Vic Dibitetto Show with Marion Grodin. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

Rich received standing ovations at FACT: Filipino Americans Coming Together, the largest mid-west conference of Filipino American students and at True Colors, the world's largest LGBTIQA youth conference. Rich spoke at MTV Networks for LGBT month, was honored to co-host a private event for [then] Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, was a deputy field organizer for the Obama campaign and has appeared on campuses in the US, Canada, China and the Philippines. His writing can be found in Take Out: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America, Temple University Press and Queer Stories For Boys, Thunder's Mouth Press.
Ari Miller

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