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A Can’t-Miss Comedy Panel

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-2-04-25-pmAnnual Comedy Panel Happening at The Loft on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m.

The NH Film Festival is excited to welcome back John Michael Higgins, Tom Bergeron, Rae Dawn Chong, as well as newcomer Josh Meyers, to this year’s Comedy Panel hosted by WERZ’s radio show host Greg Kretschmar.

With a format that is one part Inside the Actors Studio and one part talk show, come prepared to listen, laugh and pose questions to our entertaining special guests as they share stories and anecdotes from their experiences about any and all things comedy.



Tom is the Emmy-winning host of ABC’s longtime hit Dancing with the Stars and the author of I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can! Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood. 


Born in Canada but raised between Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C., she has been in entertainment as an actor/writer/producer/director for over 40 years. Rae Dawn is best known for her roles in Commando, The Color Purple and Soul Man. Most recently she can be seen in the Duplass Brothers’ Jeff Who Lives at Homeand currently in Pam Adlon’s Better Things. She is also trying to find a home for her self-produced pilot The Celebrant and has just completed writing her memoir while caring for her father, Tommy Chong, as he recovered from cancer. An activist and social media expert, she has a new podcast called “Only Always” where she tackles current affairs and all things that annoy or inspire her. She hasn’t given up on the fight for more diversity in Hollywood and has high hopes for the future. Rae Dawn is a board member of the New Hampshire Film Festival and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first granddaughter.


John Michael Higgins is a screen and voice actor, best known for his work in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, Bad Teacher, The Ugly Truth, Yes Man, Fred Claus, The Break Up, Fun with Dick and Jane and Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration.


From Boom Chicago, Josh was hired into the cast of MADtv, where he became known for his celebrity impressions such as Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey. The sketch “A Football Thing,” which he wrote and performed with frequent partner Ike Barinholtz, is historically one of MADtv’s biggest viral hits, with over 5 million views on YouTube. Meyers left MADtv for another Fox show, when he starred in the final season of That 70s Show, replacing Topher Grace. Recent television roles include The Mindy Project and a regular role on The Awesomes, an animated superhero series where he plays the insufferable “Perfect Man.” Film works include Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno, in which he played Kookus, and the role of Liberace’s attorney in the Emmy-winning Behind The Candelabra. Josh can currently be seen in the Amazon series Red Oaks as Barry.


To purchase tickets, please visit our Passes page. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!