Black History Month

A month-long celebration featuring an exciting array of comedy productions created by and featuring local Black artists

New comedy streaming online

Arcade Comedy Theater is celebrating Black History Month with its newly updated mission statement in mind: inspiring joy and nurturing community-building by connecting artists and audiences with the dynamic artform of comedy. Starting February 4 and spanning the entire month, Arcade will be centering Black voices in comedy with a virtual staged reading series, a stand-up comedy roast, storytelling, improv and sketch shows.

All of the programming is available to stream for free on our website and YouTube channel, which is supported in part by the Arts Equity Reimagined Fund through PACE. 

Meet the producers:
Arcade Comedy Theater’s Black History Month shows are co-produced alongside local artists Ryan Canty, Brittany Alexis, Miles Miller, and Nia Johnson.

Meet the cast of our Live Read ensemble:
Nia Johnson, Paul Fields, Mary C. Parker, Ryan Canty, Christina McNeese, Deric Brown, Gladys Jelks, Stacey Fleurime, Tyler Ray Kendrick, and Meaza Solomon

"Arcade at Home" Artist Fund

Thank you to our generous community of donors who helped us reach our Black History Month Artist Fund goal, all of which goes directly to the performers appearing in these shows.


All shows aired live at 9PM ET and are available after airing on our YouTube channel

Black Girl Magic: Live Read

Black Families: Live Read

Black Boy Joy: Live Read

Black Boy Joy: Live Read

Live from the BBQ

An American Roast

In the Black: Sketch-a-Thon