Pickles & Giggles Comedy Showcase

Pickles & Giggles made
possible with support from

Pickles are kinda funny!

  • No kidding! Picklesburgh, voted #1 Specialty Food Festival in the US, expands with live Comedy!
  • Showcase spotlights rising national comedians, familiar to fans of late-night TV
  • Admission includes $10 Dollar Dills to spend at Picklesburgh plus half-off admission to the National Comedy Center experience in Jamestown, NY

PICKLESBURGH, PA— Why did the giant pickle cross one of Pittsburgh’s sister bridges? To get to the Byham Theater of course. What’s so funny about that? You’ll see for yourself when the National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to comedy, and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership team up on the eve of this year’s Picklesburgh festival to premier the “Pickles & Giggles Comedy Showcase.” This live show spotlights four of the nation’s funniest, up & coming comics and will be hosted by YaJagoff’s John Chamberlin and Rachael Rennebeck. Made possible with support from Southern Tier Brewing Company, ticket holders will also have a chance to purchase their limited-edition pickle beer made especially for Picklesburgh.

📆 Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.
📍 Byham Theater
🎟 Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 24 at 12 p.m. and can be purchased here.

Every ticket holder is eligible to receive 50% off a single admission to the National Comedy Center* in Jamestown, NY…just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, plus a $10 Dollar Dill** good towards any single purchase at an official Picklesburgh bar or festival merchandise. Vouchers for both offers will only be available at the theater and restrictions apply.

The four touring comedians featured in the “Pickles & Giggles Showcase” include:

Jackie Fabulous

Jackie captured America’s heart as a semi-finalist on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent and has since been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live, The Arsenio Hall Show, FOX, BET, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network and has headlined at many of the top comedy clubs in the country.

Sammy Obeid

Lebanese-Palestinian American, Sammy turned down a job at Google to be a comedian. Now the host of 100 Humans on Netflix, he’s also appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and America’s Got Talent, as well as TBS’s CONAN, and is best known for his world record of performing comedy 1,001 nights in a row.

Rojo Perez

Rojo made his late-night standup debut on TBS’ CONAN,” becoming the first Puerto Rican comic to do so, and recently received a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Among his many credits, he has been featured on Huffington Post’s inaugural LatinX standup special and Comedy Central’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True.

Steven Rogers

A New York City based comedian, Steve has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Steven also has a popular anxiety-themed podcast with fellow comedian Andrew Schiavone called, “Panic Attacking,” and his new album, “Before He Was Super,” recorded at the National Comedy Center, debuted #1 on iTunes.

You’ll get your giggle on with opening sets from three of the funniest local comedians, programmed by Downtown Pittsburgh’s Arcade Comedy Theater, including Samantha Bentley, Collin Chamberlin, and Chrissy Costa. Arcade Comedy will also serve up pickle-themed stand-up and improv shows on July 15 and 16, to coincide with the Picklesburgh festival. Tickets at arcadecomedytheater.com.

The National Comedy Center is the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to presenting the vital story of comedy and preserving its heritage for future generations, as formally designated by the U.S Congress. Located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, NY, just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh – it was recently named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today and one of the “World’s Greatest Places by TIME magazine. It offers an unprecedented, immersive visitor experience using state-of-the-art technology, interactivity, and personalization that provides a laugh-filled visitor experience for the entire family. The National Comedy Center also operates the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, which explores the lives, careers, and legacy of the “First Couple of Comedy” and the incredible impact they had on the world. Plan your visit at ComedyCenter.org.


Twice voted the #1 Specialty Food Festival in the US, this highly popular event returns to Downtown Pittsburgh July 15-17 and is expected to be the largest ever, with a newly expanded riverfront footprint. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), and presented by Kraft Heinz, Picklesburgh is a culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle to include international dishes and handcrafted foods from local chefs that feature house-cured pickled vegetables; fun pickle-themed merchandise, live, local music on two stages; and even a hotly contested pickle juice drinking contest. More information about Picklesburgh can be found at www.picklesburgh.com.

* NCC admission discount terms and conditions to * 50% Discount Admission to National Comedy Center: Good for half off one full-price adult admission to the National Comedy Center, or adult dual admission for the National Comedy Center and Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown, NY. This offer is non-transferable, may not be combined with any other offers and has no cash value. Blackout dates apply including August 3-7, 2022. Offer expires 12/31/22. Discount coupon must be presented upon entry to the museum. For days and hours of operation and to purchase tickets, visit ComedyCenter.org or purchase on site at the museum ticket counter.

** Dollar Dills: Each voucher is worth up to $10 towards one single purchase only at an official Picklesburgh festival bar or merchandise booth at the Festival.  If purchase is less than the face values of vouchers being redeemed, no change will be given. All purchases are final, no refunds, returns or exchanges permitted. Multiple Dollar Dill vouchers may be combined towards a single purchase. Must be at least 21 years old to purchase alcohol. Bearer is responsible for all taxes or purchase value greater than face value of the voucher. Vouchers will only be available to ticket holders at the theater and restrictions apply. This Dollar Dill voucher expires July 17, 2022 and has no cash value.