#NCCAF Sponsors

Since 2001, DSI Comedy has produced the NC Comedy Arts Festival, attracting thousands of professional comedians and comedy fans to the Triangle each year.

In 2010, the NC Comedy Arts Festival raised the population of Carrboro, NC by more than 4% and generated more than $150,000 in spillover retail, food and beverage spending.* Year after year, the event has grown. DSI and NCCAF make a significant impact on our community every year, and we are able to do more, with the help of businesses and arts patrons. In 2016, NCCAF celebrates its Sweet 16 and, with DSI Comedy Theater now on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill for almost 2 years, another year of growth and a significant milestone for this cultural event.

** Bookmark this interactive map of venues, sponsors & parking.

Contact Bianca Casusol for business development and sponsorship information.

Contact Laurie Paocelli with the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitor's Bureau for area details.

2016 Festival Sponsors

Level Sponsor Name Link
Media Sponsor IndyWeek indyweek.com
Media Sponsor WUNC wunc.org
Offical Hotel Hampton Inn Carrboro hamptoninn.com
Gold Sponsor | DSI Stage New Belgium newbelgium.com
Silver Sponsor | Local 506 Stage Beer Study beerstudy.com
Bronze Sponsor Citrix citrix.com
Community Sponsor The Baxter baxterarcade.com
Friend Sponsor The Crunkleton thecrunkleton.com
Friend Sponsor Armadillo Grill armadillogrill.com
Friend Sponsor Steel String Brewery steelstringbrewery.com
Friend Sponsor Bowbarr facebook.com/bowbarr
Friend Sponsor Chapel Hill Comics chapelhillcomics.com
Friend Sponsor BB&T bbt.com

Demographics & Insights (NC Comedy Arts)


Total 13-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Women 39% 0.2% 4% 16% 10% 5% 2% 1%
Men 60% 0.1% 7% 24% 17% 7% 2% 2%


Region %
North Carolina 23%
New York 13%
Illinois 8%
California 8%
Other 48%
City %
New York, NY 13%
Raleigh, NC 10%
Chicago, IL 8%
Los Angeles, CA 8%
Chapel Hill, NC 7%
Durham, NC 6%
Other 48%
Country %
United States of America 92%
Canada 3%
Other 5%

Demographics & Insights (DSI Comedy)


SOURCE: Facebook Insights. Updated February 2014.

* Estimate based on hotel rooms booked and conservative conference multipliers.