Local comedy festival hopes to return by 2022

The Great American Comedy Festival that takes place in Norfolk, Nebraska is hoping to finally return after being canceled the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The festival is devoted to Norfolk's own Johnny Carson, which usually takes place in June over Father's Day weekend. All kinds of different comedy acts come from around the country to give the community world-class entertainment. 

The president of the planning committee, Austin Hagood, and the executive director, Lisa Wattier, talked with NCN about the anticipation of hopefully having next year's event.

The 2022 festival is currently scheduled for June 17th through the 19th at Norfolk's Johnny Carson Theater.