If you enjoy the sweet release of laughter (and really, who doesn't?), you’re going to want to get your tickets for Bentzen Ball. Organized by nightlife powerhouse Brightest Young Things and curated by Tig Notaro, this four-day comedy festival stars more than just a smattering of major names. With a veritable smorgasbord of great events — stand-up shows, a showcase of handsome, funny dudes (they exist!), live podcast performances — this is your sweet spot for mid-October entertainment.
To get you stoked for the event, we enlisted a bevy of talented comedians (and Bentzen Ball stars) to give us their take on what makes someone funny, how to be funnier yourself, and, perhaps most importantly, who their real-life comedy crushes are. Some answers are genuine, some delightfully snarky and dismissive — click through for some sage advice (and real talk) from Megan Mullally, Brooke Van Poppelen, Seaton Smith, Doug Benson, and more.