If Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme was any indication, the days of the comedy tent playing second fiddle at music festivals might soon be over.
Festival Supreme was pretty fucking awesome.
More than 9,000 comedy fans took over the famous Santa Monica Pier Saturday for the first ever Festival Supreme Music and Comedy Festival, which was curated by Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. The stated lineup was already a who’s who of comedy giants – Adam Sandler, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, etc. – but it was the surprise guests – Conan O’Brien, the Lonely Island, and Billy Idol, among others – that put the [...]
Eugene Mirman's comedy festival, aptly titled Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, just announced its 2013 lineup, and it's full of great comedians as usual. The Brooklyn- based festival is set to include comedians like Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, and Leo Allen, along with the return of long-running show Invite Them Up and the New York return of Hot Tub, which Schaal and Braunohler brought to LA last year. In addition to that, there are delightfully titled shows like "Comics We Hope Don't Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is Much More Work There)" and "Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in [...]
Comedy website Funny or Die announced this morning their first-ever live tour, called "Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival," which will hit 13 cities this August/September with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords headlining. Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal, John Mulaney, Brody Stevens, Jim Jefferies, and Chris D'Elia will also be performing on the tour, which will have two stages in each city. Tickets go on sale Friday via the Oddball Tour's official website. Between this and Tenacious D's giant comedy rock festival in October, it's gonna be a pretty exciting season for live comedy.
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