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Chris Hardwick, Cameron Esposito, Reggie Watts, and More Join Bonnaroo's 2015 Comedy Lineup

The Bonnaroo Music Festival announced its 2015 comedy lineup today, and it's packed with funny people: Chris Hardwick, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Ron Funches, Moshe Kasher, Ralphie May, Nick Thune, Ian Edwards, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Braunohler, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Jamie Lee, Cameron Esposito, Matt McCarthy, and Mark Normand. The festival runs from Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14 in Manchester, Tennessee, and more comedians will be announced in the coming months. Head over to Bonnaroo's website for more information.

The 2015 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Announces Its Lineup

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returns next month in Boston and Cambridge, and the full schedule was announced today. The festival takes place from Friday, April 17th through Sunday the 19th, and H. Jon Benjamin, Wyatt Cenac, Rachel Dratch, Jessica Williams, Bill Nye, and some "special surprise guests" are set to show up throughout the weekend. Check out the full schedule below, then head over to the festival's website to buy tickets this Friday.

The First-Ever Maui Comedy Festival to Feature Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, James Adomian, and More

The very first Maui Comedy Festival takes place in Lahaina from October 30th through November 2nd, and a bunch of great comedy names are set to show up during the three-day event. The festival, which will donate a portion of its proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, recently posted their lineup of comedians slated to perform, including the following:

Aisha Tyler, Tig Notaro, Reggie Watts, Kyle Kinane, James Adomian, Morgan Murphy, Eddie Pepitone, Todd Glass, Nate Bargatze, Ahmed Bharoocha, Chris Porter, Aparna Nancherla, Ron Funches, Michelle Buteau, Mark Normand, Greg Proops, Hari Kondabolu, Beth Stelling, Kurt Braunohler, Jonah Ray, Ari Shaffir, Carmen Lynch, Mike Lawrence, Sheng Wang, [...]

Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2014 New Faces

Every year, Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival chooses a bunch of up-and-coming comedians to highlight in their "New Faces" showcase, and this year's list has been released. Last year's list featured a bunch of comedians who enjoyed a breakthrough year including SNL's John Milhiser and Brooks Wheelan, standups Mark Normand and Aparna Nancherla, Late Night's Conner O'Malley, and more. Just For Laughs splits their choices up by categories New Faces (non-Canadian standups with managers), New Faces: Characters (sketch performers), Homegrown Talent (Canadian comedians), and New Faces: Unrepped (comedians without managers). Click through for the full list of this year's New Faces:

Keeping Moontower Weird: Inside Austin's Youngest Comedy Festival

I started my weekend by watching a grown man fit a fake vagina over a microphone. Let me explain.

The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in Austin, Texas was in full swing this April 23-26 for its third year in a row. This festival is the place to be; not just because I do comedy and live in Austin, but because Moontower celebrates comedy as a whole, it lifts up the local Austin comedy scene, it recognizes the unique oddities that exist in the brains of comedians, and best of all — they gave every performer a Fleshlight in their welcome bag. Unfamiliar with the Fleshlight? We’ll return to that [...]

Watch Hannibal Buress Play Drums for Speedy Ortiz at SXSW

Hannibal Buress might have forgotten the name of the band he played with at SXSW during his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, but thankfully Pitchfork has him covered with the full video. Hopefully now Speedy Ortiz gets some wider recognition thanks to their guest drummer, who is clearly much better at having a good time than keeping a steady beat.

Amy Schumer, Wyatt Cenac, Scott Aukerman, and More Are Headed to SXSW

Austin's SXSW Festival just announced its big comedy lineup for this year, which runs from March 14th through the 21st and is set to feature a ton of funny people including Amy Schumer, Wyatt Cenac, Scott Aukerman, Judd Apatow, Brooks Wheelan, Eric Andre, James Adomian, Nick Kroll, Vanessa Bayer, Dan Harmon, and plenty more. In addition, SXSW Comedy will also feature the world premiere of Adomian and Aukerman's new sitcom The Embassy, special events by Above Average, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Comedy Central, two live tapings of Doug Loves Movies, and the first-ever live comedy special recording at SXSW hosted by W. Kamau Bell. For the full [...]

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Announces Its 2014 Lineup

The seventh annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set to take place at The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn next month from September 18-22, and the full lineup was just announced. In addition to the return of Mirman's Pretty Good Friends show and two live recordings of the StarTalk Live! podcast with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, a bunch of performers and comedy people are slated to show up including H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Che, Michelle Wolf, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Thune, and more.

Click through for the full schedule:

Denver's High Plains Comedy Festival Unveils Its Huge Lineup

The High Plains Comedy Festival is returning to Denver for its second year this August 22-23, and they've put together a pretty stellar lineup. Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, Cameron Esposito, Amber Tozer, Jonah Ray, Jared Logan, and many, many more will be performing. Passes for the whole weekend are $80 and on sale now, so get them while they're hot. Here's the full lineup:

Here's Bonnaroo's 2014 Comedy Lineup

The Bonnaroo Music Festival announced its 2014 comedy lineup today. Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious, Taran Killam, Hannibal Buress, Neal Brennan, TJ Miller, Rory Scovel, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Sasheer Zamata, Seth Herzog, Emily Heller, and Brad Williams will all be performing at Bonnaroo's comedy theater.

The festival runs from June 12 to the 15th this year. Started in 2002, the Bonnaroo Music Festival has featured a comedy stage annually since 2005, with acts like Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Jimmy Fallon, Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Tig Notaro, and more having performed there in past years.

'The A.V. Club' Announces the Second Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival

For the second year in a row, The Onion and The A.V. Club are teaming up for the "26th Annual Comedy Festival" in Chicago, and today they announced 2015's expanded lineup. This year's festival will take place in various Chicago venues from Tuesday, May 26th through Saturday, May 30th and is set to include standup, film screenings, and live Q&As featuring Weird Al Yankovic, John Mulaney, Eric Andre, Adam Resnick, writers from The Onion and The Simpsons, and plenty more. Check out the full schedule below, then head over to 26comedy.com to buy tickets Friday at noon.

Watch Hannibal Buress and Danny Brown Drive Around Bonnaroo in a Golf Cart

Ahead of tonight's big lineup announcement, Bonnaroo posted a brand new clip today from last year's show featuring Hannibal Buress and rapper Danny Brown (and later, special guest Seth Herzog) riding around the festival grounds on a golf cart while interacting with fans, discussing standup and hip hop, and briefly getting in trouble with a security guard who takes the Bonnaroo golf cart traffic rules very seriously.

This Year's Los Angeles Podcast Festival Will Feature a Ton of Your Favorite Comedy Podcasts

The third annual Los Angeles Podcast Festival is set to take place next month from September 26-28, and this week the lineup was officially released. Among the many comedy podcasts slated to record live shows at the event are WTF, Superego, Doug Loves Movies, Never Not Funny, The X-Files Files, Mohr Stories, The Todd Glass Show, improv4humans, and Who Charted?, with plenty more shows yet to be announced.

To check out the full schedule, head over to the Los Angeles Podcast Festival website.

Tenacious D's 2014 Festival Supreme Will Feature a Crazy Number of Awesome Comedy Acts

The 2014 lineup of Tenacious D's comedy rock event Festival Supreme was announced today, and it includes a ton of famous funny people. Currently set to appear in the festival — which is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th in Los Angeles — are The State, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, the Workaholics crew, Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford, Scott Aukerman, Jenny Slate, Eric Andre, Bo Burnham, and many more. Click through to see the full-size poster with the complete lineup.