The Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival also includes The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal, plus Brody Steven, Chris D’Elia, John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal plus other comedians. It covers 13 cities and is touted as the largest outdoor comedy tour ever promoted by Live Nation.
Well, no kidding. But how could all of these acts perform their material one after the next and still keep people in their seats?
Because this isn’t a show. It’s a festival. Like Lollapalooza or ACL or anything else with multiple stages.
That’s right: a comedy show with multiple stages. Two stages, psychics, freaks and street performers (Dear God: Let one of them be the mime that does the Aristocrats routine.)
“It took the extraordinary talents of Dave Chappelle and Flight of The Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement to create such an amazing night for comedy fans in such incredible summertime venues,” Live Nation’s king of comedy, Geof Wills, said. “We have an amazing supporting cast of comedians on two stages, and lots of extras that will make this a night to remember for comedy fans everywhere.”
The tour kicks off at the new austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas, Aug. 23.
Here’s the schedule:
Aug. 23 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 30 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 1 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 6 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 7 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 8 – Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
Sept. 13 – Englewood, Colo., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 20 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 22 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Local support lineups may vary by city.
Tickets are available June 21.
More information is available at OddballFest.com.