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Funny or Die Presents: Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival feat. Aziz Ansari & Amy Shumer

posted by Oscar July 7, 2015

Oddball Fest 2015

Funny or Die’s annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival has announced its 2015 lineup and once again it rounds up the most important names in comedy today. The headliners include Amy Shumer as the “very special guest” and Aziz Ansari, who returns for a second year in a row with the fest.

The rest of the roster includes (in alphabetical order): Anthony Jeselnik, Ashley Barnhill, Bridget Everett, Dave Attell, Donnell Rawlings, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Rory Scovel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim Minchin, T.J. Miller, and Todd Barry. The Redd’s Apple Ale Festival Stage will be hosted by Big Jay Oakerson.

The tour itself will kick off on August 28 in Kansas City, MO and will continue on to cities  like Clarkston, MI; Toronto, ON; and Atlanta, GA; before finishing up in Dallas, TX. Tickets on sale Friday, 7/10 (7/17 for Tinley Park)!

Lineups vary by city; see local lineups at the tour’s website. See all of the dates below. Continue Reading

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Video: Todd Barry Stand-Up on ‘Conan’

posted by Oscar March 25, 2014

Last night comedian Todd Barry went on Conan and did 5 minutes of stand-up that was damn funny. Our city of Chicago gets a mention, more specifically the Walgreens on Milwaukee does because it’s the world’s best Walgreens according to comedian. Barry also talks about questionable food choices.

See that set above.

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Recap: Just For Laughs Chicago at Stage 773 (6/13)

posted by Oscar June 14, 2013

Just For Laughs Chicago_ jflLast night we went out to Stage 773 again to check out some more hilarious shows and it turned out to be a great night of comedy once more. On our list of acts to see were standup and podcaster (The Champs) Moshe Kasher, Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net, and The Combo curated by Team Coco and not one of those disappointed. Continue Reading