Comedy Central To Launch New Comedy Festival Featuring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, And Hannibal Buress

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Comedy Central has joined forces with Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment, to launch Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest, a jam-packed, multi-format festival experience headlined by Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Burr.

A first of its kind, Colossal Clusterfest will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 2017, culminating in a live on-air Comedy Central special on Sunday, June 4. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT exclusively via www.clusterfest.com.

Colossal Clusterfest is described as a celebration of comedy in all its forms. Programming will include stand-up and sketch performances, podcasts recording live on site, on-stage Q&A’s, and iconic comedy attractions, along with musical performances including one-of-a-kind collaborations between musicians and comedians across five indoor and outdoor stages.

The inaugural festival lineup includes a diverse and deep roster of established and emerging talent such as Ice Cube, Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Davidson, Fred Armisen, Natasha Leggero, Tegan and Sara, Sarah Silverman & Friends, Chromeo, “Broad City’s” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Bob Odenkirk, Vince Staples, Chris Hardwick, Reggie Watts, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, and many more.

The full lineup is available at www.clusterfest.com.

“Colossal Clusterfest will be a massive, shared, fan-focused comedy experience – the biggest ever produced – and we are thrilled to join forces with Superfly to launch this unprecedented comedy festival in the great city of San Francisco,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. “Clusterfest will celebrate comedy in all its various forms. From headliners to comics-to-watch to podcasters to sketch to improv, fans of comedy are in store for an immersive experience that not only connects them to their favorite comedy stars, but also provides fantastic opportunities for discovery.”

“We’re incredibly excited and proud to be partnering with Comedy Central to launch Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco, a city with such a deep and vibrant comedy history,” said Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of Superfly. “Comedy has been core to our programming at Bonnaroo and Outside Lands for over a decade and we’re thrilled to be creating an experience that shines the spotlight on comedy while still acknowledging our music festival roots.”

A staple of Colossal Clusterfest includes interactive attractions featuring three iconic comedy shows, Comedy Central’s South Park, FXX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and fan favorite Seinfeld.

On Sunday, June 4, as the festival comes to a close, the Comedy Central network will air an exclusive inside look at Colossal Clusterfest in the form of a live 90 minute on-air special. The special will be hosted by “@midnight’s” Chris Hardwick and will feature a team of on-the-ground comedian correspondents, taped performances, collaborations, highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes segments from the Colossal Clusterfest weekend experience, as well as live wrap arounds from the last day. Additional information and details on the special are to be announced.

Also during the festival, Comedy Central will hold its annual Comics to Watch showcase, which features a wide range of diversely talented young comedians selected by Comedy Central in an effort to identify the best new stand-up comedians from multiple cities across the country.

For full lineup details and more information, visit www.clusterfest.com. Like on Facebook: @Clusterfest, follow on Twitter @Clusterfest, on Instagram @Clusterfest and on YouTube.com/Clusterfest.

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