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Dave Chappelle To Headline Comedy Tour With Funny Or Die & More!

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Dave ChappelleLive Nation unveiled today a comedy tour too big to be contained by four walls:  Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival featuring Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, with Al Madrigal, Brody Steven, Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal, and many more, will hit U.S. venues beginning on August 23rd at austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas, and will culminate with a show in Phoenix, Arizona, at Desert Sky Pavilion on September 22nd.*  The 13 city trek is the largest outdoor comedy tour ever promoted by Live Nation, and is billed as a full festival experience featuring two stages, street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks, tasty treats and more.

Tickets for Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival are available beginning June 21 at 10:00a.m. at www.livenation.com or www.funnyordie.com/oddball. A video announcing the tour is live on Funny Or Die here:  www.funnyordie.com/oddball

“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,” said Geof Wills, President of Live Nation Comedy.  “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.”

“We always love to push the comedy boundaries at Funny Or Die and this festival will do just that,” said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny Or Die.  “It’s the perfect blend of comedy and crazy that will for sure resonate with comedy fans looking for a one of a kind experience.”

Dave Chappelle is without a doubt one of the most distinctive voices working in comedy today.  A comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, actor and artist, Mr. Chappelle has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 14.  His 2003, boundary-bashing television series, “Chappelle’s Show,” catapulted the comic into international stardom.  Since leaving the show, Chappelle has continued to work rooms from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, often dropping in unannounced to the delight of comedy fans.

In a buoyant career spanning almost fifteen years, Flight Of The Conchords has become one of the world’s favorite comedy and musical acts.  After getting their start in standup, Bret and Jemaine were launched onto the global stage with their acclaimed HBO comedy series Flight Of The Conchords.  The series spanned two seasons and earned them a massive 10 Emmy Nominations and a WGA nomination for Best Comedy series.   The duo have also made an impact in the film world.  Bret recently took on the role of Music Supervisor for The Muppets movie and won the Best Original Song Oscar for his composition Man Or Muppet.  His partner in crime, Jemaine, was featured in the hit movie Men In Black III.  The duo’s infectious live performances of well-known songs like “Business Time,” “Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor,” and “Fashion of Danger,” have made them a favorite of concert audiences all over the world.

For more information on the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival visit www.oddballfest.com, www.funnyordie.comoddball, or on twitter at https://twitter.com/oddballfest #oddball.

 

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL

 

DATE                          CITY                            VENUE

Fri 23-Aug                   Austin, TX                   austin360 Amphitheater

Sat 24-Aug                  Houston, TX                Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sun 25-Aug                 Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion

Fri 30-Aug                   Pittsburgh, PA             First Niagara Pavilion

Sat 31 Aug                  Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Sun 1-Sep                   Detroit, MI                   DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri 6-Sep                     Camden, NJ                Susquehanna Bank Center

Sat 7-Sep                    Holmdel, NJ                PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun 8-Sep                   Mansfield, MA             Comcast Center

Fri 13-Sep                   Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun 15-Sep                 Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Fri 20-Sep                   Mountain View, CA     Shoreline Amphitheater

Sun 22-Sep                 Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

*Local support lineup may vary by city.  Check your local listings for more information.

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