LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation and Funny Or Die announced today the return of the world’s biggest comedy tour for the second consecutive year. This summer’s Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014 will feature performances by the world’s greatest comedians, including: Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Demetri Martin, DJ Trauma, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jermaine Fowler, Jerrod Carmichael, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Julian McCullough, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Michael Che, Moshe Kasher, Nate Bargatze, Reggie Watts, Ron Funches, Rory Scovel, Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Second Stage Hosted by Brody Stevens and more.*
This year’s festivities include 21 dates in all, kicking off on Aug. 8 at Tampa, Fla.’s MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre and culminating with a show at Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheatre. Like last year, Oddball 2014 will include two stages, the return of the Cut Throat Freak Show, a roaming troupe of misfit performers, tasty treats, libations and more, for a full afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment.
Citi is the official credit card of the Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014. Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2014 are available beginning Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com or www.funnyordie.com/oddball.
“With the Oddball Festival 2014, we are thrilled to expand upon last year’s successful tour by offering fans the greatest cast of comedians ever assembled for an epic night of entertainment under the stars,” said Geof Wills, president of Live Nation Comedy.
“We are so excited to bring back the Oddball Festival featuring the biggest names in comedy,” said Dick Glover, president and CEO of Funny Or Die. “With the midway attractions, the Cut Throat Freak Show, and incredible line-up, it’s a day you don’t want to miss,” he added.
Last year’s inaugural Oddball Comedy Festival encompassed 15 dates and was the largest outdoor comedy festival ever produced by Live Nation. Anchored by the return of Dave Chappelle to the comedy stage and New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords, Oddball 2013 garnered intense media coverage for the duration of the tour and was a critical and commercial success.
For more information on the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, visit www.oddballfest.com, www.funnyordie.com/oddball, or on twitter @oddballfest #oddballfest.
FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2014
DATE CITY VENUE
Aug. 8 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 15 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 22 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 30 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 31 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 20 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 21 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
*Local lineup varies by city. Be sure to check local listings for exact lineup information.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has become an award-wining top destination for comedy on the web. The site has over 19 million unique users per month, over 60 million video views per month, and has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operating a social media and marketing division with over 8 million Twitter followers approximately 8.5 million Facebook fans (#1 Comedy Brand on both Twitter and Facebook), and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. Funny Or Die has become the “place to be seen” for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die’s founders are Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Michael Kvamme. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny Or Die.
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SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment
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