Neither Dave Chappelle nor Flight of the Conchords has toured in recent years, but that will change later this summer when FunnyorDie.com’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival” hits the road for 13 dates over a five-weekend stretch — including a Sept. 13 stop at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.
But that’s not all: other alt- and indie-comedy favorites, such as Demetri Martin, Longmont native (and former “Flight of the Conchords” co-star) Kristen Schaal, “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mulaney, Al Madrigal, Brody Stevens, Chris D’Elia, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies and others will provide support at various dates across the festival’s two stages.
UPDATE: According to a press release from Live Nation, Kristen Schaal, Al Madrigal, Brody Stevens, Chris D’Elia and Hannibal Buress will be performing at the tour’s Colorado stop, in addition to co-headliners Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords.
A package stand-up tour of this size is rare, if not unprecedented, so we’ll be interested to see how it goes. Of course, FunnyOrDie is juicing the lineup with vendors, “street performers,” psychics, freaks and more — proving that people still think stand-up seemingly needs to be marketed as a carnival sideshow for 20-something weirdos and hipsters, as opposed to an art form for the general public.
Whatever — we’re still psyched for the lineup. Tickets, $24-$89.50, are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21 at livenation.com. Check out the full list of dates confirmed:
FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL
Fri 23-Aug Austin, Texas: austin360 Amphitheater
Sat 24-Aug Houston: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 25-Aug Dallas: Gexa Energy Pavilion
Fri 30-Aug Pittsburgh: First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 31 Aug Tinley Park, Ill.: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Sun 1-Sep Detroit: DTE Energy Music Theatre
Fri 6-Sep Camden, N.J.: Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 7-Sep Holmdel, N.J.: PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 8-Sep Mansfield, Mass.: Comcast Center
Fri 13-Sep Denver: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Sun 15-Sep Irvine, Calif.: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 20-Sep Mountain View, Calif.: Shoreline Amphitheater
Sun 22-Sep Phoenix: Desert Sky Pavilion