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Live Nation: Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

June 25, 2013

YellowBrix

Live Nation unveiled 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.

The tour will culminate with a show in Phoenix, Arizona, at Desert Sky Pavilion on September 22.

According to a release, the 13 city trek is billed as a full festival experience featuring two stages, street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks, tasty treats and more.

"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."

In addition, Live Nation noted:

Dave Chappelle is without a doubt one of the most distinctive voices working in comedy. A comedian, screenwriter, television and film producer, actor and artist, Chappelle has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 14. His 2003, boundarybashing 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 15 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 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 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.

More information:

www.funnyordie.comoddball

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