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Old 06-25-2014, 12:28 PM
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Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival 2014

Lineup varies by date, but all of these people will be appearing at least 1 show:
Aziz Ansari
Louis C.K.
Jim Gaffigan
Amy Schumer
Jim Jefferies
Hannibal Burress
Sarah Silverman
Dave Attell
Demetri Martin
Marc Maron
Bill Burr
Jeff Ross
Whitney Cummings
Reggie Watts
Chris D'Ella
Moshe Kasher
Brent Morin
Chris Hardwick
DJ Trauma
Ron Funches
Rory Scovel
Jermaine Fowler
Jerrod Carmichael
Julian McCollough
Nate Bargatze

Dates:
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

You can see who is playing your date here: http://www.oddballfest.com/

We get Louis C.K., Hannibal Burress and Amy Schumer here in MA so I may have to go this shit.
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We get Schumer and Hardwick but itll be pricey and I just dont want to see comedy in an amphitheater.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:53 AM
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We get Schumer and Hardwick but itll be pricey and I just dont want to see comedy in an amphitheater.
Why? I went to this last year and I can say that it isn't much different from seeing comedy in a typical venue that high-level comedians like the ones featured on this tour play regularly.
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Why? I went to this last year and I can say that it isn't much different from seeing comedy in a typical venue that high-level comedians like the ones featured on this tour play regularly.
Maybe Gaffigan or Aziz.... but who else is playing really huge venues? I saw Louis CK in a theater and I've seen a lot of these other comics in regular clubs or on festivals in a small comedy tent.

I just don't think venues of this size would be as enjoyable as other types of environments. Personally I'd rather watch a DVD of this tour than actually go to it, even though I really like about 75% of that lineup.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:39 AM
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Maybe Gaffigan or Aziz.... but who else is playing really huge venues? I saw Louis CK in a theater and I've seen a lot of these other comics in regular clubs or on festivals in a small comedy tent.

I just don't think venues of this size would be as enjoyable as other types of environments. Personally I'd rather watch a DVD of this tour than actually go to it, even though I really like about 75% of that lineup.
This.

Gaffigan, Aziz, and Louis CK play smallish theaters here and most of these other play tiny comedy clubs.

Seeing a comedian in a theater where its small and you can always see the stage is awesome. Seeing one in a amphitheater where theres 30,000 other people and if you don't buy prime seats you are watching it off a TV screen doesn't sound fun.
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comedy shows at amphitheaters always reminds me of this

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The only comedian I know that can still fill a small arena is Robin Williams. Every other comedian that comes to town plays the Wilbur (1,200 capacity), and if they're really big, they'll do a 2 or 3 night stand with shows at 7 and 10PM.
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Lineup varies by date, but all of these people will be appearing at least 1 show:

Louis C.K.
Other people
Accurate.
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Comedy just isn't meant for arena or amphitheater venues. I look at it like this, Jerry Seinfeld performs in theaters and not arenas even though he can easily sell out large venues on his own. If he isn't playing the big venues then nobody else should be. The same with George Carlin, i'm sure he could've filled arenas to but he stuck to theaters. Comedy is supposed to be an intimate form of entertainment and you just don't get that in an amphitheater.
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At the prices they charge, I would rather pay for some overpriced concert instead.

The Irvine lawn tickets are almost 50 bucks.

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