The World’s Biggest Comedy Tour Is Back: FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL Starring Aziz Ansari With Very Special Guest Star Amy Schumer

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Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival
The World's Biggest Comedy Tour Is Back: FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL Starring Aziz Ansari With Very Special Guest Star Amy Schumer (Live Nation Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2015 — In what is becoming a summer tradition beloved by comedy fans all over the world, Live Nation and Funny Or Die announced today the return of the world’s most epic comedy tour for the third consecutive year. This summer’s FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2015 will star Aziz Ansari with very special guest star Amy Schumer, both of whom have had successful runs on previous Oddball outings, on all dates.

Both performers have been especially busy of late.  Aziz Ansari sold out two shows at Madison Square Garden on his most recent tour, and his special, LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, premiered on Netflix to rave reviews. Additionally, Aziz just released his book titled Modern Romance which debuted at #2 on the New York Times best seller list.  Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated Comedy Central show, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER for which she won a Critics Choice TV Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”  She is the star and writer of the upcoming Universal film, TRAINWRECK. Schumer is also set to headline her first HBO comedy special that will be directed by Chris Rock and debut later this year.

Joining Ansari and Schumer on the Oddball stage are a rotating cast of nearly 20 additional performers who are household names to comedy fans, including Anthony Jeselnik, Ashley Barnhill, Bridget Everett, Dave Attell, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Rory Scovel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim Minchin, T.J. Miller, and Todd Barry.  A video from Funny or Die announcing this year’s festival can be seen HERE.

The tour will hit 18 cities in total, kicking off on Friday, Aug. 28 at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre, and culminates with a show at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on Sunday, Oct. 18.*

The Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins Thursday, July 9 through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on beginning Friday, July 10 at www.livenation.com.

“Oddball 2015 is going to go down as one of the most incredible slate of comedy talent ever amassed for a national concert tour,” said Geof Wills, President of Live Nation Comedy.  “We are thrilled that Aziz and Amy have agreed to anchor what is going to be an amazing night of entertainment for comedy fans.”

Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die commented:  “The Oddball Festival has been one of Funny or Die’s most successful brand extensions so being able to crank up the midway for a third time is very exciting.  With such an incredible line-up of comedians joining this year’s tour, it clearly will be the best Oddball yet.  We are so thrilled to take it back on the road.”

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2015 have teamed up for the third straight year with REDD’S® Apple Ale, who this year are upping their involvement by sponsoring Oddball’s hugely popular second stage, renamed REDD’S® Apple Ale Festival Stage. The stage will be hosted by Big Jay Oakerson and will highlight local and emerging comedic talent in each city.  And for the first time, Southern Comfort has joined Oddball and will be offering VIP contest experiences, an engaging interactive lounge and a signature Oddball cocktail at each festival stop.

For more information on the FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2015, visit www.oddballfest.com, or on twitter @oddballfest #OddballFest.

FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS THE ODDBALL COMEDY & CURIOSITY FESTIVAL 2015

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Aug. 28

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

Aug. 29

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Aug. 30

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sept. 4

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Sept. 5

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Sept. 6

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sept. 11

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

Sept. 12

Hartford, CT

XFINITY Theatre

Sept. 13

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

Oct. 2

West Palm Beach, FL

Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Oct. 3

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Oct. 4

Atlanta, GA

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Oct. 9

Chula Vista, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Oct. 10

Mountain View, CA

Shoreline Amphitheatre

Oct. 11

Irvine, CA

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Oct. 16

Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Oct. 17

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheater

Oct. 18

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

*Local lineup varies by city. Be sure to check local listings for exact lineup information.

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