The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival
LocationGexa Energy Pavilion
- August 25, 2013 5pm
With huge headliners and a plethora of up-and-comers, the website Funny or Die’s offline funny festival could also be considered a master class in comedy. Dave Chappelle has avoided the spotlight since he took an abrupt trip to South Africa eight years ago, but the man who was once the most famous comedian in the world did do a sneaky show at the House of Blues last year. A good friend of ours, who was there, said Chappelle “raised the bar on what comedy could accomplish and forced the audience to question what that word even means.” Chappelle is joined by New Zealand goofballs Flight of the Conchords, and supported by the likes of Al Madrigal (a regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Kristen Schaal (Hazel on, 30 Rock) Chris D’Elia, Jim Jefferies, and a few others. There’s also a promise of some local acts (Paul Varghese, perhaps, who opened for Chappelle at the aforementioned HOB show).