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Fun Fun Fun Fest gets even funnier with newest controversial headliner

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Comedian Sarah Silverman joins the Fun Fun Fun Fest comedy lineup. Photo courtesy of JASH

Not every major festival announces a major new headliner less than a month from its start date, but does anyone really expect Fun Fun Fun Fest to play by the rules?

The Austin festival that combines indie music, rap, metal, comedy and everything in between announced the addition of the very funny (and somewhat controversial) Sarah Silverman to their Yellow Comedy Stage. Known for edgy stand-up routines, lending her voice to the kid-friendly Wreck-It Ralph and for fucking Matt Damon that one time, Silverman is another big reason that FFF Fest gives both music and comedy festivals a run for their money.

Silverman will perform at the State Theatre on Friday, November 8, as part of the FFF Nites program, and on Sunday, November 10, at the festival itself. Her addition also ties in to the renaming of the fes stage to the JASH Yellow Comedy Stage. The JASH Network is a YouTube comedy channel that features original content by Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Reggie Watts and others. The channel launched earlier this year at SXSW Comedy.

Silverman is just one of the high profile comedians headlining the Yellow Stage this year, joining Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate and many more. Fun Fun Fun Fest takes place from November 8-10 at Auditorium Shores. Passes and tickets are still available online at FunFunFunFest.com.

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