Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari headline Oddball Comedy fest coming to Austin
Funny or Die's annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival has highlighted some big-name the past few years. The 2015 fest will even bigger with Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari headlining the festival when it stops at the Austin360 Amphitheater on October 17.
The tour will hit 18 cities between August 28 and October 18; Houston, Austin and Dallas are the final stops.
Schumer and Ansari will be at every stop on the tour. The festival also features a rotating cast of 20 other comedians, 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.
Schumer and Ansari are natural picks for headliners, as they are two of the hottest comedians working today. Schumer is earning much praise for her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer and for her upcoming film Trainwreck, while Ansari followed up the end of Parks and Recreation with the bestselling book Modern Romance.
The festival also features a second stage hosted by Big Jay Oakerson that will highlight local and emerging comedic talent in each city.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 10 at www.livenation.com.