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Oddball Comedy Festival 

When: Sun., Aug. 31 2014
Price: $20-$79.75
It's not often that a stand-up comedy show includes a ticketing option for "lawn seats," and, quite frankly, I can't imagine a lot of stand-ups would be at their most thrilling in such a setting. But Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival has made outdoor-arena seating work for a crop of indie comics gone big. The festival got off to a rollicking start last year because it marked Dave Chappelle's high-profile return (along with a high-profile onstage "meltdown" in Hartford, as it was called). This year's cast of rotating headliners features a lot of lady power, and some big names are coming to Chicago with Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer topping the bill. Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Jefferies, and Chris Hardwick round out the lineup, and a side stage hosted by Brody Stevens touts up-and-coming comics who were chosen during the Road to Oddball tour earlier this year. Continue reading >>



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