Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival | Usana Amphitheatre | Comedy & Improv | Salt Lake City Weekly


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When: Sat., Sept. 6, 5 p.m. 2014
Phone: 800-888-TIXX
Price: $35-$80
Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival arrives at Usana Amphitheater with an embarrassment of stand-up comedy riches. The main stage lineup alone consists of Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross and Whitney Cummings—and those are just the members of the tour coming to Salt Lake City. It’s like the Traveling Wilburys, except much younger and (with the exception of Jeff Lynne’s hair) funnier. Everyone on the tour could be a headliner. That being said, this is a fairly singular time to catch Louis C.K., with his series Louie having elevated not only his career, but the state of filmmaking on television; given that she show often eschews laughs for drama and surrealism, one could hardly be faulted for speculating that he’s saving a wealth of funny stuff for his standup. Hardwick, a fixture of geek/nerd culture, is riding the high from his popular Comedy Central show @midnight and the institution that is the Nerdist podcast. Singling them out is not to slight the rest of the lineup: Ross and Silverman are institutions, Ansari and Martin are well on their way, and Burress and Cummings are terrific. An additional benefit to this type of tour, with so many of the performers having non-overlapping fanbases, is the chance to observe a wide variety of comedic styles. And yet, there is enough overlap that the experience shouldn’t be too dissonant, but a fine, very funny night of live entertainment. (Danny Bowes, City Weekly)
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