Brace yourselves, comedy aficionados, because Fridays at 800 Pound Gorilla News are about to become your favorite day of the week! Get ready to embark on a riotous rollercoaster ride as we unveil the sizzling scoop on all the freshest and fieriest stand-up comedy tours that rocked our world this past week. These comedy maestros are gearing up to hit the road, and the world of laughter is about to explode with unbridled hilarity and side-splitting moments.
Let's face it, without our beloved comedians gallivanting across the country, weaving their comedic wizardry and crafting new gut-busting material, our lives would be devoid of those unforgettable moments that make us laugh till our sides ache.
Hold onto your funny bones, because in this week's rip-roaring edition of Comedy On Tour, we've got the heavyweights of hilarity ready to take center stage and leave you in stitches. Brace yourselves, folks, because Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, Beth Stelling, Ian Lara, and Natasha Leggero are all set to unleash their comedic genius upon comedy clubs near you later this year. Get those calendars ready, because you won't want to miss these epic nights of pure comedic brilliance.
Nick Offerman: Live!
Nick Offerman is an actor, author, humorist and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, Karl Weathers in the FX series Fargo and Uncle Milty in Pam and Tommy on Hulu. He narrates for the audiobook of Wendell Berry’s latest, The Need to Be Whole, and voices Beef Tobin in the FOX animated series The Great North.
Join Nick Offerman for a night of deliberative talking, mirth, and music. An evening that compels listeners to chuckle while also causing them to honestly countenance the aspects of humanity about which we have to laugh so that we don’t attack one another with shovels. If the evening is light on dance, the audience has only themselves to blame.
Aug 25 - Calgary, AB - The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival
Sep 29 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square
Sep 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
Oct 1 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
Oct 19 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Oct 20 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Oct 21 - Brooks, CA - Cache Creek Casino Resort Event Center
Oct 26 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric
Oct 27 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
Oct 28 - Greensboro, NC - Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 29 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Symphony Hall
Get tickets at www.nickofferman.co.
Patton Oswalt: Effervescent Tour
Patton Oswalt continues to leave his distinctive imprint across all areas of entertainment, from his award-winning comedy specials to his many guest roles on television. His most recent comedy special We All Scream (which also marked his directorial debut) launched on Netflix last September and Oswalt was recently nominated for a Grammy for his comedy album. Last year, he starred in the Magnolia Pictures comedy I Love My Dad, winner of the Grand Jury and Audience awards at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival.
On October 18th of his upcoming tour, Patton will be celebrating 20 years of his debut comedy album 222 (Live and Uncut), originally recorded at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia.
Sep 22 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Sep 23 - Richmond, VA - The Tin Pan
Sep 29 - New York, NY - City Winery
Sep 30 - Boston, MA - City Winery
Oct 6 - Pittsburgh, PA - City Winery
Oct 7 - Philadelphia, PA - City Winery
Oct 18 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
Oct 20 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
Oct 21 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
Nov 3 - St. Louis, MO - City Winery
Nov 8 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
Nov 9-11 - Madison, WI - Comedy On State
Get tickets at www.pattonoswalt.com.
Check out Patton Oswalt comparing different TV painters on Full Frontal Comedy (1995).
Beth Stelling: I'm Touring Again Tour
Beth Stelling is a comedian, writer and actress based in Los Angeles. Her one hour stand-up special produced by Conan O'Brien, Girl Daddy, is currently streaming on Max. Beth was most recently an ESE on TBS' The Last OG. Before that, she was an on-set writer on the Universal hit, Good Boys, produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. She also wrote on seasons 1 and 2 of Crashing for HBO (and was the on-set punch-up writer for both seasons), Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, and Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show I Love You, America. Beth’s half hour special currently streams in The Standups series for Netflix.
Sep 8 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
Sep 15-16 - West Jordan, UT - Wiseguys Jordan Landing
Sep 21 - Denver, CO - High Plains Comedy Festival
Sep 22-23 - Fort Collins, CA - The Comedy Fort
Oct 6 - Chicago, IL - The Den Theatre
Oct 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Parkway Theatre
Oct 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Granada Theatre
Oct 20-21 - Louisville, KY - Laugh Louisville
Nov 2-4 - Austin, TX - Cap City Comedy Club
Nov 9-11 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club
Dec 7-9 - Burlington, VT - Vermont Comedy Club
Get tickets at www.bethstelling.com.
Purchase Beth Stelling's album Girl Daddy from the HBO special here.
Ian Lara: Problematic Immunity Tour
Ian Lara is one of the hottest rising comics in New York City. He found internet success when he recored his Comedy Central Stand up Featuring which has garnered over 10 million views, he also made an appearance on the first season of “NBC’s Bring the Funny” and made his late-night debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon all in the same year. He was a regular player on ‘This week at the Comedy Cellar’ on Comedy Central with his second Comedy Central set hitting the 10 million views mark yet again. He's been featured in The New Yorker Magazine and was named a “2021 JFL NEW FACES" of comedy. On February 10th, 2022 he debuted his Comedy Central half-hour special titled Growing Shame. Shortly after on November, 11th, 2022 he debuted his first standalone HBO special titled Romantic Comedy now streaming on Max.
Sep 1-3 - Chicago, IL - Zanies Chicago
Sep 14 - Flinstone, MD - Rocky Gap Casino
Sep 15-16 - Springfield, MA - Roar Comedy Club
Sep 22-23 - Seattle, WA - Laughs Seattle
Sep 29-30 - Las Vegas, NV - Skankfest
Oct 6-8 - San Diego, CA - The Comedy Store
Oct 13-14 - Boston, MA - Laugh Boston
Oct 20-21 - Detroit, MI - House of Comedy
Oct 27-28 - Houston, TX - The Riot Comedy Club
Nov 1-4 - San Francisco, CA - Punchline San Francisco
Nov 9-11 - Wesley Chapel, FL - Sidesplitters at the Grove
Nov 17-18 - Wilmington, NC - Dead Crow Comedy
Nov 24-26 - Philadelphia, PA - Punchline Philadelphia
Dec 1-2 - Louisville, KY - Laughs Louisville
Dec 8-9 - Toronto, ON - Comedy Bar
Get tickets at www.ianlaralive.com.
Natasha Leggero: Natasha On Tour
Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer and standup comedian. Most recently, she starred in the CBS sitcom Broke and released The Honeymoon Stand Up Special on Netflix, which she shot along with her husband and fellow comedian Moshe Kasher. In the TV space, Natasha created, executive produced and starred in the Comedy Central hit show Another Period as well as Showtime’s Dice opposite Andrew Dice Clay. She was a popular character in the Emmy nominated series Burning Love, had a recurring guest arc on ABC’s Suburgatory, and has appeared on Modern Family, Key And Peele, Comedy Bang Band and Fox’s Mulaney. She has also voiced main characters for Ugly Americans and Brickleberry. On the film side, Natasha can be seen in comedy smashes such as Neighbors and Let's Be Cops. She is also the co-host of the popular comedy podcast The Endless Honeymoon Podcast in which she and her husband Moshe give out relationship advice with a hilarious spin.
Sep 22-23 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club
Oct 19-21 - San Diego, CA - American Comedy Club
Oct 26-28 - Sacramento, CA - Punchline Sacramento
Nov 16-18 - Denver, CO - Comedy Works Downtown
Get tickets at www.natashaleggero.com.
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