Ryan Hamilton, Hari Kondabolu, Ari Shaffir, Samantha Bee, Christopher Titus.

Comedy On Tour: Ari Shaffir, Samantha Bee And More Comics Playing Out New Material

Comedy On Tour, presented by 800 Pound Gorilla News, is THE weekly editorial piece to find all the latest and greatest comedy tours you need to know about and get tickets to. This week's lineup featuresthe most fantastic comics in the game: Ari Shaffir, Samantha Bee, Hari Kondabolu, Christopher Titus & Ryan Hamilton. Let's get into it!

Ari Shaffir: The Wrong Side Of History Tour

Ari Shaffir.
Ari Shaffir.

Ari Shaffir is an American standup comedian. In addition to his numerous appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast, he is best known for his last special, “Jew,” which has garnered almost 6 million views and was written up in The NY Times in its list of best specials of the year. You might also know Ari from the storytelling show he created and hosted on Comedy Central called "This Is Not Happening." Ari also has a Netflix special called “Double Negative” and a Comedy Central special called “Paid Regular.” Ari Shaffir has also appeared on WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla show, Your Mom's House, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Theo Von’s podcast, Andrew Schulz’s podcast, TigerBelly, and many many more. These appearances have made him a favorite in the comedy podcast world. His own podcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank is a chart topper that comes out every week wherever you watch or listen to podcasts. Ari is the reigning president of the LOS podcast to which he has no affiliation. And he placed first in the non-steroid category of the legendary Sober October challenge, which he also destroyed shortly thereafter so he could found Protect Our Parks with Shane Gillis and Mark Normand which he fooled Joe Rogan into hosting.

Tour Dates:

Nov 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre

Nov 3 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre

Nov 4 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre

Nov 5 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre

Nov 9 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater

Nov 10 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Nov 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall

Dec 17 - Tuscon, AZ - Rialto Theatre

Jan 10, 2024 - Brea, CA - Brea Improv

Jan 11, 2024 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre

Jan 14, 2024 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre

Feb 16, 2024 - Lincoln, NE - The Rococo Theatre

Feb 17, 2024 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Palace

Feb 18, 2024 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre

Get tickets here.

Samantha Bee: Your Favorite Woman Tour

Samantha Bee.
Samantha Bee.

Award-winning comedian, Samantha Bee, is the sex ed teacher you never knew you needed. In Your Favorite Woman: The Joy of Sex Education, Bee takes us on the journey of our bodies through puberty, menopause, and beyond featuring her signature wit and personal stories in a multimedia event that will make you feel truly seen, like if a hot flash was a live show.

Tour Dates:

Sep 23 - Brooklyn, NY - BAM Howard Gillman Opera House

Sep 28 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre

Sep 29 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre

Oct 12 - Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Playhouse

Oct 14 - San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Oct 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Montalbán

Oct 19-20 - Toronto, ON - Bluma Appel Theatre

Oct 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater

Oct 22 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct 27 - San Antonio, TX - Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

Oct 28 - Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre

Nov 2-3 - Chicago, IL - Broadway Playhouse

Nov 17 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House

Nov 18 - Great Barrington, MA - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Get tickets here.

Hari Kondabolu: Fall 2023 Tour

Hari Kondabolu: Vacation Baby. Courtesy of Stolen Diamond Productions.
Hari Kondabolu: Vacation Baby. Courtesy of Stolen Diamond Productions.

Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn. The NY Times called him “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today” and described his 2018 Netflix special Warn Your Relatives as “an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” The special was named on many “Best of” lists, including for Time, Paste Magazine, Cosmopolitan, E! Online, and Mashable. He was also named one of 2018’s “Comics To Watch” by Variety.

Tour Dates:

Oct 4 - Fort Wayne, IN - Summit Comedy Club

Oct 5-7 - Bloomington, IN - The Comedy Attic

Oct 12-14 - Fort Collins, CO - The Comedy Fort

Nov 8 - San Antonio, TX - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Nov 9-11 - Austin, TX - Cap City Comedy Club

Nov 17-18 - Chicopee, MA - The Loft Comedy Club

Dec 15 - Vancouver, BC - Bilmore Cabaret

Get tickets here.

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Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters Tour

Christopher Titus: Born With A Defect.
Christopher Titus: Born With A Defect. Courtesy of Combustion Films.

Christopher Titus is a prolific stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and producer. Titus has written and starred in nine 90 minute comedy specials, some of which spent months on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart. He is currently performing his tenth 90 minute special "Zero Side Effects", while his most recent hit special “Amerigeddon,” is available on Amazon. Additionally, Chris has a very successful podcast called The Armageddon Update/Titus Podcast with 8 million downloads.

Tour Dates:

Sep 22 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

Sep 23 - Louisville, KY - Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Performing Arts Center

Sep 24 - Lexington, KY - Comedy Off Broadway

Sep 27 - New Orleans, LA - The Howlin' Wolf

Sep 28 - Lafayette, LA - Club 337

Sep 29 - Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre

Sep 30 - Houston, TX - Hobby Center

Oct 12 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Improv

Oct 13 - Charlotte, NC - Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Oct 14 - Atlanta, GA - Cnter Stage

Oct 20-21 - Burbank, CA - Flapper's

Oct 26-28 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Comedy Club

Nov 3-4 - San Diego, CA - Mic Drop Comedy

Nov 9 - North Hollywood, CA - Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff

Nov 30-Dec 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Helium Comedy Club

Dec 7-9 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Comedy Club

Dec 16 - Madison, WI - Comedy On State

Dec 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre

Jan 11-13, 2024 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Comedy

Jan 20, 2024 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre

Mar 23-20, 2024 - Portland, OR - Helium Comedy Club

Get tickets here.

Ryan Hamilton: 2023-2024 Tour

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face. Courtesy of Netflix.
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face. Courtesy of Netflix.

Ryan Hamilton’s one-hour Netflix stand-up special, Happy Face, has been reviewed as “the special you can’t watch enough times.” This has been followed by a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch; and his recent appearances include The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan, as well as opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan.

Tour Dates:

Sep 22 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall

Sep 23 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage

Sep 28-30 - Philadelphia, PA - Punchline Philly

Oct 6 - Santa Fe, NM - The Lensic

Oct 7 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre

Oct 14 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square

Oct 21 - New York, NY - The Town Hall

Nov 2-4 - Nashville, TN - Zanie's Nashville

Nov 10-11 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb's Comedy Club

Nov 16 - Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater

Nov 17 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre

Nov 18 - Boise, ID - Morrison Center

Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center

Dec 1 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre

Jan 25, 2024 - Salem, OR - Historic Elsinore Theatre

Jan 26, 2024 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theatre

Jan 27, 2024 - El Cajon, CA - The Magnolia

Feb 2, 2024 - Munhall, PA - Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Feb 3, 2024 - Dayton, OH - Victoria Theatre

Feb 10, 2024 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall

Feb 24, 2024 - Chicago, IL - Park West

Mar 15, 2024 - Albany, NY - The Egg

Mar 16, 2024 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse

May 3, 2024 - Kalispell, MT - Wachholz College Center at McClaren Hall

Get tickets here.

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