TBS Just for Laughs announces additional lineup
Finally, the fourth annual TBS Just for Laughs Festival is shaping up to be our kind of fest. Today it announced the addition of Nick Offerman, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, Kelly Carlin and others. Let's dig right in.
The stellar Nick Offerman—Chicago alumni, husband to Megan Mullaly and loveable libertarian Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation—delivers his one-man show American Ham. Meanwhile, ringmaster Vince Vaughn rounds out his night of stand-up with a just-announced lineup consisting of the outstanding Bill Burr plus comedians Steve Byrne and Alexander Tsarouchas. Headliner Patton Oswalt has added a second show (still curious to see who will be joining him) and hometown hero Hannibal Buress returns to the fest with a benefit show Still Saying Stuff.
Second City's new UP Comedy Club joins the fest this year with a series of solo showcases kicking off Tuesday with local legend and one of my personal favorites Kyle Kinane and continues with The Nerd Show hosted by Pete Holmes and featuring Brian Posehn. Another local favorite, the indefatigable TJ Miller, hosts Performance Anxiety, a night of stand-up intertwined with surprise guests. The fest is still lacking female headliners (grrr) but at least adds Kelly Carlin, daughter of George Carlin, who will present her one-woman show A Carlin Home Companion.
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