• Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Amy Schumer, more confirmed for Bumbershoot festival

    Doug Benson
    Doug Benson

    When I think about my favorite stand-up comedy venues, giant fields with thousands of hipster music fans generally aren’t among the top ten. Maybe it’s old school, but there’s something about the dive-y, tiny comedy club that carries a hell of a lot of appeal.

    Recently, though, comedy has found a new place in the giant music festival (Bonnaroo and South By Southwest, anyone?)

    One of those, Seattle’s Bumbershoot music and arts festival, announced their comedy line-up – and it is rock solid.

    Lucky Bumbershoot attendees will be able to check out a fairly big variety of comedy acts. There will be podcast tapings, like Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies and Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang Bang. There’ll be stand-up comics like Deon Cole and Eugene Mirman. And some performers defy categorization, like Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company and the Gregory Brothers, infamous for autotuning the news to great effect.

    You can check out the full lineup after the jump.

    Doug Loves Movies Podcast with Doug Benson
    Comedy Bang Bang Podcast with Scott Aukerman & Paul F. Tompkins
    Improvised Shakespeare
    Eugene Mirman
    The Gregory Brothers
    Deon Cole
    Anthony Jeselnik
    Wayne Federman
    Kyle Kinane
    Amy Schumer
    Rory Scovel
    Hari Kondabalu
    Kurt Metzger
    Julian McCullough
    Freestyle Love Supreme
    Laff Hole
    Kitty Cats in Pirate Hats
    Sketchfest Showcase
    The Humor Program

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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