Friday, November 30, 2012

Charleston Comedy Fest releases 10th season lineup

Wyatt Cenac, Michael Ian Black, and Reformed Whores

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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The Charleston Comedy Festival is gearing up for its 10-year anniversary in January, and to celebrate, they've put together one of the most exciting schedules to date. Hosted by Theatre 99 and the Charleston City Paper, the event welcomes comedians from all over the country for four days of funny. Past performers have gone on to make big waves in the comedy world, and this year's lineup includes a mix of well-established and up-and-coming talent.

As we announced earlier this month, The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac is the headliner this year, with just one show on Wed. Jan. 16 at the Charleston Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now. Some other big names on the docket include Michael Ian Black, Rory Scovel (who's set to star in a new ABC comedy), and Adsit and Eveleth, starring CCF favorite Jet Eveleth and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit.

Some of the most popular acts from the last few years are returning for another round, like the hilariously offensive Pushers, from Virginia. Former Charlestonian Kenny Zimlinghaus returns with some friends in tow, along with The Most RACES Show on Earth. The Reformed Whores and the Shock T's are back with their musical acts, and Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting — one of last year's buzziest acts — returns for more, too. Vic Henley and We're From Here are no strangers to CCF either.

Of course, the Fest offers plenty of fresh meat as well, like the Richmond Comedy Coalition, Airwolf, Clara Bijl, 2 Weird Ladies, and The Prom. We'll report more on them as we move closer to January. This year's event includes some new venues as well, like the Woolfe Street Playhouse and Redux Contemporary Art Center.

Tickets will go on sale soon, and if you buy early — before Dec. 31 — you can take advantage of the 10-year ticket promo, offering $10 tickets for select shows. Keep an eye on charlestoncomedyfestival.com for details.

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