Nick Offerman, Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kelly Carlin, Steve Byrne and Angelo Tsarouchas Added to Stellar Lineup For Fourth Annual TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS CHICAGO Festival June 12-17, 2012
Plus, 2nd Show Added for Patton Oswalt Due to Overwhelming Demand;
Tickets for All Shows on Sale Saturday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. (CST)
(May 9, 2012) Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman, Bill Burr, Comedy Award(R)-winning Chicago native Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, Pete Holmes, Brian Posehn, TJ Miller, Kelly Carlin, Steve Byrne, and Angelo Tsarouchas are among the comics added to the lineup for the fourth annual edition of TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS CHICAGO, June 12-17, 2012.
Just announced, Vince Vaughn's Comedy Showcase at The Chicago Theatre will include national headlining theater act Bill Burr, TBS's Sullivan & Son star Steve Byrne, and breakout comic Angelo Tsarouchas; while at The Vic, Parks & Recreation's beloved mustached curmudgeon Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) will present his one-man show American Ham to the delight of his cult followers. Speaking of cult following, Patton Oswalt will add a 10 p.m. show to accommodate overwhelming demand further to a sold-out first offering at 7:30 PM. Chicago's very own Hannibal Buress, who just scooped up a 2012 Comedy Award, presents Still Saying Stuff with proceeds going to St. Paul Lutheran School, where his mother is a teacher.
The Festival is proud to partner once again with The Second City by presenting a series of programming at its newly minted UP Comedy Club. Kyle Kinane goes solo to launch the series Tuesday night, followed by You Made It Weird podcaster Pete Holmes hosting The Nerd Show - a three-night nerdstravaganza with special guest Brian Posehn. Hometown boy TJ Miller hosts Performance Anxiety, where Festival favorites will intertwine with some of Chicago's most exciting comedians, while Kelly Carlin, daughter of cult comic George Carlin, presents her one-woman show, A Carlin Home Companion, featuring amusing yet poignant family stories with classic video footage of her father's career and family memorabilia.
The performances and events added to the TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS CHICAGO roster join a list that already includes stars like Conan O'Brien, Aziz Ansari, Vince Vaughn, Kevin Smith, John Oliver, Bill Engvall, Billy Gardell, John Pinette, Stephen Merchant, Jeff Ross, Henson Alternative's Stuffed and Unstrung, Mike Birbiglia and The Dan Band. A complete rundown of announced performances follows. . Schedules and other festival information are available at www.justforlaughschicago.com.
Tickets for the newly added shows will go on sale Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST.
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For the past three summers, the TBS JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival has been a landmark event for Chicago, which is home to a rich comedy heritage, from improv and sketch troupes to some of the most familiar names in the business. TBS and Just For Laughs are also working with one of the largest independent promoters in the United States - Chicago-based Jam Productions LTD, as well as Outback Concerts.
Festival Venue and Ticket Information
The 2012 edition of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago will take place across 19 locations, including such high-profile Chicago venues as The Chicago Theatre, Akoo Theatre (formerly The Rosemont Theatre), Bank of America Theatre, Park West, The Vic Theatre and Victory Gardens, with additional shows and venues to be announced soon. Festival information is available at www.justforlaughschicago.com.
· Tickets for The Chicago Theatre, Bank of America and Akoo Theatre will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
· Tickets for The Vic Theatre and Park West will be available at www.etix.com or by phone at 800-514-etix.
· Tickets for the Victory Gardens will be available at www.victorygardens.org or 773-871-3000.
· Tickets for the UP Comedy Club will be available at www.upcomedyclub.com or 312-662-4562.
· Tickets for most festival events will also be available at respective venue box offices.
About Just For Laughs
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group's growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago); television production (most notably Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, John Pinette, Louis C.K., the Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, North American dates for Family Guy Live!); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival launched 30 years ago is now the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 2 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, and in a dark alley at the end of the street.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network and is available in 100 million households. It serves as home to the Emmy??-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse and the upcoming Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds and Wedding Band. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy and The Office, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, including the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.