Comedy Central’s New Festival Will Bring 'South Park' and 'Seinfeld' to Life
This summer, comedy lovers can take part in an epic music and comedy festival put on by Comedy Central and Superfly, the agency behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Celebrating comedy in all its forms, Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest will include top-notch comedy acts, musical performances, and interactive food and attractions from "South Park," "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and "Seinfeld."
Headlined by Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, and Kevin Hart, the event will include comedians like Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Burgess, Pete Davidson, Fred Armisen, Tig Notaro, and Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of “Broad City.”
There will be more than 70 comedians and musicians in total, with musical acts including Chromeo, Tegan and Sara, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Interactive attractions and replicas from popular shows will also be on display.
"South Park" fans can enjoy a chili cook-off in honor of "Chili con Carnival" from the "Scott Tenorman Must Die" episode, and a demonstration of breaking down a whole pig, referencing the "ManBearPig" episode.
There will also be replicas of Tweek Bros. Coffee, Casa Bonita, Les Bos, and Raisins for dining, and a life-size memberberry ball pit.
"It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" viewers can step into a life-size replica of Paddy’s Pub and enjoy dishes like rum ham, beef and beer, grilled Charlie sandwiches, wine in a can, and games like Flipadelphia.
The Soup Nazi stand from Seinfeld will be recreated with the Soup Nazi star, Larry Thomas, serving up a selection of soups, while a recreation of Monk’s Café will include big salads, black and white cookies, and babkas.
"Colossal Clusterfest will be a massive, shared, fan-focused comedy experience, the biggest ever produced,” Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president, said in a press release. "From headliners to comics-to-watch to podcasters to sketch to improv, fans of comedy are in store for an immersive experience that not only connects them to their favorite comedy stars, but also provides fantastic opportunities for discovery."
Comedy performances will include everything from stand-up and sketches to live podcast recordings and on stage question and answer sessions.
The festival will take place at San Francisco’s Civic Central Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium June 2-4. Tickets are available for $249.50.