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Festival: Boston Calling Comedy Experience

May 26 - May 28

BOSTON CALLING 2017 ANNOUNCES
THE BOSTON CALLING COMEDY EXPERIENCE,
HOSTED BY HANNIBAL BURESS, AND FEATURING
TIG NOTARO, PETE HOLMES, AND EUGENE MIRMAN

MAY 26, 2017 – MAY 28, 2017
www.bostoncalling.com

April 5, 2017 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling further solidifies its place as one of the country’s premier music festivals with the announcement of the Boston Calling Comedy Experience, hosted by Hannibal Buress. In addition to the festival’s all-star lineup of 45 musicians, headlined by Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance the Rapper, Boston Calling will also feature sets from 13 standout comics, including Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, and Eugene Mirman. The Boston Calling Comedy Experience will replace the festival’s film experience, curated by Natalie Portman, which Boston Calling and Portman plan to reschedule for a future edition of the festival. Boston Calling will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston). The 2017 Boston Calling press kit, which includes photos of the comedians, can be found here. Tickets are available at www.bostoncalling.com.

Hannibal Buress, known for his popular Comedy Central and Netflix specials and roles on TV hits Broad City and The Eric Andre Show, in addition to multiple films, will host and headline the Boston Calling Comedy Experience. The Boston Calling Comedy Experience will also see sets from Tig Notaro, one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time,” Pete Holmes, creator and star of HBO’s Crashing, and Eugene Mirman, voice of Gene on the Emmy Award winning Bob’s Burgers.

Buress said, “I’m excited to take a break from my construction business to bring my unbridled energy to the Boston Calling festival. When Boston calls, I send it to voicemail 3 times and then text it at 3am. You up?”

The day-by-day lineup for the Boston Calling Comedy Experience is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Comedy lineup is subject to change.

Boston Calling Comedy Experience Lineup

Friday, May 26, 2017
Pete Holmes
Eugene Mirman
Lamont Price
Kelly MacFarland

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Hannibal Buress
Phoebe Robinson
Jordan Rock
Bethany Van Delft

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Tig Notaro
Kate Berlant and John Early
Josh Johnson
Nick Chambers

Boston Calling first introduced comedy as part of its lineup with its Local Stage in 2016. The 2017 Boston Calling Comedy Experience will take place at Boston Calling inside the Bright-Landry Hockey Center at Harvard Athletic Complex. Boston Calling’s three music stages, located on the fields of the Harvard Athletic Complex, will feature 45 music acts, including The xx, Bon Iver, The 1975, and Weezer.

Details

Start:
May 26
End:
May 28
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