Trainwreck Comedy Tour Bringing Schumer, Apatow, Attell, Quinn, Birbiglia, and Bayer to 7 Cities in 8 Days This Summer

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Back in February we predicted that Judd Apatow was going to take Schumer mainstream with the release of the movie Trainwreck this summer.  We were right, except that Schumer arrived even bigger and earlier than we imagined. Trainwreck will be in theaters July 17th.  Schumer’s third season of her sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer is airing now and finally getting the rave reviews it deserves (see our article last year, on Why Inside Amy Schumer should win every Emmy). She announced that she’s taping a gigantic special for HBO at the historic Apollo theater with comedy legend Chris Rock directing.

And now on the heels of all of that excitement, Universal Pictures has announced that Schumer will helm a comedy tour this summer which is being billed as “one of the greatest lineups in the history of comedy.” Apatow said he only made the movie so he could have an excuse to tour. “I am so excited about ‘The Trainwreck Comedy Tour,’ Apatow said. “I only made this film as an excuse to do the tour one day. And now that day has come!” Schumer says the shows will be great fun, and she’s “so grateful that Judd made this movie as a way to trick us into doing this tour!”

The lineup is pretty spectacular. Schumer will be joined on the tour by Judd Apatow, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer, and Dave Attell, some of the strongest names in stand up today. Seven cities, in eight nights! The seven city tour will kick off in Boston at the Wilbur theater on June 14 and winding up at Los Angeles’ Wiltern on June 21.

This is the hot ticket in comedy this summer. And its all to raise money to benefit various charities– with each date benefitting a different cause.

Tour dates and charities benefitting include:

June 14 at Boston’s The Wilbur, benefitting Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program;
June 15 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, benefitting the National MS Society;
June 17 at Toronto’s Massey Hall, benefitting the David Lynch Foundation;
June 18 at Chicago’s Harris Theater, benefitting Youth Guidance and YCMA Chicago’s Urban Warriors;
June 19 at San Francisco’s The Nourse, benefitting 826 National and 826 Valencia;
June 20 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre, supporting Hilarity for Charity benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association; June 21 at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, benefitting the Rape Treatment Center’s Stuart House serving child victims.

For additional information, tickets and links to the nonprofit organizations, visit www.crowdrise.com/Trainwreck and www.trainwreckmovie.com/tour.

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