This week Vulture announced their 2018 all star festival lineup for New York City. The presitgious festival spotlights television and entertainment stars in multiple genres and formats and always has a strong comedy component. This year is no exception as Vulture announced comedy greats like John Legiuzamo, Tracy Morgan, Samantha Bee and the cast of G.L.O.W. will all particpate in this years festival.
The 5TH Annual Event Takes Place May 19-20 at Milk Studios in New York City
The pop-culture extravaganza, taking place May 19-20 at Milk Studios in New York City, includes panels, screenings, performances, and live podcast recordings. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.
The initial lineup for the two-day live showcase, curated by Vulture’s editors, includes these comedy events:
JOHN LEGUIZAMO: IN CONVERSATION. Multi-hyphenate artist of stage, film, and television John Leguizamo joins Vulture Festival for the first time to chat about his new graphic novel Freak, his latest theater production Latin History for Morons, his diverse film career, and his general New York–y awesomeness. Panel to be followed by a book signing.
IN CONVERSATION WITH SAMANTHA BEE, THE FULL FRONTAL TEAM, AND REBECCA TRAISTER. The hilarious Samantha Bee — along with Full Frontal’s Melinda Taub, Ashley Nicole Black, Allana Harkin, Mike Rubens and Amy Hoggart — in conversation with New York writer-at-large Rebecca Traister.
TRACY MORGAN: IN HILARIOUS CONVERSATION. There is only one Tracy Morgan and he’ll be at Vulture Festival to discuss his new hit TBS comedy The Last O.G. and his return to comedy.
THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF NETFLIX’S GLOW. Cast members Alison Brie and Sydelle Noel join series creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch to discuss the art of the body slam and just exactly how they made TV’s most badass new comedy.
LAS CULTURISTAS LIVE! Comedians and beloved Vulture recappers of Rupaul’s Drag Race Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang are creating a special live spectacular version of their podcast, Las Culturistas, featuring an interview with a special celebrity guest, I Don’t Think So, Honey: The Gameshow, and more, so much more.
ADAM PALLY AND RACHEL BLOOM. Stars of Lionsgate’s upcoming (dark, really dark) comedy Most Likely to Murder Adam Pally and Rachel Bloom revisit their improv-comedy roots. A lot of inappropriateness ensues.
BOOZY BRUNCH WITH YOUR BEST FRIENDS PHOEBE ROBINSON, GILLIAN JACOBS, AND VANESSA BAYER. We won’t judge if you double-fist mimosas during this chat with the stars of the upcoming Netflix film Ibiza — Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer, and Phoebe Robinson. Join the cast for brunch while they talk about their new movie and the lengths that friends will go to support one another, even when it includes – against your better judgment – ditching work to fly to Ibiza all to follow a hot DJ. Moderated by comedian and host of Late Night Whenever podcast Michelle Buteau.
BO BURNHAM GUESTS ON GOOD ONE PODCAST LIVE. In a live episode of Vulture’s signature comedy podcast, Good One, Bo Burnham and host/Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox will use one of Burnham’s best jokes as a way to examine Burnham’s evolution from a YouTube comedy wunderkind to director of Chris Rock most recent stand-up to writing and directing the critically acclaimed, Sundance breakout Eighth Grade.
QUEERY LIVE. Comedian Cameron Esposito brings her LGBTQ+ interview podcast to Vulture Festival, where she’ll sit down with a special guest from the community and explore stories of identity, personality, and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality, and civil rights.
DR. GAMESHOW LIVE. Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno are bringing their cult-favorite Dr. Gameshow podcast to Vulture Festival, where they’ll play whatever games fans submit, regardless of quality, with two special guests.
Tickets, primarily in the $25-30 range, will go on sale to the general public on April 18 at vulturefestival.com, and will include access to the Vulture Lounge, featuring complimentary drinks and festival activations. A limited quantity of all-access Vulture Passes will be available for $400 (excluding the museum tour with Jerry Saltz). Follow @VultureFestival and @Vulture for updates.
The weekend will kick off on Friday, May 18, with an exclusive opening-night party at the Top of the Standard.
Festival sponsors include AT&T and Audible; media sponsors SiriusXM, NBC4NY, Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, iHeart Radio, City Outdoor, Screenvision Media, WNYC Studios; hotel sponsor The Standard; venue partner Milk; and contributing sponsor Taylor Creative.