WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NASHVILLE APRIL 14-19, 2015
Hannibal Buress, Joel McHale, Anjelah Johnson, truTV’s Impractical Jokers and Frank Caliendo Among Those Set to Perform
Nashville, TN (December 15, 2014) – The Wild West Comedy Festival will return to Nashville for its second year with an all-star line-up, it was announced today by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts. The 2015 festival begins Wednesday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 19. Tickets are on sale starting this Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. CT at www.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.
Comedy heavyweights including Hannibal Buress, Joel McHale, Anjelah Johnson, Frank Caliendo, Jeanne Robertson, Lewis Black, Doug Benson, Tig Notaro, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and Eric Andre are scheduled to appear. truTV’s Impractical Jokers return with an all new show ‘Where’s Larry?’ starring The Tenderloins, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will bring their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old and the hit public radio show Wits, with host John Moe, will broadcast live. More names and show details to be announced in the coming weeks. A current list of dates is listed below.
“This festival adds to the diversity of entertainment offerings in Nashville, and the city itself adds its own unique flavor to the festival, as well,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “This is a wonderful partnership for us and we look forward to welcoming year two of the Wild West Comedy Festival with some even bigger laughs.”
The festival’s venue partners include some of the most iconic locations in Nashville such as the Ryman Auditorium, TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall and James K. Polk Theater, Belcourt Theatre, City Winery Nashville, Zanies Nashville and Exit/In.
A schedule of confirmed events is listed below with many more to be added:
April 14 - Doug Benson @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
April 15 - Hannibal Buress @ TPAC Polk Theatr
April 15 - Jeanne Robertson @ TPAC Jackson Theater
April 15 - Doug Benson Movie Interruption: Footloose @ Belcourt Theatre
April 16 - The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour starring The Tenderloins @ TPAC Polk Theater
April 16 - Tig Notaro @ Belcourt Theatre
April 16 - Jay & Silent Bob Get Old featuring Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
April 16 - An Evening with Kevin Smith - Q&A @ Zanies Comedy Night Club
April 16 - Lewis Black @ City Winery
April 17 - Wits @ TPAC Polk Theater
April 17 - Joel McHale @ Ryman Auditorium
April 18 - Nick Kroll & John Mulaney @ Ryman Auditorium
April 18 - Frank Caliendo @ TPAC Polk Theater
April 18 - Eric Andre @ Exit/In
April 19 - Anjelah Johnson @ Ryman Auditorium
About Wild West Productions
Wild West Productions is an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. Under Vaughn’s leadership, the company has produced a string of hit movies, including The Internship, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Break-Up. Wild West also produces television shows, including the upcoming Netflix animated show F is For Family and the comedy series Sullivan & Son; and documentaries including Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland and Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy: 30 Days & 30 Nights, Hollywood to the Heartland.
About Outback Concerts
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events every year, ranging from clubs to stadiums, the company also co-produces the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC; and the Blue Ridge Music Festival in Salem, VA. Outback Concerts has received numerous awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Promoter of the Year, IEBA’s concert promoter of the year, talent buyer of the year, entertainment buyer of the year, and festival buyer of the year. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame.