The other Oddballs performing at Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
August 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Sarah Silverman, who won an Emmy Aug. 25 as writer of the variety special "We Are Miracles," is part of the Oddball Comedy tour stop at First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 30.
By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival has had a revolving group of performers for summer 2014. Here's a look at the comedians who will join Chris Hardwick Saturday at the First Niagara Pavilion. In addition, Brody Stevens will host a Second Stage with local performers.
Bill Burr: The comedian, DJ, actor and podcaster ("Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast,") can be heard in video games including "Grand Theft Auto IV," and his stand-up specials have aired on Comedy Central and Netflix. Acting roles include the movie "The Heat" and the fourth and fifth seasons of "Breaking Bad" as Patrick Kuby.
Sarah Silverman: The take-no-prisoners comedian has made her mark in stand-up and TV, including this year's Emmy for writing the variety special "We Are Miracles." She keeps active in movies and TV roles including "Louie" and "Masters of Sex" and as Ollie on the animated "Bob's Burgers."
Brent Morin: A longtime associate of Conan O'Brien, he has appeared regularly as a stand-up throughout the U.S. Morin co-stars with fellow Oddball comic Chris D'Elia in the Bill Lawrence NBC series "Undateable."
Hannibal Buress: Among the funny men who was here with last year's Oddball tour, he was with "SNL" in the 1970s and more recently has been a series regular on Comedy Central's "Broad City" and the animated FX series "Chozen."
Chris D'Elia: He has been featured on Comedy Central and Showtime stand-up specials and the TV series "Glory Daze," "The Oracle," "Whitney" and "Undateable." He also released a parody rap album, "Such Is Life," as MC Chank Smith.
Jim Jefferies: The Australian has performed at festivals throughout the UK and in South Africa and Montreal and became known in the U.S. for his 2009 HBO special. He also is known for his podcast with Eddie Ifft and the FX series "Legit."
Michael Che: One of Variety's 10 comics to watch in 2013, he is a recent addition to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," has been seen on "SNL" and was the first guest to perform stand-up on Seth Meyers' late night show.
Cut Throat Freak Show: The midway performer sounds like an act from the upcoming season of "American Horror Story." Jeremy Kinison (CutThroat), Lauren Anderson (CandyPants) & Co. perform a side show that involves fire, broken glass and other things that might be where the "odd" of the festival title comes into play.
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