South Beach Comedy Festival returns to Miami Beach Wednesday, April 17 th to Sunday, April 21 st, for another stellar comedy showcase featuring some of the world's most favorite entertainers. Now in its eighth year, the South Beach Comedy Festival continues to grow and remains one of the premiere comedy festivals for top comedic talent and fans across the country. This year's event features Bill Burr, Jamel Debouzze, Pete Holmes, Jim Jefferies, Seth Meyers, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and much, much more. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 st at 10AM through www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com, www.livenation.com, the Fillmore Box Office, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone: 1-800-745-3000.
COMEDY CENTRAL and Live Nation also welcome back sponsors Taco Bell, The Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority, and The Miami Herald all for their 8 th year as well as Deco Drive and new sponsor Freecreditscore.com.
Once again the Festival will utilize multiple locations to highlight its exciting variety of talent. Acts will perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, 1700 Washington Avenue; Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road; and the unique BACKSTAGE at the Fillmore. The Lincoln Road Stage at Euclid Avenue will also serve as the home to the Festival's outdoor, nightly, free comedy stage every evening from Thursday through Saturday at 9PM.
The Festival begins on Wednesday, April 17 th, 8PM with Bill Burr at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. Selling out theaters internationally, Burr is a regular with Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon. His Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. Tickets are $45.50 and $35.50.
Seth Meyers performs Thursday, April 18 th, 8PM at the Fillmore Miami Beach. As the head writer and sole "Weekend Update" anchor on Saturday Night Live for the past 6 years, Meyers charms audiences as he lampoons top news stories and entertains fan favorite guests. Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake's musical monologue. He was nominated in same category in 2012 for host Jason Segel's monologue song. Meyers has also garnered five additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer on SNL and the 2011 special "The Real Women of SNL." Tickets are $37.50.
Appearing Thursday, April 18 th, 8PM at the Colony Theater is Anjelah Johnson. Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video "Nail Salon" which led to many stand up and performance opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of MADtv as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation "Bon Qui Qui." This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by over fifty-five million people worldwide. In June 2009 Anjelah recorded a one-hour special for Comedy Central and Warner Brothers Records. A second special is set to be released from her hometown of San Jose, CA this year. Tickets are $35.00.
Tracy Morgan takes center stage at the Fillmore on Friday, April 19 th, 8PM. As a stand-up comic who has headlined across the country, Morgan was first introduced to television audiences in his role as "Hustleman" on the hit comedy series "Martin." He went on to join "Saturday Night Live" in 1996 where he appeared for seven seasons and created such memorable characters as "Astronaut Jones" and "Brian Fellows." After leaving SNL, Morgan went on to star in his own comedy series "The Tracy Morgan Show". He has just finished up his most memorable role as the hilarious and mercurial Tracy Jordan on the award-winning NBC comedy series "30 Rock" co-starring with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. Tickets are $45.50 and $35.50.
Appearing Friday April 19 th, 8PM at the Colony Theatre is Amy Schumer who is returning from her sold-out show at last year's Festival. Schumer was recently featured as one of Variety's "Top Ten Comics to Watch" and her hit one-hour special, titled "Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff," aired on COMEDY CENTRAL and was one of the highest-rated and most-watched stand-up specials in 2012 with over 1.6 million total viewers watching the premiere. In 2011, she released her first album "Cutting" on COMEDY CENTRAL Records. Her new series "Inside Amy Schumer," premieres Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL and features Schumer's provocative and hilariously wicked mind as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy and man-on-the street interviews. Tickets are $35.00.
Sarah Silverman performs Saturday, April 20 th, 8PM at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Emmy winner Sarah Silverman, dubbed by Rolling Stone "the most outrageously funny woman alive," is as versatile of a performer as they come. Her repertoire includes everything from film and television, stand-up comedy, to iconic online videos, and she added author to this list when she released her first book the New York Times Bestseller, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. Silverman was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series "The Sarah Silverman Program." This marked Comedy Central's first ever Emmy nomination in a scripted acting category. Silverman voices a character in the Oscar nominated Disney animated film Wreck it Ralph and was recently seen starring opposite Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in the dramedy Take This Waltz. Tickets are $59.50, $45.00 and $35.00.
Late night, 10:30PM, on Saturday, April 20 th Jim Jefferies takes over the Fillmore stage. One of the most sought after comedians, Jefferies returned this past summer to sold-out performances at Montreal's Just For Laughs and Edinburgh's Fringe Comedy Festival. In keeping with his reputation for being brutally honest, Jefferies cleverly subverts our expectation as he takes on topics such as fatherhood, love and education as well as his favourites: religion, porn and politics. He was seen in his Showtime one-hour comedy special ALCOHOLOCAUST and his debut JIM JEFFERIES: I SWEAR TO GOD on HBO. His bold and painfully honest commentary captivated all who tuned in. Tickets are $35.50.