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.