This weekend, get prepared to laugh until your cheeks hurt and tears stream down your face. The DTE Energy Music Festival rings in Labor Day weekend with the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. Be a social oddball with street performers, psychics and comediens.
Featuring celebrated comedy roaster Jeff Ross, Important Things star Demetri Martin, Flight of the Concords, Al Madrigal, Hannibal Buress, and Brody Stevens. Of course, there's also Dave Chappelle, who you might remember from his show, which was called the Chappelle Show, or from movies such as Robin Hood: Men In Tights, The Nutty Professor, Con Air, Blue Streak, Undercover Brother, You've Got Mail, 200 Cigarettes, and the stoner favorite, Half Baked. Also sharing the stage, Kristen Schaal is a recognizable voice from many shows, such as Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Despicable Me 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, American Dad!, The Muppets, The Penguins of Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Shrek Forever After, Toy Story 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and has appeared in shows like How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, Modern Family, Get Him to the Greek, Dinner for Schmucks, 30 Rock, Adventure Time, Norbit, and more.
The festival has sponsors like Air Heads, Twix, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Redds Apple Ale and Squatch, so you know it's going to be a good time. With Funny or Die as the main sponsor, you can't help but wonder if one will be pulled out back to be drawn and quartered if they're not funny. There's only one way to find out though, and that's by heading up to DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, on Sunday, Sept. 1st, to see for yourself what a group of Oddball comediens can make you laugh about, and with a lineup as strong as this, you are almost guaranteed to be laughing yourself into stitches.
The author of more than 100 books, Marisa Williams earned her Master's in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University; for more on Marisa, visit www.lulu.com/spotlight/thorisaz.