Has it been five years already? I guess it has. The Bridgetown Comedy festival is hands-down my favorite annual event—every year it's a ton of fun bouncing around from club to club at the east end of Hawthorne. Lotsa booze, lotsa laughing until booze comes out of various orifices, and the occasional sighting of pantless Andy Dick.
The fest just announced the initial lineup for their fifth annual festival, which is so far headlined-ish by Todd Glass, Kevin Allison, and Doug Benson and also includes returning festival favorites like James Adomian, Matt Braunger, and all-star improv troupe Assssscat. (They'll be announcing more names in the weeks to come.) The fest is April 12-15; tickets go on sale March 5.
I'll post the full lineup after the jump—there are plenty of names I don't recognize, though we'll be researching 'em all and posting more highlights as the fest approaches. Anyone jump out at you guys?
CONFIRMED PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Asssscat with Matt Besser, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz and Tim Meadows
Freakdance screening with Matt Besser, Neil Mahoney and more
Jason Nash Is Married screening with stars Jason Nash, Busy Philipps, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Matt Walsh, June Diane Raphael and more
Kevin Allison’s RISK!
Mary Lynn Rasjkub
The Friday Forty with Dave Holmes and Scott Gimple
The Humor Code with Professor Peter McGraw
Who Charted? Live with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack