The producers of the Bridgetown Comedy Fest have just announced a new series of comedy shows during the year, which is terrific news on its own—and it's made even terrific-er by the announcement of Emo Philips as the first headliner.

I lost my mind over Philips' performance on Paul Provenza's Setlist show at Bridgetown this year. It was hands-down, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable comedy performances I've ever seen. I'm so excited that he's coming back. He's an absolute living legend and if you've never seen him, you're in for a delightful morning on YouTube. Start here.

The show's Saturday, August 23 at the Bossonova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside, at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 and you can buy 'em here.