This May 15-18, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts kick-off the first annual Wild West Comedy Festival presented by Bud Light and in association with Netflix. Voted a 2014 must visit city by Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast, Fodors and The New York Times, Nashville will play host to the four-day weekend festival, which will feature some of the funniest people in the world, including Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Rodney Carrington, Dennis Miller, Billy Gardel, Aisha Tyler and more.
In addition to performances from today’s hottest comedians, the festival will feature unique special events, including a live taping of the Marc Maron WTF podcast interview with Vince Vaughn; Chris Hardwick bringing his @Midnight show to a live audience; an exclusive performance by Demetri Martin at Jack White’s Third Man Records, and author B.J. Novak performing and discussing stories from his critically acclaimed, best selling collection, One More Thing.
The festival takes place at some of Nashville’s most iconic venues including the Ryman Auditorium and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Zanies Nashville Comedy Club will host a roster of top comedic talent, including Steve Byrne,Rob Schneider and Dick Gregory.
"This talent, in these venues, in this town is a virtual ‘no-brainer,” stated Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation. “First music, then dining, now comedy takes center stage in one of the hottest destinations in the world."
A complete list of artists and shows can be found at www.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.