FUNNY OR DIE ANNOUNCES 15 CITY ‘ROAD 2 ODDBALL TOUR’ PRESENTED BY REDD’S APPLE ALE FEATURING COMEDIAN BRODY STEVENS PERFORMING ALONG WITH HOWARD KREMER AND ADAM CAYTON-HOLLAND
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Aspiring Comedians have the Chance to Perform at ‘Road 2 Oddball Tour’ With One Lucky Winner Joining
Funny Or Die’s Upcoming Summer 2014 Oddball Festival
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 2014 – Funny Or Die’s ‘Road 2 Oddball Tour’ Presented by Redd’s Apple Ale was announced today. Headlined by Brody Stevens (“Brody Stevens: Enjoy It”), and featuring performances by Howard Kremer and Adam Clayton-Holland, the 15-city tour begins on May 5 in San Francisco. Tickets to the ‘Road 2 Oddball Tour’ are available now at http://www.FunnyOrDie.com/Road2Oddball
. (Editor’s note: Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival summer line-up and tour dates will be announced in May 2014).
Also announced today is Funny Or Die’s Standup Challenge where comedians across the country can win the chance to perform at their hometown show of the ‘Road 2 Oddball Tour’ dates, with one lucky comedian winning the opportunity to join the touring 2014 Funny Or Die’s Oddball Festival for all 20 shows. More info about Funny Or Die’s StandUp challenge can be found at www.FunnyOrDie.com/Road2Oddball
“We’re very excited to introduce ‘Road2Oddball Tour’ as we gear up for another summer Oddball Festival,” said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny Or Die. “Both tours really cater to the ultimate comedy fan and with the added element of our ‘StandUp’ challenge it’s a great showcase and opportunity for up and coming talent,” he added.
“Redd’s is really excited to partner with Funny or Die on all things Oddball,” said Andrew Zrike, Redd’s brand manager. “Redd’s is all about doing the unexpected and this is the perfect platform to bring the brand to life.”
Funny Or Die’s Standup Challenge is super easy to enter; here are the 5 basic steps: 1) Head over to www.FunnyOrDie.com/Road2Oddball
. 2) Upload your standup video. 3) Fans vote. 4) Local winners will be selected by panel of FOD judges. 5) After the Road 2 Oddball Tour is complete, all 15 local winners plead again for their chance to be chosen to be the grand prize winner and go on the entire Funny or Die’s ODDBALL Festival this summer, all over North America. The three judges deciding the grand-prize winner are Dave Rath (manager at Generate), comedian Kurt Braunohler, and Funny Or Die writer/comedian Jake Foglenest.
Brody Stevens, who recently starred in Comedy Central’s “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” began doing stand-up in the mid-90s in Seattle, working at The Comedy Underground and hosting the “Brody Stevens Cable Access TV Show.” After spending some time living and performing in New York City, Stevens made his way to Los Angeles and has since performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and CBS’s “The Late, Late Show” and appeared in a variety of projects including the feature films “The Hangover,” “The Hangover Part II,” “Due Date,” Sarah Silverman’s “Jesus is Magic,” and “R2PC: Road to Park City” at the Slamdance Film Festival. He also appeared on National Lampoon’s “Funny Money,” NBC’s “Late Friday” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and was a daily contributor for the Fox series “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.”
Adam Clayton-Holland is a national touring headliner who plays clubs and colleges all over the country. He was recently named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire Magazine
and made his late-night television debut on “Conan.” He has appeared on ABC’s “Happy Endings” and was featured on the Nerdist
and Sklarbro County
Howard Michael Kremer, also known by his stage name
‘Dragon Boy Suede,’ is an American
comedian and comedic rapper
. He has released three albums and has had a half-hour special on “Comedy Central Presents.” He has also made regular appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Austin Stories” (which he co-created), “Scare Tactics” and “Comedy Bang Bang.” Kremer is the host of the Who Charted?
podcast, co-hosted by Kulap Vilaysack
and available on the Earwolf podcast
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Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has become an award-wining top destination for comedy on the web. The site has over 19 million unique users per month, over 60 million video views per month, and has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operating a social media and marketing division with over 7.8 million Twitter followers approximately 5.5 million Facebook fans (#1 Comedy Brand on both Twitter and Facebook), and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. Funny Or Die has become the “place to be seen” for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die's founders are Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Michael Kvamme. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny Or Die.
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