Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival ~ February 10-13, 2011

by Robert Lovik via Absolute Michigan

TCCF by Dan Sultana,The 2nd annual Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival is bringing some of America’s top comedic talent to Northern Michigan February 10-13, and tickets are now on sale to what are sure to be sold out performances.

Bob Saget, this year’s opening night performer, will kick things off on Thursday, February 10 at the City Opera House in front of an already almost sold-out crowd. Best known for his role on the sitcom “Full House” and as the long- running host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, Saget has developed a reputation in recent years as one of comedy’s edgiest performers which will fit right in with the festival theme – Comedy is Dangerous.

Friday and Saturday night will feature performances by some of comedy’s most respected and well-known faces in classic Traverse City venues like the State Theater and the Old Town Playhouse. This year’s comedians include stars of stage and screen, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Ross, Caroline Rhea and Aubrey Plaza.

And this year, both of the festival hosts, Jeff Garlin and Michael Moore, will be performing. Jeff Garlin is best known for his role as Larry David’s agent on the award-winning HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jeff will be hosting a Hootenanny with Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza and Brett Gelman while Michael will be playing the role of stand-up comic this year as he debuts brand new comedy material. Ted Alexandro and Joe DeRosa will share an hour time slot on Friday and Saturday night.

In addition to stand-up, there will also be family-friendly performances by Comedy 4 Kidz and ComedySportz, free late-night events, surprise guest performers and some of the funniest movies ever made showing in the historic State Theatre.

For more information and to buy tickets for all of this year’s performances visitcomedyfesttc.org!

Photo credit: TCCF by Dan Sultana

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