Like to laugh? Love the Bay Area? Then drop everything and get thee to Colossal Clusterfest. The multi-format festival brings together your favorite musicians and comedians so that you can spend a weekend yucking it up and dancing it off with the best of them.
What is it?
Colossal Clusterfest is a three-day event hosted by Comedy Central. In its inaugural year, the festival will feature some of the biggest comedians in the game. Expect full on belly laughs to be caused by Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Broad City, and Hannibal Burress, not to mention the many other side-splitting comedians on the lineup. In addition to comedians, an impressive mix of musicians will be there to break down the beat between laugh tracks. Tegan and Sara, Ice Cube, Chromeo, and more of your favorite artists will be there.
There will also be podcast recordings in progress. Expect to see Anna Faris of Anna Faris is Unqualified, 2 Dope Queens, and Beautiful Anonymous with Chris Gethard among others there, all asking the big questions and inciting more laughter throughout the day. And if you’re hungry after seeing your favorite acts take the stage, be sure to visit one of the many food and beverage booths throughout the venue. Local San Francisco chefs will be plating up their best cuisine, which you can pair with California wines or craft beers that will also be served on-site.
Where and when is it?
The festival runs from June 2–4, 2017. The action goes down at the Civic Center Plaza & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This venue is smack in the heart of downtown, meaning it’s going to be easy to catch public transportation, walk to delicious restaurants, and stay at lodging nearby. Before you get to enjoy the best of the city and its laugh-inducing festival, you need to buy a ticket. Currently, a three-day general admission costs $249.50, while VIP admission will run you a cool $599.50. Festival hours are Friday 6:00–11:00 p.m., Saturday 2:00–11:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00–10:00 p.m. Tickets have been selling quickly, so don’t hesitate to buy one if you’re planning to attend.