John Oliver Is Coming to Massachusetts for This Year’s Oddball Festival

Along with Saturday Night Live stars Jay Pharoah and Pete Davidson.

John Oliver

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The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival will once again bring a slew of big stars to Massachusetts this year.

The festival announced the lineups for its 2016, multi-city tour, which includes big names like John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Buress, and Cambridge native Dane Cook. Although not every notable comedian will ship up to the Bay State, local fans are still in for a treat as they’ll get to see many of the top acts.

Oliver will headline this year’s show in Massachusetts, which takes place Friday, September 9, at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. The Last Week Tonight comedian will be joined by Saturday Night Live stars Jay Pharoah and Pete Davidson, as well as “Roastmaster General” Jeff Ross, who’s returning to host the festival’s main stage.

Rounding out the lineup for the Massachusetts leg of the tour will be Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, Katherine Ryan, and Kyle Dunnigan. Big Jay Oakerson will serve as the host for Oddball’s second comedy stage.

The festival will also make a stop in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday, September 5, featuring performances by Brian Regan and John Mulaney.

Tickets to the 2016 Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival go on sale Monday, July 25. For more information, check out oddballfest.com.


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