Top Ten Comics Touring This Summer
Thanks to the internet, and video sharing sites, you can watch the comedy routines of just about any standup in the world. However, there’s a huge difference between watching a comic perform on a video and watching a comic perform live on stage.
Almost without fail, being in the audience to witness a top-notch standup is far better, and much more hilarious, than any recording. That’s why ClickitTicket has compiled a list of the top ten comics out on tour this summer. The ten comedians listed below are not your run of the mill jokesters: they are the best of the best. If you want to laugh, just attend a show by anyone of the following ten comics.
Everyman Bill Engvall is best known for selling tickets to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He’s also the host of Country Fried Home Videos airing on CMT and GSN’s version of the game show Lingo. This summer, fans can catch Bill Engvall all over the country including shows in Denver, Las Vegas, and San Antonio. He’s out on the road with fellow Blue Collar Comedy alumni Jeff Foxworthy.
Love him or hate him one thing is for sure, Bill Maher is hilarious. The host of HBO’s Real Time is playing a string of dates this summer including sets in Chicago, San Francisco, and Toronto. On Sept. 25, Bill Maher will be in Montreal for a show at the St. Denis Theatre. Our favorite Maher line of all-time: “Curious people are interesting people, I wonder why that is?”
In 2012, you’ll be able to buy movie tickets to see Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 4 and Last Friday, his two most famous roles. Until then you can catch Tucker behind the microphone. In the next couple of months, the former Def Comedy Jam regular is set to perform in Phoenix, Chicago, and New Orleans. Boston welcomes Chris Tucker to the Citi Wang Theatre on Sept. 10.
"All I do is lie, and that has made me immune to compliments." That sagacious line comes from the demented genius of David Sedaris. He’s not exactly a stand-up comedian, but he's still extremely funny. In fact, David Sedaris tickets are some of the hardest to procure in the comedy world. In 2011, fans can attend David Sedaris shows in cities like Orlando, Raleigh, Boston, and Columbus.
When the outrageous George Lopez isn’t hosting his highly successful TBS late-night talk show, Lopez Tonight, he’s out on the road performing his outrageous standup comedy. Watch Lopez this summer in Las Vegas, San Diego, and Prior Lake, Minnesota. He’s also part of the Divine Rascals Tour with rock legend Carlos Santana.
You’ve probably seen Kathy Griffin on Bravo’s My Life on the D-List, but the plucky red-headed comedienne is really in her element when she’s on stage telling jokes. Her generation's Joan Rivers is scheduled to perform all over North America this summer. Laugh at Kathy Griffin in Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Toronto. That's just a few of the cities on her schedule.
One of the hardest working, and funniest, standup comedians working today is Lewis Black. His angry rants and hysterical outbursts have been keeping audiences in stitches for more than 30 years. Black is out and about this summer performing in Uncasville, Atlantic City, and Boston. Lewis Black will be in Anaheim, California on Aug. 27.
You’ve seen Louis C.K. on his hit FX show Louie, but have you seen his standup act? The Boston native is one of the most hilarious comedians to ever pick up a microphone. This summer you can experience the great Louis C.K. in Hyannis, Newport, and Chicago. Besides dates in North America, Louis C.K. is also selling tickets in Australia.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking Jeff Foxworthy is a one-trick pony. He’s far more than the “you might be a redneck” guy; he’s also one of the best standup comedians working today. But don’t take our word for it, get yourself some Jeff Foxworthy tickets and see for yourself. This summer Foxworthy is teaming with Bill Engvall for a series of dates. They’ll be in San Antonio, New Orleans, and Charlotte as well as several other cities.
If you can only see one comic on this list make sure it’s the "Frank Sinatra of Comedy." Jerry Seinfeld tickets are being sold this summer to several venues including the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, and the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. On Sept. 30, Jerry Seinfeld will knock them dead in Portland, Oregon at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.