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Catching the wave from the success of the 2014 Maui Comedy Festival, the producers are keeping the laughs going with a summer series featuring some of the most respected names in comedy. Starting with the epically droll master comedian, Todd Barry for an intimate night of comedy at Charley's Restaurant & Saloon in June, then it's off to the MACC for the rest of the 2015 Summer.
July brings the irreverent and critically-acclaimed Jim Jefferies, with his unique no-holds-barred standup that has sold out theaters worldwide. August welcomes the multi-talented comic and actor Patton Oswalt to Maui for the first-time. September saves the classic comedy for last with Sinbad. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad is enjoying something of a renaissance these days with a style and charisma that continues to pack clubs and auditoriums alike.
THURSDAY, JULY 9TH @ THE MACC
Never afraid to court controversy, and not big on political correctness, Jefferies' forthright and opinionated shows have sometimes divided audiences, and even led to a violent outburst at the Manchester Comedy Store (now seen by over 20 million people on the internet). But no one ever said being a comedian was easy, even if Jefferies makes it look that way. With seven Edinburgh Fringe sell-out shows, numerous TV appearances, 2 HBO hour comedy specials, his own sitcom on FX 'Legit' and phenomenal critical acclaim, Jefferies is now one of the biggest names in comedy around the globe.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH @ THE MACC
Patton continues to find success in all areas of entertainment, from his Grammy-nominated comedy specials to his many memorable guest roles on his favorite TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award). As a comedian, Patton has shot five TV specials and four critically acclaimed albums,including his latest Grammy-nominated special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time which debuted on EPIX. Finest Hour also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong which was distributed through Warner Brothers Records.
In addition to his recent guest roles on Veep, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battle Creek, Parks and Recreation, Justified, Two and a Half Men, Portlandia, Burn Notice, Patton also voiced characters on The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. He was a series regular on Showtime’s United States of Tara, appeared as a guest star on Bored To Death and Flight of the Conchords on HBO and The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH @ THE MACC
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking the painful trials and embarassing tribulations of day-by-day life and throwing them back into his audiences' faces, causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Although he's not any kind of choirboy, Sinbad is the son of a preacher man, and he decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. Up until that time, he had described his own comedic style as "semi-dirty." Sinbad says that he learned that night that "funny is funny," and noted that masters of dirty comedy -- such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce -- had all been able to work clean without losing a step.
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED
THE MAUI COMEDY FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 19th through MAY 22nd 2016
That's right, we're no longer part of the Halloween weekend scrum. After an amazingly successful first year, we've already outgrown our first year digs and date. The Maui Comedy Festival will return May 19th through May 22nd 2016 and this time our performances will be island-wide. Maui Comedy Festival 2016 - Bigger acts, bigger shows and bigger laughs.