NEW YORK, April 9, 2015 – The Limestone Comedy Festival is a three-day, five-venue stand-up and podcast comedy festival held in downtown Bloomington, IN. This years event will be June 4-6, 2015 and will be headlined by Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites, Wet Hot American Summer, The Ben Stiller Show), Kyle Kinane (Conan, Comedy Central), Michael Che (Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show) and Doug Benson (Super High Me, Doug Loves Movies).
The festival headliners will be joined by a mix of comedy greats such as Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Maron) and Chad Daniels (Comedy Central, The Bob & Tom Show) and rising stars such as Aparna Nancherla (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, @midnight), Esther Povitsky (Parks and Rec, Adam Devines House Party), Dave Waite (Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Tom Brady (PBS, VICE Magazine).
Rounding out the lineup will be over 40 feature comedians from around the country: Phoebe Angle (Boston, MA), Marty Archibald (Salt Lake City, UT), Sammy Arechar (Milwaukee, WI), Emma Arnold (Boise, ID), Geoffrey Asmus (Madison, WI), Kyle Ayers (Brooklyn, NY), Ryan Beck (New York, NY), Ben Bizuneh (Los Angeles, CA), David Britton (Bloomington, IN), Sally Brooks (Morgantown, WV), Casey Crawford (Austin, TX), Conor Delehanty (Chicago, IL), Melissa Douty (Salem, VA), Emily Galati (Chicago, IL), Rob Haze (Atlanta, GA), Ed Hill (Vancouver, BC), Jamel Johnson (Washington, DC), Jaffer Khan (Houston, TX), Matt Knudsen (Los Angeles, CA), Alex Kumin (Chicago, IL), Dash Kwiatkowski (San Francisco, CA), Matty Litwack (Washington, DC), Stephanie Lochbihler (Bloomington, IN), Grant Lyon (Los Angeles, CA), Jordan Mather-Licht (Bloomington, IN), Tim McLaughlin (Chicago, IL), Chris Milner (Washington, DC), Matt Monroe (Denver, CO), Grayson Morris (Los Angeles, CA), John F. ODonnell (New York, NY), Zach Peterson (Chicago, IL), Marlena Rodriguez (Chicago, IL), Spence Roper (Logan, UT), Jonathan Rowell (Los Angeles, CA), Nick Sahoyah (Seattle, WA), Laura Sanders (Columbus, OH), Jeff Scheen (Chicago, IL), Josh Sneed (Cincinnati, OH), Linda Stogner (Dallas, TX), Brent Terhune (Indianapolis, IN), David Tveite (Washington, DC), Brad Wenzel (Detroit, MI), Kate Willett (San Francisco, CA), Justin Williams (Newark, NJ) and Bryan Yang (New York, NY).
In addition to stand-up performances, the festival will host live presentations of the comedy podcasts Doug Loves Movies, The Doug Benson Movie Interruption of Hoosiers, Weird Adults with Little Esther and Arguments & Grievances.
Badges are now on sale through the festival website www.limestonefest.com. These badges allow the purchaser to set their personal festival schedule and secure their seat at the shows of their choice.
A special hotel rate for the festival is being offered by The Courtyard by Marriott, located only two blocks from all of the Limestone venues, when using the promo code LIMESTONE while making reservations by phone at (812) 335-8000
The Limestone Comedy Festival is made possible by the support of The Comedy Attic, Ivy Tech Community College, Mother Bears Pizza, The Courtyard by Marriott, BLOOM Magazine, Visit Bloomington, The Atlas Bar, Express Employment Professionals, Downtown Bloomington Inc., Hopscotch Coffee, Bloomington Brewing Company, Lambert Consulting, LLC, The Laugh Button, Tall + Small Photography, Rendezville, Olympus Properties and Beas Soda.