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The High Mud Comedy Festival

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 8:00pm

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

Our annual salute to a few funny things will gather world champion comedians to enlighten us with humor in this heightened moment. Come for laugh-filled workshops, wickedly mocking museum tours, and hilarious musical interludes.

You might know Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock or Wet Hot American Summer — or, if you're savvy, from his recent Netflix special America Is the Greatest Country in the United States — a sharp look at racism, sexism, imperialism, healthcare, immigration, gun control, the environment, and brunch.

Judah comes to North Adams with all new material in advance of his next, as-yet-untitled comedy special.

Over the last year, comedy club veteran Michelle Buteau's cheeky swagger and out-sized personality have flooded radio waves and television screens. She's the honorary third Dope Queen and hosts her own hilarious WNYC podcast, Late Night Whenever. You'll recognize her as “The Crazy Girlfriend” on Key & Peele and from comedy specials like Comedy Line Up and Comedy Knockout. Michelle was a breakout star on Fox's Enlisted, is a series regular on the hotly-anticipated First Wives Club series, and has an upcoming star turn in the Netflix continuation of Armistead Maupin's cult classic Tales of the City (alongside Laura Linney and Ellen Page). Catch this rising star at MASS MoCA, on the verge of her super-stardom.

Dulcé Sloan joins the High Mud Comedy Fest roster as host.

Chicago's famed improvisational comedy troupe, The Second City, has boosted the careers of countless comedy icons — Bill Murray, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jordan Peele, and Stephen Colbert — the current roster are here at High Mud leading a workshop to help you hone your best bits. Workshops fill fast on the day of the show.

General Admission: $20.00 - $45.00
$75 2-Day Preferred
$45 2-Day Early Bird
$20 2-Day Student

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