Bert Kreischer Enlists Tiffany Haddish and Lewis Black for ‘Fully Loaded’ Traveling Comedy Festival
It's a Lollapalooza-like tour — but for stand-up.
Comedian Bert Kreischer is ready to go back out with a blackout, pulling himself up to the bar for round two of his party-driven Fully Loaded Comedy Festival beginning June 14 and hitting 16 ballparks and arenas across the country.
Aside from Kreischer, this year’s lineup includes Mark Normand, Shane Gillis, Tiffany Haddish, Stavros Halkias, Fortune Feimster, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, Andrew Santino, Big Jay Oakerson, Jay Pharoah, Dan Soder, Chad Daniels, Ralph Barbosa, Rosebud Baker and Tammy Pescatelli.
“Fully Loaded is the best ticket you can buy in entertainment this summer – Indoors, outdoors, baseball stadiums, arenas, and The Gorge,” Kreischer says, calling the traveling festival “an absolute no-brainer for any comedy fan.”
The concept for the Fully Loaded Comedy Festival, promoted by Outback Presents, was conceived during Bert’s 2020 Hot Summer Nights Tour while performing outdoor shows at drive-in venues (a pandemic consideration). The idea was to create a traveling comedy festival inspired by the original Lollapalooza touring festival and encompass everything he loves: “comedy, the outdoors, good times, and drinking with friends to give fans an experience they will be talking about for years to come,” a release announcing the festival explains.
This year the festival will partner with the charity Comedy Gives Back, an organization founded as a safety net for comics by providing them with financial crisis relief, mental health support and more.
On March 14, he will release his highly anticipated fifth stand-up special, Razzle Dazzle on Netflix and will star in the Legendary/Sony Picture film, The Machine, premiering May 26.
“Set 23 years after the study abroad experience he chronicled in his 2016 Showtime stand-up special, the movie follows Kreischer as the Russian mafia finally catches up with him after all these years and seeks retribution for the crimes that he committed in their country as a rowdy, drunken college student,” according to a press release.
Kreischer is also a popular podcast host with several top comedy podcasts including Bertcast and Two Bears One Cave that he co-hosts with Tom Segura. He also hosts the popular YouTube cooking show, Something’s Burning.
Presale passes are now on sale with a public on-sale scheduled for March 10 at 10 AM.
FULLY LOADED COMEDY FESTIVAL 2023:
06/14/23 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06/15/23 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena
06/16/23 – Moosic, PA – PNC Field
06/17/23 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
06/22/23 – Traverse City, MI – Turtle Creek Stadium
06/23/23 – Fort Wayne, IN – Parkview Field
06/24/23 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
06/25/23 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
07/06/23 – Huntsville, AL – The Orion Amphitheater
07/07/23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
07/08/23 – Memphis, TN – AutoZone Park
07/09/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
07/12/23 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
07/13/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
07/14/23 – Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
07/15/23 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre