Comedy Central along with partners Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment just announced the lineup for Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest, a three-day comedy and music festival in San Francisco. Headliners include Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer, The Lonely Island and Trevor Noah.
But we’re super stoked over is the inclusion of drag in this year’s festival. Three of our favorite queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race — Alaska Thunderfuck, Manila Luzon and Jinkx Monsoon — are slated to perform.
Other queer stand outs and favorites from the list include Las Culturistas, the hilarious pop culture podcast of gay duo Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers. Bridget Everett, who we interviewed last year, will be tearing things up with her band The Tender Moments. And the breakout star of Girls’ Trip Tiffany Haddish, who won audiences over with her grapefruit-ing skills, is also high up on the set list, too.
The festival lineup also includes Jim Jefferies, Third Eye Blind, David Cross, Michael Che, Roy Wood Jr., Maria Bamford, Salt-N-Pepa, Action Bronson, Desus & Mero, Raised on TV with Lauren Lapkus and Jon Gabrus, Kyle Mooney & Nathan Fielder’s Video Treasures, This is Not Happening, Bert Kreischer, Last Podcast on the Left, John Early and Kate Berlant and others.
“After last year’s spectacular success with fans, talent and the entire comedy community, we’d have to be insane to not return for another round,” said Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central. “While we are concerned anything better than last year might blow Bay Area minds into oblivion, we are prepared to take that chance.”
“Last year’s Clusterfest exceeded our expectations and we’re excited to build off that success, reimagining the live comedy experience,” said Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of Superfly. “If timing is everything, we’re exactly where we need to be as we all need to laugh now more than ever.”
In addition to comedy and musical performances, Clusterfest 2018 attendees will step into the worlds of their favorite television shows with interactive attractions from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, South Park, Double Dare and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.