Even odder: Oddball Comedy invades Tampa on Oct. 3

Things are about to get odd.

Last year's Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival made a stop in Tampa, and earned a thumbs-up from concert-goers who saw the likes of Louis C.K., Marc Maron and Jeff Ross, in addition to dozens of other nationally-known and local comedians.

Another year, another tour: Funny Or Die put another one together and it's coming to Tampa on Saturday.

There's a little similarity with last year's popular show. Aziz Ansari (now headlining the event) and Jeff Ross return from last year. There's also a local stage again, which will include some of the best comedians in the area. Last year, Matt Fernandez (well known on Twitter: @FattMernandez) and Ken Miller, a previous winner of the Florida's Funniest Comedian Contest were among the performers. This year, Fernandez is back, and joining him will be J.B. Ball, another Florida's Funniest champ and the recent winner of Critics' Choice "Best Stand-Up" in our Best of the Bay awards.

And there's something new this year in Tampa: Women. Last year, Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer were on tour, but not in Tampa. In 2015, Schumer is the special guest at Oddball, billed second only to Ansari. She'll be joined by Ashley Barnhill, Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein and Nikki Glaser, so ladies should be well-represented both in the audience and onstage. 

Other acts scheduled to appear include Jim Norton, Big Jay Oakerson, Nick Thune and Anthony Jeselnik. Each one of those comedians has headlined shows in our area, so it's like getting a year's worth of stand-up royalty in one evening.

Showtime is Saturday at 5:15 p.m. $42.25-$180.25. 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Info: (813) 740-2446 or livenation.com.


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