It’s rare that the comedy stars align in the way they do this month—bringing big-name performers and up-and-coming talents to stages across Madison.
• Comedy superstar Brian Regan kicks things off, bringing his hilarious observations of everyday life and memories of days past to a performance at the Orpheum Theater (April 1).
• Outspoken and humorous relationship advice expert Dan Savage visits the Barrymore Theatre for “Savage Love Live,” a live recording of his hit podcast, Savage Lovecast (April 1).
• Breakout comedian , star of the new Comedy Central series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,” headlines the Comedy Club on State (April 1-2).
• Madison’s Atlas Improv Co. celebrates its 12th birthday in a big way—by offering 12 hours of free shows! The third annual Atlas Endurance Improv Festival features local and out-of-town talent at the company’s near-east-side headquarters (April 2).
• “Queen of mean” comedian Lisa Lampanelli, who’s known for skewering celebrities and offending even the non-famous, hits the stage at Overture Center (April 2).
• Portland-bred comedian , who was a regular on “Chelsea Lately,” makes a run at the Comedy Club on State (April 7-9).
• The Barrymore hosts the Comedy and Variety Festival, a traveling show that featuring touring stand-up comedians Michael Palscak and Zach Sherwin, plus magicians, jugglers and other performers (April 8).
• Comedian, radio personality, author and actor Jim Norton hosts a show at the Orpheum Theatre (April 14).
• Catch two Chicago-turned-New York City comics, , at the Comedy Club on State (April 14-16).
• Matt Bellassai of “Whine About It” Buzzfeed fame, brings his characteristic complaint session to the Wisconsin Union Theater (April 15).
• Tennessee native , who’s appeared on Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Comedy Central, headlines the Comedy Club on State (April 21-23).
• Join actor, producer, comedian, writer and director Marlon Wayans in a show at the Orpheum (April 22).
• Joel McHale, the funnyman behind “The Soup” and the sitcom “Community,” takes the stage at the Orpheum in an event to benefit Gilda’s Club Madison (April 23).
• Known for his acerbic wit and unfiltered honesty, humorist and writer David Sedaris takes the stage of Overture Center to share his personal stories (April 24).
• Comedy Central regular , who’s also an actor and podcast host, offers five shows at the Comedy Club on State (April 28-30).
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