Boston Calling adds Comedy Experience with host Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, Eugene Mirman



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Last year Boston Calling expanded its music festival programming by adding a comedy component led by homegrown funnyman Lamont Price. This year, as it moves into a larger facility at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, its upping its laugh capacity by installing a Comedy Experience hosted by Hannibal Buress.

This is excellent news, but there is a catch — the Comedy Experience is replacing the previously-announced Natalie Portman-curated Film Experience, which has been postponed to a future edition of the festival. No reason for the postponement has been given by festival organizers.

But adding Buress to the Boston Calling lineup — a massive three-day, 45 band/artist Memorial Day weekend event headlined by Tool, Chance The Rapper, and Mumford & Sons — is no small feat. Joining Buress on the comedy lineup are Pete Holmes (Crashing), Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers), Tig Notaro (one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time”), Price, Phoebe Robinson, and others.

“I’m excited to take a break from my construction business to bring my unbridled energy to the Boston Calling festival,” says Buress in a press release. “When Boston calls, I send it to voicemail three times and then text it at 3 a.m. You up?”

The full comedy lineup is below, with the updated Boston Calling lineup poster. Tickets for Boston Calling are on sale now.

Boston Calling Comedy Experience Lineup

Friday, May 26: Pete Holmes, Eugene Mirman, Lamont Price, Kelly MacFarland

Saturday, May 27: Hannibal Buress, Phoebe Robinson, Jordan Rock, Bethany Van Delft

Sunday, May 28: Tig Notaro, Kate Berlant and John Early, Josh Johnson, Nick Chambers