Bonnaroo announces artist additions and comedy tent lineup‏

Music News | Mar 26th, 2009

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Public Enemy, Wailing Souls, Amadou & Mariam, Ani Difranco, Shadows Fall were confirmed additions to the already impressive Bonnaroo lineup. Jimmy Fallon, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, Daily Show Stars John Oliver And Rob Riggle, Michael Ian Black And Michael Showalter, Aziz Ansari And more were announce for the Comedy Tent.

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has added over a dozen musical acts and a full comedy program to its 2009 event, rounding out an already stellar lineup. Updates include established artists such as Public Enemy and Ani DiFranco along with reggae mainstays the Itals and Wailing Souls, African superstars Amadou & Mariam, underground rapper Murs, metal favorites Shadows Fall and High on Fire, R&B ingénue Janelle Monáe, electronic soul duo Pretty Lights, bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, and indie-world buzz bands Passion Pit, Hockey and White Rabbits. A full list of confirmed acts follows.

In addition to its stellar music programming, Bonnaroo will feature a dynamic host of national headlining comics in its ever-popular seated, air-conditioned comedy venue. Presented by Butterfinger and newly named “The Comedy Sweet,” the tent will welcome some of TV’s most hilarious personalities, including late-night host Jimmy Fallon and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who will present “Bonnapoo 2009,” a variety show with music, stand up, classic clips, unaired material, interviews and insults. Also on tap is “An Evening with The Daily Show,” featuring correspondents John Oliver, Rob Riggle and executive producer Rory Albanese. Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are also confirmed to perform ahead of the debut of their new Comedy Central show Michael and Michael Have Issues, along with Office spin-off Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, Flight Of The Conchords regulars Kristen Schaal and Arj Barker, the legendary Todd Barry, Nick Thune, Wayne Federman, Nick Kroll, Kurt Braunholer, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. Outside The Comedy Sweet, Butterfinger’s comics will engage Bonnaroo attendees with pop-up gags throughout the festival grounds. Starting next month, to build excitement for Bonnaroo comedy, The Butterfinger Comedy Network will air routines from previous Bonnaroo comedy performances including clips from Lewis Black, Brian Posehn and Joe DeRosa.

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