The promoters of the comedy festival Clusterfest on Monday announced new additions to this year's lineup, including the hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan and rising comedic stars John Mulaney and Thomas Middleditch.
The 2018 Clusterfest lineup of over 70 artists already had massive star power, including the Lonely Island (performing live for the first time), Amy Schumer, Tiffany Haddish, and Jon Stewart, who will be performing for the first time on the west coast in 15 years. But the new additions, announced the week single day tickets go on sale, turn the festival into an embarrassment of riches, and it's only the event's second year.
A longtime Saturday Night Live writer who recently hosted the show, Mulaney is the fifth headliner of the festival. He joins the lineup along with Nick Kroll of The Kroll Show, who recently finished a run on Broadway with Mulaney of their hit show, The Oh, Hello Show. (There are no official announcements of the two performing together.)
Other comic additions include Middleditch, star of the Emmy-nominated HBO comedy Silicon Valley and one of the original members of the Improvised Shakespeare Company. He performs at the fest in a new improvisational act with Parks And Recreation actor Ben Schwartz.
On the music side, the lineup now includes the Wu-Tang Clan, the group that introduced the world to influential rappers such as Method Man, Chef Raekwon, Ghostface Killa and the RZA. Also on the bill is Grammy Award-winning rapper T-Pain, best known for his auto-tuned singing style on hits such as Kanye West's "Good Life" and Lil Wayne's "Got Money."
Clusterfest is presented by Comedy Central, in collaboration with Bonnaroo organizer Superfly and local Outside Lands promoters Another Planet. The festival will be held in San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from June 1–3. Single-day tickets go on sale Thursday, April 19, at 10am.