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Limestone Comedy Festival returns

A three-day, multi-venue comedy festival returns to Bloomington for the second year. Limestone Comedy Festival will take place today through Saturday.

The festival was originally founded by Comedy Attic owner Jared Thompson and local comedian Mat Alano-Martin.


Headliners for the festival include
Patton Oswalt He has a Grammy nominated album, “Finest Hour,” and he recently released an hour special, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time.”
The Legendary Emo Philips His career includes cult TV hits such as the “Weird Al Show” and “Adventure Time.”
Sasheer Zamata She recently debuted as the newest cast member for “Saturday Night Live.” Zamata’s career includes appearances on FX’s “Totally Biased W. Kaumau Bell” and Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.”
Featured comedians include
Rachel Bloom She has been named a comic to watch by Cosmopolitan, Time out LA and Backstage. Her TV acting credits include @Midnight and “How I Met Your Mother.”
Saurin Choksi He performed at the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, Bridgetown, Limestone and Cape Fear Comedy festivals last year.   

For a complete list of the 60 headliners and featured comedians, visit

The schedule for the festival includes live recordings of podcasts. On the list are Jimmy Pardo’s “Never Not Funny,” Erin Foley’s “Sports Without Balls” and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.

Performances will take place in five different venues in Bloomington’s downtown area, including the Comedy Attic, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the Bishop Bar, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center and the Back Door.

There are multiple-day passes that give audience members VIP access to shows and after parties, but it is also possible to buy tickets for individual performances.
The most inclusive and expensive multiple-day badge is $175, with lower cost choices available dependent on what the badge includes. Individual shows range between $10 and $30.

For a complete list of ticket options, visit or the Buskirk-Chumley box office.

Today and Friday include a full evening schedule, but Saturday features both a day and night line up. Visit for more information on performances.

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