Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest Announces Casting for Must-See Live Reads of Cult Classic Films Clueless and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2019--Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, Superfly, the founders of Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, today announced the Live Read castings for cult hits Clueless and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion at Clusterfest in San Francisco June 21-23 . Wildly popular, the Live Reads are dramatic staged readings of popular movie scripts, and past performances have included Spice World, Planes Trains and Automobiles and Wayne’s World. This year they will reach new levels of hilarity with must-see ensemble casts putting their spin on two film favorites. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Clueless will star Issa Rae (Cher), Amanda Seales (Dionne), Ilana Glazer (Tai), Kumail Nanjiani, star of the upcoming film Stuber (Josh), Chris Redd (Murray) and others. Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion will feature drag queens Trixie Mattel (Romy), Katya Zamolodchikova (Michele) and San Francisco legend Peaches Christ (Heather) with supporting roles filled by Matteo Lane, Nicole Byers and more.
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Clusterfest continues to be the place for “first and only” fan experiences, including this year’s exciting Live Reads, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, where attendees will revisit beloved films that have impacted generations of teens and adults.
Clueless Live Read
To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of Clueless, Clusterfest will bring together five-star comedic talent to remind fans how much they miss, or lived through, the ’90s. Whether you’re a Baldwin or a Monet, ditch the Loadies on the quad and check out Clusterfest ’s Live Read of Amy Hecklering’s 1995 teen classic. The Clueless experience will come full circle with a guest musical performance from Jill Sobule singing her hit “Supermodel” from the film’s soundtrack. Miss this? As if. The cast includes:
Cher/Alicia Silverstone: Issa Rae
Dionne/Stacey Dash: Amanda Seales
Tai/Brittany Murphy: Ilana Glazer
Josh/Paul Rudd: Kumail Nanjiani
Murray/Donald Faison: Chris Redd
Travis/Breckin Meyer: Jaboukie Young-White
Elton/Jeremy Sisto + Ensemble: Langston Kerman
Christian/Justin Walker: Arturo Castro
Mel/Dan Hedaya: Sinbad
Mr. Hall/Wallace Shawn: Jeff Ross
Amber/Summer/Miss Geist + Ensemble: Quinta Brunson
Narrator: Janet Varney
Music: Red Room Orchestra featuring special guest Jill Sobule
Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion Live Read
Festival goers will find out who invented Post-its and who is the Mary and who is the Rhoda at the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion Live Read, with music from the soundtrack performed live by San Francisco’s Brickhouse. We hope you enjoy the show, and we hope your babies look like monkeys. The cast includes:
Romy White/Mira Sorvino: Trixie Mattel
Michele Weinberge /Lisa Kudrow: Katya Zamolodchikova
Heather Mooney/Janeane Garofalo: Peaches Christ
Sandy Frink/Alan Cumming: Matteo Lane
Christie Masters/Julia Campbell: Catherine Cohen
Cheryl Quick/Ensemble: Robin Tran
Kelly Possenger/Toby Walters/Ensemble: Nicole Byer
Lisa Luder/Ensemble: Rosebud Baker
Narrator: Guy Branum
In addition to witnessing hilarious takes on these cult films, fans will enjoy performances from a stacked lineup of more than 60 that includes Amy Poehler & Friends, John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Issa Rae, My Favorite Murder, The Roots, Ilana Glazer, Courtney Barnett, and many more. Attendees will also have the chance to step inside immersive attractions from some of the most beloved comedy franchises, including FX’s Atlanta, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and Drunk History and iconic sitcoms Seinfeld and NBC’s The Office.
Single-day and three-day general admission, VIP and Platinum tickets are on-sale now exclusively via www.clusterfest.com. Single-day admission starts at $99, single-day VIP starts at $249.50 (Saturday VIP is sold out!), three-day general admission starts at $239.50, three-day VIP starts at $619.50 and Platinum, which is new for 2019, is $1,250. Platinum tickets come with all the exclusive access that comes with VIP, plus much more, including unlimited french fries - seriously. Ticket prices will increase May 6 at 12 a.m. PT. Clusterfest also offers a layaway payment plan for all ticket types that allows fans the option to purchase tickets now and pay later by splitting the purchase into multiple payments over time.
About Comedy Central
Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere, wherever and whenever they want to laugh. With a global reach of more than 300 million households in over 150 countries, Comedy Central features award-winning late-night, sketch, scripted and animated series, along with stand-up specials and series Connecting with comedy fans through multiple touchpoints, Comedy Central also produces nationwide stand-up events and festivals, boasts a Grammy® Award-winning record label ( Comedy Central Records ), is a leading provider of comedy content for voice assistants, produces and curates a Global Podcast Network, and operates Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM (Channel 95). In addition, Comedy Central’s category-leading branded gaming and licensing contribute to one of the most successful home entertainment divisions in the industry. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Comedy Central’s press site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter at @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
Superfly is on a mission to shape how the world plays and connects through shared experience. Founded in 1996, Superfly’s expertise is bringing people together at the intersection of culture and commerce through iconic live experiences like Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Outside Lands, Clusterfest, and Grandoozy as well as for some of the most recognized brands in the world. Superfly’s creative and strategic offering helps brands like Citi, Intel and Google establish and raise their profile and navigate the cultural marketing landscape through programming, design, digital, social and experiential platforms. Superfly is headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago and San Francisco. Learn more at http://superf.ly/, and follow on Twitter @Superfly, Facebook www.facebook.com/superfly and Instagram @superflypresents.
About Another Planet Entertainment
Since 2003, Another Planet Entertainment (APE) has produced and promoted thousands of events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Neil Young, Chance the Rapper, Daft Punk, Adele, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Lorde, Metallica, Bruno Mars, twenty one pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Named the Top Independent Promoter (U.S.) by Billboard Magazine in 2015 and 2016 and Top Promoter (Worldwide) in 2017, APE is the exclusive promoter for the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, the Fox Theater in Oakland, the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, The Independent in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys and operates a private events division, Another Planet Event Group. APE also produces three major annual festivals - Outside Lands (since 2008), Treasure Island Music Festival (since 2007) and Life Is Beautiful (since 2013) in Downtown Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.APEConcerts.com.
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