Oddball or Die

Every comedy fan has a bucket list of famous funny people in their heads that they have to see on a stage before they die. It's a hard list to achieve because so many things that happen to great comedians that can keep them off of a stage: nervous breakdowns, drug problems, a need to do more dramatic work. Funny or Die started a comedy festival that allows you to see a ton of comics for one ticket so you can achieve your mental checklist before you shuffle off this mortal coil. The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival returns to the Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 First Ave.) at 8 p.m. Friday with some of the biggest names in comedy on the bill including Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K. Tickets are $35-$99.75 at livenation.com.
Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.