FEST: High Mud Comedy Festival @ MASS MoCA

The High Mud Comedy Festival returns to MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center in North Adams this weekend. It’s the museum’s annual mud season yuk-fest, stacked with comedy-club kings and queens, uncommon workshops, mocking museum tours and other ha-ha stuff.

“Saturday Night Live” alum Sasheer Zamata kicks things off Friday night (March 16) with Sasheer Zamata Party Time! featuring Maggie Crane, Comedy Central-favorite Matteo Lane, Joyelle Johnson and glamazon hip-hop icon Shasta Geaux Pop.

Storytelling funny man and “This American Life” regular Mike Birbiglia headlines the festival on Saturday night, joined by comedic songstress Nellie McKay.

Here are the details for the 2018 High Mud Comedy Festival:

$5; preferred $15
7:30pm: Sasheer Zamata Party Time! featuring Maggie Crane, Joyelle Johnson, Matteo Lane, Shasta Geaux Pop and, of course, Sasheer Zamata

$50; students $20; preferred $75
4pm: Satire Writing Workshop with Reductress
5-7pm: Comedian-led museum tours with Matteo Lane, Joyelle Johnson, Shasta Geaux Pop and more
7:30pm: Tom Lewis, Jon Ross, Luke Thayer, Abbie Crutchfield
8:30pm: Nellie McKay
9pm: Mike Birbiglia

Two-day all-fest tickets are also available, priced at $55; students $20; preferred $75.

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