Back by popular demand, Bert “The Machine” Kreischer will start the party back up this summer with his second annual Fully Loaded Comedy Festival.
Stopping at 16 of the most iconic ballparks and arenas across the country, the biggest comedy event of the year will feature a “Fully Loaded” line-up including Bert Kreischer, Mark Normand, Shane Gillis, Tiffany Haddish, Stavros Halkias, Fortune Feimster, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, Andrew Santino, Big Jay Oakerson, Jay Pharoah, Dan Soder, Chad Daniels, Ralph Barbosa, Rosebud Baker and Tammy Pescatelli (lineup varies per tour stop). The tour will come to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Wednesday, July 12.
Promoted by Outback Presents, an artist pre-sale began today, Wednesday, March 8, at 7 a.m. PT and the public on-sale begins Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. PT.
Regarding the upcoming festival, Kreischer said, “Fully Loaded is the best ticket you can buy in entertainment this summer – indoors, outdoors, baseball stadiums, arenas, and The Gorge. The Fully Loaded lineups are top to bottom the best talent to have ever graced stand-up stages. An absolute no-brainer for any comedy fan.”
The concept for the Fully Loaded Comedy Festival was conceived during Kreischer’s 2020 Hot Summer Nights Tour while performing at drive-in venues during the pandemic. He fell in love with the unconventional aspect of outdoor comedy shows, which sparked the idea to create a top-tier showcase that had never been done before.
Having fond memories of the original Lollapalooza, Kreischer founded his own comedy version that would encompass everything he loves: comedy, the outdoors, good times, and drinking with friends to give fans an experience they will be talking about for years to come.
This year the festival will partner with the charity Comedy Gives Back. They are an organization founded as a safety net for comics by providing them with financial crisis relief, mental health support and more to those that need help.
Kreischer’s career has evolved from earning Rolling Stone’s 1997 “Number One Partier in the Nation,” to one of the top-grossing stand-up comics in the business. In 2022, Pollstar listed him as #4 in the “Top 10 Highest Grossing Tours”, performing to sold-out arenas around the globe. He is currently on his 2023 Tops Off World Tour.
As one of the best storytellers of his generation, Kreischer seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age,” (Forbes).
On March 14, he will release his highly anticipated 5th stand-up special, “Razzle Dazzle” on Netflix. Shameless — and shirtless — as ever, Bert spills on bodily emissions, being bullied by his kids and the explosive end to his family’s escape room outing. His stand-up specials “Secret Time,” “The Machine” and “Hey Big Boy” are currently streaming on Netflix.
As if that wasn’t enough, Kreischer tops off this summer as the star in the Legendary/ Sony picture film, “The Machine,” exclusively in theatres across the country May 26.
Set 23 years after the study abroad experience he chronicled in his 2016 Showtime stand-up special, the movie follows Kreischer as the Russian mafia finally catches up with him after all these years and seeks retribution for the crimes that he committed in their country as a rowdy, drunken college student.
In addition to a successful stand-up career, Kreischer has made himself a household name in the podcast world with several top comedy podcasts including “Bertcast” and “Two Bears One Cave” that he co-hosts with Tom Segura. He also hosts the popular YouTube cooking show, “Something’s Burning.”
The lineup is subject to change. Additional special guests to be announced.