Comedians tour with Opie & Anthony, take two

Opie & Anthony prepared to return from yet another radio exile, right on the eve of launching their second annual summer comedy tour. Good timing, eh? XM satellite radio’s month-long suspension ended this morning, and the K-Rock jocks get to celebrate tomorrow when the second annual "Opie & Anthony’s Traveling Virus" tour kicks off at Jones Beach. "The timing is interesting," Gregg (Opie) Hughes told me. "So yeah, they might be excited to see us." Fans will hear plenty of free speech, too, from comedians Louis CK, Frank Caliendo, Robert Kelly, Stephen Lynch, Otto & George, Patrice Oneal, Bob Saget, Rich Vos and O&A sidekick Jim Norton (7 p.m. tomorrow, $26-$70 via Ticketmaster). The seven-city tour visits Mohegan Sun later this month and Holmdel, N.J., in August. "I think they’re going to be very festive because they can see everyone in a free atmosphere," Oneal said. "Plus, it’s the first live thing after all the bull-, so people can just take a breath and enjoy themselves." The showcase also features an Ozzfest-style village of merchants, artists and crazies to go along with the comedy. "And that doesn’t count the tailgating that happens before," Hughes said. Last year, the jocks weren’t sure what to expect on tour. "We didn’t know if fans would have the patience to sit through eight to nine comics," Hughes said. "But there were times when...

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