From Brooklyn to Bonnaroo: David Cross announces 2013 comedy lineup, Rob Cantrell launches “Universally Speaking”

When you think of Bonnaroo, you think of Brooklyn, don’t you?

Sure, New York City’s borough of choice seems even chosen more now, but it’s a long way from the actual summer festival of comedy and music held on 700 acres of rural Tennessee. That’s not stopping Bonnaroo from going to Brooklyn first for comedy this year, choosing David Cross to announce the lineup for the festival’s 10th anniversary of its Comedy Theater from the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The 2013 comedy lineup:
James Adomian
Cristela Alonzo
Eric Andre
Maria Bamford
Mike Birbiglia
Jerrod Carmichael
Michael Che
Comedy Bang! Bang! with Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts
David Cross
Kyle Dunnigan
Chris Gethard
Nikki Glaser
Ed Helms’ Whisky Sour Radio Hour
Improvised Shakespeare Company
Jared Logan
Bob Saget
Daniel Tosh

Bonnaroo also chose Brooklyn for its first comedy webseries, as Rob Cantrell wrote and stars in “Universally Speaking” for the Bonnaroo365 YouTube channel. In it, life hands Cantrell lemons and the world around gives him lemonade. Or something like that. In this case, inanimate objects such as a tree, cactus and lamp post speak to the comedian. “As my grandmother and academy award winning southern rapper Juicy J would say, ‘It’s trippy Mane,'” Cantrell said. His co-stars include Greer Barnes, Anthony Atamanuik, Kurt Metzger, Marina Franklin, Robin Montague and Dan Soder.

Here, Greer Barnes voices a tree giving advice to Cantrell. Roll it.

Sean L. McCarthy

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