Comedian Hannibal Buress has earned both the honor of performing at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival and the well-earned respect of his peers, who regard him as one of the brightest young talents to emerge from the city of Chicago. A natural storyteller who can captivate a room with his words alone, Hannibal generates huge laughs with the laidback, quirky observations that have become his trademark style. Timeout Magazine named him the 2007 "Funniest Person in Chicago" and New York Magazine listed him as one of their top ten "Comics to Watch."
The new tour offers his global fan base a brand new show packed with more laughs than ever before. Dunham's famed troupe of sidekicks are back: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño and Peanut's own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.
Seal emerged from Britain's house music scene to become one of the most popular British soul vocalists, with a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop and dance music that brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic. His most recent effort is his seventh album, 'Soul 2 (2011).
The Australian-born Jim Jefferies is a headline performer in countries such as Canada, Asia, South Africa, Europe and the UK. Regarded as one of the fastest-rising stars in the comedy world, his brash confrontational style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage.
Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo gained fame on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in addition to appearances on "The Bob & Tom Show," Opie & Anthony and Howard Stern. He joined the cast of "Mad TV" in 2002 with his uncanny impressions of John Madden, Al Pacino and Robin Williams, among others. He left in 2007 and starred in his own TBS show, "Frank TV," and his sports-world impressions, as seen on Fox NFL Sunday and on ESPN, have garnered him a host of fans as well. His knack for capturing the essence of actors, celebrities and sports figures may well have audiences doing double-takes even as he stands right in front of them.
Put together in 2003 by music producer and pop judge extraordinaire Simon Cowell, Il Divo represents a new vocal concept featuring four internationally renowned young male singers who apply operatic technique and virtuosity to the interpretation of romantic songs from the popular repertoire, with full orchestral accompaniment. The quartet is comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sebastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. The record-breaking classical crossover group has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide and their current tour features interpretations of beloved Broadway classics.
Grammy-winning artist John Mellencamp, whose catalog of hits includes classics like "Jack and Diane," "Small Town," "Cherry Bomb" and more, is one of the more enduring stars in rock. The venerable musician is currently touring to support his 22nd and latest studio album, "Plain Spoken."
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 28 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. His prolific output includes such hits as 'Allison,' 'Radio Radio,' 'Watching the Detectives,' 'Everyday I Write the Book' and 'Veronica.'