Comedy Central finally gets a comedy festival

Comedy and festivals are like peanut butter and jelly: they're destined to be with one another. While there is already a dearth of comedy festivals, one comedy company has been missing their own gathering or sorts. That ends today as Deadline reports that Comedy Central has teamed up with Bonnaroo and Outside Lands creator Superfly to start a festival of its own. But this isn't just a stand up festival; there will be sketch shows and podcasts too. And for some reason music (it's only fitting because there's comedy at Bonnaroo now). Comedy Central president Kent Alterman does point out that this festival is geared toward the comedy fan though. This isn't a comedy channel's first foray into festival life. Both HBO and TBS ran their own.