The Brooklyn Comedy Festival returns with full sound, color

Creating a trailer and using a hit song from the Alabama Shakes is a risky move for a comedy festival to make. But the hipsters who put together the Brooklyn Comedy Festival don't care what you think; they only want you to come and laugh at all the comedians. And what a list they have (many of whom we've spoken to). Not only are big names like Vanessa Bayer, Sasheer Zamata, Phoebe Robinson and Josh Gondelman performing but they'll be joined by Julio Torres, Nimesh Patel, Brett Davis, MURDERFIST, Reformed Whores,  Myq Kaplan, Sean Donnelly, Joel Kim Booster, Michelle Buteau, Dan Soder, Hari Kondabolu, Joe List, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Joe Pera, and Langston Kerman. And Reggie Watts is closing out the whole thing with a performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Comedy Festival goes from August 22nd to the 28th. Shows will be free or paid but you can always spring for the relatively affordable $99 VIP pass that will get you in everywhere except for a corporate job. Enjoy the festival and ride off in the sunset with your penny-farthing bikes, you bearded bastards.