The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival

Headliners for The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, making a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion today, include the elusive Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Chris D’elia, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies and John Mulaney, with Jeff Ross acting as emcee/roastmaster. There's also a big treat for fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show: Series alumnus Demetri Martin, as well as current contributors Al Madrigal and Kristen Schaal, will be on hand to offer up sets. Brody Stevens emcees a second stage featuring regional funny folk.

Echoing a traveling 1920s carnival feel, the festival has a midway featuring ''a wide array of locally known street-performing talent…with mystics, clairvoyants, magicians and more!'' says tour rep John Vlautin. ''Each show will feature the traveling 'Cut Throat Freak Show,' which hosts a snake charmer, glass eater, sword swallower, nail-in-the-eye innovator and heaven knows what else they have in store for us.''

6:30 p.m. 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. For information, call 281-363-3300 or visit $30 to $95.
Sat., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m., 2013

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