What Critics Are Saying About Bert Kreischer
Fully Loaded Comedy Festival Tour
Launches on June 16
Unique Tour Hits Minor League Baseball Stadiums,
Arenas, and Outdoor Venues
To Celebrate Summer, Cold Beer, and Good Times with Friends
Featuring Guest Comics Dave Attell, Fortune Feimster,
Nikki Glaser, Mark Normand, Big Jay Oakerson.
Taylor Tomlinson, Sal Vulcano, Joey Diaz, and More
“Bert Kreischer… is currently
the Hardest Working Comedian in Show Business.”
Variety’s Creative Impact in Comedy Award 2021 Honoree
“…a busy touring stand-up comedian,
known for his unbridled enthusiasm
and epic storytelling (usually while shirtless).”
Pollstar’s Damn The Torpedoes: 2020-2021 Touring Artist award
Bert Kreischer…who was one of the first artists
to mount a drive-in tour,
won the “Damn the Torpedoes: 2020-21 Touring Artist” award.”
“Bert’s latest proves his act can survive middle age and beyond.”
– Forbes (review of Kreischer’s Netflix special “Secret Time”)
“Bert Kreischer tells ridiculous stories
in gut-bustingly hilarious fashion.”
“Kresicher has that rare and incredible talent
that only a handful of comedians possess- the ability to set up a joke
with a premise that you are convinced goes too far,
and you can’t possibly find it to be funny. Then he pulls your feet out
from under you, and not only makes you laugh, but also makes you think
that awful premise wasn’t even so terrible to begin with.
Being a cringe comedian with real insight
is one of the hardest things to do, and Bert has done it.”
“Kreischer is clearly a massive draw,
with two sold-out Ryman performances
on top of a gig at the Grand Ole Opry House.”
“Bert Kreischer delivers laughs with bare truth.”
– Buffalo News
(Los Angeles, CA) Hailed as “a rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang) and “currently the hardest working comedian in show business.” (Maxim), Bert Kreischer continues his innovative outdoor comedy events that won him Pollstar’s Damn The Torpedoes: 2020-2021 Touring Artist award with his Fully Loaded Comedy Festival, beginning on June 16 in South Bend, IN. The eight-date tour takes Kreischer and some of his favorite standup talents to minor league baseball parks, a racetrack, amphitheater and arena for what he describes as “an evening of comedy, cold beer and sunsets – the biggest outdoor party of the year. I can’t wait.” Neither can fans, as the dates are quickly selling out.
“With my history of performing outdoors, and amassing crowds that love a great outdoor party over a cold beer and sunset in great company, I was presented with the idea of a tour of minor-league ballparks, a couple amphitheaters, a few racetracks, and a couple arenas,” says Kreischer. “I immediately thought, this is a festival I want to put together. I then put down a list of my favorite comics that I love to watch, work, hang, and have a drink with, and from there it was a no-brainer.”
Kreischer is a multi-medium entertainment master known and loved by many millions for his standup performances, comedy specials, podcasts, television shows, albums, and memoir, plus soon an upcoming feature film, “The Machine,” in which he stars alongside Mark Hamill of “Star Wars” fame, based on his comedy routine about being embraced by the Russian mafia while an overseas exchange student, a clip of which has been viewed some 85 million times online. Lauded as one of the finest storytellers of his generation, Bert’s no-holds-barred observational humor, performed shirtless, tackles family and fatherhood, current events, his personal adventures, daily routines and legendary party-hearty ways and much else that strikes his inspired fancy.
Winner of Variety’s Creative Impact in Comedy award, Kreischer was told by many entertainment industry figures and agents that his idea for his 2020 tour of drive-in movie theaters around the nation was untenable “and that I was an idiot,” recalls Bert. “And then I did it and revolutionized touring throughout the pandemic,” he says of the sold-out Hot Summer Nights tour, which hit #1 in ticket sales on Pollstar.
Fully Loaded Comedy Festival borrows from the music festival concept to create a new live comedy touring modality, and is Kreischer’s first festival as its creator/curator. When the idea of doing a series of outdoor shows came up, “I immediately thought, this is a festival I want to put together,” says Kreischer. “I then put down a list of my favorite comics that I love to watch, work, hang, and have a drink with.” They are Dave Attell, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Mark Normand, Big Jay Oakerson, Taylor Tomlinson, Sal Vulcano, and Joey Diaz. See below for which comics appear on which dates; all shows and are subject to changes and additions.
“I love the outdoor venues,” enthuses Kreischer. When I was a kid, Jimmy Buffett would come to Tampa, and it was an event for the whole city. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that had some sort of impact on the way I saw entertainment – to see dads and moms who weren’t typically cut loose types, cut loose for a night. What is this guy bringing? What is he selling?”
Rolling Stone magazine first launched Kreischer into the public eye with a major feature article on him on 1997 as the “Number One Partier in the Nation” during his sixth year of college at Florida State University (a notorious party school). That impelled Bert to successfully try standup comedy and find his creative and career sweet spot. He first made his bones on the standup circuit, and later was an early podcasting adopter, now savored by millions on his Bertcast and 2 Bears 1 Cave shows. He has made four comedy specials – three of which, “Hey Big Boy,” “Secret Time” and “The Machine” are currently streaming globally on Netflix – and is honing material on his Berty Boy Relapse Tour (making up pandemic rescheduled shows) for a fifth special to be shot later this year. He stars in his Netflix show “The Cabin with Bert Kreischer” and just wrapped season two of hosting “The Go Big Show” on TBS alongside celebrity judges celebrity judges T-Pain, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes; his TV credits also include “Bert the Conqueror” and “Trip Flip” for the Travel Channel, “Hurt Bert” on FX and other hosting and acting roles in addition to multiple standup appearances on talk shows.
With further feature films and TV projects in development as well as more inventive schemes for reaching and super-serving the entertainment public, Kreischer’s spectrum of achievements nominates him for soon nabbing the “King of All Media” title self-proclaimed by Howard Stern several years back.
“The beauty of Hollywood to me and what made Hollywood sexy was people taking chances,” observes Kreischer, who attributes his accelerating rise in recent years, after nearly two decades in the comedy business, to not following the accepted usual paths to success and trusting his gut instincts. “I love the idea of doing things a little different and not being afraid to do things a little different.
“Everything about me is trying to be authentically in the moment and of the essence,” he concludes, and it’s a realness and sincerity that creates considerable appeal to the masses from a near-countless variety of walks of life. It all fuels a potent trajectory that promises to elevate Kreischer’s star to far greater heights in the years to come.
Fully Loaded Comedy Festival 2022
All events begin at 7pm and are rain or shine.
Thursday, June 16 South Bend, IN
Four Winds Field (Oakerson/Tomlinson/Vulcano)
Friday, June 17 Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center (Attell/Oakerson/Tomlinson)
Saturday, June 18 Dayton, OH
Day Air Credit Union Ballpark (Attell/Oakerson/Tomlinson)
Sunday, June 19 Rochester, NY
Frontier Field (Attell/Feimster/Oakerson/Tomlinson)
Thursday, June 23 Greenville, SC
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Diaz/Glaser/Normand/Oakerson)
Friday, June 24 Bristol TN
Thunder Valley Amphitheatre at Bristol Dragway (Diaz/Glaser/Normand/Oakerson)
Saturday, June 25 Lawrenceville, GA
Coolray Field (Diaz/Glaser/Normand/Oakerson)
Sunday, June 26 Brandon, MS
Brandon Amphitheater (Diaz/Glaser/Normand/Oakerson)
Berty Boy Relapse Tour
3 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ 8:00pm Atlantic City, NJ
4 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ 8:00pm Atlantic City, NJ
7 First Interstate Center for the Arts @ 7:00pm Spokane, WA
7 First Interstate Center for the Arts @ 9:30pm Spokane, WA
9 Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 7:00pm Vancouver, BC, Canada
10 Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 7:00pm Vancouver, BC, Canada
10 Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 9:30pm Vancouver, BC, Canada
13 Red Rocks Amphiethre @7:00pm Morrison, CO