Blue Whale Comedy Festival

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Judah Friedlander headlines the inaugural Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa.

Judah Friedlander headlines the inaugural Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa.

Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 15

Laughter cures everything, and you’ll find the best medicine at the new Blue Whale Comedy Festival, playing Tulsa’s downtown stage Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 15. The inaugural treat begins with One-Man Star Wars with comedian Charles Ross presenting the original Star Wars trilogy all by his lonesome at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Obviously, corners will be cut, and special effects will rely heavily on that useful device, the suspension of disbelief. Local and regional stand-up comics line-up to take the stage beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Comedy Parlor, 328 E. First St., a venue that has already proven to be a strong performance presence in its brief history in the Blue Dome District. Saturday builds up to the showcase special at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. and featuring comic, writer, actor and trucker cap enthusiast Judah Friedlander best known from NBC’s “30 Rock,” who takes the stage at 8:15 and 10:15 p.m. Also look for local favorite Josh Fadem, who is scheduled to make several appearances through the weekend. The festival continues with fun on Sunday at the Guthrie Green, 111 E. Brady St. For a full schedule of shows and classes, along with ticket prices, visit www.bluewhalecomedyfestival.com.