With the announcement of David Steinberg as this year’s recipient of the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend award, the lineup of entertainers for the 2014 Great American Comedy Festival is now set.
“We’re so pleased to be able to bring to Norfolk and assemble this group of extremely funny, talented people,” said Lori Williams, the festival’s executive director. “You won’t want to miss it.”
Here’s a quick look at some of what’s planned at the festival set for Wednesday, June 11, through Saturday, June 14:
— Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Comedy magic show for all ages featuring Dana Daniels, Joel Ward and John Cassidy.
— Thursday, June 12, and Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m.: Comedian Caroline Rhea — of television’s “Biggest Loser” and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch” — will headline the two preliminary stand-up competition performances. Phil Palisoul, the winner of last year’s competition, will host.
— Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.: Festival gala featuring Jim Breuer — a “Saturday Night Live” former cast member — as host and headliner. The finals of the stand-up competition will take place and Steinberg will be presented the comedy legend award.
“But there’s also the late-night shows Thursday and Friday at Divots, a free children’s festival Saturday in downtown Norfolk and our amateur competition finals at 1 p.m. Saturday at J’s Steakhouse,” Williams said.