Performing: 06/14/2015 - Buy Tickets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Trainwreck Comedy Tour Comes to The Wilbur
WHAT: On Sunday, June 14th, 2015, The Trainwreck Comedy Tour is coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND CROWDRISE LAUNCH “THE TRAINWRECK COMEDY TOUR,” FEATURING BRILLIANT TALENT FROM THE NEW COMEDY STARRING AND WRITTEN BY AMY SCHUMER AND DIRECTED BY JUDD APATOW
All Proceeds from Tour are supporting Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, a foundation who’s mission has been the same for the last 30 years: to provide or assure access to the highest quality health care for all homeless men, women and children in the greater Boston area.
Featuring One of the Greatest Lineups in Comedy History to Benefit Various Charities as Schumer, Apatow, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Vanessa Bayer and Dave Attell Hit the Stage across the U.S. and Canada
Comprised of the phenomenal talent from Trainwreck, the new comedy starring and written by Amy Schumer (TV’s Inside Amy Schumer) and directed by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Schumer, Colin Quinn (HBO’s Girls, TV’s Saturday Night Live), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me, The Fault in Our Stars), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live, TV’s Portlandia) and Dave Attell (TV’s Insomniac with Dave Attell, Arrested Development)—and Apatow, “The Trainwreck Comedy Tour” will crisscross the U.S. and Toronto on a fast seven-cities-in-eight-nights sprint from June 14 – 21.
Schumer has turned Inside Amy Schumer into a legitimate cultural phenomenon. The Emmy-nominated and 2015 Peabody Award-winning program was lauded by the body’s jurors with praise including “Schumer’s wholesome, disarming Brady Bunch looks belie and enhance a comic intelligence that’s smart, distinctively female and amiably profane, whether she’s applying it to sketch comedy, stand-up, or person-on-the-street interviews.”
Schumer will be joined on the tour by legendary comic Quinn, who redefined SNL’s “Weekend Update,” has performed his one-man shows on Broadway and around the country, and whose book “The Coloring Book” is being released on June 9; as well as writer/director/comic—and beloved This American Life contributor—Birbiglia; Bayer, whom HitFix praises is part of SNL’s current “unstoppable trio” alongside Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant; and Attell, a no-holds-barred mainstay of the stand-up circuit and host of Comedy Central’s Comedy Underground with Dave Attell. They are joined by the Emmy, BAFTA and AFI award-winner Apatow, one of the most sought-after minds in the comedy business and the director whom The Washington Post has crowned “the godfather of blockbuster comedies.”
“I am so excited about ‘The Trainwreck Comedy Tour,’ said Apatow. “I only made this film as an excuse to do the tour one day. And now that day has come!”
Said Schumer: “I am so grateful that Judd made this movie as a way to trick us into doing this tour! The shows will be great fun. Can’t wait!”
No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and those he’s produced, like Superbad and Bridesmaids, are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.
Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
The comedy, from a script written by Schumer, co-stars Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James. Apatow produces Trainwreck through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel (Bridesmaids, This Is 40). www.trainwreckmovie.com
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WHEN: Sunday, June 14th, 2015 – 8:00 PM
COST: $47.00 & $102.00
WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9700
TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9700
About The Wilbur:
Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.