Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour (2006)

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Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour
Stand-up comedy tour by Opie and Anthony
LocationWorcester, Massachusetts
Holmdel, New Jersey
Camden, New Jersey
Cleveland, Ohio
Start dateAugust 5, 2006
End dateSeptember 23, 2006
Legs1
No. of shows4
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Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus was the first of three comedy event series, concert tour in 2006, starring comedians featured on the Opie and Anthony show on XM Satellite Radio and CBS Radio. It returned in the summer of 2007.[1] The August 26 show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey broke the record for the best selling comedy show at the venue, previously held by Jay Leno.[2]

The tour is notable for the Philadelphia incident where comedian Bill Burr went on a 12-minute tirade attacking the audience after the previous act, Dom Irrera, had been heckled heavily by the crowd.[3] A cell phone video recording of the rant has been posted on various video hosting sites. The video was included on the DVD release of Burr's Why Do I Do This? comedy special as an extra.[4]

History

The tour was a longtime goal of Opie and Anthony, who wanted to reward the comedians appearing on their show over the years.[citation needed] O&A were finally able to do the tour because of their terrestrial deal with CBS. As a result of a positive turnout to the 4 shows of 2006, there were 8 shows in 2007.[5]

Tour schedule

Bill Burr onstage in Worcester
Rich Vos onstage in Worcester
Bob Saget onstage in Worcester
Tracy Morgan onstage in Worcester
August 5, Worcester, MassachusettsDCU Center:[6]
Bob Saget
Jim Norton
Bob Kelly
Bill Burr
Patrice O'Neal
Rich Vos
Tracy Morgan
Ralphie May
August 26, Holmdel, New JerseyPNC Bank Arts Center:[6]
Carlos Mencia
Bob Saget
Jim Norton
Bob Kelly
Bill Burr
Patrice O'Neal
Rich Vos
Tracy Morgan
Otto and George
September 9, Camden, New JerseyTweeter Center:[6]
Bob Saget
Jimmy Shubert
Jim Norton
Dom Irrera
Bob Kelly
Bill Burr
Ralphie May
Patrice O'Neal
Rich Vos
Tracy Morgan
September 23, Cleveland, OhioTower City Amphitheatre:
Jim Norton
Bob Kelly
Bill Burr
Patrice O'Neal
Rich Vos
Otto and George

References

  1. ^ Exclusive: Dates for Opie and Anthony Travelling Virus Comedy Tour leak
  2. ^ "Opie & Anthony Comedy Tour A Hit". Friday Morning Quarterback. August 14, 2006. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. ^ The Mouth That Roared: Q&A With Comedian Bill Burr, The Man Who Told Philadelphia To Go F*ck Itself, Hard, And Lived To Tell
  4. ^ Bill Burr
  5. ^ "Opie & Anthony: Something Wickedly Funny This Way Comes". Archived from the original on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
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