A panel discussion dedicated to Hulu Original Comedy will take place on April 11 with Ramy Youssef, Billy Rosenberg and many others.
The USC Comedy Festival, Vol. 5 has announced its full line-up which will feature stars like Ramy Youssef, Bill Hader, Lisa Kudrow, Aidy Bryant, Ziwe Fumudoh and Patton Oswalt. The festival, sponsored by the university’s Visions and Voices, will take place virtually from April 9–11, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This year’s festival features a special partnership with Hulu Original Comedy that will showcase the streamer’s programming including Shrill, Woke and Ramy.
Kudrow will appear on an April 9 panel titled Can Comedy Be Taught that will also feature professor Wayne Federman, UCB founder Matt Besser, and comedian Demetri Martin.
Hader will appear on April 10 during the Oakie Masters of Comedy Lecture Series opposite Federman during which he will be honoured with the Oakie Award.
Later that day, a Women Creating Comedy event will feature Chelsea Devantez, Ziwe Fumudoh, London Hughes, Jana Schmieding and Rachel Sennott in a conversation moderated by WCA board member and SCA alumna Shannon Hardy. Also on April 10, there will also be panel spotlights on Netflix’s Big Mouth and FX’s What We Do in the Shadows.
April 11 is dedicated to Hulu Original Comedy with panel spotlights on Hulu’s Shrill featuring Aidy Bryant, Woke featuring co-creators Keith Knight and Marshall Todd, adult animation featuring Patton Oswalt, and From Pitch to Peabody, a conversation with Ramy Youssef and Billy Rosenberg, VP Hulu Originals and head of comedy.