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Ced the Entertainer Booked for Chicago’s ‘Funny’ Festival

*Comedian Cedric the Entertainer is among the performers lined up for TBS Presents a “Very Funny” Festival: Just For Laughs, a comedy event to take place at key Chicago venues June 15-19.

Other comics announced Tuesday are Ellen DeGeneres, Denis Leary, Russell Peters, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Aziz Ansari and Bob Odenkirk, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

TBS plans three TV specials from the event, including “Ellen’s Somewhat Special,” her fourth variety show for TBS; “Cedric the Entertainer’s Urban Circus” (working title); and a third show to be announced at a later date.

Odenkirk will be on “The Not Inappropriate Show,” a sketch show for kids. Among the performers are Kate Micucci and members of The Groundlings and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Leary brings “The Rescue Me Comedy Tour” to the festival, while Russell Peters will present “The Green Card Tour.”

Giraldo will host “The Nasty Show” with special guest Norton. And Ansari will bring his “Dangerously Delicious” tour to Chicago.